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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 31

September 3, 2018 3:16 PM Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: Study

PARIS: A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday. Researchers at the University of Melbourne discovered three variants of the multidrug-resistant bug in samples from 10 countries, including strains 21

September 3, 2018 5:03 AM Prasarana's new president is DRB-Hicom Bhd’s Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain

PETALING JAYA: DRB-Hicom Bhd’s group director of organisational support Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain is the new president and group CEO of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd. He will succeed Masnizam Hisham whose tenure ended on September 2, after a eight month stint. Prior to his appointment, Mohamed Hazlan served as head of several departments in DRB-Hicom 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 26

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 56

September 1, 2018 9:26 AM Customs DG hangs up after failing to get through on SST hotline?

PETALING JAYA: Did Customs director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam learn the hard way how tough it is getting through a telephone helpline? China Press reported that Subromaniam hung up the phone after struggling to demonstrate how his own department's Sales and Service Tax (SST) hotline worked during a SST briefing in Johor Baru yesterday. The newspaper 29

September 1, 2018 9:17 AM No SST on satay in food outlets

IPOH: There will be no Sales and Services Tax (SST) imposed on satay sold in food outlets, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the SST on the popular Malaysian food is imposed during the processing stage for the purpose of packaging and sales. "It is the sales that get the SST, not at the outlets," he told reporters after a briefing on the SST at a hotel 7

August 30, 2018 6:01 AM Voluntary surrender programme ends at midnight tonight

PUTRAJAYA: The voluntary surrender programme or better known as 3+1 Programme, which was introduced in 2014 to resolve the issue of illegal immigrants in the country, will end when the clock strikes midnight tonight. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix) said this was confirmed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who earlier 22

August 30, 2018 12:34 AM Difficult to catch elephant killers: Sabah Wildlife Dept

SANDAKAN: The Sabah Wildlife Department is finding it difficult to catch elephant killers because witnesses fear coming forward despite the offer of a RM120,000 reward. Its director Augustine Tuuga said the reward was for information that could hold up in court. The department was serious about nabbing the culprits but needed the cooperation of the people 11

August 28, 2018 3:52 PM Largest outdoor FlyCycle class in M’sia by BMW and FlyProject

BMW Malaysia and FlyProject recently organised the country’s largest outdoor FlyCycle class at The Square, Publika, as part of the carmaker’s commitment to create awareness on its “Visionary Mobility and Electro Mobility” initiative. BMW Malaysia managing director and CEO Harald Hoelzl said, “Being the pioneers of ‘Electro Mobility’ in the country and having 20