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September 5, 2018 7:56 AM 'No helmet, no fuel' for Bangladesh bikers

DHAKA: Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying fuel at filling stations in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said. The move is part of efforts to quell tensions after the city of nearly 20 million people was rocked by angry protests about poor road safety last month. "The petrol pumps (owners) have already been told not to sell fuel to any motor 111

September 5, 2018 6:58 AM Malaysia’s exports rise 9.4% to record high of RM86.1b in July

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's exports expanded 9.4% year-on-year (yoy) to a record high of RM86.1 billion in July, driven by stronger growth in the electrical and electronics (E&E) and crude petroleum segments, according to the Department of Statistics. Re-exports in July 2018 was valued at RM18.7 billion and accounted for 21.7% of total exports. Domestic 85

September 5, 2018 6:35 AM Gabungan AQRS expects better years ahead on projects in hand and low costs

PETALING JAYA: Gabungan AQRS Bhd expects to perform better this year and next, based on projects in hand and low operating cost. Group CEO Datuk Azizan Jaafar said its construction order book of RM2.4 billion will sustain the group for the next three years while the property division is expected to start contributing to the group's earnings next year. Speaking 85

September 5, 2018 6:05 AM ‘God’ charged over hoax bomb call to Sri Pentas

PETALING JAYA: A man, who claimed to be God, was charged at the magistrate's court today over a false call claiming there was a bomb at Sri Pentas Bandar Utama. Nur Azhan Kamaludin, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge of making criminal threats by calling Petaling Jaya police control centre and saying he had placed a bomb in Sri Pentas TV3. The unemployed 120

September 4, 2018 12:57 PM IJM to build Affin Bank HQ at TRX

PETALING JAYA: IJM Corp Bhd has secured a RM505 million contract from Affin Bank Bhd for the construction of its 47-storey office building at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Kuala Lumpur. IJM told Bursa Malaysia its wholly owned subsidiary IJM Construction Sdn Bhd had accepted the letter of award from Affin Bank for the construction and completion of the superstructure 65

September 4, 2018 12:34 PM EPF: Rise in approvals for flexible withdrawals in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reported that 40% more contributors reaching the age of 55 and 60 in the second quarter of 2018, opted to retain part of their savings with EPF to earn dividends. There was a 48.65% increase to 67,969 (RM2.92 billion) approved applications for “Age 55 Flexible Withdrawal” in the second quarter, compared 44

September 4, 2018 9:56 AM Henderson signs new contract with Liverpool

LONDON: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Monday. Henderson has emerged as a key figure under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the new deal is a reward for the England midfielder's fine form. The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from Sunderland 46

September 4, 2018 7:17 AM Woman loses RM34,101 to foreigner she met on Facebook

KUANTAN: A 60-year-old woman paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting an acquaintance on Facebook after she was cheated off RM34,101 last month. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim said she wanted to help a man known as Ying Jimmy, who claimed to be an American, to start a business 45

September 4, 2018 6:57 AM Primary Industries Minister says will work with FGV to develop downstream palm oil segment

PETALING JAYA: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has met with FGV Holdings Bhd and is willing to work with the company in relation to developing the downstream palm oil segment. Kok said at a press conference during International Strategy Institute's Corporate Malaysia Summit 2018, that the ministry is willing to work with FGV Holdings if the has company 76

September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content 47