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September 5, 2018 7:51 AM EPF sees 7.64% increase in investment income in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) saw a 7.64% increase in total investment income to RM12.39 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 against RM11.51 billion in the previous corresponding period. In a statement released today, the pension fund's deputy CEO (Investment) Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif said the trading environment 38

September 5, 2018 7:21 AM Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau named in US Ryder Cup team

PHILADELPHIA: Tiger Woods was named to the United States' Ryder Cup team on Tuesday as captain Jim Furyk also added veteran Phil Mickelson and in-form Bryson DeChambeau to his line-up. Former world number one Woods had already been assured of a trip to Paris for the September 28-30 showdown with Europe after being named as one of Furyk's non-playing 81

September 5, 2018 6:58 AM Malaysia’s exports rise 9.4% to record high of RM86.1b in July

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's exports expanded 9.4% year-on-year (yoy) to a record high of RM86.1 billion in July, driven by stronger growth in the electrical and electronics (E&E) and crude petroleum segments, according to the Department of Statistics. Re-exports in July 2018 was valued at RM18.7 billion and accounted for 21.7% of total exports. Domestic 39

September 4, 2018 11:29 AM Man who torched private hospital a mentally unstable

GEORGE TOWN: The man who yesterday poured and lit petrol, resulting in five including a doctor and three nurses being burned in the urology unit of a private hospital in Jelutong, was a mental patient. Northeast District Police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said the 39-year-old man who was detained had received treatments for mental illness at the Penang 23

September 2, 2018 4:59 AM Man who insulted Islam in viral video nabbed

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a man following a viral video that stirred religious sentiments. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said a report against a video that went viral was lodged on Aug 30. "The report was made based on the viral video of a man who insulted Islam. Selangor police arrested the 24-year-old man at around 3.40am on Sunday 10

September 2, 2018 4:54 AM Malaysia concludes Asiad with 10th place in triathlon

PALEMBANG: National triathlon squad, Ryan Tan Qai Shen, Aldrian Yu Yong Yeo, Irene Chong See Win and Teoh Sue Ling only managed to finish their 2018 Asian Games mixed team relay event at the 10th position at the Jakabaring Sports City (JSC) here, on the final day of the Games today. The Malaysians clocked one hour, 46 minutes and 59 seconds in the endurance 11

August 31, 2018 6:56 AM Hong Kong's Sarah Lee eases into sprint final

JAKARTA: Hong Kong's Sarah Lee Wai-sze eased into women's sprint final as she went in search of her second track cycling gold at the Asian Games on Friday. The defending champion, who set a tournament-record 10.583 seconds in Thursday's qualifying round, beat South Korea's Cho Sun-young in two straight races. The 31-year-old former Olympic keirin bronze 10

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 10

August 29, 2018 6:34 AM CIMB confident of achieving 6% loan growth for 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is on track to meet its loan growth target of 6% for this year with the stronger performance expected for the second half of the year, said group CEO Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz. Its loan growth for the first half of the year stood at 3.4%, dragged down by the weakening of rupiah in Indonesia. CIMB posted a record 8

August 26, 2018 10:02 AM Athletes show off their national pride as Merdeka Day approaches

GEORGE TOWN: As the nation marks the 61st National Day celebrations with the annual pomp and splendour, citizens from all walks of life mark the occasion through their own unique approaches. In Kampung Bukit Pelanduk at Permatang Pauh, two friends have set off on some 380km bicycle ride to mark the occasion. "We want to instil the spirit of patriotism 13