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September 1, 2018 9:02 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, President Joko Widodo said Saturday following its successful staging of the 18th Asian Games. Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved the country has the ability to host the world's most prestigious multi-sports event 8

August 24, 2018 5:17 AM 'Malaysia 1' number plate collects record RM1.1m

PUTRAJAYA: The "Malaysia 1" special number plate received a bid of RM1.1 million, making it the highest amount paid for a single car plate. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the government has collected over RM13.16 million for the "Malaysia" special plate series, with a total of 3,353 successful tenders from an overall 9,166 bidders 11

August 21, 2018 5:52 AM Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

TEHRAN: Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran on Tuesday. Images on state television showed President Hassan Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new "Kowsar" plane at the National Defence Industry exhibition. It is a fourth-generation fighter, with "advanced avionics" and multi-purpose radar, the Tasnim news agency 11

August 14, 2018 5:14 AM First in line for Urbanscapes

U MOBILE users can get a headstart on tickets to this year's Urbanscapes music event in November, with the early bird ticket sales today, two days before anyone else. Be the first to get tickets to catch Urbanscapes Presents Khalid on Nov 4 at 8pm at KL Live (RM269), and the Unlimited Grooves Festival on Nov 10 at 3pm at Chin Woo Stadium (RM199). The latter 9

August 10, 2018 11:32 AM Erdogan says Turkey 'won't lose economic war' after lira crash

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pledged that Turkey would prevail in an "economic war" after the lira crashed to historic lows over Ankara's strains with Washington. "We will not lose the economic war," state-run TRT Haber television quoted Erdogan as saying in his first reaction to the latest lira plunge. The state-run Anadolu 15

August 6, 2018 7:17 AM Sarawak-China trade at RM15.8b last year: Abang Johari

KUCHING: Trade between Sarawak and China stood at RM15.8 billion last year, with Sarawak's exports recorded at RM10.1 billion, while imports amounted to RM5.7 billion. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the business collaboration between the two countries is based on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and petroleum products, palm oil, timber 11

July 30, 2018 2:47 AM Cheung back for encore

Back by popular demand, ‘God of Song’ Jacky Cheung (below) will be returning to Kuala Lumpur for his Encore World Tour, after three successful sell-out shows in January. Organised by Star Planet, Cheung’s earlier A Classic Tour at the Axiata Arena drew an impressive 40,000-strong crowd. After his stop in the country, Cheung went on to perform for fans in the US, Australia 12

July 20, 2018 9:13 AM Salcon bags RM9.95 million sewage treatment plant job

PETALING JAYA: Salcon Bhd's unit Envitech Sdn Bhd has been awarded a RM9.95 million contract by Seriemas Development Sdn Bhd to design and construct a sewage treatment plant and carry out its associated works in Kuala Langat, Selangor. The job scope entails the design, obtaining approval, construction, completion, maintenance and handing over of a proposed 9

July 19, 2018 7:44 AM Prudential Astro Masters returns with RM300,000 in prizes

PETALING JAYA: The search for the best amateur golfer continues with the 21st edition of the Prudential Astro Masters (PAM), making it the longest and most successful national amateur golf series in Malaysia. PAM 2018 offers amateur golfers the arena to show off their talent, vying for the top berths to compete at the Grand Finals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 21

July 15, 2018 12:10 AM Pre-clearance system for Haj pilgrims a success: Saudi official

SEPANG: The full cooperation given by the Malaysian government to Saudi Arabia has resulted in the smooth handling of Haj pilgrims going through the pre-clearance system. Saudi Arabia's Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al Yahya said Malaysian Haj pilgrims were the first in the world to be introduced to the pre-clearance programme at the point 11