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August 17, 2018 12:10 PM Pesona Metro JV bags RM218.22m contract

PETALING JAYA: Pesona Metro Holdings Bhd’s joint venture (JV) with Intrasegi Sdn Bhd has been awarded a contract worth RM218.22 million for the construction of an office in Kuala Lumpur. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the group said the contract was awarded to Intrasegi Sdn Bhd-Pesona Metro Sdn Bhd JV by Pembinaan Kery Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary 4

August 17, 2018 12:09 PM City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

LONDON: Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday. The 27-year-old midfielder — who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists as City romped to the title last season — will not have to undergo surgery on the injury 3

August 17, 2018 11:35 AM National Housing Policy aims to provide cheaper, comfortable homes for B40, M40

PUTRAJAYA: The National Housing Policy, which is expected to be rolled out in Sept, aims to provide cheaper and comfortable affordable homes for the Bottom 40% (B40) and the Middle 40% (M40) households, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the policy, which is being reviewed and now at the final stage, would address 3

August 17, 2018 10:44 AM Mercury Industries' PR1MA job terminated

PETALING JAYA: Mercury Industries Bhd's 70%-owned subsidiary Paramount Bounty Sdn Bhd's (PBSB) RM73.06 million contract for the construction of 648 units of serviced apartments in Malacca under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) has been terminated. "The project, which was initially awarded by Upaya Jernih Sdn Bhd to PBSB has been terminated 4

August 17, 2018 8:50 AM Three MoUs on palm oil and rubber to be signed in China

PETALING JAYA: Three agreements on palm oil and rubber will be signed during a trade mission to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber in China, said the Primary Industries Ministry. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University is on promotion of Malaysian biofuel in the republic while 3

August 16, 2018 3:00 AM Vote MCA, Hadi tells PAS members

PETALING JAYA: PAS has thrown its support behind MCA for the Balakong state seat by-election. The Islamist party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pix) urged PAS members to back MCA in "the spirit of the Opposition". MCA announced its Cheras Batu 11 branch Youth chief Tan Chee Teong as its candidate to contest in the Balakong by-election. The Balakong 4

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 5

August 15, 2018 1:01 PM Petronas Gas Q2 earnings up 19.7%

PETALING JAYA: Petronas Gas Bhd’s earnings rose 19.7% to RM509.3 million in the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30 from RM425.3 million in the previous corresponding quarter in tandem with higher revenue. Revenue for the quarter grew 15.7% to RM1.36 billion, compared with RM1.17 billion in the same period last year, mainly contributed by the group’s new LNG regasification 5

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 4

August 15, 2018 8:39 AM Penang haze expected to last til September

GEORGE TOWN: The current haze situation in Penang is expected to last until September due to the hot weather. State Environment Commitee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the earthquakes in Lombok, Indonesia were a contributing factor. "Penangites will have to contend with the haze for another month," he told theSun. Phee also said the hot spell is expected 6