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August 17, 2018 9:00 AM M'sia needs more neurosurgeons: Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today spoke of the need for more neurosurgeons to serve in public and private health care centres in the semi-urban and rural areas. He said that currently there were 115 practising neurosurgeons nationwide, in both government and private hospitals, supported by over 400 individuals trained in neuroscience 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 16, 2018 3:10 PM Govt saves RM38.5m annually with dissolution of SPAD: Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: The dissolution of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) can save the government RM38.5 million annually in terms of the cost of management expenditure, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. He said the transition of SPAD to the Land Public Transport Agency would no longer need the involvement of personnel as members of the commission 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 6:48 AM Ringgit decline in line with fall in global currencies: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: The decline in the value of the ringgit against the US dollar is in line with the fall in other global currencies, caused by the global economic uncertainties, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix). He said among these uncertainties was the trade war between the United States (US) and China. "The currencies of many countries 4

August 16, 2018 5:09 AM Dr M: Need to establish jet was bought with stolen money

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to establish if the jet belonging to fugitive Low Taek Jho was bought using money stolen from Malaysia. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said the government needs to establish if it was indeed about with "stolen money". "We will try to get the jet. We need to establish that the jet was bought with stolen money. If he did steal 3

August 15, 2018 11:44 AM Government will repay RM19.25b GST refunds from 2019

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said in a statement today that the government will repay RM19.25 billion in outstanding GST refunds to 121,429 companies and individuals from next year. The GST Refunds Trust Account currently only holds RM148.6 million and Lim did not elaborate on how the government would make good on the payments, which 4

August 15, 2018 11:29 AM Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

LONDON: A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain 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 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 4