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July 16, 2018 2:36 PM Penang to be first state in M'sia to use 100% led street lighting

GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be the first state in Malaysia to have 100% Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lighting by 2020. State Housing, Local Government, Urban and Rural Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said this was part of efforts to fulfil the promises made in the 14th General Election (GE14) manifesto. He said it not only involved streetlights 5

July 13, 2018 12:33 AM Rulers listen to briefings on country's defence and security

KUALA LUMPUR: The 249th Council of Rulers meeting yesterday was given a briefing on national defence by Armed Forces Chief Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and on security by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement said the second day meeting also highlighted the appointment 7

July 12, 2018 2:21 PM Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

BENGHAZI, Libya: A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said. Haftar, head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, "has ordered the re-arrest of commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli after his escape from the military prison" where he was detained 5

July 12, 2018 1:02 AM Mazli is new PDRM secretary

KUALA LUMPUR: Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) Land Operations chief of staff SAC Mazli Mazlan has been appointed as the new Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) Secretary, effective Wednesday. He takes over from Datuk Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf who will be the head of the Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Secretariat Office. In a statement, Inspector-General 6

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 9

July 11, 2018 2:47 AM Departing Apple engineer stole autonomous car tech: FBI

SAN FRANCISCO: An ex-Apple engineer on Monday was charged with stealing secrets from a hush-hush self-driving car technology project days before he quit to go to a Chinese startup. Xiaolang Zhang was in custody for stealing trade secrets from the Apple project, according to a copy of the criminal complaint posted online. The charge is punishable by 10 years 6

July 9, 2018 11:12 AM Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara. Quoting from a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship," Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel said on Twitter the "state of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end. A new era of peace 6

July 9, 2018 8:00 AM Malaysia Rail Link affirms work on ECRL suspended, despite reports otherwise

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project owner, has reaffirmed that the project is currently suspended and that no other works to progress the project will take place during the suspension period. In a statement today, the company said the recent news reports that suggest the construction works of the project 5

July 8, 2018 1:28 PM 'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

TUNIS: Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, updating an earlier toll. A national guard border patrol in the Ain Sultan area of the Jenduba border province "was hit in a landmine ambush that killed six agents", the ministry said. Ministry spokesman 5

July 8, 2018 2:19 AM Against-traffic driver in five-car crash on MEX Highway

PETALING JAYA: A motorist, who drove against traffic, is said to have caused a five-vehicle accident at Km10.7 of the MEX Highway near here today. One driver, identified as a 36-year-old private security guard, Juhan Sabturani, was killed and three others injured in the incident at 3.30am. City Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief ACP Zulkefly 7