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May 23, 2018 3:37 PM GST removal seen as boon for property market

PETALING JAYA: The removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost sentiments in the property sector, particularly the commercial sub-sector. "Now is a good time to spur demand, a good time to buy and a good time for developers to market their products. Property developers could lower prices or promote packages to push sales during this period 5

May 23, 2018 9:49 AM As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

BERLIN: The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain's decision to quit the European Union, official data showed Wednesday. "A link with the upcoming Brexit is obvious — in the two years 2016 and 2017, a total of 10,358 Britons acquired German citizenship, more than twice as many as in the period spanning 6

May 23, 2018 8:37 AM Manchester United named most valuable football team

PARIS: Manchester United may have finished second in the English Premier League this season but the club is top of the table in terms of overall value, according to a report by accounting firm KPMG on Wednesday. The Red Devils' overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than 3.2 billion euros (RM14 billion), beating Real Madrid on 2.9 billion 7

May 21, 2018 12:28 PM Grab partners Maybank for mobile wallet launch

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 7

May 21, 2018 12:07 PM Mohamed Elias new EC secretary

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 5

May 21, 2018 9:04 AM Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

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 5

May 19, 2018 8:18 AM Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched 10

May 17, 2018 1:11 PM Patriot slams Perkasa for outdated race-based thinking

PETALING JAYA: Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan has expressed their astonishment at Perkasa's call for the new finance minister post not to be given to a non-Malay, adding that the days of race-based politicking are now over under the newly formed government. Patriot president, Brig-Gen (rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji called for Perkasa's "race-based, stereotype 5

May 16, 2018 1:43 PM Dialog Q3 profit rises to RM122m

KUALA LUMPUR: Dialog Group Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended March 31 jumped 25.1% to RM122.37 million from the previous corresponding quarter’s RM97.82 million. Revenue for the period, however, declined 5.1% to RM867.37 million from RM913.61 million. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, the group said both its Malaysian and international 6

May 16, 2018 11:12 AM Missing activists allegedly abducted by Bukit Aman team

KUALA LUMPUR: Missing activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh were allegedly abducted by a team from Bukit Aman. Dropping a bombshell, Amri's wife Norhayati Mohd Ariffin today claimed that a police informer had revealed this on May 12 in the presence of her daughter. "This police officer, who had asked not to be named, told us that he knew who had taken 6