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August 24, 2018 9:51 AM King will not confer titles in conjunction with official birthday celebration

PETALING JAYA: In a break with tradition, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not confer titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations next month. According to an exclusive news report by an online news portal, this was confirmed by an officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Another source told the portal that the Agong would 59

August 24, 2018 6:46 AM Dragons and steamed buns at Taiwan's temple-like church

YANSHUI, Taiwan: With a cross rising from a red pagoda roof and two lion statues guarding the entrance, a Catholic church in southern Taiwan could easily be mistaken for one of the ubiquitous temples dotting the island. Taiwan embraces freedom of religion and has one of the highest densities of temples in the world, with close to 70% of the population 54

August 23, 2018 12:49 PM ‘Bulk water supply rate cut to have impact on Gamuda’

PETALING JAYA: PublicInvest Research views the cut in the bulk water supply rate in Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd’s offer as a positive development as it confirms continuation for Gamuda Bhd in providing operation and maintenance services to the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 (SSP3) and the recovery of RM400 million receivables owed by Syarikat 177

August 21, 2018 6:18 AM RapidKL driver responsible for bus crash pleads guilty to drug use

KUALA LUMPUR: The RapidKL bus driver who crashed the bus he was driving into seven vehicles pleaded guilty to a drug offence at the magistrate's court today. Md Khairol Anuar Muhamad, 32, pleaded guilty after the charge against him was read out in front of magistrate Noorashikin Sahat. He was charged under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for self-administration 49

August 20, 2018 9:59 AM PAS needs to work with BN parties, says its sec-gen

GEORGE TOWN: PAS will use next month's annual muktamar (gathering) to drive through the point that the party needs to informally work with all Opposition parties, including those in the once-dominant Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said it was similar to PAS partnering with DAP and PKR in the Pakatan Harapan 52

August 20, 2018 8:57 AM Residents confident PH candidate Wong can build on predecessor's legacy

KUALA LUMPUR: The people of Batu 11 Cheras, which falls under the Balakong constituency, are confident that Pakatan Harapan's (PH) candidate Wong Siew Ki will continue the legacy of the previous DAP assemblyman, the late Eddie Ng Tien Chee. Speaking after a press conference at Jalan Pekan, Kampung Baru Balakong, Lim Chin Yuan, 58, village head of Batu 11 Cheras 111

August 18, 2018 7:23 AM Runaway RapidKL bus driver in remand

KUALA LUMPUR: The RapidKL bus driver whose bus weaved through traffic and crashed into seven vehicles in the Ampang area last Thursday is in remand for four days as part of the investigation. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah said the driver, aged 32, would be in remand until next Tuesday. In the incident at about 8pm, seven vehicles 50

August 18, 2018 7:18 AM Police to record Lim Guan Eng's statement over missing GST refunds

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's statement over the missing RM19.25 billion in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Refunds Trust Account will be recorded by the police next week. Lim, who is also DAP Secretary-General, said his full cooperation with the police proves that the new government wants the truth to prevail. He said former Prime Minister 57

August 17, 2018 2:47 AM Ringgit opens flat against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was traded unchanged against the greenback from yesterday's close as investors awaited the announcement of the country's second-quarter economic growth report by the central bank. At 9am, the local note was traded at 4.1030/1070 against the US dollar. A dealer said traders were also holding back as Washington will be resuming 38

August 16, 2018 10:31 AM Johor govt committed to continuing Iskandar M'sia BRT project

ISKANDAR PUTRI: The Johor government is committed to continuing the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to provide convenience to the people. Johor Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said the state government would ensure the project is given due priority by the Federal government. "We are trying 48