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August 18, 2018 3:53 AM Asian Games: PM Mahathir congratulates national Under-23 football team

KUALA LUMPUR: The sensational win of the national Under-23 squad against South Korea in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 Friday caught the attention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Through his Twitter today, the prime minister congratulated the team, coached by Datuk Ong Kim Swee, for defeating South Korea 2-1. "Congratulations to the national 4

August 16, 2018 9:24 AM Thai court sentences M'sian drug dealer 'Iceman' to death

BANGKOK: A Malaysian drug dealer dubbed the "Iceman" was sentenced to death today by a court in Thailand after he was convicted of running a narcotics network that funnelled huge profits into legitimate businesses. Tun Hung Seong was arrested in April last year after a tip-off that he had hired a man to smuggle nearly 300kg of crystal meth – known as ice – through 3

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 5

August 14, 2018 7:16 AM Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

SYDNEY: A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home. Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse 4

August 13, 2018 2:46 PM Malaysia-China relations have hit rock bottom, and Mahathir knows it

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a stern warning to China against further militarising the South China Sea (see news item below). Speaking to The Associated Press days ahead of his visit to Beijing, the Prime Minister announced that he would seek to cancel multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects that his predecessor, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, signed 7

August 12, 2018 2:42 AM Koepka grabs PGA lead as Tiger joins crowded title hunt

ST. LOUIS: Two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka seized a two-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods charged into contention for his first major title in 10 years. Fourth-ranked Koepka, who had stretched the lead as large as five shots, fired a four-under par 66 to stand on 12-under 198 after 54 holes at Bellerive 9

August 10, 2018 11:35 AM Colin George Harvey is new 7-Eleven CEO

PETALING JAYA: Colin George Harvey has been appointed as the new CEO of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd effective August 10. Harvey, 48, replaces acting CEO Ho Meng, who is also the executive director of 7-Eleven Malaysia. Former CEO Gary Thomas Brown stepped down in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Harvey served as an independent director of the board 7

August 9, 2018 5:16 AM Penang CM asks Najib not to mislead public over PIL 1 Highway, ECRL

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has asked former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak not to mislead the public by distorting what he described as two distinctly different infrastructure projects – the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) Highway and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). He said there were major differences between a highway 5

August 7, 2018 11:35 AM Kuching Nissan service advisor most competent in Asia

TAN Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Sdn Bhd (TCEAS) recently emerged as champion in the Nissan Service Advisor Excellence Competency (NISAC) Award Asia Regional Contest held in Thailand. Ernest Chong Ruichen (pix, top) from Nissan Kuching 3S Centre, who took national honours in the NISAC National Contest in April 2018, was chosen to represent Malaysia for the regional 15

August 7, 2018 6:23 AM Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

SAO PAULO: Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said. A Supreme Court justice overturned a lower court judge's decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans 5