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July 13, 2018 9:38 AM Bursa Malaysia ends higher for 5th consecutive day

KUALA LUMPUR: Persistent buying interest in index-linked counters and small capitalisation stocks against a backdrop of positive market sentiment spurred Bursa Malaysia to close stronger for the fifth consecutive trading. At 5pm the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished at the intra-day high of 1,721.93, up 18.36 points, from yesterday's 7

July 12, 2018 7:47 AM 2,575 flood victim families in Kota Belud receive aid

KOTA BELUD: A total of 2,575 families who were affected by floods in the district last year, received aid from the National Disaster Management Agency (APBN) today. Deputy Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis said the families affected by the Dec 2017 floods received RM500 each. "This relief 4

July 12, 2018 5:08 AM Police looking for witness in drug trafficking case

GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking for a witness to testify in a drug trafficking case at the Penang High Court. Northeast district police chief ACP Anuar Omar said police are looking for P. Mages, 30, to testify in a case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. He said the last known address of the woman was Taman Alma Sejahtera, in Bukit Mertajam 5

July 12, 2018 4:24 AM Woman charged with causing four deaths while drink driving

TAWAU: A woman was charged today in the magistrate's court for causing the deaths of a teenager and three men and badly injuring a man in a road accident here last Sunday. Olivia Chong Oi Yun, 34, was accused of causing the deaths of Dicson Lim Kien Shing, 16, Hiew Nyuk Wei, 30, Clawence Wong Vui Kit, 21, and Chung Vui Chan, 21, and badly injuring Ching 5

July 11, 2018 4:05 PM Now, only one licence required for oil & gas exploration, prospecting and mining in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: The Sarawak State Assembly has passed the Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill 2018 which requires only one licence for exploration, prospecting and mining of oil and gas, a move which Sarawak feels will encourage more investments into the state. According to the Hansard of that day’s sitting, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah 4

July 11, 2018 3:39 PM Malanjum: The first CJ from Borneo states

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia, marks a new milestone in the country's history as he is the first person from the Borneo states to be appointed to the top post in the judiciary. Malanjum, 65, was appointed to the job after former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif 5

July 10, 2018 1:57 PM Sri Lanka arrests alleged cop killer monk

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police Tuesday arrested a Buddhist monk who allegedly strangled a police officer investigating a paedophilia charge against him at a remote temple in the island's south. The 53-year-old unarmed police officer was killed by the 37-year-old monk who resisted arrest at Ratnapura, 100km south-east of Colombo, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera 3

July 10, 2018 11:26 AM Pos Malaysia releases Tun M themed stamps

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia today released a special set of limited edition stamps in conjunction with the 93rd birthday of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Its group chief executive officer, Al-Ishsal Ishak, said each of the "Setem Ku" sheet featured stamps of different designs with a face value of 60 sen each. Each folder would contain three 3

July 9, 2018 12:14 PM Versatile Creative executive director resigns

PETALING JAYA: Versatile Creative Bhd executive director Yap Jee Wye has stepped down effective July 8. The company told Bursa Malaysia today that Yap’s resignation was due to personal reasons. Last Tuesday, Versatile announced that it had discovered financial irregularities arising from unauthorised payments to third parties made between August 2017 and June 2018. On Friday 5

July 9, 2018 9:10 AM Zuma son in S. Africa court on corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG: Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-hit former South African president Jacob Zuma, appeared in ankle shackles in a Johannesburg court on Monday on corruption charges before being released on bail. Duduzane, 34, worked for the Gupta family, which is accused of corrupt dealings with Zuma's government by being granted lucrative government contracts 4