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July 19, 2018 1:33 AM Seniors block Venezuela streets demanding pension checks

CARACAS: Perched on plastic lawn chairs and leaning on canes, scores of retirees protested Wednesday to demand payment of their retirement benefits in crisis-hit Venezuela. About 200 senior citizens blocked traffic on Urdaneta Avenue, a stone's throw from the presidential palace. "They are not paying people's whole pension. We are just getting two million" 6

July 18, 2018 10:26 AM Consumers anxious over potential price changes due to SST

WITH sales and services tax (SST) slated for implementation on Sept 1 following the removal of the goods and services tax (GST), consumers can't wait to find out whether the prices of goods and services would go up or down next. Despite projected lower operating costs and improved cash flow with SST compared with GST, the reduction in cost would be too little 4

July 15, 2018 7:50 AM Not a Renong 2.0, please

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commanded the support of the majority in forming a new Malaysia. A sizeable number in government-linked companies (GLCs) were and are still with the 93-year-old prime minister in his mission to reform the government and reduce excesses. But his plan to change the way some GLCs and their parent company work would 8

July 12, 2018 5:03 AM Standard Chartered bullish on Malaysian equities

KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered, whose investment strategy is to stay bullish and diversified, is positive on Malaysian equities as it favours global equities. Its head investment strategist Manpreet Gill said it is unusual for Malaysian equities not to do well, given that global equities typically outperform in the late stages of an economic cycle 9

July 11, 2018 10:06 AM 'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea: UN aid chief

SEOUL: The United Nations' humanitarian chief said Wednesday he had seen "clear evidence" of need in North Korea — where one fifth of children are malnourished — during a rare trip. Mark Lowcock's visit to the impoverished, isolated country this week is the first such trip by a UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator 10

July 11, 2018 6:28 AM Handal Resources unit to develop subsea technology solution with Petronas

PETALING JAYA: Handal Resources Bhd's unit is partnering with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) for a joint development of subsea technology solution. The group told Bursa Malaysia that its 51%-owned subsidiary Handal Simflexi Sdn Bhd had received the letter of award from Petronas' research and development arm Petronas Research Sdn Bhd for the initial 6

July 10, 2018 8:46 AM Kramaric has fond memories of England but hopes Croatia make final

Croatia forward Andrej Kramaric has fond memories of his time in England at Leicester even though he rarely played there and left the club in the middle of their surprise Premier League-winning season 2015-16. "It was my first time outside Croatia. I didn't play that much. The team was playing great and no coach would change a winning team," Kramaric 6

July 5, 2018 3:56 PM Government is concerned about people's woes: Eddin Syazlee

KUALA PILAH: The government is concerned about the problems raised by the people regarding the cost of living including matters such as the subscription rates for pay-television, Astro. Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said for the moment there had been no accurate decision on the subscription charge for Astro 18

July 4, 2018 12:56 PM Barakah gas pipeline job extended for one year

PETALING JAYA: Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd’s gas pipeline contract from Petronas Gas Bhd has been extended for a year till Nov 30. The group told Bursa Malaysia that the contract is for the provision of repair and maintenance of the Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP). The value of the contract will depend on the number of work programmes to be carried 5

July 2, 2018 8:59 AM Cops hold anti-corruption operation at highly-populated townships

PETALING JAYA: A special operation to curb and prevent street crimes at highly-populated townships nationwide was launched by police yesterday. The operation called Op Harapan will involve 1,000 police personnel and focus on 23 locations which were found to have rising crime rates. Federal police internal security and public order department director 5