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January 19, 2018 9:34 AM 11,406kg of LPG worth RM166,454 seized in Bukit Mertajam

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) has seized some 11,406kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) worth RM166,454 from a warehouse in Nibong Tebal. Penang KPDNKK director Mohd Ridzuan Ab Ghapar said the raid was held about 11.45pm yesterday after a surveillance on the building for a week. "We seized 2

January 18, 2018 10:17 AM Boy can now hear with Perak’s first private cochlear implant

Three-year-old Eric Leong plays with some toys while his cochlear implant is being tested, while his 10-year-old sister Jennie(left), his mother Chan Kah Lai(seated second left), KPJ ISH medical director Dr Luis Chen(second right), and audiologist Sylvia Lee Wai Hun(right) watch on. — Pix by Marcus PheongIPOH, Jan 18 — Eric Leong, three, could hear for the first 6

January 18, 2018 5:16 AM Gov losing RM8b in tax revenue from illicit trade

KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has estimated that government is losing some RM8 billion in tax revenue annually due to illicit trade. Last year, the illicit tobacco market alone is believed to have contributed about RM4.4 billion in tax revenue losses. Apart from the tobacco industry, these losses also come from the black 4

January 18, 2018 5:14 AM MOF Inc appoints Masnizam Hisham as new President/Group CEO of Prasarana

Masnizam Hisham is appointed as the new President/Group CEO of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd. ― Bernama picPUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 ― The Minister of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) has announced the appointment of Masnizam Hisham as the new President/Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana). The Finance Ministry in a statement today 6

January 17, 2018 3:58 PM Super blue blood moon phenomenon on Jan 31

KUALA LUMPUR: On Jan 31, the people in Malaysia will have the opportunity to witness a spectacular combination of three lunar phenomena dubbed the Super Blue Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse which last occurred 152 years ago. The Super Blue Blood Moon phenomenon, which was last observed on March 31, 1866, is a combination of Supermoon, Bluemoon and Bloodmoon 9

January 17, 2018 6:05 AM Sibu Hospital low in blood supply

SIBU: The Sibu Hospital blood bank is critically low in blood supply, especially of the O positive and B positive types. The shortage is due to high demand, said the blood bank assistant information officer, Lily Sinta, in a statement today. She appealed to members of the public to participate in the blood donation drive that will be held in the Orange 7

January 16, 2018 11:32 PM Marseille move up to second in Ligue 1 as Monaco held by Nice

AS Monaco's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring a goal against Nice. ― Reuters picPARIS, Jan 17 ― Olympique de Marseille claimed their fifth home victory in a row when they beat Strasbourg 2-0 to move up to second in Ligue 1 yesterday. Clinton Njie and Dmitri Payet found the net to put OM on 44 points from 21 games, nine points behind runaway leaders 7

January 16, 2018 3:27 PM Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine: Almost two million people lost their mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut. Vodafone Ukraine told AFP on Tuesday it could not say how long it would take to restore service because its workers had not received security assurances from the warring 8

January 16, 2018 1:21 PM Teachers wade through flood water to get to school in Pekan

Pupils at SK Temai in Pekan appear cheerful after wading through floodwaters to attend class, January 16, 2018. — BernamaPEKAN, Jan 16 — The flood water at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Temai has yet to completely subside, and the road to the school is still flooded, but it does not hamper six teachers from wading through the flood water, just so their students 9

January 16, 2018 2:34 AM Brighton back Bong over Rodriguez racism complaint

Brighton defender Gaetan Bong (pic) said he was racially abused by Jay Rodriguez during Saturday's Premier League clash against West Ham. ― Reuters picLONDON, Jan 16 ― Brighton pledged their “full support” for defender Gaetan Bong who said he was racially abused by Jay Rodriguez during Saturday's 2-0 Premier League loss to West Brom. Television footage 7