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July 17, 2018 3:32 PM Awer calls for audits of all power projects awarded from 2011 onwards

PETALING JAYA: The Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer), which had consistently called on the Barisan Nasional government to abandon direct negotiations for power plant projects, has asked the Pakatan Harapan government to audit all approval processes and awards of power plant in KeTTHA, the Energy Commission and the Sustainable Energy 4

July 17, 2018 1:25 PM Public consultation vital for policies, regulation: Miti deputy sec-gen

KUALA LUMPUR: Public consultation and approval are vital to gather political support for any policies and regulations, said Ministry of International Trade and Industry deputy secretary-general Datuk Norazman Ayob. He said the days of the government knows best are gone and public consultation, if done right, was pivotal for political legitimacy 3

July 16, 2018 1:04 AM ‘Makkah Route’ to facilitate Hajj journey for Malaysians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has officially launched the "Makkah Route" initiative in Malaysia, allowing the country's pilgrims to benefit from immigration pre-clearance and other services that will facilitate their journey to perform the Islamic pilgrimage. Saudi and Malaysian officials attended the launch of the initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 8

July 13, 2018 4:12 AM IHH wins Fortis bid, to acquire 31.1% stake for RM2.35b

PETALING JAYA: IHH Healthcare Bhd has won the bid for India's Fortis Healthcare Limited. IHH this morning announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Northern TK Venture Pte Ltd (NTK) has proposed to buy a 31.1% stake in Fortis by way of preferential allotment for RM2.35 billion, at RM 9.98 per share. IHH will launch a mandatory open offer to acquire 7

July 10, 2018 9:32 AM Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time

MOSCOW: A Russian cargo vessel took just three hours and 40 minutes to reach the International Space Station on Tuesday, Roscosmos space agency said, smashing the record flight time by two hours. The "Progress" launched at 2151 GMT on Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and arrived at the space station in the early hours of Tuesday, the agency 3

July 5, 2018 2:51 PM Supporters launch 'Free Najib' donation drive

PETALING JAYA: Sympathisers of embattled former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak have taken a leaf out of Tabung Harapan by launching their own "Free Najib" donation drive to help with his legal fees in the SRC international Sdn Bhd court case. A group of supporters, led by several Umno leaders started gathering outside Najib's house from 2pm. The group 21

July 5, 2018 11:48 AM Perlis state legislative assembly sitting to begin on July 20

KANGAR: The first Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting after the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, will be held for three days beginning July 23. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail would officiate the opening at the State Assembly Complex here. "Prior to the sitting, the swearing-in 11

July 5, 2018 8:30 AM Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

DARAA, Syria: The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported. "Hundreds" of missiles and barrel bombs were unleashed before dawn by both Syrian and Russian aircraft after talks on rebel 12

July 1, 2018 2:07 PM MDEC CEO on voluntary leave amid probe into ADAX project

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (pix) has gone on voluntary leave pending an investigation into the organisation's Asean Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX) project. The investigation was initiated by Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. According to MDEC's website, ADAX enables the development 7

June 30, 2018 5:16 AM Nadal to play in Brisbane ahead of Australian Open

BRISBANE, Australia: World number one Rafael Nadal will launch his 2019 Australian campaign at the Brisbane International in January, organisers said on Saturday. The Spaniard first played the tournament last year and went on to reach the final of the Australian Open against Roger Federer. "I am really looking forward to starting another season in Brisbane 8