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August 27, 2018 5:45 AM MSWG to monitor all financially troubled and China-based companies from 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG) will expand its assessment coverage to include all Practice Note 17(PN17) companies and China based listed companies from next year. The minority shareholders activism group's CEO Devanesan Evanson told reporters that the decision to monitor all PN17 companies and China based listed companies 77

August 26, 2018 10:02 AM Athletes show off their national pride as Merdeka Day approaches

GEORGE TOWN: As the nation marks the 61st National Day celebrations with the annual pomp and splendour, citizens from all walks of life mark the occasion through their own unique approaches. In Kampung Bukit Pelanduk at Permatang Pauh, two friends have set off on some 380km bicycle ride to mark the occasion. "We want to instil the spirit of patriotism 80

August 26, 2018 12:17 AM Three police reports against FB account owner for threats against Deputy Minister

KUANTAN: Three police reports have been lodged against a Facebook account owner Mohd Azmi Ismail who allegedly posted rude remarks and threatened Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh (pix), who is also Kuantan MP. The report was made by Teruntum State Assemblyman Sim Chon Siang, Special Officer to Fuziah, Fakhrul Anuar Zulkawi 222

August 25, 2018 1:21 PM Perak not rushing to terminate contracts of political appointees

TAPAH: The Pakatan Harapan-led state government is in no hurry to terminate the contracts of individuals who served the previous government as political appointees, including those in government-linked companies (GLCs), according to Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. He said the state government was taking a more rational approach by considering the impact 55

August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 269

August 25, 2018 6:56 AM Awards not merely for those who support leaders in power: Mahathir

LANGKAWI: Awards will only be given to those who serve the nation and not for individuals whose only contribution is supporting leaders in power, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the conferring of honours should not be taken lightly as had been done by the previous Barisan Nasional government. "When Najib was in power, everyone got rewarded 61

August 25, 2018 4:56 AM Balakong by-election: Candidates, party machinery wooing voters

KAJANG: It would not be an understatement to say that veteran politician Lim Kit Siang is a celebrity among many communities, and in Balakong, he draws crowds who turn up in large numbers to hear him speak. When he turned up at the Pekan Batu 11 market in the Balakong state constituency recently, large crowds followed him around, sticking their hands 49

August 25, 2018 4:13 AM Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" Saturday on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh. About 700,000 of the Muslim minority poured across the border after attacks by the Myanmar military and Buddhist groups that the United Nations has likened 97

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 90

August 25, 2018 1:54 AM Nurul Izzah urges for more practical rules for PKR elections

BUKIT MERTAJAM: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar (pix) wants the Central Election Committee (JPP) to implement more realistic rules for the sake of all candidates contesting in the party. Nurul Izzah, who is also Permatang Pauh MP, said it was difficult if the new rules introduced by the JPP was not practical as the PKR election was very challenging 50