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August 30, 2018 9:44 AM Balakong by-election: Abolish the tolls? Ask me: Guan Eng

BALAKONG: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said MCA should bring up the issue of toll abolishment with him if they are really concerned about the plight of the people. He said the party should not be asking Pakatan Harapan (PH)'s candidate in the Balakong state seat by-election Wong Siew Ki in their campaigning as she is not a minister. "(Wong) Siew Ki is not a minister 94

August 29, 2018 1:36 AM Alexander Zverev breezes at US Open as Polansky's luck runs out

NEW YORK: On a day when extreme heat took a toll at the US Open, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev was positively brisk in reaching the second round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Peter Polansky. Zverev, 21, needed just 96 minutes to dispatch Polansky, a Canadian who had the odd distinction of becoming the first player to make the main draw of all four Grand 90

August 28, 2018 9:46 AM Consultant reviewing Pan Borneo Highway has yet to present findings

KUALA LUMPUR: The two weeks given to the consultant appointed to review the awarded contracts in relation to the Pan Borneo Highway are over, and they must present their findings to the government. Works Minister Baru Bian said he had yet to receive any information regarding the review, which was to look for ways to reduce the cost and scope of the highway's 77

August 28, 2018 6:42 AM Toll-free travel on MEX Highway on National Day

KUALA LUMPUR: The Maju Expressway (MEX) will be toll-free for all classes of motor vehicles on Friday, Aug 31, in conjunction with National Day 2018, according to the concessionaire Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd (MESB). MESB said in a statement today that the toll-free travel can be enjoyed from 12am to 11.59pm on that date. This toll-free travel was expected 76

August 25, 2018 5:26 AM At least 18 dead in China hotel fire

BEIJING: A fire early Saturday at a hotel in China has left at least 18 people dead, according to an initial death toll given by state media. The incident started during the night in the hotel in Harbin, capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang province, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "At 10:50 (0250 GMT) 18 people were already confirmed 59

August 22, 2018 3:29 AM Why make promises already in PH manifesto, DAP asks MCA

BALAKONG: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Wong Siew Ki has accused MCA of merely following promises that PH had already made in its manifesto in the run-up to the Balakong by-election. She claimed that MCA candidate Tan Chee Teong lacked creativity in his electoral promises as his pledge of solving infrastructural issues in the area is already in PH's manifesto 57

August 21, 2018 7:52 AM Man jailed 12 years, 10 strokes of rotan for drug possession

KUALA TERENGGANU: A man was sentenced to 12 years' jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today for possession of 96.88gm of Methamphetamine. Judge Datuk Zainal Azman Ab Aziz meted out the sentence on Mohd Hakimin Kamarudin, 25, after the man pleaded guilty to the amended charge. He was jointly charged with Wan Hasanah Wan Salleh, 32, of committing 52

August 19, 2018 11:43 AM Two children killed in Algeria grenade explosion

ALGIERS: Two children have been killed and four others wounded when a homemade grenade exploded in the Ahnif area east of the Algerian capital, the El Watan newspaper said Sunday. Armed groups had placed the improvised explosive there to delay the advance of security forces pursuing them in the mountainous region, according to local media. "A homemade 69

August 18, 2018 10:08 AM Slow moving traffic reported on several major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several major expressways is reported slow moving since 3pm as more people are leaving for their hometowns in conjunction with the school holiday and the Aidiladha celebration which falls on Aug 22. A spokesman from PLUS Malaysia Berhad said traffic was slow moving from Slim River heading to Sungkai, Bidor to Gopeng and Simpang 69

August 16, 2018 2:51 PM Takeover of toll concessionaires may cost less than RM400 billion, says Pua

KUALA LUMPUR: The toll concessions takeover may cost less than the RM400 billion projected by the previous government, said Ministry of Finance special officer Tony Pua. "The RM400 billion figure was being tossed around by the previous government by taking into account the compensation to be paid to the toll concessionaires which includes future gains 49