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August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 78

August 22, 2018 3:29 AM Why make promises already in PH manifesto, DAP asks MCA

BALAKONG: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Wong Siew Ki has accused MCA of merely following promises that PH had already made in its manifesto in the run-up to the Balakong by-election. She claimed that MCA candidate Tan Chee Teong lacked creativity in his electoral promises as his pledge of solving infrastructural issues in the area is already in PH's manifesto 54

August 21, 2018 5:40 AM T7 Global returns to the black in Q2

PETALING JAYA: T7 Global Bhd swung to the black registering a net profit of RM1.62 million against a net loss of RM1.5 million in the previous corresponding period, underpinned by the origins and construction work request contract secured from Petronas. For the first half of the year, T7 Global posted a net profit of RM3.55 million versus a net loss of RM1.24 million 78

August 21, 2018 4:42 AM New board members expected to restore TH reputation: Mujahid

MINA, Saudi Arabia: The four new directors appointed to the Tabung Haji (TH) board are expected to help restore the image of the pilgrims management and fund board as a reputable institution trusted by Malaysians, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. It was also hoped that the board of directors would be able to revive 57

August 20, 2018 10:14 AM Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

PATTAYA, Thailand: A Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand. Anastasia Vashukevich, better known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, has been detained in Thailand since February 86

August 20, 2018 9:59 AM PAS needs to work with BN parties, says its sec-gen

GEORGE TOWN: PAS will use next month's annual muktamar (gathering) to drive through the point that the party needs to informally work with all Opposition parties, including those in the once-dominant Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said it was similar to PAS partnering with DAP and PKR in the Pakatan Harapan 52

August 18, 2018 9:47 AM Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80 (Updated)

GENEVA: Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed 43

August 15, 2018 2:51 PM Mudajaya: RM119m job to build office tower terminated

Mudajaya Corp received the notice on the termination, which took effect on Monday, from KLIA Consortium on Tuesday. KLIA Associates Sdn Bhd and KLIA Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, which formed KLIA Consortium, were appointed by Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) as the project delivery partner (PDP), and Mudajaya Corp was appointed by KLIA Consortium as the work package 165

August 15, 2018 2:55 AM Wage theft should be punished instead of illegal worker, says Charles Santiago

PETALING JAYA: Employers who don't pay undocumented migrant workers should be penalised instead of their staff, Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix) said today. He was referring to a Labour Court decision not to award an undocumented Indonesian migrant worker, named Mona, her claim of RM30,000 in unpaid wages. Santiago did not state when it happened 47

August 14, 2018 3:39 PM AirAsia sells remaining 25% share of joint venture with Expedia for US$60m

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd has divested its remaining 25% stake in its joint venture (JV) company AAE Travel Pte Ltd for US$60 million (RM240 million) to the 75% stakeholder, Expedia Inc's Expedia Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, in a bid to monetise its investment and utilise the proceeds as working capital. The group announced in a bourse filing yesterday 139