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June 21, 2018 7:53 AM Children's Wellbeing Roadmap to be released in a month: Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA: An integrated and comprehensive Children's Wellbeing Roadmap will be drawn out in a month to address various problems plaguing children, including refugees and the marginalised. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail stressed that the country had failed to ensure the wellbeing of children, despite the millions spent for almost 3

June 20, 2018 10:02 AM Malaysian embassy monitoring Lake Toba boat capsize incident

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta is monitoring the boat capsize incident in Lake Toba, Sumatra for any Malaysians involved in the tragedy which struck on Monday. An embassy spokesman said the embassy was still trying to get information on victims and was monitoring the search and rescue operation conducted by Indonesian authorities. "The embassy 3

June 17, 2018 12:25 PM Bursa trading velocity profoundly low during World Cup

PETALING JAYA: The trading velocity in Malaysia during the 2018 World Cup is expected to be subdued not just because of this event but also due to the festive season, according to MIDF Research. “We do not expect the World Cup event to change the fundamentals of all stocks under our coverage. Hence, we maintain our FBM KLCI year-end 2018 target of 1,800 points 5

June 14, 2018 12:05 AM World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

WASHINGTON: A top US intelligence official warned football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are too unimportant to be hacked can be targeted 7

June 12, 2018 12:38 PM House prices in Malaysia up 5.8% in 12 months to March

PETALING JAYA: House prices in Malaysia rose 5.8% for the 12-month period ended March 2018, according to Knight Frank's Global House Price Index report. In the past six months between the third quarter of 2017 and the end of the first quarter this year, house prices were up 2%, but they fell marginally by 0.1% in the past three months. Worldwide, Hong Kong registered 3

June 6, 2018 1:35 PM Bintulu LNG plant cuts exports on technical issues

LONDON: Bintulu’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant is experiencing a sharp drop in shipments amid a logjam of vessels stuck outside port, potentially due to technical issues impacting the plant or fields, trade sources said. Nine LNG tankers are currently anchored outside the Petronas-operated 24 million tonne per annum (mtpa) facility, according 8

June 6, 2018 11:42 AM Astro: Data breach only involves Astro IPTV customers

PETALING JAYA: MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems, the operator of satellite TV service Astro, has assured its customers that the purported data breach involving its subscribers is limited only to Astro IPTV customers provisioned by Maxis. "The management of Astro Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) customers is a joint responsibility between Astro and its telco 6

June 5, 2018 2:51 AM Google's Schmidt in Cuba to meet new leader

HAVANA: Eric Schmidt, a board member of Google's parent company Alphabet, met Monday with Cuba's new president to discuss improving Cuban internet connectivity, one of the world's lowest. "The benefits of the internet to the world are extraordinary. And it's important that Cubans have access to the internet at the same level or even better than everyone 10

May 25, 2018 2:00 AM Justo links Jho Low to 1MDB and PetroSaudi

PETALING JAYA: Billionaire Low Taek Jho, or better known as Jho Low, has been linked to 1MDB and PetroSaudi International, which are intergral parts of the 1MDB scandal. In an exclusive report by The Star, former Petrosaudi International executive Andre Xavier Justo (pix) claimed to have met Low two times to discuss a deal involving 1Malaysia Development 13

May 23, 2018 9:49 AM As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

BERLIN: The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain's decision to quit the European Union, official data showed Wednesday. "A link with the upcoming Brexit is obvious — in the two years 2016 and 2017, a total of 10,358 Britons acquired German citizenship, more than twice as many as in the period spanning 9