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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 18

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 6

September 1, 2018 6:23 AM Dr M on two-day official visit to Brunei

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make a two-day official visit to Brunei from tomorrow. The Foreign Ministry, in a statement, today said Dr Mahathir would be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and officials from the Prime Minister's Department and Foreign Ministry 8

August 29, 2018 11:53 AM Economic crime in Malaysia on the rise: PWC survey

KUALA LUMPUR: Economic crime in Malaysia has risen over the last two years, consistent with the global trend, according to PwC's Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018. Of the respondents, 41% experienced such crime compared with 28% in 2016, PwC said in a statement, adding that organisations were still not taking sufficient measures to protect 9

August 28, 2018 2:16 PM Two M'sian golfers to compete in CIMB Classic

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian golfers will have the opportunity to compete against global stars from the PGA Tour during the 9th edition of the CIMB Classic from Oct 11-14 at TPC Kuala Lumpur. According to a statement from the organisers today, one slot has been allocated to the winner of the CIMB National Championship which is scheduled from Sept 25 -28 and the highest 11

August 28, 2018 8:11 AM May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

CAPE TOWN: British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers 6

August 26, 2018 6:13 AM Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana (pix) will undertake a working visit to Malaysia tomorrow. In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. "This will be Tilak's inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming 8

August 24, 2018 12:58 PM No charges owed to Seletar Airport over Jho Low's jet

SINGAPORE: No charges are owed to Seletar Airport over the private jet allegedly belonging to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low parked at the airport, according to the Changi Airport Group (CAG). "The private jet in question is parked at a private company's hangar at Seletar Airport. There are no charges owed to Seletar Airport," a CAG spokesman 16

August 23, 2018 7:20 AM Margma: Exports revenue for rubber glove expected to rise 16% to RM18.8b this year on strong global demand

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian rubber glove industry is expected to generate RM18.8 billion in export revenue this year, driven by robust global demand. This represents a projected 16% growth compared with the RM16.2 billion made last year. "The global demand for rubber gloves continues to rise and is expected to increase from 232.2 billion gloves in 2017 to 268 billion 12

August 23, 2018 2:44 AM Kit Siang throws 1MDB dare at ex-ministers

PETALING JAYA: Previous Cabinet ministers have been challenged to state that they were not responsible in the cover-up of the 1 Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) scandal. DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today threw them the dare after MCA replied to his comment that it is not qualified to play the check-and-balance role with Pakatan Harapan (PH) holding 17