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January 19, 2018 3:10 AM Ministry calls on rubber smallholders and rubber tappers to apply for monsoon aid

PUTRAJAYA: The Plantations Industries and Commodities Ministry has called upon the 152,696 rubber smallholders and rubber tappers in the country to apply for its "monsoon season aid" (BMT) by Jan 31 in order to enjoy an RM200 benefit for three months. Its minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Kong (pix) said the BMT amounting to RM261 million was approved during 3

January 16, 2018 3:27 PM Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine: Almost two million people lost their mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut. Vodafone Ukraine told AFP on Tuesday it could not say how long it would take to restore service because its workers had not received security assurances from the warring 8

January 16, 2018 12:36 PM UMW Oil & Gas unit awarded 3-year Petronas Carigali contract

PETALING JAYA: UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd’s unit UMW Workover Sdn Bhd (UWO) has been awarded a three-year contract by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for an undisclosed contract sum. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, UMW Oil & Gas said the contract is for the provision of 340,000 and 460,000 hydraulic workover units (HWUs) to undertake workover services for Petronas 7

January 12, 2018 2:42 PM Berlusconi throws flat tax plan into election campaign

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a news conference in Rome in this November 25, 2013 file photo. — Reuters picMILAN, Jan 12 — A promise of a flat tax by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today sparked sharp reactions from opponents ahead of a general election and head-scratching among economists. Campaigning ahead of a general 9

January 12, 2018 8:48 AM Dr M is Pakatan’s ‘best option’ for PM, Azmin says

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pictured) said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would be Pakatan Harapan’s best option for prime minister. — File picture by Miera ZulyanaKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — 93-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is Pakatan Harapan’s best option for prime minister should they win the 14th general election, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said today 8

January 11, 2018 4:11 AM Eric Tsang calls in the lawyers over rape accusations (VIDEO)

Lam said that she had tried to kill herself several times after the sexual assault.HONG KONG, Jan 11 — Eric Tsang has denied accusations that he is one of two male stars who raped actress Yammie Lam. Yesterday, the 64-year-old Hong Kong veteran actor issued a strongly worded statement via his official Weibo account saying that he plans to pursue legal 12

January 10, 2018 2:38 PM Trump calls US court system 'unfair' after 'Dreamers' ruling

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at the US judicial system as "broken and unfair" after a judge blocked his decision to end a program that protects so-called "Dreamers" from deportation. Earlier, the White House had called the ruling Tuesday by US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco "outrageous," coming the same day Trump 10

January 9, 2018 12:32 PM Pesaka calls for transparent judging in Asian Games

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian National Silat Federation (Pesaka) has expressed its concerns on the judging system at the 2018 Asian Games Indonesia in August. Pesaka general manager Datuk Osman Nok hoped the quality of judging at the Asian Games would be conducted with full transparency and not be biased. "We are worried ... but in this aspect, Pesaka 6

January 9, 2018 2:49 AM Bill Clinton calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Friends of arrested Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo pray at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, January 7, 2018. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, Jan 9 — Former US President Bill Clinton today called for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists being held in Myanmar. “A free press is critical to a free society — the detention of journalists 8

January 7, 2018 1:45 PM Samsung files patents for unique next-gen phone designs

The new patents show ingenious use of wraparound displays. — Picture courtesy of LetsGoDigitalSEOUL, Jan 7 — Samsung has filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (Wipo), and according to Let’s Go Digital, it was published today. The patents show a lot of promise, though no indication when or if Samsung will ever make them a reality 18