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August 18, 2018 6:06 AM PAS candidate: Selangor needs strong opposition

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government needs a strong opposition to prevent it from being complacent in carrying out its duties, said PAS candidate for the Seri Setia State Assembly by-election Dr Halimah Ali. She said that based on her experience as a Selangor Executive Councillor, it was difficult for government representatives to issue statements 4

August 17, 2018 8:50 AM Three MoUs on palm oil and rubber to be signed in China

PETALING JAYA: Three agreements on palm oil and rubber will be signed during a trade mission to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber in China, said the Primary Industries Ministry. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University is on promotion of Malaysian biofuel in the republic while 3

August 17, 2018 1:03 AM Integrity misconduct among prisons department staff low: Prison DG

KAJANG: The Malaysian Prisons Department staff's involvement in integrity misconduct is lower than one per cent, said its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Omar (pix). He attributed this to the holistic and integrated internal department controls which had been initiated in addressing issues of integrity effectively. In revealing statistics on integrity 4

August 15, 2018 9:49 AM PHEB considering expanding beyond Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) is mooting the establishment of similar institutions in other states to look into the welfare of the Indian community. Deputy Chief Minister II Prof P. Ramasamy, who is also PHEB chairman, said the establishment of such institutions requires for legislation to be passed in Parliament. Speaking to reporters 5

August 14, 2018 3:39 PM India's Fortis sees signs of recovery, shareholders approve takeover by IHH Healthcare

BENGAlURU: Cash-strapped Indian hospital operator Fortis Healthcare Ltd said today it was starting to see some signs of recovery, as it secured shareholder approval for its takeover by Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd. Fortis, which operates about 30 private hospitals in India, reported a net loss of 707.4 million rupees (RM41.5 million) for the three months 5

August 11, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM Aug 18: Party

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the nuclear-armed nation. Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup were invited to the ceremony 7

August 9, 2018 11:40 AM KL RTD issues 346 notices to foreign drivers

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 346 notices for various offences were issued by the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Road Transport Department (RTD) to foreign drivers during the PEWA Ops, a special operation to detect foreigners driving illegally in the Klang Valley from Monday until today. Kuala Lumpur RTD director Ismail Mohd Zawawi said 145 foreigners driving 7

August 7, 2018 7:54 AM Guan Eng does a U-turn and now admits links with IRI

I wish to clarify my comments that DAP has no contacts with the United States Republican Party, US President Donald Trump, or the International Republican Institute (IRI). DAP has no contacts with the United State Republican party or to the US President Donald Trump as correctly reported. However, I did not hear the journalist’s question clearly on IRI and was under 12

August 6, 2018 5:33 AM Audit report: Seven ministries achieve excellent results

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven of the 25 ministries achieved excellent results in financial management (Index Accountability) last year, said Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad. Based on the 2017 Auditor-General's Report (LKAN) Series 1, she said 16 ministries had achieved good levels, while another two achieved satisfactory levels. "In addition, 13 Departments 11

August 2, 2018 12:20 PM Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has declared the death penalty "inadmissible" in an update of Catholic believers' most important guide to Church teaching, the catechism, the Vatican announced Thursday. "The Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that 'the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person' 4