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August 17, 2018 10:44 AM Mercury Industries' PR1MA job terminated

PETALING JAYA: Mercury Industries Bhd's 70%-owned subsidiary Paramount Bounty Sdn Bhd's (PBSB) RM73.06 million contract for the construction of 648 units of serviced apartments in Malacca under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) has been terminated. "The project, which was initially awarded by Upaya Jernih Sdn Bhd to PBSB has been terminated 4

August 17, 2018 10:27 AM Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

BARCELONA: Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city. "The Spanish King is not welcome in the Catalan countries," the banner read in English. It was accompanied 5

August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 3

August 17, 2018 1:46 AM Canadian killed, American wounded in Mexico shooting

GUADALAJARA, Mexico: A Canadian man was killed and a Mexican-American badly wounded in a gun attack at a shopping centre in Mexico's second city Guadalajara, prosecutors said Thursday. A group of four people was entering the shopping centre Wednesday night when gunmen approached them in three cars, got out and opened fire, said Jalisco state prosecutor 3

August 17, 2018 1:38 AM Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: Study

MIDDLE-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents 5

August 16, 2018 11:48 AM No restriction on use of 'Merdeka' for National Day: Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: The Communication and Multimedia Ministry said today there is no restriction on the use of the word "Merdeka" in referring to the National Day celebration. The people can use terms such as Independence Day, National Day and Malaysia Day to run programmes or events related to the National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations to spur the spirit 4

August 16, 2018 10:31 AM Johor govt committed to continuing Iskandar M'sia BRT project

ISKANDAR PUTRI: The Johor government is committed to continuing the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to provide convenience to the people. Johor Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said the state government would ensure the project is given due priority by the Federal government. "We are trying 3

August 16, 2018 4:41 AM Haze in Penang at unhealthy level

GEORGE TOWN: The haze in Penang has reached an unhealthy level as its Air Pollutant Index (API) on mainland has exceeded 100 as of noon today. According to the API index in Department of Environment (DOE) site, Seberang Jaya has recorded 123 while Bukit Tengah recorded 108 readings. On the island, it is close to the unhealthy level with a reading of 98, which 3

August 16, 2018 3:45 AM British Council celebrates success of 'FameLab'

KUALA LUMPUR: British Council, which provides a platform to discuss science communication, celebrated the success of FameLab in Malaysia. The event titled "FameLab:Celebrating Science, Communicating Impact", also celebrated the partnership with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). "Communicating science effectively is a complex 2

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 6