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August 29, 2018 10:18 AM Korean archer refuses to celebrate Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Aug 29, 2018 (AFP) - A South Korean archer refused to celebrate bagging a gold medal at the Asian Games after his second-placed compatriot missed a final chance to win an exemption for military service. Kim Woo-jin, 26, brushed off a strong challenge from Lee Woo-seok in the men's individual recurve on Tuesday, where top spot would have exempted 92

August 29, 2018 4:03 AM Charges at public hospitals, clinics won’t change with new scheme

PETALING JAYA: The proposed health scheme by the Health Ministry will not change the current charges at public hospitals and clinics but will benefit households in the bottom 40% group (B40), according to the source in the ministry. "The charges of RM1 and RM5 that are currently imposed by the hospitals and clinics will not change. That is the status 88

August 28, 2018 9:46 AM Consultant reviewing Pan Borneo Highway has yet to present findings

KUALA LUMPUR: The two weeks given to the consultant appointed to review the awarded contracts in relation to the Pan Borneo Highway are over, and they must present their findings to the government. Works Minister Baru Bian said he had yet to receive any information regarding the review, which was to look for ways to reduce the cost and scope of the highway's 70

August 28, 2018 3:03 AM Daiman top gainer on Bursa

PETALING JAYA: Daiman Development Bhd has emerged as the top gainer on Bursa Malaysia this morning with its share price rising as much as 29.95% after it received an offer from its major shareholder Tay Kia Hong & Sons Sdn Bhd and Daiman Holdings Sdn Bhd to privatise the group by way of a selective capital reduction and repayment exercise (SCR) at RM3 per share 67

August 27, 2018 9:48 AM Malaysians a model of cleanliness in Mecca

MECCA: After seeing how Malaysian pilgrims kept their surroundings neat and tidy in the Masyair Prime Cleanliness Campaign by Tabung Haji (TH), Saudi Arabia is now proposing the same programme be implemented for all pilgrims in the future. Saudi Arabia Haj and Umrah vice minister, Dr Abdulfattah Suliman Mashat, considers Malaysia a model of cleanliness 77

August 27, 2018 5:45 AM MSWG to monitor all financially troubled and China-based companies from 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG) will expand its assessment coverage to include all Practice Note 17(PN17) companies and China based listed companies from next year. The minority shareholders activism group's CEO Devanesan Evanson told reporters that the decision to monitor all PN17 companies and China based listed companies 77

August 26, 2018 9:12 AM Education Ministry to build and relocate 26 Chinese schools

THE Education Ministry is working on building and relocating a total of 26 Chinese primary schools based on the "10+6+10" formula. According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau today, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the Pakatan Harapan government will not only implement the "10+6" (building 10 new Chinese primary schools and relocating six others) 75

August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 269

August 25, 2018 7:12 AM Business as usual for Australian economy under new PM

SYDNEY: Scott Morrison is respected by investors and his elevation to Australian prime minister is a good outcome, analysts say, with the latest bout of political instability unlikely to hurt the economy. The 50-year-old outgoing treasurer took the top job after a Liberal Party revolt instigated by hardline conservatives, led by Peter Dutton, to unseat 92

August 24, 2018 11:41 AM IRB confirms RM16.046b unreturned tax refunds

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) today confirmed that the previous government did not return a total of RM16.046 billion in excess income tax and real property gains tax as at May 31, 2018 to taxpayers, mainly due to the shortfall in the Tax Refund Fund (TBBC). This, it said, involves 1.65 million cases comprising companies, individuals 80