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July 22, 2018 11:11 AM Japan urges caution over Trump’s complaint on strong dollar

BUENOS AIRES: Japan should be careful about recent remarks by US President Donald Trump on currencies and might need to convince Washington its monetary easing is not aimed at weakening the yen but beating deflation, a finance ministry official said on Saturday. The US dollar fell the most in three weeks on Friday against a basket of six major currencies 5

July 17, 2018 3:32 PM Awer calls for audits of all power projects awarded from 2011 onwards

PETALING JAYA: The Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer), which had consistently called on the Barisan Nasional government to abandon direct negotiations for power plant projects, has asked the Pakatan Harapan government to audit all approval processes and awards of power plant in KeTTHA, the Energy Commission and the Sustainable Energy 4

July 17, 2018 4:47 AM King praises new government for upholding transparency

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today opened the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament, and praised the new government for upholding transparency. His Majesty made particular reference to the government's revealing of the actual financial position of the country, its review of expenditure and costs of projects 7

July 15, 2018 7:50 AM Not a Renong 2.0, please

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commanded the support of the majority in forming a new Malaysia. A sizeable number in government-linked companies (GLCs) were and are still with the 93-year-old prime minister in his mission to reform the government and reduce excesses. But his plan to change the way some GLCs and their parent company work would 8

July 12, 2018 6:24 AM Yinson expects to conclude Nigerian FPSO deal in September

KUALA LUMPUR: Yinson Holdings Bhd, which is currently in exclusive talks to supply a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to Nigeria's First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Ltd (First E&P), expects to conclude the negotiation in September this year. Previously, the FPSO specialist said it expects to seal the deal by June 30. "We intend 8

July 8, 2018 1:17 AM Brazil's Fernandinho target of racist insults after World Cup own goal

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia. Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a "monkey", while some even threatened to kill him after 13

July 6, 2018 12:39 AM England's Pickford had World Cup shoot-out notes on water bottle

A water bottle may have helped England end their World Cup penalty shoot-out misery. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's bottle contained notes on the preferred target target areas of Colombia's players during their last-16 penalty shoot-out, UK media reported on Thursday. He reportedly received it from goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson and kept it wrapped 32

July 5, 2018 5:07 PM Voting age should be lowered to 18: Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR: The voting age, or eligibility to vote in Malaysia, should be lowered to 18 years compared to 21 years now, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pix). "My target is it can be done ahead of the 15th General Election. But first we have to have a political exposure programme for young people," he told reporters after 17

July 5, 2018 6:43 AM Matrade encourages SMEs to be part of its initiatives

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) is encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate aggressively in the various initiatives undertaken by the trade promotion agency in order to boost their business. Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sharimahton Mat Saleh said financial assistance offered under the Market 12

July 5, 2018 5:34 AM RTM reform in accordance with current needs: Eddin Syazlee

KUALA LUMPUR: The reform of Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will be in accordance with current needs, particularly in facing the challenge of the new digital era, said Eddin Syazlee Shith, the new Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia. He also said that the reform would not jeopardise the vision and mission of RTM as a platform for the dissemination 8