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June 21, 2018 9:09 AM USM is world’s 14th best young university

GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has been listed as the world's 14th best young university in the recently released Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 under 50 global rankings. It was ranked 23rd in 2016. USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail said the significant improvement is a result of the university's continuous improvement as a learning 5

June 10, 2018 5:14 AM Six measures for best health services: Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health will implement six measures to address various issues related to health services and facilities to ensure the provision of best health services to the people, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pix). He said the first measure was to raise the capacity of public hospitals by building new facilities and at the same time upgrading 5

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 16

April 3, 2018 1:27 PM Pakatan Harapan wants to abolish some laws, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Pakatan Harapan will abolish several laws if they win the coming general election. ― Picture by Ahmad ZamzahuriKUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Pakatan Harapan will abolish several laws including the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 which was passed by Parliament today, if they win the coming general election, according to its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir 11

March 29, 2018 7:13 AM Bank Islam aims to issue 50,000 Visa-BAM debit cards by end 2018

BAM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria (centre) is pictured during the launch of Bank Islam’s BAM debit card at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur March 29, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd targets to issue 50,000 new Visa Debit Card-i (Islamic) by year-end under its latest co-branding effort with the Badminton 13

March 26, 2018 7:58 AM Report: Malaysia has most restrictive legal environment for female migrant workers

According to the report, a migrant working in a Malaysian factory found to be pregnant is immediately deported at her own expense. — AFP picCHENNAI, March 26 — Women migrant workers in parts of Asia risk being deported if they become pregnant, forcing many to have unwanted abortions or abandon their newborns, researchers said today. Migrant workers in garment 14

March 26, 2018 12:04 AM Sarajevo schools plagued by hoax bomb alerts at exam time

A familly of migrants, consult a medical worker from Doctors without Borders (MSF) aid organisation, in a room of a repurposed Sarajevo suburban house, on March 19, 2018. — AFP picSARAJEVO, March 26 — Schools in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo have been plagued by around 20 bomb alerts over the past two weeks, all of which have turned out to be hoaxes 7

March 22, 2018 1:57 AM Here are US targets most vulnerable to China trade retaliation

Workers transport imported soybean products at Langshan port of Nantong Port Group, in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China March 9, 2018. — Reuters picBEIJING, March 22 — China could hit back with measures against America’s US$140 billion (RM548 billion) of annual exports to the Asian powerhouse if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs. The president is expected 22

March 21, 2018 3:20 AM Malaysia on track to complete autonomous vehicle R&D by 2025, says deputy minister

Datuk Chua Tee Yong said in this regard, the automotive sector would remain competitive, with automated vehicles being in demand in the future. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysia is on track towards completing autonomous vehicle research and development (R&D) by 2025, said International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister, Datuk Chua Tee Yong. He said in this regard 8

March 12, 2018 11:50 AM Minister advises tertiary students to be wary of Opposition’s hate culture

Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said university students are prohibited from conducting political activities in campus, but they have been allowed to do so off campus. — Picture by Saw Siow FengMELAKA, March 12 — Tertiary students have been urged to be cautious when listening to political lectures by Opposition parties so as not to be taken in by the hate culture 15