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September 5, 2018 6:58 AM Malaysia’s exports rise 9.4% to record high of RM86.1b in July

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's exports expanded 9.4% year-on-year (yoy) to a record high of RM86.1 billion in July, driven by stronger growth in the electrical and electronics (E&E) and crude petroleum segments, according to the Department of Statistics. Re-exports in July 2018 was valued at RM18.7 billion and accounted for 21.7% of total exports. Domestic 14

September 4, 2018 1:13 PM Latest bird flu case detected in Tuaran

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Veterinary Service Department detected the latest bird flu outbreak in two villages in Tuaran. Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong said the bird flu outbreak was detected in Kampung Laya-Laya Tuaran and Kampung Ladang Tenghilan Estate. "These two areas are confirmed positive with bird flu since Aug 23, but checks 15

September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 16

September 4, 2018 7:17 AM Woman loses RM34,101 to foreigner she met on Facebook

KUANTAN: A 60-year-old woman paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting an acquaintance on Facebook after she was cheated off RM34,101 last month. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim said she wanted to help a man known as Ying Jimmy, who claimed to be an American, to start a business 16

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 8

September 3, 2018 7:40 AM Case settled, Rafizi Ramli apologises to Abdul Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR: The case of former minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan's suit against Mohd Rafizi Ramli was settled after the PKR vice-president apologised to him for allegedly issuing a defamatory statement on the organisation of the 2017 Negaraku Expo. Mohd Rafizi's apology was read out by his attorney Abdul Halim Abdul 9

September 2, 2018 3:31 PM Rescued male elephant dies

LAHAD DATU: A male elephant, aged about five years, that was rescued at Ulu Segama Forest Reserve, Lahad Datu on Tuesday, died today. Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) Public Relation Officer, Siti Nur'ain Ampuan Acheh said the rescued elephant died at 8.20am while on the way for treatment at the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary in Kinabatangan. "A post mortem 5

September 2, 2018 2:53 PM Licence for foreign deep sea fishing boat to be abolished

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will cease with the issuing of deep sea fishing licence to foreign fishermen to protect the interest of local fishermen, said its minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said 828 deep sea fishing licences had been issued by the Malaysian Fisheries Department to foreign and local fishermen 8

September 2, 2018 11:45 AM Be aware of bad weather and take precautions: MetMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advised the public to be weather-sensitive and take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rains and strong winds that damaged houses and uprooted trees in the federal capital yesterday evening. MetMalaysia National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham 16

September 2, 2018 10:26 AM Modified cash accounting system also shows RM16b missing: Lim

PUTRAJAYA: A total of RM16 billion of unreturned taxes has remained missing from the Fund for Tax Refund Trust Fund (TBBC) regardless of whether the government uses the modified cash basis or the accrual accounting system, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Responding to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's Facebook post, he said according 32