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August 7, 2018 6:23 AM Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

SAO PAULO: Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said. A Supreme Court justice overturned a lower court judge's decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans 41

August 6, 2018 1:23 PM KKB bags Petronas Carigali contract

PETALING JAYA: KKB Engineering Bhd’s subsidiary OceanMight Sdn Bhd (OMSB) has been awarded a contract by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning of wellhead platforms for the D18 Phase 2 project. With the award of D18 Phase 2 project, the total combined contract sum for both D28 Phase 1 and D18 Phase 68

August 6, 2018 12:35 PM 2,380 students affected by HFMD: Education Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 2,380 pupils from 950 schools have been affected by the Hand, Foot and Mouth (HFMD) disease as of yesterday (Aug 5). The Education Ministry in a statement today said that 149 regular classes, 65 pre-school classes and five schools had been ordered closed by the Ministry of Health under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 39

August 6, 2018 12:01 PM Over 3,000 schools nationwide with low student population

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,015 schools are categorised as schools with low student population as of May 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said out of the total 2,054 schools, 601 were Chinese National Type Schools (SJKC) and 360 Tamil SJK. "The decline in this enrolment may be due to the migration of residents 50

August 6, 2018 10:00 AM Satu CEO in remand for power abuse

KUALA TERENGGANU: A chief executive officer of the state's water concessionaire, Syarikat Air Terengganu (Satu), is in remand for six days beginning today for power abuse, involving an allocation of RM380,000 for renovation work of a water distribution centre which later became his home. The remand order was issued by Kuala Terengganu Magistrate/Session 68

August 6, 2018 5:33 AM Audit report: Seven ministries achieve excellent results

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven of the 25 ministries achieved excellent results in financial management (Index Accountability) last year, said Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad. Based on the 2017 Auditor-General's Report (LKAN) Series 1, she said 16 ministries had achieved good levels, while another two achieved satisfactory levels. "In addition, 13 Departments 42

August 6, 2018 2:35 AM Malaysians reported safe in Lombok: Malaysian Embassy

JAKARTA: Malaysians in Lombok are reported to be safe following the 7-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale yesterday. Malaysian Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia, Zamshari Shaharan said the embassy managed to contact a total of 84 Malaysians at several locations in Lombok so far this morning and had been informed they were safe. "They are reported 25

August 5, 2018 8:50 AM Dr Mahathir to visit Japan from Aug 6 to 9

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be undertaking a working visit to Fukuoka and Oita, Japan from tomorrow until Aug 9. The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement today said Dr Mahathir will be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, as well as officials 41

August 5, 2018 8:16 AM Rafizi confirms contesting PKR deputy presidency

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli confirms he will be contesting for the party deputy presidency in its upcoming polls, following the submission of his nomination form today. The form was submitted by his representative at PKR headquarters here at about 11.30am. According to PKR Elections Committee secretary Ismail Yusof, they had received 35

August 2, 2018 1:18 PM 5,082 specialist doctors serving Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: There are a total of 5,082 specialist doctors in various fields currently serving the Health Ministry, as of May 31 this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said of the total, surgeons made up the biggest number with 300. He said the ministry had always encouraged medical officers to undergo specialist 28