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September 5, 2018 7:56 AM 'No helmet, no fuel' for Bangladesh bikers

DHAKA: Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying fuel at filling stations in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said. The move is part of efforts to quell tensions after the city of nearly 20 million people was rocked by angry protests about poor road safety last month. "The petrol pumps (owners) have already been told not to sell fuel to any motor 68

September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 72

September 5, 2018 6:05 AM ‘God’ charged over hoax bomb call to Sri Pentas

PETALING JAYA: A man, who claimed to be God, was charged at the magistrate's court today over a false call claiming there was a bomb at Sri Pentas Bandar Utama. Nur Azhan Kamaludin, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge of making criminal threats by calling Petaling Jaya police control centre and saying he had placed a bomb in Sri Pentas TV3. The unemployed 76

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 63

September 5, 2018 2:01 AM US to lead Security Council talks on Iran in late September: Haley

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of heads of state of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim is to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged 59

September 4, 2018 12:57 PM IJM to build Affin Bank HQ at TRX

PETALING JAYA: IJM Corp Bhd has secured a RM505 million contract from Affin Bank Bhd for the construction of its 47-storey office building at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Kuala Lumpur. IJM told Bursa Malaysia its wholly owned subsidiary IJM Construction Sdn Bhd had accepted the letter of award from Affin Bank for the construction and completion of the superstructure 26

September 4, 2018 11:00 AM Selangor to reallocate RM200k to each BN assemblyman

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government will reallocate RM200,000 to each Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman in the state to carry out projects for the people's well-being. Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said the allocation was the policy of the state government and it was prepared to give it even though the BN assemblymen used to reject the allocation 21

September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 26

September 4, 2018 9:56 AM Henderson signs new contract with Liverpool

LONDON: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Monday. Henderson has emerged as a key figure under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the new deal is a reward for the England midfielder's fine form. The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from Sunderland 20

September 4, 2018 7:17 AM Woman loses RM34,101 to foreigner she met on Facebook

KUANTAN: A 60-year-old woman paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting an acquaintance on Facebook after she was cheated off RM34,101 last month. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim said she wanted to help a man known as Ying Jimmy, who claimed to be an American, to start a business 24