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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 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 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 2:15 AM Raiders return for another adventure

IF YOU'RE a fan of Tokyo Raiders (2000) and its sequel, Seoul Raiders (2005), then get your go-go gadgets ready for Europe Raiders. Jingle Ma (Silver Hawk) returns to the director's chair for the third entry of this star-studded series. It should also be noted that Europe Raiders is produced by Wong Kar-wai, which is a departure from the arthouse-style 4

August 17, 2018 1:46 AM Canadian killed, American wounded in Mexico shooting

GUADALAJARA, Mexico: A Canadian man was killed and a Mexican-American badly wounded in a gun attack at a shopping centre in Mexico's second city Guadalajara, prosecutors said Thursday. A group of four people was entering the shopping centre Wednesday night when gunmen approached them in three cars, got out and opened fire, said Jalisco state prosecutor 3

August 16, 2018 2:28 PM Dewan Rakyat adjourns after 20-day sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat adjourned today after sitting for 20 days from July 16. Before adjourning the meeting, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said it could be described as historical because the transition of power took place smoothly. "This proves the maturity of the members of Parliament in managing the diversity that exists 4

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 9:24 AM Thai court sentences M'sian drug dealer 'Iceman' to death

BANGKOK: A Malaysian drug dealer dubbed the "Iceman" was sentenced to death today by a court in Thailand after he was convicted of running a narcotics network that funnelled huge profits into legitimate businesses. Tun Hung Seong was arrested in April last year after a tip-off that he had hired a man to smuggle nearly 300kg of crystal meth – known as ice – through 3

August 16, 2018 3:00 AM Vote MCA, Hadi tells PAS members

PETALING JAYA: PAS has thrown its support behind MCA for the Balakong state seat by-election. The Islamist party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pix) urged PAS members to back MCA in "the spirit of the Opposition". MCA announced its Cheras Batu 11 branch Youth chief Tan Chee Teong as its candidate to contest in the Balakong by-election. The Balakong 4

August 16, 2018 2:48 AM Indonesian ban on poultry from Malaysia has no impact on exporters

PETALING JAYA: Indonesia's ban on the import of fresh poultry and unprocessed products from Malaysia shipped after Aug 9 will not have any impact on Malaysian exporters, as they have not been in the market for more than a year now. According to an industry player who declined to be named, a ban on Malaysian poultry has actually been in effect since the H5N1 avian 4