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September 5, 2018 7:21 AM Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau named in US Ryder Cup team

PHILADELPHIA: Tiger Woods was named to the United States' Ryder Cup team on Tuesday as captain Jim Furyk also added veteran Phil Mickelson and in-form Bryson DeChambeau to his line-up. Former world number one Woods had already been assured of a trip to Paris for the September 28-30 showdown with Europe after being named as one of Furyk's non-playing 81

September 5, 2018 6:35 AM Gabungan AQRS expects better years ahead on projects in hand and low costs

PETALING JAYA: Gabungan AQRS Bhd expects to perform better this year and next, based on projects in hand and low operating cost. Group CEO Datuk Azizan Jaafar said its construction order book of RM2.4 billion will sustain the group for the next three years while the property division is expected to start contributing to the group's earnings next year. Speaking 38

September 5, 2018 6:05 AM ‘God’ charged over hoax bomb call to Sri Pentas

PETALING JAYA: A man, who claimed to be God, was charged at the magistrate's court today over a false call claiming there was a bomb at Sri Pentas Bandar Utama. Nur Azhan Kamaludin, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge of making criminal threats by calling Petaling Jaya police control centre and saying he had placed a bomb in Sri Pentas TV3. The unemployed 73

September 4, 2018 11:00 AM Selangor to reallocate RM200k to each BN assemblyman

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government will reallocate RM200,000 to each Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman in the state to carry out projects for the people's well-being. Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said the allocation was the policy of the state government and it was prepared to give it even though the BN assemblymen used to reject the allocation 20

September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content 26

September 3, 2018 3:09 PM Vertice joint-venture company wins RM815m contract in related party deal

PETALING JAYA: Vertice Bhd's 50:50 joint venture (JV) company with Vizione Holdings Bhd, Buildmarque Construction Sdn Bhd was awarded an RM815 million contract by Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd to undertake construction works for Package 2 of the Penang Mega Infrastructure Project. The award is for the construction of a 5.7km by-pass from Bandar 11

September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 15

September 3, 2018 11:02 AM Soldier claims trial to misappropriating more than RM36k

KUANTAN: A soldier pleaded not guilty in the magistrate's court here today to dishonestly misappropriating RM36,113.32 belonging to a policeman. Corporal Hafizan Mohd Norwawi, 30, who is an automotive assistant at the Batu 10 Camp here, was charged with committing the offence at the Maybank ATM in Jaya Gading Petronas station here between March 24 and April 7

September 3, 2018 10:28 AM Contractor charged with hitting first wife with belt

PETALING JAYA: A contractor was charged in the sessions court here today for assaulting his first wife with a belt last month. Azwardibin Zaidi, 32, pleaded not guilty to deliberately causing injury to Nurul Nadia Mohammad Salleh, 29, by hitting her with a belt and causing injuries to her body. The offence was allegedly committed by the father of five at a house 9

September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 6