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September 3, 2018 10:53 AM One out of two Malaysians fat, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country have reached a worrying level and on the rise, the Dewan Negara was told today. Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Health and Morbidity Survey conducted by the ministry found that one out of two Malaysians were overweight or obese. "The survey also found 17.5% suffered 115

September 3, 2018 10:12 AM We could have achieved more than seven gold medals: Syed Saddiq

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Contingent was capable of delivering more than the seven gold medals it won in the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang, which came to a close yesterday, according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. "When I took up the office, I was told the minimum target is seven. However, for me personally, I don't take minimum 122

September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 123

September 3, 2018 7:40 AM Case settled, Rafizi Ramli apologises to Abdul Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR: The case of former minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan's suit against Mohd Rafizi Ramli was settled after the PKR vice-president apologised to him for allegedly issuing a defamatory statement on the organisation of the 2017 Negaraku Expo. Mohd Rafizi's apology was read out by his attorney Abdul Halim Abdul 135

September 3, 2018 5:44 AM Malaysia needs to double healthcare traveller numbers

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to double its healthcare travellers to 2 million by 2020 to achieve the RM2.8 billion target in medical travel earnings, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. He said SST will not be imposed on medical bills and this will help Malaysia to be competitive in offering medical travel. Amiruddin was speaking to reporters 109

September 3, 2018 5:03 AM Prasarana's new president is DRB-Hicom Bhd’s Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain

PETALING JAYA: DRB-Hicom Bhd’s group director of organisational support Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain is the new president and group CEO of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd. He will succeed Masnizam Hisham whose tenure ended on September 2, after a eight month stint. Prior to his appointment, Mohamed Hazlan served as head of several departments in DRB-Hicom 128

September 3, 2018 4:31 AM Azmin confirms HSR postponed with no fine, project to resume later

SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today confirmed an agreement has been reached to postpone the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project to a future date without any compensation, and that the project would resume once the deferral ends. The Economic Affairs Minister said the consensus with his Singapore counterpart was reached last week after a series 115

September 2, 2018 2:53 PM Licence for foreign deep sea fishing boat to be abolished

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will cease with the issuing of deep sea fishing licence to foreign fishermen to protect the interest of local fishermen, said its minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said 828 deep sea fishing licences had been issued by the Malaysian Fisheries Department to foreign and local fishermen 122

September 2, 2018 1:56 PM Not easy to be PM now: Anwar

ALOR STAR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted that if he himself were holding the position of prime minister today, he would be facing difficulties to manage and revitalise the nation's economic standing due to the burden of too much debt. "The new government is facing a lot of challenges, even if I am the prime minister, it will not be easy, no one could 114

September 2, 2018 10:26 AM Modified cash accounting system also shows RM16b missing: Lim

PUTRAJAYA: A total of RM16 billion of unreturned taxes has remained missing from the Fund for Tax Refund Trust Fund (TBBC) regardless of whether the government uses the modified cash basis or the accrual accounting system, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Responding to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's Facebook post, he said according 166