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  • Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

    September 4, 2018 10:08 AM 30

    PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment

  • Henderson signs new contract with Liverpool

    September 4, 2018 9:56 AM 28

    LONDON: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Monday. Henderson has emerged as a key figure under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the new deal is a reward for the England midfielder's fine form. The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from Sunderland

  • Woman loses RM34,101 to foreigner she met on Facebook

    September 4, 2018 7:17 AM 28

    KUANTAN: A 60-year-old woman paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting an acquaintance on Facebook after she was cheated off RM34,101 last month. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim said she wanted to help a man known as Ying Jimmy, who claimed to be an American, to start a business

  • Primary Industries Minister says will work with FGV to develop downstream palm oil segment

    September 4, 2018 6:57 AM 52

    PETALING JAYA: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has met with FGV Holdings Bhd and is willing to work with the company in relation to developing the downstream palm oil segment. Kok said at a press conference during International Strategy Institute's Corporate Malaysia Summit 2018, that the ministry is willing to work with FGV Holdings if the has company

  • AirAsia named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for 6th year

    September 4, 2018 5:05 AM 37

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has been named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the sixth consecutive year at the 2018 World Travel Award Asia and Australasia, held in Hong Kong. In a statement today, the airline said it was voted the best in the category by travel and tourism professionals worldwide for its commitment to excellence in service, ahead of Air India

  • Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

    September 4, 2018 4:30 AM 30

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content

  • Bursa Malaysia lower at opening

    September 4, 2018 1:54 AM 27

    KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia began the morning trading on a weaker note, with external uncertainties like worries over a further escalation of the trade war and currency volatility, possibly weighing on sentiment in the near-term. At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.01 points lower at 1,811.57 from yesterday's close of 1,813.58. Gainers

  • 10 Malaysians detained in Bangkok will be deported back soon

    September 3, 2018 4:16 PM 13

    BANGKOK: Ten Malaysian citizens detained by the Thai police in a raid on the Macau Scam syndicate last month will be deported back to Malaysia soon. The matter was confirmed by Royal Malaysia Police assistant liaison officer at the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand, Supt Ridzuan Abdul Aziz. "All of them will be deported to Malaysia soon," he told Bernama

  • Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: Study

    September 3, 2018 3:16 PM 21

    PARIS: A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday. Researchers at the University of Melbourne discovered three variants of the multidrug-resistant bug in samples from 10 countries, including strains

  • Vertice joint-venture company wins RM815m contract in related party deal

    September 3, 2018 3:09 PM 13

    PETALING JAYA: Vertice Bhd's 50:50 joint venture (JV) company with Vizione Holdings Bhd, Buildmarque Construction Sdn Bhd was awarded an RM815 million contract by Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd to undertake construction works for Package 2 of the Penang Mega Infrastructure Project. The award is for the construction of a 5.7km by-pass from Bandar