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August 18, 2018 4:09 AM Robbers escape with RM800,000 jewellery in three minutes

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of five men armed with hammers and pistol-like objects took just about three minutes to run away with 12 trays of jewellery worth more than RM800,000 from a goldsmith shop in a shopping mall in Sri Petaling yesterday. Brickfields district police deputy chief Supt Arifai Tarawe said in the 1.45pm incident, all the suspects were wearing 7

August 17, 2018 11:12 AM The truth about 1MDB must be told: KJ

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said that the truth about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal must be told to the people and that he fully agreed that the case is reopened for investigation by the Auditor-General and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He said not only the people wanted to know the true story 4

August 16, 2018 12:52 PM India's three-time prime minister Vajpayee dead at 93

NEW DELHI: Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised. "Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me," Modi said in a tweet Thursday, using a Hindi-language honorific. "It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations 4

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Govt yet to finalise terms, conditions of Tan's appointment as special envoy to China

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the appointment of DAP national chairman Tan Kok Wai (pix) as the special envoy to China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the terms and conditions would only be decided upon at the coming Pakatan Harapan 8

August 13, 2018 11:48 AM Samenta voices concern over possible move to new ministry

PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises association of Malaysia (Samenta) has voiced its concern over the possibility of government agencies such as SME Corp and SME Bank, moved to the newly resurrected Ministry of Entrepreneur Development. "The current arrangement of placing SME Corp and the National SME Development Council within the Ministry of International 7

August 6, 2018 1:33 PM Decision to build Phase 3 LPT will be announced in Budget 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision on whether or not to continue the construction of the Phase Three East Coast Highway (LPT) connecting Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu to Pengkalan Kubur, Kelantan will be announced in the Budget 2019 this November. Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir said the government basically was considering the construction of the 147-km expressway 15

August 4, 2018 5:17 AM Fixed minimum wage increase rate to be finalised Friday: Kula Segaran

IPOH: The government will finalise the minimum wage increase rate to be fixed for the initial stage at the Cabinet meeting on Friday, said Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran. The increase rate determined would be standardised between workers in Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. He said at present the minimum monthly wage for workers in Sabah 6

August 2, 2018 9:05 AM Perak PKR declare support for Anwar

IPOH: Perak PKR today declared its support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) to assume the party's presidency with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to remain as the deputy. "This combination is the best choice to lead the party in the new Malaysia era," said state chairman Senator Dr Muhd Nur Manuty. "We decided to back them as it would 5

July 31, 2018 5:01 AM Anthony Loke: No plans for motorcycle ride-hailing services

KUALA LUMPUR: The government does not intend to legalise or introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services any time soon, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said. He said this was to protect the safety of riders and passengers, in view of the high number of motorcycle accidents recorded nationwide over the years. "Of course the Land Public Transport 5

July 23, 2018 1:42 PM Maxis, Bumi Armada say nothing from India's CBI yet, unaware of fresh charge sheet

PETALING JAYA: Maxis Bhd and Bumi Armada Bhd today clarified that they have not been served with any documents in relation to the filing of a fresh charge sheet by the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) in India in the Aircel-Maxis case. Both companies added that they were unaware of allegations made against them and were not in the position to respond 4