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January 12, 2018 10:37 AM T7 Global partners Chinese firm for mega projects

PETALING JAYA: T7 Global Bhd's subsidiary T7 Kemuncak Sdn Bhd is forming a joint venture (JV) with China Construction Third Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd (CCTE Malaysia) in order to tender for infrastructure and construction projects in Malaysia. Known as T7 China Construction Third Engineering Sdn Bhd , the JV will bid for East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Mass Rapid 11

December 29, 2017 1:10 PM Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan 17

MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for a Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan. 17, the first step in reinstating a local government that was taken over by Madrid after illegally declaring independence in October. Once the parliament is formed, members must put forward a candidate to lead the regional government who must then undergo 6

December 16, 2017 4:53 AM MCW, ICEC exchange views on combating corruption

JAKARTA: Malaysia's Corruption Watch (MCW), a non-governmental organisation, met up with Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (ICEC) on dealing with corruption, especially in raising public awareness on the scourge. "We have seen ICEC so aggressively combat corruption in Indonesia the past 10 years, as well as ICW, a non-governmental organisation 8

December 8, 2017 7:13 AM No direct cooperation between Umno and PAS in Kelantan

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no direct cooperation between Umno and PAS in wresting Kelantan in the upcoming general election. Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the party will focus on forming a strong government in Kelantan even without the cooperation of other parties. "Up to this stage, there is no direct cooperation with PAS and from what I understand 4

November 7, 2017 11:10 AM Germany's Free Democrats forfeit demand for large tax relief

BERLIN: Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) will have to accept smaller income tax cuts than they had previously wanted, their leader said on Tuesday, signalling compromise in discussions with two other parties on forming a new government. FDP leader Christian Lindner said his party would not be able to push for tax relief totalling 30-40 billion 12

October 27, 2017 8:09 AM Household debt increases further

PETALING JAYA: Household debt increased by 5.1% to RM1111.9 billion as at July 2017 from the RM1057.8 billion recorded in the first seven months of last year, the 2017/18 Economic Report however notes that the trend has been moderating since 2012 and debt repayment capacity remains strong. Total household debt accounted for 85.6% of the gross domestic 7

October 23, 2017 11:48 PM Penang mayor defends approval of housing project despite DOE objections (Updated)

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government ignored the Department of Environment's (DOE) reservations about the 50-storey affordable housing project in Tanjung Bungah, where a landslide killed 11 workers, after the majority of the vetting agencies gave their thumbs up. At a meeting to approve the commencement of earthworks, the Penang Island City Council approved 5

October 22, 2017 11:15 AM Amanah passes motion to submit 3 bills to tackle racism, prejudice and takfiri

ALOR SETAR: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) has passed a resolution to submit three Bills in Parliament to tackle prejudice, racism and takfiri in the country. The definition of Takfiri is a Muslim who accuses another Muslim of apostasy. The three Bills in the motion were the Hate Crime against Race and Religion Bill, the Equality Bill, and the Commission 11

October 21, 2017 2:59 PM Czech election winner ANO to talk to current partners first on new government

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech ANO party should talk to its current coalition partners first on forming a new government but will hold consultations with all parties in parliament, deputy party chief Jaroslav Faltynek said on Saturday. ANO was seen winning over 30 percent of the vote in this weekend's election, results from 87 percent of voting districts 7

October 20, 2017 1:12 PM Premier League players join Mata in charity pledge

Mata (left) launched the initiative in August, which supports football-based projects around the world. ― Reuters picLONDON, Oct 20 ― Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels and Swansea’s Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata’s Common Goal project. The Manchester United and Spain midfielder 12