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September 4, 2018 1:13 PM Latest bird flu case detected in Tuaran

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Veterinary Service Department detected the latest bird flu outbreak in two villages in Tuaran. Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong said the bird flu outbreak was detected in Kampung Laya-Laya Tuaran and Kampung Ladang Tenghilan Estate. "These two areas are confirmed positive with bird flu since Aug 23, but checks 55

September 4, 2018 12:34 PM EPF: Rise in approvals for flexible withdrawals in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reported that 40% more contributors reaching the age of 55 and 60 in the second quarter of 2018, opted to retain part of their savings with EPF to earn dividends. There was a 48.65% increase to 67,969 (RM2.92 billion) approved applications for “Age 55 Flexible Withdrawal” in the second quarter, compared 19

September 4, 2018 10:43 AM Perodua dealers, vendors welcome SST, say car prices reduced

PETALING JAYA: Perodua dealers and vendors have welcomed the introduction of the Sales and Service Tax (SST), saying its implementation has managed to reduce the prices of their vehicles. In a joint statement today, the Perodua Dealers Association (PDA) and the Perodua Vendors' Club (KVP) noted the new tax structure, which imposes a 10% tax on sales 19

September 4, 2018 5:05 AM AirAsia named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for 6th year

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has been named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the sixth consecutive year at the 2018 World Travel Award Asia and Australasia, held in Hong Kong. In a statement today, the airline said it was voted the best in the category by travel and tourism professionals worldwide for its commitment to excellence in service, ahead of Air India 22

September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content 26

September 3, 2018 5:03 AM Prasarana's new president is DRB-Hicom Bhd’s Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain

PETALING JAYA: DRB-Hicom Bhd’s group director of organisational support Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain is the new president and group CEO of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd. He will succeed Masnizam Hisham whose tenure ended on September 2, after a eight month stint. Prior to his appointment, Mohamed Hazlan served as head of several departments in DRB-Hicom 6

September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 5

September 1, 2018 9:26 AM Customs DG hangs up after failing to get through on SST hotline?

PETALING JAYA: Did Customs director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam learn the hard way how tough it is getting through a telephone helpline? China Press reported that Subromaniam hung up the phone after struggling to demonstrate how his own department's Sales and Service Tax (SST) hotline worked during a SST briefing in Johor Baru yesterday. The newspaper 16

August 30, 2018 5:22 AM PIAM: General insurance sees flat growth in 1H, expected to remain moderate in 2H

KUALA LUMPUR: The general insurance industry, which registered a marginal growth of 0.7% with gross written premiums of RM9.23 billion in the first half of 2018 (1H18), is expected to remain subdued for the rest of the year, with low single digit growth. "A single digit growth of 1%-2% could be achievable," General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) 6

August 29, 2018 10:28 AM Qatar World Cup worker fell to his death: Contractor

DOHA: A Nepalese labourer who died working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar fell to his death, one of the main contractors at the site said. The 23-year-old scaffolder died on August 14 at the $680 million (RM2.79 billion) Al Wakrah stadium, one of the proposed venues for the controversial 2022 tournament. "We can confirm this worker lost his life. He was performing 9