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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 83

August 28, 2018 6:58 AM Govt urged to set up independent GLC review committee

KUALA LUMPUR: The government must establish an independent government-linked company (GLC) review committee to undertake an assessment of all GLCs in the country. Universiti Malaya economics and administration faculty professor Edmund Terence Gomez said there is an urgent need to institute reforms to ensure GLCs function properly and in a transparent 67

August 28, 2018 5:37 AM Some Sarawak hotels may absorb SST for 2018: MAH

MIRI: Some hotels in Sarawak may absorb until the end of this year the Sales and Service Tax (SST) to be reintroduced on Saturday, according to the Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). MAH Sarawak Chapter honourary secretary-general John Teo Peng Yew said today the reintroduction of the SST would see the imposition of a six percent 76

August 28, 2018 4:59 AM First (political) “assassination” blow against Rafizi Ramli

Years back, I did wonder whether Rafizi Ramli has too manymusuh dalam selimut in PKR. Yes, Rafizi does have his bullshit element (which most politicians have), but nonetheless, he is not only an important PKR asset-leader but potentially a future PM of a Pakatan government, say in about 15 years time (in 3 parliamentary terms). Best of all, unlike others 111

August 27, 2018 2:01 PM China plans law against sexual harassment

BEIJING: China is planning new legislation which would ban sexual harassment and make employers responsible for preventing it, state media reported Monday. It would then go to a vote at the rubber-stamp legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC). The proposed regulations would ban sexual harassment and include a definition of what constitutes 59

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 87

August 26, 2018 9:12 AM Education Ministry to build and relocate 26 Chinese schools

THE Education Ministry is working on building and relocating a total of 26 Chinese primary schools based on the "10+6+10" formula. According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau today, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the Pakatan Harapan government will not only implement the "10+6" (building 10 new Chinese primary schools and relocating six others) 75

August 26, 2018 12:34 AM Don't get carried away by posts: Wan Azizah

ALOR STAR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) has reminded all Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who helm the current government to discharge their duties with full integrity and not to get carried away with the posts they held. Dr Wan Azizah, who is also PH president, said they should always remind themselves that the coalition 76

August 25, 2018 1:21 PM Perak not rushing to terminate contracts of political appointees

TAPAH: The Pakatan Harapan-led state government is in no hurry to terminate the contracts of individuals who served the previous government as political appointees, including those in government-linked companies (GLCs), according to Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. He said the state government was taking a more rational approach by considering the impact 55

August 25, 2018 7:12 AM Business as usual for Australian economy under new PM

SYDNEY: Scott Morrison is respected by investors and his elevation to Australian prime minister is a good outcome, analysts say, with the latest bout of political instability unlikely to hurt the economy. The 50-year-old outgoing treasurer took the top job after a Liberal Party revolt instigated by hardline conservatives, led by Peter Dutton, to unseat 92