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August 27, 2018 5:49 AM 12 take oath as senators

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve people were sworn in today as senators, 11 of them from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and one from Parti Warisan Sabah. The PH senators comprise four from PKR, four from DAP, two from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and one from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). The four from PKR are Ismail Yusop (PKR National Congress permanent chairman) 113

August 27, 2018 5:45 AM MSWG to monitor all financially troubled and China-based companies from 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG) will expand its assessment coverage to include all Practice Note 17(PN17) companies and China based listed companies from next year. The minority shareholders activism group's CEO Devanesan Evanson told reporters that the decision to monitor all PN17 companies and China based listed companies 103

August 26, 2018 11:33 AM Nicol contributes Malaysia's second gold at 2018 Asiad

JAKARTA: National squash queen Datuk Nicol David secured a second gold medal for the Malaysian contingent in the 2018 Asian Games by winning the individual event, here today. The top seed edged national junior player, S. Sivansangari in the five-set thriller winning in 11-13, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6 and 11-8 in the final match at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports 87

August 26, 2018 10:02 AM Athletes show off their national pride as Merdeka Day approaches

GEORGE TOWN: As the nation marks the 61st National Day celebrations with the annual pomp and splendour, citizens from all walks of life mark the occasion through their own unique approaches. In Kampung Bukit Pelanduk at Permatang Pauh, two friends have set off on some 380km bicycle ride to mark the occasion. "We want to instil the spirit of patriotism 103

August 26, 2018 6:13 AM Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana (pix) will undertake a working visit to Malaysia tomorrow. In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. "This will be Tilak's inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming 93

August 26, 2018 5:26 AM Five vietnamese men charged with breaking into supermarket

JITRA: Five Vietnamese men were charged with breaking into a supermarket in Ayer Hitam, Jerlun, in early July, at the Magistrate's Court here today. However, no plea was recorded from Nguyen Van Hop, Ha Van Khanh, Pham Van Xuan, Nghiem Van Long and Tran Xuan Thong, as all of them, aged between 20 and 30, did not understand Bahasa Malaysia 79

August 25, 2018 8:53 AM API in Peninsular Malaysia at moderate level

KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollution Index (API) in all states in the Peninsular, as well as several areas in Sabah and Sarawak, remained at a satisfactory level today. According to the latest readings on the Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS), as of 3 pm today, all these areas recorded moderate levels of between 53 and 81. Several areas in Melaka recorded 67

August 25, 2018 3:38 AM Main roads in Putrajaya will be closed for National Day 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Several main roads in Putrajaya will be closed and diverted in stages from Sunday until Aug 31 with conjunction with the rehearsal and celebration of the National Day 2018. Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the road diversion and closure would start from 6am until the event was over. He said the affected roads are Laman 65

August 24, 2018 4:51 PM Mahathir gostarn-ing on ECRL?

As I had written in an earlier post, Mahathir did NOT succeed in his attempts to persuade Chinese leaders to accept him withdrawing from projects contracted with China without any penalties.At most, China might have allowed a longer period for Malaysia to settle the compensations. They might have offered Mahathir ‘tea & sympathy’ but probably ended up saying 72

August 24, 2018 12:58 PM No charges owed to Seletar Airport over Jho Low's jet

SINGAPORE: No charges are owed to Seletar Airport over the private jet allegedly belonging to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low parked at the airport, according to the Changi Airport Group (CAG). "The private jet in question is parked at a private company's hangar at Seletar Airport. There are no charges owed to Seletar Airport," a CAG spokesman 181