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August 17, 2018 9:37 AM New rabies case detected in S'wak

KUCHING: One new case of rabies infection on human has been detected in Sarawak, bringing the total number of cases reported in the state since June 30 last year to 12. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement today, said the latest case involved a 49-year-old man from Sri Aman, who was currently in critical condition and being 3

August 17, 2018 9:00 AM M'sia needs more neurosurgeons: Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today spoke of the need for more neurosurgeons to serve in public and private health care centres in the semi-urban and rural areas. He said that currently there were 115 practising neurosurgeons nationwide, in both government and private hospitals, supported by over 400 individuals trained in neuroscience 4

August 17, 2018 6:47 AM Negri Sembilan records 2,192 HFMD cases until yesterday

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Health Department recorded a total of 2,192 cases of hand, foot and mouth diseases (HFMD) to date this year, said the state Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman S. Veerapan. He said the number of cases indicated that there had been an increase of 258.8% compared to 611 cases recorded in the same period 4

August 17, 2018 1:38 AM Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: Study

MIDDLE-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents 5

August 16, 2018 12:52 PM India's three-time prime minister Vajpayee dead at 93

NEW DELHI: Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised. "Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me," Modi said in a tweet Thursday, using a Hindi-language honorific. "It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations 4

August 16, 2018 4:41 AM Haze in Penang at unhealthy level

GEORGE TOWN: The haze in Penang has reached an unhealthy level as its Air Pollutant Index (API) on mainland has exceeded 100 as of noon today. According to the API index in Department of Environment (DOE) site, Seberang Jaya has recorded 123 while Bukit Tengah recorded 108 readings. On the island, it is close to the unhealthy level with a reading of 98, which 3

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

August 14, 2018 1:04 PM Lazada, Shopee, 11Street top e-commerce ranking

PETALING JAYA: Lazada, Shopee and 11Street have been ranked the top three companies in terms of the most visited website in Malaysia in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to iPrice Group’s Map of E-Commerce (MoE) list. Based in KL, iPrice Group is a privately owned online shopping aggregator. According to its portal, the MoE ranks Malaysia’s 4

August 13, 2018 3:51 AM Zecon's share price fall 6.84% on action against JKR

PETALING JAYA: Zecon Bhd fell 6.84% to 35 sen this morning after the company obtained an injunction from the Kuala Lumpur High Court to restrain the Public Works Department (JKR) from making a claim or receiving RM24.75 million bank guarantee proceeds. Last Friday’s injunction comes on the heels of Zecon's announcement on Wednesday, that it had received 4