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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 1:21 PM Perak not rushing to terminate contracts of political appointees

TAPAH: The Pakatan Harapan-led state government is in no hurry to terminate the contracts of individuals who served the previous government as political appointees, including those in government-linked companies (GLCs), according to Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. He said the state government was taking a more rational approach by considering the impact 55

August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 81

August 20, 2018 12:12 PM Special theme park deals at Matta Fair

KUALA LUMPUR: Theme park aficionados and Lego lovers should head to the Matta Fair to score a deal as Desaru Coast and Legoland Malaysia Resort are back with special deals. The fair, which will be held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) from Sept 7 to 9, will feature exclusive deals for the theme parks. "We still are enjoying the GST and SST-free period 56

August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 65

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 51

August 19, 2018 3:18 AM RTM remains relevant as medium to unite people: Liew

SANDAKAN: As the national broadcasting station, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), remains relevant as a medium in uniting the people of all races in the country, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pix). He said this was made through various programmes produced by RTM on radio and television. "Although there is competition 53

August 17, 2018 12:09 PM City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

LONDON: Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday. The 27-year-old midfielder — who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists as City romped to the title last season — will not have to undergo surgery on the injury 83

August 15, 2018 4:50 PM 2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia's capital Jakarta Wednesday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country's cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame was lit in India's 91

August 13, 2018 9:48 AM Bursa Malaysia ends lower on selling pressure

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended lower today on selling pressure across-the-board as market sentiment remained volatile due to external factors, dealers said. At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was lower at 1,783.40, down 22.41 points, from Friday's close of 1,805.75. The index opened 2.10 points lower at 1,803.65 and moved between 92