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August 24, 2018 9:51 AM King will not confer titles in conjunction with official birthday celebration

PETALING JAYA: In a break with tradition, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not confer titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations next month. According to an exclusive news report by an online news portal, this was confirmed by an officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Another source told the portal that the Agong would 57

August 24, 2018 9:21 AM Bintai Kinden receives RM1.63m contract from TNB

PETALING JAYA: Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd has secured a RM1.63 million contract from Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to undertake the reconfiguration and retrofitting works for 132kV bulk supply to main intake substation (PMU) 132/33kV KLCC2, Kuala Lumpur. The group told Bursa Malaysia that the contract is non-renewable and estimated to be completed within 214 days from the commencement 73

August 24, 2018 8:18 AM PUC ties up with Revenue Monster to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: PUC Bhd is collaborating with Revenue Monster Sdn Bhd to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions in Malaysia. PUC Bhd told the stock exchange that its wholly owned subsidiary Founder Pay Sdn Bhd had inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Revenue Monster, whereby Founder Pay will lease Android-based payment terminals to Revenue Monster 75

August 24, 2018 6:22 AM Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom's human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to "engage diplomatically" with Saudi Arabia 78

August 24, 2018 6:13 AM Saudi medical trainees' departure from Canada delayed

OTTAWA: Saudi medical students may remain in Canada and care for patients up to three weeks past a deadline that Riyadh had set for their departure amid a diplomatic spat, several universities confirmed Thursday. The extension to Sept 22 was granted after Saudi Arabia, outraged over Canadian calls for the release of activists, ordered all Saudi students 71

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 46

August 24, 2018 4:31 AM Migrants who stormed Morocco-Spain border sent back

MADRID: Spain on Thursday sent back to Morocco 116 migrants who had forced their way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in a mass expulsion condemned by human rights activists. "The 116 sub-Saharan migrants who entered Spain via the Ceuta border illegally yesterday (Wednesday) have been sent back to Morocco," the Ceuta prefecture said in a statement 58

August 24, 2018 1:16 AM Lone Thai assailant fires 11 shots at cop

PADANG BESAR: A lone Thai assailant fired 11 shots at a police post along the Padang Besar-Thai border on Wednesday. In the incident, the man approached the post and called out to a policeman who was guarding the area. "As the policeman, a 34-year-old corporal approached the assailant, he whipped out an object that resembled a pistol. "The cop quickly 57

August 23, 2018 1:19 PM Police cripple gang stealing from visitors in Lake Garden

SHAH ALAM: Shah Alam police crippled a gang that has been stealing from visitors at the Lake Garden Section 14 here following the arrest of three local men on Tuesday (Aug 14). Shah Alam District Police chief ACP Baharuddin Mat Taib said police managed to solve eight cases involving visitors to the lake with the arrest of the three suspects. "This gang was targeting 41

August 23, 2018 12:04 PM Trump says market would 'crash' if he were impeached

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Thursday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached. "I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse 49