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BHPetrol’s OrangeMania winners

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PETALING JAYA: BHPetrol had recently held a prize giving ceremony to the winners of the BHPetrol & Partners OrangeMania Campaign which took place at the Royale Bintang Hotel, The Curve. The lucky winners walked away with an iPhone 6 and an iPad Mini3. And those who attended the event and participated in the on-the-spot quizzes received gifts like BHPetrol vouchers, LINE dolls, and TGV movie cards from senior marketing manager of BHPetrol, Baba Tan. “We are glad that this promotion has attracted more customers coming to our stations and we hope they will continue to be our fans. We wish to congratulate all the winners…

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KL gears up for first street race

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KUALA LUMPUR: The streets here are about to get hotter in August when the Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix makes it debut in the heart of the city. Yes, we are finally getting our own street race here in Kuala Lumpur, thanks to GT Global Race (M) Sdn Bhd, which has a five-year agreement with Kuala Lumpur City Hall to organise it. “The intention to make it into an annual event is there and hopefully we will still be doing it 50 years from now. The Macau Grand Prix has been running for more than 60 years now,” said project…

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Chinese national escapes blazing Maserati on SPRINT Highway

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PETALING JAYA: A 32-year-old Chinese national escaped death after his Maserati Quattroporte crashed into a side railing on an elevated portion of the SPRINT Highway and burst into flames before plunging to the road below. Selangor Fire and Rescue department director Othman Abdullah said a team of six fire fighters were deployed to the scene at KM3.7 of the SPRINT highway after a distress call was received at about 3.20am on Tuesday. The team reached the scene five minutes later. “The car was completely destroyed in the blaze, but the driver managed to escape safely,” he said. It is learnt…

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Make child seats in cars compulsory, Govt urged

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Consumers Association has urged the Government to introduce a law making it compulsory for child seats to be installed in cars carrying infants and young children. It said statistics have shown that child seats reduce the risk of death by 71% for infants and 54% for children between the ages of one and five. Maconas secretary-general Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill said in a statement yesterday that making child seats compulsory could help save the lives of children in accidents. “Thousands of vehicles are driven daily and children ranging from infants to five-year-olds are at risk because…

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Police and JPJ determined to put a stop to illegal racing

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police said they were determined to stop illegal racing, while the Transport Ministry has ordered the Road Transport Department to step up enforcement against illegal racers. The moves follow allegations that several Perodua Myvis, which were racing on the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), caused a Mitsubishi Pajero to crash. A couple and their seven-month-old infant in the Pajero were killed in the accident on Saturday, which has led to a public outcry. “We do not want illegal racers to spill more innocent blood,” Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said yesterday. He said he would ensure that…

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GM set to storm India as Korea costs climb

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BEIJING/NEW DELHI: General Motors aims to grab at least 5 percent market share in India within the next decade, as it sees that market overtaking Japan as the world’s third biggest with projected annual sales of 8 million vehicles by 2025. The Detroit carmaker, which is losing money in India even after 18 years there, will unleash a product blitz aimed at reviving sagging sales, and will make India a new global manufacturing and export hub, taking some of the strain off South Korea, where labour costs have ballooned in recent years. As part of a strategic plan due to…

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D-Max’s new feat: From Bangkok to Singapore on one tank of diesel

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BANGKOK: Several car companies have been boasting about their fuel efficiency figures of late. All part of the bigger goal to sell more cars as they chalk up bragging rights from fuel economy runs. Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Isuzu come immediately to mind. In the latest round of the Dura-Miles Challenge, Isuzu is at it again and the achievement is indeed remarkable for the distance travelled. It has once again pushed the envelope by using the D-MAX pick-up truck to go from Bangkok to Singapore, a distance of 1,809km, using less than the full content of its 76-litre fuel tank. This…

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Woman arrested in connection with fatal collision on DUKE

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman who is believed to have been driving the Myvi which crashed into and killed a family of three along the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) on Saturday. Police are now on the hunt for another Myvi, who eyewitnesses said was racing with four others, during the 1.05am incident which also left two young girls orphaned. Kuala Lumpur staff officer for Traffic Investigation and Regulation Deputy Supt Markandan Subramaniam said the woman was arrested while she was seeking treatment for a bruised lip at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL). “She was driving the Myvi…

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May fuel prices unchanged

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PETALING JAYA: The price of RON97 and RON95 petrol and diesel for the month of May remains unchanged. The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry confirmed Thursday that fuel prices will remain at the current rates of RM1.95 per litre for RON95 petrol and diesel, and RM2.25 for RON97 petrol, inclusive of GST. RON95 petrol and diesel are not subject to GST. Earlier this evening, the Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia expressed anxiety as the Government had yet to inform it of any change to pump prices. Its deputy president, Datuk Zulkifli Mokti,  told The Star Online that as of 8pm today, the association…

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Avis order creates Europe’s largest fleet of Nissan EVs

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COPENHAGEN: Nissan and Avis Denmark have signed a deal to create the largest fleet of Nissan electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe, with a new order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and 60 units of the electric LEAF. In 2014, Avis ordered 400 LEAF electric cars and after placing them through its leasing scheme has added the e-NV200 electric light commercial and passenger vehicle variants to its offering. To meet demand in the Danish market, the company has ordered 60 more LEAF, bringing its total EV fleet to 861 vehicles. “We had great success already with the LEAF in Denmark and…

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