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July 15, 2018 9:52 AM Ministry to review rejected applications for Bumiputera affordable homes: Zuraida

SEPANG: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will review applications for affordable homes by Bumiputera that were rejected by financial institutions, according to its minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin. The move, she said, was to ensure they were already house owners and to avoid a glut in unsold affordable houses under the Bumiputera quota. "The ministry 16

July 13, 2018 2:14 AM Ringgit slightly higher versus US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was slightly higher against the US dollar at Friday's opening on mild buying support for the local note, a dealer said. At 9am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.0375/0405 against the US dollar compared with 4.0395/0425 recorded at Thursday's close. "This slightly higher ringgit won't last long as we expect the trade war would escalate 22

July 10, 2018 6:08 AM DAP opens seven new branches in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: DAP is opening seven new branches in Kelantan in efforts to spread its wings in the state controlled by PAS for the last 28 years. Kelantan DAP chairman Chua Chin Hui said the branches are at Pengkalan Chepa and Suara Muda here, Kampung Balai (Bachok), Kampung Lemal (Pasir Mas), Tumpat, Kuala Krai and Machang. "DAP has branches in Kampung 16

July 5, 2018 11:48 AM Perlis state legislative assembly sitting to begin on July 20

KANGAR: The first Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting after the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, will be held for three days beginning July 23. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail would officiate the opening at the State Assembly Complex here. "Prior to the sitting, the swearing-in 22

July 5, 2018 4:13 AM Perak Sultan opens SMK Bawong in Sungai Siput

SUNGAI SIPUT: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah officiated the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bawong in Sungai Siput (U) today. Also present were Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Raja Muda Perak Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, Raja Di-Hilir Perak Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain Sultan Idris and Raja Puan Muda Perak Tunku Soraya Sultan Abdul Halim 17

July 5, 2018 2:55 AM A taste of country flavours

THE DATE that Country Barn Pub & Restaurant opened in USJ Sentral coincided with our 14th General Election. It was almost like an omen of a new beginning for owner-cum-cook Jeffrey Bhagwan. Taiping-born Jeffrey worked in the automotive industry for decades, but always relished the idea of opening his own little restaurant cum pub. He admitted that getting 18

July 5, 2018 12:17 AM Costa Rica part company with coach Ramirez

SAN JOSÉ: Costa Rica's football federation has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramirez after a disappointing World Cup showing by the Central American nation. "Oscar Ramirez will not continue as coach, his contract has expired," the federation's president Rodolfo Villalobos told a press conference. Costa Rica went out of the competition in the group stage 87

July 3, 2018 7:34 AM Govt to ensure strong policy framework for oil palm sector

KAJANG: The government will lay down a strong policy framework to further develop the oil palm industry and provide assistance, as well as a supporting environment, to ensure sustainable development alongside the industry's competitiveness. Newly-appointed Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (pix) said the oil palm industry continued to face challenges 128

July 2, 2018 10:15 AM All Sabah assemblymen, except Musa Aman, are sworn in

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman is the only state assemblyman yet to take his oath of office. All the other BN assemblymen and those friendly to BN were sworn in today in the presence of Sabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Ahmad Abdul Rahman, in a ceremony which began at about 8.30am, before the start 20

June 30, 2018 7:00 AM Tiger equals best comeback score, leaps into National hunt

POTOMAC, United States: Tiger Woods roared into contention for his first victory since 2013, matching the best round of his injury comeback with a five-under par 65 Friday at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. With a spectacular chip-in and four putts beyond 15 feet among his seven birdies, the 14-time major winner stood on five-under 135 after 36 holes 79