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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 87

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 10

August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 14

August 27, 2018 1:31 AM One killed, 20 injured in trailer-bus crash in Alor Gajah

ALOR GAJAH: An accident between an express bus and a trailer, with one fatality and 20 others injured, was reported at Km214.4 of the North-South Expressway (southbound) early today. Alor Gajah Fire and Rescue Station operations commander PBK II Selomon Ismail said the station received a distress call at 1.53am and nine firemen were sent to the scene 22

August 26, 2018 12:17 AM Three police reports against FB account owner for threats against Deputy Minister

KUANTAN: Three police reports have been lodged against a Facebook account owner Mohd Azmi Ismail who allegedly posted rude remarks and threatened Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh (pix), who is also Kuantan MP. The report was made by Teruntum State Assemblyman Sim Chon Siang, Special Officer to Fuziah, Fakhrul Anuar Zulkawi 57

August 20, 2018 2:59 PM 14 killed in Rio police, military operations

RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." The military 13

August 17, 2018 10:44 AM Mercury Industries' PR1MA job terminated

PETALING JAYA: Mercury Industries Bhd's 70%-owned subsidiary Paramount Bounty Sdn Bhd's (PBSB) RM73.06 million contract for the construction of 648 units of serviced apartments in Malacca under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) has been terminated. "The project, which was initially awarded by Upaya Jernih Sdn Bhd to PBSB has been terminated 9

August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 26

August 16, 2018 4:41 AM Haze in Penang at unhealthy level

GEORGE TOWN: The haze in Penang has reached an unhealthy level as its Air Pollutant Index (API) on mainland has exceeded 100 as of noon today. According to the API index in Department of Environment (DOE) site, Seberang Jaya has recorded 123 while Bukit Tengah recorded 108 readings. On the island, it is close to the unhealthy level with a reading of 98, which 10

August 15, 2018 11:29 AM Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

LONDON: A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain 16