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August 18, 2018 3:53 AM Asian Games: PM Mahathir congratulates national Under-23 football team

KUALA LUMPUR: The sensational win of the national Under-23 squad against South Korea in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 Friday caught the attention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Through his Twitter today, the prime minister congratulated the team, coached by Datuk Ong Kim Swee, for defeating South Korea 2-1. "Congratulations to the national 4

August 18, 2018 3:18 AM Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

WASHINGTON: Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points. Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour. Unable to build 4

August 17, 2018 12:10 PM Pesona Metro JV bags RM218.22m contract

PETALING JAYA: Pesona Metro Holdings Bhd’s joint venture (JV) with Intrasegi Sdn Bhd has been awarded a contract worth RM218.22 million for the construction of an office in Kuala Lumpur. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the group said the contract was awarded to Intrasegi Sdn Bhd-Pesona Metro Sdn Bhd JV by Pembinaan Kery Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary 4

August 16, 2018 12:52 PM India's three-time prime minister Vajpayee dead at 93

NEW DELHI: Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised. "Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me," Modi said in a tweet Thursday, using a Hindi-language honorific. "It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations 4

August 14, 2018 1:53 PM Toll concessionaires’ shares rise

PETALING JAYA: The shares of most toll concessionaires rose today after the government decided to postpone the abolishment of tolls. Among the nine toll concessionaires listed on Bursa Malaysia, Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd (Litrak) was the top gainer, rising 2.85% or 13 sen to close at RM4.69 with 704,700 shares traded today. The company, which 5

August 14, 2018 1:04 PM Lazada, Shopee, 11Street top e-commerce ranking

PETALING JAYA: Lazada, Shopee and 11Street have been ranked the top three companies in terms of the most visited website in Malaysia in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to iPrice Group’s Map of E-Commerce (MoE) list. Based in KL, iPrice Group is a privately owned online shopping aggregator. According to its portal, the MoE ranks Malaysia’s 4

August 13, 2018 9:48 AM Bursa Malaysia ends lower on selling pressure

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended lower today on selling pressure across-the-board as market sentiment remained volatile due to external factors, dealers said. At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was lower at 1,783.40, down 22.41 points, from Friday's close of 1,805.75. The index opened 2.10 points lower at 1,803.65 and moved between 8

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Police to use English on PM’s directive (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts are being made for the police to improve their command of English after a directive by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to use the language in their work. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police had already been using English for their daily briefings and operations but Mahathir has once again 7

August 13, 2018 3:50 AM Westports shares fall following deferment of container tariff hike

PETALING JAYA: Westports Holdings Bhd’s share price fell 4.47% this morning after the Port Klang Authority (PKA) postponed the second phase of the container tariff revision at Port Klang. At 11.33am, its share price was 4.47% or 17 sen lower at RM3.63 with 343,800 shares traded, making it one of the top losers this morning. Last Friday, Westports said it received 4

August 12, 2018 9:06 AM Venezuela's Maduro says he would accept FBI help over alleged murder plot

CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let US FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones — but with conditions. If US officials confirm "the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan ... I would agree for the FBI to come here," Maduro 8