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August 16, 2018 3:45 AM British Council celebrates success of 'FameLab'

KUALA LUMPUR: British Council, which provides a platform to discuss science communication, celebrated the success of FameLab in Malaysia. The event titled "FameLab:Celebrating Science, Communicating Impact", also celebrated the partnership with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). "Communicating science effectively is a complex 2

August 15, 2018 4:50 PM 2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia's capital Jakarta Wednesday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country's cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame was lit in India's 3

August 14, 2018 3:39 PM AirAsia sells remaining 25% share of joint venture with Expedia for US$60m

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd has divested its remaining 25% stake in its joint venture (JV) company AAE Travel Pte Ltd for US$60 million (RM240 million) to the 75% stakeholder, Expedia Inc's Expedia Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, in a bid to monetise its investment and utilise the proceeds as working capital. The group announced in a bourse filing yesterday 8

August 5, 2018 8:50 AM Dr Mahathir to visit Japan from Aug 6 to 9

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be undertaking a working visit to Fukuoka and Oita, Japan from tomorrow until Aug 9. The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement today said Dr Mahathir will be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, as well as officials 10

August 4, 2018 1:07 AM Chinese girl who vanished from US airport found safe with parents: FBI

WASHINGTON: A 12-year-old Chinese girl who disappeared from a Washington area airport, setting off a massive police hunt, was found Friday unharmed and with her parents, authorities said. JinJing Ma was considered a "critical missing juvenile" by police when they learned she left the tour group with whom she was checking in for a flight Thursday at Ronald 7

August 3, 2018 7:30 AM EPF CEO Shahril appointed Khazanah MD

PETALING JAYA: Khazanah Nasional Bhd today announced that Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan has been appointed as its managing director. In a statement released by the sovereign wealth fund today, it said Shahril will assume the post on Aug 20. Shahril, 48, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), having been appointed 8

August 2, 2018 6:20 AM Pompeo to call on Mahathir tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo begins a two-day working visit to Malaysia today as part of a Southeast Asian trip that also includes Singapore and Indonesia. He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tomorrow, Wisma Putra said in a statement. "The visit will provide a great opportunity for both Malaysia 7

August 1, 2018 1:11 PM Four new captives for Labuan IBFC

KUALA LUMPUR: Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) envisages a positive trend in the take-up of captive insurance following four approvals in the first half of the year. The midshore centre is also one of the financial centres in the Asian region to approve the most captive entities last year. To date, there are a total of 47 captives 6

July 31, 2018 8:08 AM Govt assures Malaysia will not become world's solid waste bin

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has given assurances that Malaysia will not become the world's solid waste bin after China banned imports of solid waste from developed countries and refused to recycle more of the world's trash. As such, Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the government had taken a drastic 6

July 27, 2018 11:59 AM Mahathir raps Najib over 'bygone era' remark

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has taken a swipe at Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak over the latter's remark that Pakatan Harapan policies would bring the country to 'a bygone era'. In a statement today, Dr Mahathir noted that the bygone era was the era when Malaysia was known as an 'Asian Tiger'. The term referred to several Southeast 8