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September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 106

August 26, 2018 2:34 PM Police arrest six men, seize contraband cigarettes worth RM80k in Kota Tinggi

KOTA TINGGI: Police foiled attempts to smuggle in contraband cigarettes by a syndicate known as 'Geng Apeng', following the arrest of six men, including an Indonesian national, in four separate raids carried out in Tanjung Belungkor, here yesterday. Kota Tinggi district police chief Supt Ahsmon Bajah said the first raid was carried out by a team comprising 88

August 21, 2018 12:30 AM Asiad swimming: Welsom Sim sets new national record in 800m

JAKARTA: National swimmer Welsom Sim Wee Sheng (pix) set a New National Record (NR) in the final of the men's 800m freestyle at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games here today. The Sarawak-born swimmer clocked 8 minutes 12:46 seconds at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatics Centre, thus rewriting the old NR of 8:12:74s which he himself set at the Malaysian 57

August 16, 2018 10:31 AM Johor govt committed to continuing Iskandar M'sia BRT project

ISKANDAR PUTRI: The Johor government is committed to continuing the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to provide convenience to the people. Johor Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said the state government would ensure the project is given due priority by the Federal government. "We are trying 55

August 15, 2018 9:21 AM Japan toddler missing for 3 days found alive

TOKYO: A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him. Yoshiki Fujimoto disappeared on Sunday morning in the Yamaguchi region while out walking with his brother and grandfather, and the search for him made headlines 94

August 11, 2018 1:04 AM Lorry attendant losses left leg in lorry-trailer crash

KUANTAN: A lorry attendant lost his left leg when the vehicle he was travelling in rear-ended a trailer at KM85 of the Central Spine Road Lipis-Merapoh, near Kuala Lipis, yesterday morning. Lipis district police chief Supt Azry Akmar Ayob said the victim and the lorry driver who only sustained minor injuries were on their way to Kuala Lumpur from Kelantan 35

August 9, 2018 2:19 AM MEX Expressway to close on Aug 12

KUALA LUMPUR: The Maju Expressway (Maju) will be closed at 5am until noon on Aug 12 to give way for the MEX Ride 2018. Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd, in a statement, said the closure would affect 12 exit routes at six MEX interchanges, namely at Bulatan Kampung Pandan, Salak Selatan, Kuchai Lama, Bukit Jalil, Seri Kembangan and Putrajaya. "Motorists from Kuala 27

August 7, 2018 11:40 PM Voice 370 wants government to share all available data

KUALA LUMPUR: A lobby group made up of families of victims of the MH370 tragedy wants the Government of Malaysia to share all available data with independent experts for a thorough peer review and analysis. Voice370 in a statement here today said the group believed that now that more than fours years have passed since MH370 disappeared, there was no reason 52

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 64

August 3, 2018 7:15 AM There will be an impact when construction begins, says Penang CM

GEORGE TOWN: Penang residents must realise that their lives would be affected once the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) commences construction. The state would mitigate the impact to ensure it does not adversely burden individuals or groups, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. He was reacting to a report which said the Kek Lok Si Temple management 36