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September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content 26

September 3, 2018 1:28 PM BNM seen holding key rate

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a meeting tomorrow, as it keeps tabs on how far the United States and China will take their ongoing trade war. All 11 economists polled by Reuters see BNM holding its overnight policy rate at 3.25%. Malaysia has raised its policy rate once this year – by 25 basis 7

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 7

August 30, 2018 2:00 PM Two official events in conjunction with Agong's birthday celebration cancelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Two events in conjunction with the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, namely the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception scheduled for Sept 9 at the Istana Negara have been cancelled. Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz made the announcement on the matter in a statement 10

August 30, 2018 7:00 AM New automotive policy by year-end, Senate told

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is to announce by the end of this year a new National Automotive Policy, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix). The new policy would ensure that the automotive industry remained competitive and benefited the people, he told the Dewan Negara. "We are reviewing the National Automotive 11

August 27, 2018 11:05 AM Claim of 300,000 Malaysian Indians without ID untrue: Azis Jamman

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry today dismissed a claim that 300,000 Malaysian Indians did not have identification documents as was highlighted prior to the 14th General Election. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said only 3,853 applications for citizenship were received from Indians up to May 30 this year. "Of the total, 1,638 applications 12

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) 15

August 25, 2018 6:56 AM Awards not merely for those who support leaders in power: Mahathir

LANGKAWI: Awards will only be given to those who serve the nation and not for individuals whose only contribution is supporting leaders in power, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the conferring of honours should not be taken lightly as had been done by the previous Barisan Nasional government. "When Najib was in power, everyone got rewarded 7

August 24, 2018 8:18 AM PUC ties up with Revenue Monster to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: PUC Bhd is collaborating with Revenue Monster Sdn Bhd to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions in Malaysia. PUC Bhd told the stock exchange that its wholly owned subsidiary Founder Pay Sdn Bhd had inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Revenue Monster, whereby Founder Pay will lease Android-based payment terminals to Revenue Monster 11

August 21, 2018 4:42 AM New board members expected to restore TH reputation: Mujahid

MINA, Saudi Arabia: The four new directors appointed to the Tabung Haji (TH) board are expected to help restore the image of the pilgrims management and fund board as a reputable institution trusted by Malaysians, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. It was also hoped that the board of directors would be able to revive 17