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August 15, 2018 2:55 AM Wage theft should be punished instead of illegal worker, says Charles Santiago

PETALING JAYA: Employers who don't pay undocumented migrant workers should be penalised instead of their staff, Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix) said today. He was referring to a Labour Court decision not to award an undocumented Indonesian migrant worker, named Mona, her claim of RM30,000 in unpaid wages. Santiago did not state when it happened 47

August 13, 2018 1:28 PM Maybank IB named best investment bank for fourth time

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) was named the best Malaysian investment bank for the fourth time in a row in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018. According to Euromoney, the accolade has been conferred on Maybank for its strong performance during the period under review. “Maybank IB had gone from strength to strength as a regional 44

August 12, 2018 1:42 PM Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain

MADRID: Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been hospitalised with pneumonia on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and is recovering well, a local newspaper reported Sunday. The 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world's best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where 42

August 11, 2018 12:24 PM Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday's Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though 93

August 8, 2018 12:56 AM Saudi-Canada row leaves US in tight diplomatic spot

WASHINGTON: The sharp diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada has left Washington – partners and allies of both – in a bind, but the State Department on Tuesday nevertheless urged Riyadh to respect due process for detained activists. Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and cut off trade ties with Ottawa after 50

August 5, 2018 2:29 AM Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

KINSHASA: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on Aug 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the fatalities have been among the 13 confirmed 83

August 2, 2018 12:42 PM Outpouring of grief over Shaharuddin's death

That was the outpouring of grief expressed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) over the passing of Seri Setia assemblyman and Selangor executive councillor Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin. "We send our condolences to his family," she said at Parliament today. Wan Azizah said she was hopeful that Shaharuddin would pull through 33

August 1, 2018 2:36 AM Book review: The Marked Girl

THIS is a tale of princes, monsters, action, magic portals to other world's, and oh yes, teenage romance - all good ingredients to keep a reader's attention. Cedric is the crown prince of Caelum, and he is born to fight monsters known as the Wraiths and to keep his people safe. But when an evil traitor named Malquin led the Wraiths into the palace, Cedric 25

July 31, 2018 4:03 PM Azmin: Khazanah to be managed by professionals, Mahathir’s appointment by convention

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to the board of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the day-to-day running of the sovereign state fund will still be handled by professionals. Mohamed Azmin, who is Economic Affairs Minister, said the prime minister was reviewing a list of names that would be appointed 26

July 29, 2018 4:18 AM CJ leads 200 staffers in cleaning up Court Complex (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Over 200 personnel of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex came together to clean it up today which was not cleaned for 20 days by cleaners who went on strike over unpaid wages. Toilets at the complex had gone unwashed, floors unswept and rubbish uncollected, which made it unpleasant for lawyers, judges and court staff to work with such conditions 37