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September 5, 2018 8:28 AM Musa Aman in Kota Kinabalu to take oath as assemblyman

KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman today safely arrived in Sabah from Kuala Lumpur after undergoing medical treatment at a private hospital in Subang Jaya. He arrived on a special aircraft at about 12.28 pm at Terminal 2 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) and was met by thousands of his supporters amid shouts 154

September 5, 2018 7:51 AM EPF sees 7.64% increase in investment income in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) saw a 7.64% increase in total investment income to RM12.39 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 against RM11.51 billion in the previous corresponding period. In a statement released today, the pension fund's deputy CEO (Investment) Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif said the trading environment 124

September 5, 2018 6:35 AM Gabungan AQRS expects better years ahead on projects in hand and low costs

PETALING JAYA: Gabungan AQRS Bhd expects to perform better this year and next, based on projects in hand and low operating cost. Group CEO Datuk Azizan Jaafar said its construction order book of RM2.4 billion will sustain the group for the next three years while the property division is expected to start contributing to the group's earnings next year. Speaking 84

September 4, 2018 12:34 PM EPF: Rise in approvals for flexible withdrawals in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reported that 40% more contributors reaching the age of 55 and 60 in the second quarter of 2018, opted to retain part of their savings with EPF to earn dividends. There was a 48.65% increase to 67,969 (RM2.92 billion) approved applications for “Age 55 Flexible Withdrawal” in the second quarter, compared 44

September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content 47

September 3, 2018 3:09 PM Vertice joint-venture company wins RM815m contract in related party deal

PETALING JAYA: Vertice Bhd's 50:50 joint venture (JV) company with Vizione Holdings Bhd, Buildmarque Construction Sdn Bhd was awarded an RM815 million contract by Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd to undertake construction works for Package 2 of the Penang Mega Infrastructure Project. The award is for the construction of a 5.7km by-pass from Bandar 19

September 3, 2018 1:28 PM BNM seen holding key rate

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a meeting tomorrow, as it keeps tabs on how far the United States and China will take their ongoing trade war. All 11 economists polled by Reuters see BNM holding its overnight policy rate at 3.25%. Malaysia has raised its policy rate once this year – by 25 basis 16

September 3, 2018 10:53 AM One out of two Malaysians fat, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country have reached a worrying level and on the rise, the Dewan Negara was told today. Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Health and Morbidity Survey conducted by the ministry found that one out of two Malaysians were overweight or obese. "The survey also found 17.5% suffered 9

September 3, 2018 10:28 AM Contractor charged with hitting first wife with belt

PETALING JAYA: A contractor was charged in the sessions court here today for assaulting his first wife with a belt last month. Azwardibin Zaidi, 32, pleaded not guilty to deliberately causing injury to Nurul Nadia Mohammad Salleh, 29, by hitting her with a belt and causing injuries to her body. The offence was allegedly committed by the father of five at a house 12

September 3, 2018 9:12 AM Che Zaimani takes over as Northeast District police chief

GEORGE TOWN: Che Zaimani Che Awang, the new Northeast District police chief in Penang, has set tackling illegal gambling as one of his key priorities. Zaimani, 57, has served in the Criminal Investigation Department, Commercial Crime Investigation Department and the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department in various parts of the country 12