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August 22, 2018 12:57 PM MAF: RM10,000 reward for Asiad athletes who bring home medals

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) will reward RM10,000 to any national athlete who wins a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Its president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said MAF did not mind if it had to spend up to RM100,000 to reward an athlete's drive and determination to attain success and bring glory to Malaysia at Asia's biggest 64

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 22

August 15, 2018 3:15 AM Georgia hopes to sign MoU on tourism cooperation with Malaysia by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Georgia is keen to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia aimed at boosting bilateral tourism between the two countries, says its Ambassador to Malaysia Nikoloz Apkhazava. He said the MoU in the field of tourism will be crucial to expanding bilateral collaboration in the related sectors, including exchanging information 16

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Police to use English on PM’s directive (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts are being made for the police to improve their command of English after a directive by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to use the language in their work. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police had already been using English for their daily briefings and operations but Mahathir has once again 11

August 7, 2018 10:30 AM Singapore uproar over store selling ivory jewellery

SINGAPORE: A Singapore online store selling ivory jewellery has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 (RM476) and necklaces for Sg$800 and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international 22

July 27, 2018 7:53 AM Govt mulling spatium concept in urban development

PUTRAJAYA: The government is considering introducing the spatium concept in urban development for more efficient land management, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Aziziah Wan Ismail. Spatium entails creating overlapping development on existing ones, utilising cavities and gaps, both above and below ground, to meet increasing demand for land. "There 11

July 16, 2018 7:16 AM Catch Cohen's take on who is America

Famous for creating a roster of iconic moments and incendiary characters, Sacha Baron Cohen returns to series television for the first time in more than a decade, writing and directing Who Is America?. This seven-episode series, which has been in the works since last year, explores the diverse individuals – from the infamous to the unknown – who populate 37

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 18

July 7, 2018 9:40 AM Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

NEW YORK: US comics artist Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90. Police in New York said he was found in his apartment on June 29, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death has been confirmed. Born in 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Ditko worked alongside the then-future Marvel 17

July 4, 2018 7:06 AM Creating blood donation awareness

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Hishammuddin Allen and Gledhill (LHAG) jointly organized a blood donation drive in collaboration with the National Blood Centre (PDN) at the law firm's office last week. The donation drive received very encouraging support from its employees, and has received over 13 litres of blood from 34 donors. The President of LHAG Sports & Recreation 16