IKEA to build US$212 million regional supply center in Malaysia (By BNN)

1. “The establishment (of the warehouse) also adds momentum toward making Malaysia a regional distribution hub and preferred logistics gateway to Asia as outlined in the National Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan and National E-Commerce Strategic Roadmap,” Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed said.

2. Malaysia has been encouraging large local conglomerates and multi-national companies to use the country as a gateway to the region through various initiatives, including the principal hub scheme that allows companies to centralize their global activities such as procurement and distribution.

3. 10 million) to set up one of its largest regional distribution and supply chain centers in Malaysia, the Southeast Asian country said.

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Malaysia lose to Syria, concede late again under new coach Vingada (By ESPN FC (blog))

1. With all attention trained on the unbeaten Malaysia under-22 squad who are shining at the Southeast (SEA) Asian Games, the exertions of Vingada’s side went virtually unnoticed.

2. Portugal’s Vingada gave Pahang midfielder Kiko Insa his first international start at Hang Jebat Stadium, with Safiq Rahim stationed to pull the strings alongside the Kedah duo Baddrol Bakhtiar and Syazwan Zainon.

3. The SEA Games’ side, under former senior national boss Ong Kim Swee, have won three games from three at the SEA Games after qualifying for the AFC U23 Championship last month.

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SEA Games: Hosts Malaysia receive flak from neighbours for organising gaffes (By TODAYonline)

1. Logistical and transport issues also hit Team Singapore’s table tennis players on Sunday, when an athlete shuttle bus did not show up at the team hotel for their 7am scheduled departure time to the competition venue at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec).

2. With over a million visitors, over 5,000 athletes and officials expected in town for the Aug 19 to 30 Games, some however, have been made to feel less than welcome after a series of gaffes by the Malaysia Organising Committee for Kuala Lumpur 2017 (Masoc).

3. On Aug 17, the Myanmar women’s football team was left stranded at the Shah Alam Stadium after their 5-0 victory over the hosts as their team bus failed to show up.

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U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute (By Reuters)

1. KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A collision between a U. S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

2. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it was notified just before dawn of the collision in “Singapore territorial waters” in the Singapore Strait, and Singapore was leading the search and rescue operations.

3. The U. S. Navy said Singapore and U. S. assets were involved in search and rescue.

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Malaysia sites hacked after blunder over Indonesian flag (By BBC News)

1. The affected websites display a message in red and white – Indonesia’s flag colours – which says: “My national flag is not a toy!”.

2. Indonesian hackers have claimed to have attacked several Malaysian websites, following a blunder which saw the Indonesian flag printed upside down in a regional sports event’s guidebook.

3. A Malaysian newspaper also printed the Indonesian flag upside down in a graphic, while the wrong flag was used for Brunei at a swimming event on Friday.

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The online abuse hurled at Malaysia’s Muslim women (By BBC News)

1. Currently, there are no gender-based laws in Malaysia that protect women from online violence, in large part because there is still a perception that what happens online isn’t considered “real life”.

2. Image copyright Nalisa Alia Amin Image caption Nalisa’s views expressed online garnered hate.

3. In another case, Twitter user Nalisa Alia Amin was victimised for her anti-patriarchal and pro-LGBT views, as well as for refusing to comply with the widely accepted image of “an ideal Muslim woman in Malaysia”.

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Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games (By Aljazeera.com)

1. Indonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur for the 29th Southeast Asian Games and only its flag was shown incorrectly.

2. Southeast Asian Games organisers print Indonesia flag upside down in guidebook, sparking anger on social media.

3. Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organisers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.

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SEA Games: Singapore’s netball team lose crown to Malaysia following 65-41 trouncing in final, Sport News & Top Stories (By The Straits Times)

1. For a team that had hoped to hang on to a title they won so sensationally at home two years ago and a side hoping to reverse the result of a 50-37 defeat by the same rivals just four days ago, silver did not feel good enough for the Singaporeans.

2. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, and Olympic Council of Malaysia president Tunku Imran were among the dignitaries present to support their players.

3. Up-and-coming players like Toh Kai Wei, who turns 21 today, made an impact in ball supply to the shooting circle after coming on as goal attack in the second half.

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Malaysian student apologises after he and and two others are rapped for bad behaviour during holiday in Japan, Asia News & Top Stories (By The Straits Times)

1. A six-minute video clip of the incident that was uploaded by Ema Vitti, the Italian owner of the guesthouse, showed the students arguing and behaving rudely with a staff member at the guesthouse.

2. PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Three Malaysian students on holiday in Japan have come under heavy criticism from netizens after a video of them displaying bad behaviour at a guesthouse in Osaka went viral online.

3. One of the students then gets angry and confronts the staff member, while another student appears towards the end of the video and punches the kitchen wall in anger, causing a visible crack.

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Adam hopes for Malaysia SEA Games gold to earn chance to play abroad (By ESPN FC (blog))

1. Selangor’s Adam Nor Azlin is hoping that a Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medal with Malaysia may take him a step closer to fulfilling his dream of earning a move overseas.

2. Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview the final match of Group A, and debate Malaysia’s possession vs. Myanmar’s offence.

3. Adam is likely to retain his place when Malaysia face an in-form Myanmar, who became the first team to check into the semifinals after thrashing Brunei 6-0 on Friday.

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