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September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 295

September 4, 2018 5:05 AM AirAsia named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for 6th year

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 395

September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

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 284

September 3, 2018 1:28 PM BNM seen holding key rate

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a meeting tomorrow, as it keeps tabs on how far the United States and China will take their ongoing trade war. All 11 economists polled by Reuters see BNM holding its overnight policy rate at 3.25%. Malaysia has raised its policy rate once this year – by 25 basis 109

September 1, 2018 9:02 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, President Joko Widodo said Saturday following its successful staging of the 18th Asian Games. Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved the country has the ability to host the world's most prestigious multi-sports event 112

August 29, 2018 5:09 PM The time has come for a Malay right-wing party

DAP has asked MCA to leave Barisan Nasional and join Pakatan Harapan. PKR has warned Malaysians that Malay politics is becoming more right wing. The time has come for a Malay right-wing party to dominate Malaysian politics. If Umno refuses to revert to its roots, then a new right-wing party needs to be launched to fill the vacuum that Umno is leaving 189

August 28, 2018 2:16 PM Two M'sian golfers to compete in CIMB Classic

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian golfers will have the opportunity to compete against global stars from the PGA Tour during the 9th edition of the CIMB Classic from Oct 11-14 at TPC Kuala Lumpur. According to a statement from the organisers today, one slot has been allocated to the winner of the CIMB National Championship which is scheduled from Sept 25 -28 and the highest 98

August 27, 2018 11:02 AM Counter terrorism cop confirms elements of terrorism among Rohingya refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division principal assistant director DCP Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said there is a possibility that a jihad could be brewing with the Rohingyas who are exposed to extremist ideologies. "They will be recruited by the terror groups and sent back to Myanmar to wage war," he said. He revealed that there 84

August 23, 2018 10:47 AM Call for clean-up of Langkawi after storm

LANGKAWI: Tourism Langkawi has called for a clean-up of the island after it was hit by a storm that uprooted trees and sunk roads. The overnight storm led to flash floods in Tanjung Rhu, Teluk Yu and Kuala Teriang. About 50 attap houses had their roofs damaged. Tourism Langkawi pro-tem committee chairman Ahmad Pishol Isahak said Langkawi would host the annual 61

August 22, 2018 12:57 PM MAF: RM10,000 reward for Asiad athletes who bring home medals

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) will reward RM10,000 to any national athlete who wins a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Its president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said MAF did not mind if it had to spend up to RM100,000 to reward an athlete's drive and determination to attain success and bring glory to Malaysia at Asia's biggest 188