Isa Released On Bail

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 20 – Former Felda Global Ventures Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was released from the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission custody on bail today after his five-day remand expired. The Magistrate’s court set bail at RM150,000 with a personal bond of another RM350,000, plus two sureties. Isa,

Khairy Regrets Mistake Over Indonesian Flag

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has apologised to his Indonesian counterpart over a mistake on the Indonesian flag in a booklet on the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017. He said that the mistake was purely unintentional. “Bapak Imam, please accept my sincere apologies for this. There

YB Brig Gen Khairy: Let’s Rise Together!

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – The SEA Games has grown to become an important element in shaping up the community of Southeast Asian nations, said Youth and Sports Minister, YB Brig Gen Khairy Jamaluddin. YB Brig Gen Khairy, who is also Chairman of the Malaysian Organising Committee (MASOC) Kuala Lumpur 2017 said,

A Thrilling Experience For Spectators

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – It was a night to remember for 87,411 spectators – both local and foreign – who filled the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday (August 19) for the official opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017. They were mesmerised by the elaborate

It’s A Malaysia-Singapore Final Again!

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Malaysia and Singapore will decide the netball gold medal on Sunday (20 Aug). In the semi-finals played today at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara, Tracey Robinson’s Malaysian squad triumphed 70-28 over Brunei whilst defending champions Singapore endured some rough and anxious moments before prevailing 55-43 against

Woman’s Water Polo: Thais Rule The Pool

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Thailand’s women’s water polo team stamped their prowess with a 5-1 win over Singapore in the finals of the water polo event at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil on Saturday. The Thais were in their elements throughout the match, adopting defensive and counter attack

Sepak Takraw: Thais Take Mmen’s Team Regu Gold

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Thailand lived up to their top billings when they defeated Malaysia 3-0 in the final round-robin match of the Men’s Team Regu competition held at the Titiwangsa Stadium on Saturday (19 Aug), denying the hosts’ mission to end its 26-year drought in the competition. For Thailand,

Marathon: S’pore, Philippines Clinch Gold

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Singapore and Philippines opened their SEA Games athletics campaign on a golden note with Guillame Soh Rui Yong and Mary Joy Tabal winning their respective SEA Games men’s and women’s marathon events held at Putrajaya route on Saturday (Aug 19). Soh, 25 year-old defending champion, completed

Police Arrest Five In Raid After Finland Stabbing Spree

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TURKU, Aug 19 – Finnish police arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight in their investigation into a stabbing rampage that left two people dead, they said Saturday. Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding suspect on Friday, arresting him minutes after an afternoon stabbing spree at a Turku market square. Police

Trump Mulls New US Strategy In Afghanistan

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HAGERSTOWN, Aug 19 – US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began. Trump must decide if he wants to continue on the current course, which relies on a relatively small

PM Launches Langkawi Digital Carnival 2017

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LANGKAWI, Aug 19 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) today launched the Langkawi Digital carnival 2017, an initiative to serve as a platform for the development of a digital economy in Kedah. Towards this end, various applications will be developed, including Mycribbooking for tourism and Cashless School. State Science,

Najib: BN To Retain Duty-Free Status Of Langkawi

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LANGKAWI, Aug 19 – Langkawi will retain its duty-free status so long as the present government remains in power, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. “I give you the commitment that we will retain the duty-free status of Langkawi … in fact, we will bring more projects to the island,”

NASA Launches Satellite To Help Astronauts Talk To Earth

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NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The US$408 million (RM1.7 billion) Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at

Bursa Malaysia to trend sideways next week

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade sideways next week, with the benchmark index moving between 1,760 and 1,780 points due to mixed market sentiment from both local and external factors. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President and Head of Retail Research Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan said

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