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August 18, 2018 4:02 AM Miri ILP records very unhealthy API this morning

KUALA LUMPUR: Only one area at the Industrial Training Institute in Miri, Sarawak, recorded a very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 203 as at 10am today. According to the Department of Environment website, other areas in the country recorded moderate API reading except Kangar, Perlis; Langkawi and Alor Star, Kedah; and Tawau, Sabah, which 42

August 18, 2018 3:18 AM Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

WASHINGTON: Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points. Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour. Unable to build 48

August 17, 2018 9:00 AM M'sia needs more neurosurgeons: Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today spoke of the need for more neurosurgeons to serve in public and private health care centres in the semi-urban and rural areas. He said that currently there were 115 practising neurosurgeons nationwide, in both government and private hospitals, supported by over 400 individuals trained in neuroscience 49

August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 183

August 17, 2018 2:47 AM Ringgit opens flat against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was traded unchanged against the greenback from yesterday's close as investors awaited the announcement of the country's second-quarter economic growth report by the central bank. At 9am, the local note was traded at 4.1030/1070 against the US dollar. A dealer said traders were also holding back as Washington will be resuming 42

August 16, 2018 2:28 PM Dewan Rakyat adjourns after 20-day sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat adjourned today after sitting for 20 days from July 16. Before adjourning the meeting, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said it could be described as historical because the transition of power took place smoothly. "This proves the maturity of the members of Parliament in managing the diversity that exists 46

August 16, 2018 1:01 PM Early bird offer for Daihatsu Gran Max AT

DAIHATSU Malaysia will be launching its latest commercial vehicle – the new Gran Max panel van with automatic transmission and 1.5-litre DOHC DVVT engine (Gran Max AT), soon in Malaysia. In comparison with the previous Gran Max with its standard fittings and manual transmission that was introduced eight years ago, the new Gran Max AT van (pix) is designed 50

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 34

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 96

August 15, 2018 3:09 PM US criticises local Tanzania elections

NAIROBI: The US on Wednesday said it was "concerned" by the conduct of 70 recent by-elections in Tanzania, citing "election violence and irregularities" aimed at the opposition. Local elections were held on Sunday to replace officials who had either resigned or died. "Credible accounts of election violence and irregularities include refusal by National 193