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September 4, 2018 1:54 AM Bursa Malaysia lower at opening

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia began the morning trading on a weaker note, with external uncertainties like worries over a further escalation of the trade war and currency volatility, possibly weighing on sentiment in the near-term. At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.01 points lower at 1,811.57 from yesterday's close of 1,813.58. Gainers 25

September 3, 2018 4:38 AM Mohd Zawawi sworn in as Sg Kandis assemblyman

SHAH ALAM: Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, of PKR, was officially sworn in as the Sg Kandis assemblyman at the Second Meeting of the First Session of the 14th Selangor State Assembly, here today. He took his oath of office in front of Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Sue Lim. The swearing-in ceremony was held before the opening of the meeting, officiated 6

September 3, 2018 4:31 AM Azmin confirms HSR postponed with no fine, project to resume later

SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today confirmed an agreement has been reached to postpone the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project to a future date without any compensation, and that the project would resume once the deferral ends. The Economic Affairs Minister said the consensus with his Singapore counterpart was reached last week after a series 9

September 2, 2018 3:27 PM Who are these ‘little boys’ to question my loyalty?: Azmin

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today slammed individuals who have been questioning his loyalty to PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and called them little boys who do not understand the real struggle of reformation. The PKR deputy president said all this while he was being patient and took the stand of not attacking any individuals 6

September 2, 2018 1:56 PM Not easy to be PM now: Anwar

ALOR STAR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted that if he himself were holding the position of prime minister today, he would be facing difficulties to manage and revitalise the nation's economic standing due to the burden of too much debt. "The new government is facing a lot of challenges, even if I am the prime minister, it will not be easy, no one could 10

August 30, 2018 6:58 AM RHB grows Q2 net profit by 12.2% on higher net interest income and lower credit losses

PETALING JAYA: RHB Bank Bhd grew second quarter ended June 30, 2018 net profit by 12.2%, on higher net interest income, income from Islamic banking business and significantly lower credit losses. Lower credit losses was mainly due to a RM19.0 million charge for equity instruments designated at fair value through other comprehensive income for the quarter 10

August 29, 2018 1:17 PM Malaysia targets 80% rice self-sufficiency by 2022

SERDANG: Malaysia targets to achieve 80% self-sufficiency in rice by 2022, moving up from the current 70%, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said efforts were being made in that direction, such as increasing the rice variants and fertiliser and opening the door for technology transfer from China, Taiwan and Japan 6

August 27, 2018 2:39 PM Pandelela's injury major blow for Malaysian diving squad

JAKARTA: The Malaysian diving squad suffered a major blow after Pandelela Rinong was forced to withdraw from the women's 10m platform synchronised event in tomorrow's opening of the diving competition at the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang. Malaysian acting diving squad head coach Zhang Yukun told reporters that the diving queen sustained a serious 14

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 10

August 27, 2018 4:01 AM Inter Milan lose ground in Serie A with Torino stalemate

MILAN: Inter Milan, considered among the Serie A title challengers this season, lost further ground by letting a two-goal led slip to draw 2-2 with Torino on Sunday with Luciano Spalletti's side collecting a single point from their first two games. Champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 and last season's runners-up Napoli came from two goals down to rally 14