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August 6, 2018 2:20 AM The search for Asia’s next top model returns

HIT reality TV series Asia’s Next Top Model is back for another season of fashion, feuds and rigorous competition on FOX Life, one of Asia’s leading general entertainment channels. Fourteen beautiful young women will compete in season 6, selected from scores of auditioning hopefuls from across the region who fought for their chance to take centrestage 110

August 3, 2018 10:29 AM Don't be complacent, continue agenda to help people in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government and the private sector need to work together as one machinery to help the low-income group, particularly in building more affordable homes. Penang Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas said the state government should continue to focus on the need of the B40 and M40 income groups especially relating to the cost of living 37

August 3, 2018 9:13 AM Higuain signs for AC Milan as Bonucci returns to Juventus

ROME: Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on Thursday moved to AC Milan in a three-player swap deal between the seven-time European champions and Juventus that will see Leonardo Bonucci return to Turin after just a season away. Milan signed 30-year-old Higuain on a one-year loan deal worth a reported 18 million euros (RM85 million) that gives them the option 50

August 3, 2018 8:52 AM Risk of no-deal Brexit 'uncomfortably high': BoE governor

LONDON: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit was "uncomfortably high" and "highly undesirable" but still "unlikely" compared to other outcomes. "The possibility of a no-deal is uncomfortably high at this point," Carney told BBC radio. Carney, who is due to step down next year after Britain leaves 83

August 3, 2018 12:00 AM Puppies rescued from uninhabited Canadian island

OTTAWA: Puppies discovered on an uninhabited island in the Canadian wilds are looking for a new home. The litter – four males and three females – has been dubbed the "Gilligan's Island crew" after the 1960s American television sitcom about castaways on an uncharted tropical island. Two boaters recently heard their cries in the night, Deb Vandekerkhove 92

August 2, 2018 9:33 AM SBST bus service expected to commence operations in January 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The bus service for the Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) programme in Kuching is expected to commence operations in January next year, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar (pix). He said a total of 130 new buses are available covering 27 routes with 15 core routes and 12 connecting routes with a total distance of 560km. "A total 39

July 31, 2018 1:27 PM Customs: SST will affect only 70,000 to 80,000 firms

KUALA LUMPUR: Only 70,000 to 80,000 businesses are expected to be affected under the new Sales and Services Tax (SST), compared with 472,000 registered under Goods & Services Tax (GST), according to Royal Malaysian Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy. Speaking at a press conference after attending a seminar on SST today 90

July 31, 2018 5:01 AM Anthony Loke: No plans for motorcycle ride-hailing services

KUALA LUMPUR: The government does not intend to legalise or introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services any time soon, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said. He said this was to protect the safety of riders and passengers, in view of the high number of motorcycle accidents recorded nationwide over the years. "Of course the Land Public Transport 25

July 31, 2018 4:36 AM Second-ranked Wozniacki stresses fitness ahead of US Open

WASHINGTON: Hard work and peak fitness are the major concerns for world number two Caroline Wozniacki as she starts her first run to the US Open as a Grand Slam champion. The 28-year-old Dane captured her first major title in January at the Australian Open, downing current world number one Simona Halep in the final, and the 2009 and 2014 US Open runner-up 91

July 31, 2018 4:18 AM Bills to abolish GST, implement SST tabled for first reading

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sales Tax Bill 2018 and the Services Tax Bill 2018 (SST) were tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today. Both bills were tabled by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (pix), along with three other related bills. This included the Goods and Services Tax (GST) (Repeal) Bill 2018, which is expected to be abolished 38