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September 5, 2018 7:51 AM EPF sees 7.64% increase in investment income in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) saw a 7.64% increase in total investment income to RM12.39 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 against RM11.51 billion in the previous corresponding period. In a statement released today, the pension fund's deputy CEO (Investment) Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif said the trading environment 13

September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 16

September 5, 2018 2:57 AM Telcos told to stop charging SST on prepaid reloads by MoF

PETALING JAYA: Telecommunications companies have been instructed to stop charging the Sales and Services Tax (SST) on Malaysians for the purchase of prepaid reloads. The Finance Ministry said this tax exemption on prepaid services was to address the issue of companies having difficulties in adjusting their systems in view of the SST implementation on Sept 1. The ministry 17

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 15

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 13

September 4, 2018 10:08 AM Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment 17

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 13

September 3, 2018 4:16 PM 10 Malaysians detained in Bangkok will be deported back soon

BANGKOK: Ten Malaysian citizens detained by the Thai police in a raid on the Macau Scam syndicate last month will be deported back to Malaysia soon. The matter was confirmed by Royal Malaysia Police assistant liaison officer at the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand, Supt Ridzuan Abdul Aziz. "All of them will be deported to Malaysia soon," he told Bernama 8

September 3, 2018 7:40 AM Case settled, Rafizi Ramli apologises to Abdul Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR: The case of former minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan's suit against Mohd Rafizi Ramli was settled after the PKR vice-president apologised to him for allegedly issuing a defamatory statement on the organisation of the 2017 Negaraku Expo. Mohd Rafizi's apology was read out by his attorney Abdul Halim Abdul 9

September 2, 2018 3:31 PM Rescued male elephant dies

LAHAD DATU: A male elephant, aged about five years, that was rescued at Ulu Segama Forest Reserve, Lahad Datu on Tuesday, died today. Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) Public Relation Officer, Siti Nur'ain Ampuan Acheh said the rescued elephant died at 8.20am while on the way for treatment at the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary in Kinabatangan. "A post mortem 5