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July 14, 2018 2:18 AM Two workers die in operations at construction site

KUALA LUMPUR: Work at the construction site at Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, here was stopped immediately after an incident that killed two workers early on Thursday morning. The Human Resource Ministry said in a statement last night that six workers were carrying out concrete works on the 15th floor of the building concerned when the concrete slabs and formwork 59

July 13, 2018 5:04 AM Lim Kit Siang as House Speaker?

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang is the right choice for Dewan Rakyat Speaker as he has the experience and knowledge to carry out such a task, the party’s Youth wing has said. There has been ongoing speculation on who will be appointed to the role. PKR’s Datuk Johari Abdul’s name was previously brought up, but he has since said that he will not be accepting 41

July 11, 2018 10:06 AM 'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea: UN aid chief

SEOUL: The United Nations' humanitarian chief said Wednesday he had seen "clear evidence" of need in North Korea — where one fifth of children are malnourished — during a rare trip. Mark Lowcock's visit to the impoverished, isolated country this week is the first such trip by a UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator 85

July 10, 2018 1:41 PM MoF to stop funding LRT3 unless cost falls drastically

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will not support any additional funding required for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) unless the cost is "significantly rationalised" without compromising the rail network's integrity, safety and service quality. In a statement today, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the ministry had requested project 30

July 8, 2018 9:08 AM Tealive Asia to stay open for the time being

KUALA LUMPUR: All outlets of Tealive Asia will remain open until further instruction from the courts, the company said on its social media. Tealive operator Loob Holdings Sdn Bhd has filed for an appeal and the matter will be heard in the Federal Court on July 16. Loob Holdings lost in its application to stay an injunction order granted by the Court 35

July 8, 2018 2:49 AM Celia Chang: I didn’t sleep with Najib’s son

PETALING JAYA: Taiwanese actress Celia Chang has denied sleeping with the son of embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. In an exclusive report on Friday, Taiwan's Apple Daily said Chang and Mohd Nazifuddin were on a date in Taipei's Xinyi district a day ealier. They were seen sharing two bottles of red wine in a restaurant before 55

July 7, 2018 11:55 AM 'Walk Stop Talk: Six Hours Quarter Million Messages’ programme to disseminate anti-graft messages

KUALA LUMPUR: The nationwide 'Walk Stop Talk: Six Hours Quarter Million Messages' programme was held today to disseminate anti-corruption messages among members of the public. Organised by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Teacher Education (IPGM) and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the programme 21

July 6, 2018 6:47 AM Return to 'core purpose', PM tells Khazanah

KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the country's sovereign wealth fund, should go back to one of its core purposes of helping the Bumiputras, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. He said the fund was initially formed to buy shares allocated to the Bumiputras, who would normally buy shares and sell them to others immediately. "So to stop them from doing 35

July 3, 2018 8:47 AM FT Ministry to probe DBKL sale of land: Khalid

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territories Ministry is to conduct an internal investigation soon into the alleged sale of 64 lots of government land by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to developers. The new Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad, said the ministry would give its full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if there 27

July 3, 2018 7:35 AM Australian senator accused of 'slut-shaming' parliamentarian

SYDNEY: An Australian senator has been accused of "slut-shaming" a fellow parliamentarian after telling her to "stop shagging men" in a grubby dispute that Tuesday saw the prime minister demand an apology. David Leyonhjelm made the derogatory remarks about fellow senator Sarah Hanson-Young during a heated debate in parliament's upper house last week about 47