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September 4, 2018 1:54 AM Bursa Malaysia lower at opening

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia began the morning trading on a weaker note, with external uncertainties like worries over a further escalation of the trade war and currency volatility, possibly weighing on sentiment in the near-term. At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.01 points lower at 1,811.57 from yesterday's close of 1,813.58. Gainers 24

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

September 1, 2018 6:23 AM Dr M on two-day official visit to Brunei

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make a two-day official visit to Brunei from tomorrow. The Foreign Ministry, in a statement, today said Dr Mahathir would be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and officials from the Prime Minister's Department and Foreign Ministry 8

August 27, 2018 7:18 AM Wan Azizah, Zahid convey condolences to Zainal Abidin's family

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah has expressed her condolences to the family of a former deputy minister, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, who died today. "My condolences to the family of Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, former Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister. May his soul be blessed," she said through her Twitter 13

August 27, 2018 2:49 AM Zainal’s death a blow to Penang Umno

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno has lost one of its longest-serving leaders, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman (pix), who suffered from multiple myeloma which is a form of blood cancer. He was 58 years old. The lanky leader had served as a federal minister and an economic adviser to a regional development authority. He was regarded as a calming figure in Penang 5

August 26, 2018 6:13 AM Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana (pix) will undertake a working visit to Malaysia tomorrow. In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. "This will be Tilak's inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming 8

August 22, 2018 4:29 AM Relief for India swimmer Prakash as family found in killer floods

JAKARTA: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has been to hell and back at the Asian Games, competing in Jakarta while family members went missing in severe flooding in his home country. The 24-year-old became the first swimmer to reach last weekend's 200 metres butterfly final despite the knowledge that five relatives had not been found and his family home in Kerala 16

August 20, 2018 6:04 AM Foreign funds turned net sellers last week

PETALING JAYA: Foreign funds offloaded RM631.4 million net of local equities, wiping out the net inflow of RM458.2 million recorded in the week before, according to MIDF Research. “Offshore investors were already selling a lot on Monday to a tune of RM142.3 million net as the crisis in Turkey rippled across emerging markets including Malaysia. It came to no surprise 11

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 14

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 18