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August 7, 2018 11:49 PM Boro swat aside Sheffield United, West Brom snatch first point

LONDON: Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Tuesday, while West Brom struck late at Nottingham Forest to grab their first point of the English Championship season. Middlesbrough, who scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Millwall in their season-opener on Saturday, carried on from where they left off at the Riverside 4

August 3, 2018 7:30 AM EPF CEO Shahril appointed Khazanah MD

PETALING JAYA: Khazanah Nasional Bhd today announced that Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan has been appointed as its managing director. In a statement released by the sovereign wealth fund today, it said Shahril will assume the post on Aug 20. Shahril, 48, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), having been appointed 8

August 2, 2018 9:52 AM National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land: Xavier

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar (pix). Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own land. "If we want to do something 3

August 1, 2018 3:19 PM No plans to change ruling on uniforms for air stewardess: Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: The uniforms of air steward and stewardess or flight attendants of airline companies in the country should be in compliance with the criteria stipulated by the aviation authority, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. He said it also depended on the policy of the airline companies concerned where they were also required to comply with the stipulated 6

August 1, 2018 1:14 PM Exports to pick up in June, says RAM

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s export growth is expected to pick up to 8.7% in June from 3.4% in May on the back of steady demand from key export markets, while trade surplus is projected to stand at RM11.1 billion said RAM Ratings. The increase is expected despite the slowdown envisaged due to the Hari Raya festive season – thanks to the continued improvement 6

July 31, 2018 3:10 PM Guan Eng: Arul Kanda offered RM5 million for six-months work

KUALA LUMPUR: Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former chief of troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), was offered a payment of RM5 million for a six-month period between January and June this year by the previous government. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said this salary package was approved by former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. "RM2.5 million 4

July 31, 2018 2:31 AM First Senate Democrat meets with Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee finally met with a Democrat on Monday, as Senator Joe Manchin bucked his party and welcomed Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill. The appeals court judge offered smiles but no remarks to reporters as he entered Manchin's office and left two hours later — the longest of his meetings to date with senators 8

July 30, 2018 11:31 AM Nurul Izzah proposes establishment of parliamentary committee on Syariah law empowerment

KUALA LUMPUR: Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has proposed the establishment of a parliamentary committee pertaining to the empowerment of Syariah law. She said the committee could serve as a platform for the MPs to discuss various matters holistically and comprehensively the problems faced by the people on related issues including child marriages 6

July 25, 2018 12:31 PM Khairy: I turned down Umno posts to be the independent voice

KUALA LUMPUR: Khairy Jamaluddin has acknowledged turning down offers by Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to take up top positions in the party, saying he wanted to be the independent voice within Umno. The former Umno Youth chief said while he remained a party member, he did not want to be tied to the party's decisions for the time being 8

July 17, 2018 11:57 PM 'Africa real' World Cup winners, says Venezuela's Maduro

CARACAS: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage. "The French team seems like the African team, in reality, Africa won, the African immigrants who arrived in France 12