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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 80

September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 69

September 5, 2018 6:05 AM ‘God’ charged over hoax bomb call to Sri Pentas

PETALING JAYA: A man, who claimed to be God, was charged at the magistrate's court today over a false call claiming there was a bomb at Sri Pentas Bandar Utama. Nur Azhan Kamaludin, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge of making criminal threats by calling Petaling Jaya police control centre and saying he had placed a bomb in Sri Pentas TV3. The unemployed 72

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 11:02 AM Soldier claims trial to misappropriating more than RM36k

KUANTAN: A soldier pleaded not guilty in the magistrate's court here today to dishonestly misappropriating RM36,113.32 belonging to a policeman. Corporal Hafizan Mohd Norwawi, 30, who is an automotive assistant at the Batu 10 Camp here, was charged with committing the offence at the Maybank ATM in Jaya Gading Petronas station here between March 24 and April 7

September 3, 2018 9:56 AM Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: Monitor

BEIRUT: An air strike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday. Four Syrians, one Iranian national and three other non-Syrian fighters were among the casualties of the strike carried out on Saturday, the war monitor said. "A convoy of Iranian forces 18

September 3, 2018 9:12 AM Che Zaimani takes over as Northeast District police chief

GEORGE TOWN: Che Zaimani Che Awang, the new Northeast District police chief in Penang, has set tackling illegal gambling as one of his key priorities. Zaimani, 57, has served in the Criminal Investigation Department, Commercial Crime Investigation Department and the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department in various parts of the country 9

September 2, 2018 10:26 AM Modified cash accounting system also shows RM16b missing: Lim

PUTRAJAYA: A total of RM16 billion of unreturned taxes has remained missing from the Fund for Tax Refund Trust Fund (TBBC) regardless of whether the government uses the modified cash basis or the accrual accounting system, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Responding to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's Facebook post, he said according 51

September 2, 2018 10:02 AM Asian Games medals a morale booster: Nicol

SEPANG: The gold and bronze medals won at her last appearance in the Asian Games will be Datuk Nicol Ann David's morale booster to pursue success in the new season of the PSA Tour championships. "It always gives nice vibes to win after sometime ... it is also good to win a gold medal in the Asian Games. "Feeling fresh after the Asian Games, I think I will start 6