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August 17, 2018 11:35 AM National Housing Policy aims to provide cheaper, comfortable homes for B40, M40

PUTRAJAYA: The National Housing Policy, which is expected to be rolled out in Sept, aims to provide cheaper and comfortable affordable homes for the Bottom 40% (B40) and the Middle 40% (M40) households, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the policy, which is being reviewed and now at the final stage, would address 3

August 17, 2018 8:50 AM Three MoUs on palm oil and rubber to be signed in China

PETALING JAYA: Three agreements on palm oil and rubber will be signed during a trade mission to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber in China, said the Primary Industries Ministry. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University is on promotion of Malaysian biofuel in the republic while 3

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 16, 2018 3:00 AM Vote MCA, Hadi tells PAS members

PETALING JAYA: PAS has thrown its support behind MCA for the Balakong state seat by-election. The Islamist party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pix) urged PAS members to back MCA in "the spirit of the Opposition". MCA announced its Cheras Batu 11 branch Youth chief Tan Chee Teong as its candidate to contest in the Balakong by-election. The Balakong 4

August 14, 2018 3:39 PM AirAsia sells remaining 25% share of joint venture with Expedia for US$60m

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd has divested its remaining 25% stake in its joint venture (JV) company AAE Travel Pte Ltd for US$60 million (RM240 million) to the 75% stakeholder, Expedia Inc's Expedia Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, in a bid to monetise its investment and utilise the proceeds as working capital. The group announced in a bourse filing yesterday 8

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 6

August 13, 2018 12:23 PM Use of own party logo to help strengthen BN: Mohamad Hasan

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA's use of its own logo in the upcoming Balakong state by-election does not mean that the Barisan Nasional (BN) is breaking up, according to BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. The Umno deputy president said it was a BN effort to strengthen the component parties following the defeat of the coalition in the 14th general election 6

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 8

August 12, 2018 9:06 AM Venezuela's Maduro says he would accept FBI help over alleged murder plot

CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let US FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones — but with conditions. If US officials confirm "the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan ... I would agree for the FBI to come here," Maduro 8

August 11, 2018 9:37 AM So, Rafizi lied about the RM24 million diamond ring after all

Rafizi Ramli wants to be the next Deputy President of PKR. According to what Rafizi told his people, he has the support of Anwar Ibrahim and Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who are very upset with Azmin Ali because of his alliance with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. However, a new revelation has just surfaced that proves Rafizi lied about the RM24 million diamond 13