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  • Contractor charged with hitting first wife with belt

    September 3, 2018 10:28 AM 13

    PETALING JAYA: A contractor was charged in the sessions court here today for assaulting his first wife with a belt last month. Azwardibin Zaidi, 32, pleaded not guilty to deliberately causing injury to Nurul Nadia Mohammad Salleh, 29, by hitting her with a belt and causing injuries to her body. The offence was allegedly committed by the father of five at a house

  • We could have achieved more than seven gold medals: Syed Saddiq

    September 3, 2018 10:12 AM 16

    PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Contingent was capable of delivering more than the seven gold medals it won in the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang, which came to a close yesterday, according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. "When I took up the office, I was told the minimum target is seven. However, for me personally, I don't take minimum

  • Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

    September 3, 2018 9:54 AM 10

    COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there

  • Che Zaimani takes over as Northeast District police chief

    September 3, 2018 9:12 AM 13

    GEORGE TOWN: Che Zaimani Che Awang, the new Northeast District police chief in Penang, has set tackling illegal gambling as one of his key priorities. Zaimani, 57, has served in the Criminal Investigation Department, Commercial Crime Investigation Department and the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department in various parts of the country

  • Case settled, Rafizi Ramli apologises to Abdul Rahman

    September 3, 2018 7:40 AM 21

    KUALA LUMPUR: The case of former minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan's suit against Mohd Rafizi Ramli was settled after the PKR vice-president apologised to him for allegedly issuing a defamatory statement on the organisation of the 2017 Negaraku Expo. Mohd Rafizi's apology was read out by his attorney Abdul Halim Abdul

  • Malaysia needs to double healthcare traveller numbers

    September 3, 2018 5:44 AM 9

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to double its healthcare travellers to 2 million by 2020 to achieve the RM2.8 billion target in medical travel earnings, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. He said SST will not be imposed on medical bills and this will help Malaysia to be competitive in offering medical travel. Amiruddin was speaking to reporters

  • AirAsia on track to sell remaining 30 aircraft, RM2.89b disposal proceeds received so far

    September 3, 2018 5:36 AM 10

    PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd said it is on track to complete the disposal of the remaining 30 aircraft and 14 aircraft engines under its plans to divest the aircraft leasing operations. It is the group's strategy to divest non-core assets and focus on its core airline operating business. The low-cost carrier told Bursa Malaysia that it had completed

  • Mohd Zawawi sworn in as Sg Kandis assemblyman

    September 3, 2018 4:38 AM 8

    SHAH ALAM: Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, of PKR, was officially sworn in as the Sg Kandis assemblyman at the Second Meeting of the First Session of the 14th Selangor State Assembly, here today. He took his oath of office in front of Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Sue Lim. The swearing-in ceremony was held before the opening of the meeting, officiated

  • Azmin confirms HSR postponed with no fine, project to resume later

    September 3, 2018 4:31 AM 10

    SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today confirmed an agreement has been reached to postpone the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project to a future date without any compensation, and that the project would resume once the deferral ends. The Economic Affairs Minister said the consensus with his Singapore counterpart was reached last week after a series

  • Media Prima shares up 7.32% after reporting profit in Q2

    September 3, 2018 3:45 AM 10

    PETALING JAYA: Media Prima Bhd's share price up three sen or 7.32% this morning, after it returned to the black with a net profit of RM31.95 million for the second quarter of this year. This was on the back of its on-going business transformation initiatives to become Malaysia's leading digital-first content and commerce company. At 11.02am, the stock