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  • Foreigners take advantage of Ramadan to reap profits

    May 21, 2018 3:08 PM 6

    KOTA BARU: Many foreigners, especially from a neighbouring country, who entered the country during Ramadan to collect donations or charity, are said to earn as much as RM300 a day. Principal Assistant Director (Legal and Enforcement Division) in the Kelantan Social Welfare Department (JKM) Nazri Hussin said the lucrative income was an attraction for these

  • MTEM urges government to review Bumiputera economic agenda

    May 21, 2018 12:49 PM 5

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) is urging the government to review the Bumiputera economic agenda to close the community's income gap with other races. Chief Executive Office Ahmad Yazid Othman said the Bumiputera community's economic status still lagged far behind what was needed to achieve equality with other races

  • Grab partners Maybank for mobile wallet launch

    May 21, 2018 12:28 PM 7

    PETALING JAYA: Grab today announced a strategic partnership with Maybank to drive the acceptance and usage of Grab’s new cashless payment method, the GrabPay mobile wallet. The announcement comes as Grab, which received its e-money license from Bank Negara Malaysia in December 2017, is set to launch its GrabPay mobile wallet in beta in the coming weeks

  • Mohamed Elias new EC secretary

    May 21, 2018 12:07 PM 5

    PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar is the new secretary of the Election Commission, effective today. The EC said in a statement that he succeeds Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh who went on mandatory retirement on May 10. Mohamed Elias, 58, a graduate of Universiti Malaya, joined the Civil Service on July 1, 1983, and last held the post of deputy secretary-general

  • British woman jailed in Tehran back in court on new charge

    May 21, 2018 10:10 AM 6

    LONDON: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for two years, has appeared in court to face a new charge, her husband said on Monday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was summoned to a court in Tehran on May 19, according to a statement from Richard Ratcliffe, who runs the Free Nazanin campaign group. The charge is for "spreading propaganda

  • Women's rights group calls for 30% women's representation in Cabinet line-up

    May 21, 2018 10:00 AM 5

    PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has been urged to fulfill one of the promises made to women in their manifesto – to have 30% women's representation in the Cabinet line-up. The call was made by a group of women's rights advocates, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), who held a public demonstration in front of the Istana Negara

  • Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

    May 21, 2018 9:04 AM 5

    KABUL: The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long taken the brunt of the casualties. The militant group has issued such warnings to civilians before, including during a failed attempt to take the western city of Farah

  • Almost 200 Games athletes, officials seek Australia asylum

    May 21, 2018 8:59 AM 5

    SYDNEY: Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday. Several participants from Africa vanished during the international event held on the east coast from April 4-15. A handful of African athletes resurfaced and sought legal advice on how to apply for asylum

  • MRCB: No significant impact from change in government

    May 21, 2018 7:01 AM 10

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) does not expect the change in government to have much impact on its projects. Executive director Imran Salim said it does not have exposure to government projects such as the East Coast Rail Link and Mass Rapid Transit Line 3. "The only one is MyHSR but there is no impact at this juncture as the project

  • MyEG up 4.32% this morning

    May 21, 2018 3:39 AM 7

    PETALING JAYA: Share price of My E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG), which took a beating last week after the election, rose 4.32% this morning. At 11.32am, MyEG was the most active stock on Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd. MyEG stood at 96.5 sen with 89.76 million shares changing hands. MyEG hit lower price limits last week, prompting Bursa Securities to suspend