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September 1, 2018 9:02 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, President Joko Widodo said Saturday following its successful staging of the 18th Asian Games. Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved the country has the ability to host the world's most prestigious multi-sports event 103

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 90

August 31, 2018 1:32 AM Asian Games: Athletics squad head home empty-handed

JAKARTA: The national athletics squad had a disappointing outing not clinching even a single medal in the 2018 Asian Games track-and-field events which came to a close at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium here, last night. Even more disappointing was the disqualification of the national men's 4x100m quartet comprising national sprint King Khairul Hafiz 92

August 29, 2018 6:34 AM CIMB confident of achieving 6% loan growth for 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is on track to meet its loan growth target of 6% for this year with the stronger performance expected for the second half of the year, said group CEO Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz. Its loan growth for the first half of the year stood at 3.4%, dragged down by the weakening of rupiah in Indonesia. CIMB posted a record 78

August 28, 2018 6:29 AM Malaysian sepak takraw inter-regu strikes gold after 24 years

PALEMBANG: The 24-year wait was not in vain. Malaysia Tuesday won the coveted inter-regu sepak takraw gold medal of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, beating host Indonesia 2-1 in the final. Malaysia last won the Asian Games gold in 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan. It won the gold one other time, at the 1990 games in Beijing. In today's match, the Malaysian 70

August 22, 2018 5:09 AM Malaysian athletes attend Aidiladha celebration at Jakarta Embassy

JAKARTA: Some 55 officials and athletes of the Malaysian Asian Games contingent were among the 500 Malaysian Muslims in Indonesia who gathered at the Embassy of Malaysia today to celebrate Aidiladha. "The embassy is very happy to have Malaysian athletes participating in the Asian Games join us in the Aidiladha celebration," said Deputy Malaysian Ambassador 50

August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 65

August 20, 2018 7:32 AM Latest quake claims 10 lives on Indonesia's Lombok island

JAKARTA: Ten people died and 24 were injured in a strong earthquake Sunday night on Lombok island, which is currently recovering from several quakes earlier this month that had claimed over 400 lives. Sunday night's 6.9-magnitude quake, which occurred at about 8pm (9pm in Malaysia) triggered 101 aftershocks, nine of them exceeding magnitude five on the Richter 48

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 51

August 19, 2018 5:19 AM Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

LOMBOK, Indonesia: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people. The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres 57