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July 19, 2018 1:41 PM Serba Dinamik bags RM268m Laos contract

PETALING JAYA: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Serba Dinamik International Ltd (SDIL) has secured a US$66.2 million (RM268.8 million) engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract (EPCC) from Lao People’s Democratic Republic based Nam Taep 1, 2, 3 Hydropower Co Ltd. The EPCC contract which commences today is set to go on for up to 43 months 5

July 19, 2018 11:11 AM AirAsia X sticks with Airbus after window shopping at Boeing

SEPANG: AirAsia X has confirmed its order of 100 Airbus A330neo widebody aircraft, after window shopping at Boeing earlier in the year. AirAsia Group CEO and AirAsia X co-group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, speaking at a briefing today, said the group was in discussions with Airbus for two years and was looking to cancel the order before reaffirming and increasing 4

July 19, 2018 9:54 AM Liverpool close in on record 75 million euro deal for Alisson

LONDON: Brazilian international Alisson is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth 75 million euros, a world record for a goalkeeper, media reports suggested Wednesday. The 25-year-old, who currently plays for Roma in Italy, is cutting short his vacation to undergo a medical on Merseyside after being given permission to talk to Liverpool 5

July 18, 2018 2:55 PM Militant group backs former cricket star's party ahead of Pakistan polls

ISLAMABAD: A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star's bid to lead the country. The al Qaeda-linked Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) announced their support for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a Facebook 7

July 17, 2018 11:58 PM Endangered leopard cubs born at French zoo

STRASBOURG: Two endangered clouded leopard cubs have been born at a zoo in eastern France, its director said Tuesday. The as-yet-unnamed pair were born on July 5 at Mulhouse Zoo near France's borders with Germany and Switzerland, and "are staying with their mother in the maternity den for the moment", a statement said. Dr Brice Lefaux, the zoo's director 7

July 16, 2018 1:17 PM France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

PARIS: France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials said. Djamel Beghal was given a 10-year jail term in 2005 after being sent to France following 15

July 15, 2018 8:30 AM 18 HFDM cases detected in Kota Belud

KOTA KINABALU: Eighteen cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have been detected in Kampung Kiau, Kota Belud. Sabah Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said of the total, nine were pre-school pupils from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kiau. "The pre-school has been ordered to close to enable the premises to be cleaned and to check the infection 3

July 15, 2018 7:50 AM Not a Renong 2.0, please

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commanded the support of the majority in forming a new Malaysia. A sizeable number in government-linked companies (GLCs) were and are still with the 93-year-old prime minister in his mission to reform the government and reduce excesses. But his plan to change the way some GLCs and their parent company work would 8

July 14, 2018 9:47 AM Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

WASHINGTON: Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101. The announcement was made by Nancy Sinatra Jr who wrote on her website that her mother had died at 6:02 pm on Friday but did not say where. "She fought hard to remain on this earth but time got the better of her," she wrote, adding 12

July 13, 2018 9:38 AM Bursa Malaysia ends higher for 5th consecutive day

KUALA LUMPUR: Persistent buying interest in index-linked counters and small capitalisation stocks against a backdrop of positive market sentiment spurred Bursa Malaysia to close stronger for the fifth consecutive trading. At 5pm the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished at the intra-day high of 1,721.93, up 18.36 points, from yesterday's 9