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September 5, 2018 7:21 AM Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau named in US Ryder Cup team

PHILADELPHIA: Tiger Woods was named to the United States' Ryder Cup team on Tuesday as captain Jim Furyk also added veteran Phil Mickelson and in-form Bryson DeChambeau to his line-up. Former world number one Woods had already been assured of a trip to Paris for the September 28-30 showdown with Europe after being named as one of Furyk's non-playing 491

September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 450

September 4, 2018 5:05 AM AirAsia named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for 6th year

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has been named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the sixth consecutive year at the 2018 World Travel Award Asia and Australasia, held in Hong Kong. In a statement today, the airline said it was voted the best in the category by travel and tourism professionals worldwide for its commitment to excellence in service, ahead of Air India 338

September 3, 2018 11:00 AM Kangaroo on the loose in Austria

VIENNA: A kangaroo is on the loose and has been spotted in forests and meadows in Austria, police said Monday. The animal — not a native to the central European country — has been seen numerous times since late last week in Hellmonsoedt district in Upper Austria state. Police, who have identified it to be a kangaroo from photos and videos they received 78

August 29, 2018 7:24 AM Court dismisses Mohamad's preliminary objection against Dr Streram's election petition

SEREMBAN: The Special Election Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to strike out an election petition filed by PKR candidate for the Rantau state seat, Dr S. Streram. Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after studying and considering all the affidavits and written submissions by Mohamad 65

August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 72

August 22, 2018 9:01 AM Malaysia yet to release four Thais held over ‘piracy’ incident

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian police have yet to release the four armed Thai nationals who were said to have kidnapped four Malaysian fishermen near Pulau Langgun in Langkawi on Sunday. Satun governor Pattanapon Rattanapichetchaihad said the Thai nationals are not pirates. Three of them are marine police and the fourth a deputy village head, he said. A Malaysian 136

August 20, 2018 4:18 AM Abu Talib appointed to TH board

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Attorney General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman has been appointed a member of the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) board. TH, in an announcement on its website, said Abu Talib began his directorship on Aug 10, together with Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre chief executive officer Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan and the Deputy Chairman, Shariah 143

August 16, 2018 3:00 AM Vote MCA, Hadi tells PAS members

PETALING JAYA: PAS has thrown its support behind MCA for the Balakong state seat by-election. The Islamist party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pix) urged PAS members to back MCA in "the spirit of the Opposition". MCA announced its Cheras Batu 11 branch Youth chief Tan Chee Teong as its candidate to contest in the Balakong by-election. The Balakong 35

August 16, 2018 2:48 AM Indonesian ban on poultry from Malaysia has no impact on exporters

PETALING JAYA: Indonesia's ban on the import of fresh poultry and unprocessed products from Malaysia shipped after Aug 9 will not have any impact on Malaysian exporters, as they have not been in the market for more than a year now. According to an industry player who declined to be named, a ban on Malaysian poultry has actually been in effect since the H5N1 avian 95