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September 1, 2018 9:26 AM Customs DG hangs up after failing to get through on SST hotline?

PETALING JAYA: Did Customs director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam learn the hard way how tough it is getting through a telephone helpline? China Press reported that Subromaniam hung up the phone after struggling to demonstrate how his own department's Sales and Service Tax (SST) hotline worked during a SST briefing in Johor Baru yesterday. The newspaper 16

September 1, 2018 9:08 AM Pilot in Brisbane incident highly experienced: MAS

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has defended the captain of flight MH134, which was forced to return to Brisbane soon after takeoff on July 18. The Airbus A330-300's airspeed indicator failed as the plane's pitot probes were covered, according to an investigation report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The Australian newspaper yesterday 13

August 29, 2018 1:27 PM Utusan Melayu agrees to settle Anwar's defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd today agreed to settle the defamation suit filed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim against the newspaper company and two others. Lawyer Azhar Arman Ali, representing Utusan Melayu, said this to reporters after the case management before Judicial Commissioner Datuk Faizah Jamaludin in her chambers, in the presence of lawyer 5

August 29, 2018 5:23 AM Cancer-stricken former journalist appeals for donations

KUANTAN: A freelance journalist is surviving on milk formula as his body is no longer able to take in food due to the stomach cancer he has been suffering from since 2009. V. P. Tawasegaran, 66, who was formerly with the Tamil Nesan newspaper, said a special apparatus is helping him channel the milk formula into his stomach. "I was detected as having 8

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 5

August 22, 2018 2:00 PM Tycoon leaves £41m to crisis-hit Oxfam

LONDON: A tycoon killed with his family in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve has left a £41 million (RM217 million) fortune to the crisis-hit charity Oxfam, a British newspaper reported. The bequest comes at a time when Oxfam is trying to find £16 million in savings as it grapples with the fallout from a sex abuse scandal. The charity lost thousands 15

August 19, 2018 11:43 AM Two children killed in Algeria grenade explosion

ALGIERS: Two children have been killed and four others wounded when a homemade grenade exploded in the Ahnif area east of the Algerian capital, the El Watan newspaper said Sunday. Armed groups had placed the improvised explosive there to delay the advance of security forces pursuing them in the mountainous region, according to local media. "A homemade 11

August 14, 2018 3:40 PM Thieves take wing with €1m of Red Bull in Belgium

BRUSSELS: Thirsty thieves stole more than 300 pallets of Red Bull cans worth around €1 million (RM4.64 million) from a depot in Belgium in what police described on Tuesday as a "very professional" heist. The energy drink — whose slogan is "Red Bull gives you wings" — was stolen on Sunday from an industrial estate in Menin district, on the French border 13

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 10

August 12, 2018 1:09 PM France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

PARIS: France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday. Brune Poirson, secretary of state for ecological transition, said the move was one of several to be implemented 14