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August 21, 2018 2:24 PM Penang govt to meet affordable housing pledge by 2020

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government will meet its 14th General Election pledge to build 75,000 units of low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable houses in the state by 2020. State Housing, Local Government and Urban and Rural Development Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state government was confident the total could exceed 100,000 units 57

August 21, 2018 12:39 PM Ministry identifies 12 locations as drowning 'hotspots'

KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry, via the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM), has identified 12 hotspot locations nationwide as high-risk areas for drowning incidents. In a statement today, the ministry's Water Activities Safety Council said the JBPM had been ordered to be on standby mode at all the high-risk areas during 45

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. India were 194 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day, a commanding lead of 362 runs. Pujara was 56 not out and India captain Kohli, who made 97 in the first innings 76

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 51

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 44

August 17, 2018 9:37 AM New rabies case detected in S'wak

KUCHING: One new case of rabies infection on human has been detected in Sarawak, bringing the total number of cases reported in the state since June 30 last year to 12. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement today, said the latest case involved a 49-year-old man from Sri Aman, who was currently in critical condition and being 36

August 17, 2018 8:50 AM Three MoUs on palm oil and rubber to be signed in China

PETALING JAYA: Three agreements on palm oil and rubber will be signed during a trade mission to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber in China, said the Primary Industries Ministry. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University is on promotion of Malaysian biofuel in the republic while 76

August 17, 2018 6:47 AM Negri Sembilan records 2,192 HFMD cases until yesterday

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Health Department recorded a total of 2,192 cases of hand, foot and mouth diseases (HFMD) to date this year, said the state Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman S. Veerapan. He said the number of cases indicated that there had been an increase of 258.8% compared to 611 cases recorded in the same period 44

August 16, 2018 12:37 PM 14 tender packages for food & beverage outlets at KLIA issued

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has issued 14 tender packages for retail as well as food and beverage (F&B) outlets at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The packages comprising 22 lots in total and are divided into two groups; package deal category and standard category, it said in a statement. Under the package deal, MAHB said bidders 90

August 15, 2018 2:51 PM Public Bank posts 4.8% jump in Q2 net profit, declares 32 sen dividend

PETALING JAYA: Public Bank Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 rose 4.8% to RM1.40 billion from RM1.33 billion a year ago due mainly to higher net interest income, higher income from Islamic banking business, lower loan impairment allowance and higher net fee and commission income. Revenue jumped 5.2% to RM5.44 billion compared 84