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April 10, 2018 1:42 PM Syria invites global watchdog to Douma to probe chemical claims

DAMASCUS: Syria's government has invited the global chemical watchdog to visit the rebel-held town where an alleged toxic gas attack killed dozens at the weekend, state media said Tuesday. Syria has denied accusations it unleashed a gas attack on the town of Douma, the last opposition town in the battered enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus 78

April 10, 2018 10:55 AM Weekday poll not without precedent, says Salleh

Salleh said in the 1995 and 1999 general elections, polling day was also held on a working day. ― Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak today stressed that the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to set the polling date for the 14th general election (GE14) on a working day is not unprecedented 20

April 9, 2018 7:06 AM Ireka, Japan's Hankyu Hanshin to develop RM400m Nilai property project

PETALING JAYA: Ireka Corp Bhd is partnering with Japan's Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp to develop a property development project called Rimbun Kasia in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, which carries a gross development value (GDV) of over RM400 million. At 3pm, Ireka shares were up 5.5 sen or 9.5% to 63.5 sen on some 33,100 shares done. Ireka said in a statement 41

April 4, 2018 12:56 PM Muted impact from lawsuit against MAHB

PETALING JAYA: MIDF Research believes the impact of the lawsuit filed by a contractor against Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will be muted considering that provisions of over RM40 million have been made for it. “Assuming that the judgement goes against MAHB, the impact will be circa 19% of MAHB’s earnings given that the amount claimed is RM44 million 27

April 4, 2018 10:44 AM Boeing hit by US-China tariff war in boost to Airbus jets

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A321-211 descends before landing at Hong Kong Airport, April 4, 2018. — Reuters picBEIJING, April 4 — Boeing Co, the biggest US exporter, suffered a setback in China after the country proposed an additional 25 per cent tariff on US aircraft in a retaliatory move, giving rival Airbus SE a leg-up in a market set to the become 79

April 4, 2018 6:35 AM AirAsia to launch Penang-Hanoi, Phuket flights in July

Flights from Penang to Hanoi will operate four times weekly, while flights to Phuket will operate with daily direct flights. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Low-cost airline, AirAsia, will fly to Hanoi (Vietnam) and Phuket (Thailand) with direct flights from Penang, starting July 1, 2018. In a statement today, AirAsia said, the routes, which marked 104

April 3, 2018 12:54 PM CIMB partners Sompo for bancassurance

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd and Sompo Holdings (Asia) Pte Ltd have launched their bancassurance partnership in Malaysia, whereby CIMB will distribute Sompo’s non-life insurance solutions through its distribution network. This Malaysian partnership forms part of the CIMB-Sompo regional partnership arrangement, which also includes Singapore 64

April 3, 2018 7:57 AM Malaysia Airlines opens ticket purchase on Facebook messenger

SEPANG, April 3 — National carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) unveiled today three digital initiatives, including one that allows its customers to buy flight tickets through Facebook Messenger. Its chief commercial officer Arved von zur Muehlen said the airlines was moving towards mobile aviation as its studies showed more than half of Malaysians 111

April 1, 2018 11:20 AM ECRL will be scrapped should Pakatan Harapan come to power: Tun M

PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would do away with the ongoing East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) should the Opposition coalition come into power following the 14th General Election. He said the project's cost of RM55 billion and practicality upon completion as unfeasible in his reasoning to scrap the project away. "A train 21

March 29, 2018 12:05 AM Amsterdam airport unveils new ‘clean-air’ bus fleet

By 2021 more than 260 electric buses will be running on roads around Schiphol, covering some 30 million kilometres per year. ― AFP picAMSTERDAM, March 29 ― Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport yesterday saw the launch of 100 new electric passenger buses, said to be the largest fleet of its kind in Europe, as it pursues clean-air targets. More than 100,000 passengers 181