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September 3, 2018 10:53 AM One out of two Malaysians fat, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country have reached a worrying level and on the rise, the Dewan Negara was told today. Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Health and Morbidity Survey conducted by the ministry found that one out of two Malaysians were overweight or obese. "The survey also found 17.5% suffered 7

August 30, 2018 1:05 PM Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

MOSCOW: The International Space Station crew on Thursday was repairing a small "leak" most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russian space agency said, adding the incident presented no danger. "Overnight and in the morning there was an abnormal situation — a pressure drop, an oxygen leak at the station," Roscosmos chief 8

August 29, 2018 11:53 AM Economic crime in Malaysia on the rise: PWC survey

KUALA LUMPUR: Economic crime in Malaysia has risen over the last two years, consistent with the global trend, according to PwC's Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018. Of the respondents, 41% experienced such crime compared with 28% in 2016, PwC said in a statement, adding that organisations were still not taking sufficient measures to protect 9

August 28, 2018 8:42 AM I knew about Amri’s disappearance only through news reports, says ex-IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he only knew about activist Amri Che Mat through news reports. Khalid told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry for Amri's disappearance that he only knew about the case from reading news reports. "After reading news reports I found out that he was the subject 4

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 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 116

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 11

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. India were 194 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day, a commanding lead of 362 runs. Pujara was 56 not out and India captain Kohli, who made 97 in the first innings 11

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 12

August 20, 2018 4:31 AM Govt studying prices of basic necessities: Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying the underlying cause of rising prices of basic necessities in the country. Citing sugar prices as an example, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said the product was retailing at RM1.40 per kilogramme (kg) in the international market, but sold at RM2.90 per kg in Malaysia. "This is a structural and monopoly problem 14