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September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 65

August 29, 2018 10:28 AM Qatar World Cup worker fell to his death: Contractor

DOHA: A Nepalese labourer who died working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar fell to his death, one of the main contractors at the site said. The 23-year-old scaffolder died on August 14 at the $680 million (RM2.79 billion) Al Wakrah stadium, one of the proposed venues for the controversial 2022 tournament. "We can confirm this worker lost his life. He was performing 9

August 28, 2018 2:41 PM Asian Games: Newly paired Mun Yee–Nur Dhabitah contribute bronze

JAKARTA: After only two days of training together, national divers Leong Mun Yee and Nur Dhabitah Sabri pulled off an amazing performance to bag the bronze medal in the women's 10m synchronised platform event at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games tonight. Mun Yee, who won her third Asian Games medal in the event, said she did not expect Nur Dhabitah and herself 17

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 13

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 8

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 31

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 5

August 14, 2018 1:04 PM Lazada, Shopee, 11Street top e-commerce ranking

PETALING JAYA: Lazada, Shopee and 11Street have been ranked the top three companies in terms of the most visited website in Malaysia in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to iPrice Group’s Map of E-Commerce (MoE) list. Based in KL, iPrice Group is a privately owned online shopping aggregator. According to its portal, the MoE ranks Malaysia’s 11

August 2, 2018 4:42 AM SC issues cease order to Lendingstar

PETALING JAYA: Lendingstar Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been directed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to cease all its activities with immediate effect. In a statement today, SC said the directive was issued on July 23 after an inquiry found that Lendingstar is not registered to operate a recognised market and is providing auto invest facilities without 15

August 1, 2018 11:59 PM Dr Mahathir does not discount possibility of F1 returning to Malaysia

SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not discount the possibility that the Formula 1 (F1) race, which was last hosted by Malaysia last year, will return to this country. "Maybe," he responded when asked by reporters whether the installation of the floodlights throughout the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) could be perceived as a sign that the prestigious 12