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  • Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

    May 22, 2018 2:49 PM 4

    NEW DELHI: Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by British-based mining giant Vedanta Resources

  • Short selling of Hengyuan suspended

    May 22, 2018 2:43 PM 3

    PETALING JAYA: Hengyuan Refining Company Bhd's proprietary day trading (PDT) and intra-day short-selling (IDSS) activities were suspended today, after its share price fell more than 15%. The stock exchange regulator said PDT and IDSS activities of the stock will only be enabled from 8.30am tomorrow. Hengyuan's share price declined as much as 15.56% to a low of RM7.00 in early

  • Thai Air Force trainer jet crashes, killing pilot

    May 22, 2018 1:48 PM 3

    BANGKOK: A Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) trainer jet crashed while undergoing training in Tak province in northern Thailand today, leaving its pilot dead and co-pilot seriously injured. RTAF spokesman Pongsak Semachai in a statement released today said the incident happened when the L-39 jet was in a training flight before it went down near a golf course

  • Kevin Morais' death has nothing to do with 1MDB: MACC chief commissioner

    May 22, 2018 1:41 PM 5

    KUALA LUMPUR: The high-profile murder of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais has nothing to do with the RM2.6 billion "donation", the SRC International Sdn Bhd or even the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) scandal. Instead, according to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, the Kevin Morais'

  • Tropicana Q1 net profit rises, aided by cost-saving measures

    May 22, 2018 1:37 PM 6

    PETALING JAYA: Property developer Tropicana Corp Bhd’s net profit for the first quarter ended March 31 rose 71.5% to RM46.40 million from RM27.06 million recorded in the corresponding quarter a year ago, thanks to its cost-saving initiatives and ability to align its growth strategies to suit the changing market environment. Revenue for the quarter increased

  • ECRL – cut the cost, make it work

    May 22, 2018 11:45 AM 4

    MANY have voiced concern over the RM60 billion ECRL project but I think there is merit to consider continuing with the project. It will create jobs for Malaysians and generate economic growth in the east coast. I use public transport to travel and I think the ECRL will be of great benefit simply because it will make it easier to travel to Kelantan, Terengganu

  • Five killed, 33 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

    May 22, 2018 10:52 AM 4

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 33 wounded Tuesday when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi

  • Unemployed man charged with uploading offensive FB posting against Agong

    May 22, 2018 10:15 AM 8

    KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man claimed trial in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of uploading an offensive posting on Facebook against Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, two years ago. Amir Izhar Hamiruddin, 33, is accused of using his Facebook account, "Amir Izhar" to consciously initiate a false posting with intent to annoy another

  • Guan Eng: SST to be implemented this year at 10%

    May 22, 2018 9:26 AM 5

    PUTRAJAYA: The Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be reintroduced this year at the former rate of 10%. In his first press conference as the Finance Minister today, Lim Guan Eng said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will definitely be replaced by SST this year. "We want to replace the GST with SST as soon as possible. It will definitely be this year but let us work it out before

  • Permata programme to continue with proper audit: Wan Azizah

    May 22, 2018 8:17 AM 5

    PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Permata programme would be continued but it must first be reviewed and audited. She said it was a good programme for children's development and welfare. "The Permata programme was brought to the attention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. We will review the programme