KUALA LUMPUR: The government has to navigate a tough terrain to lower or abolish toll charges altogether, say highway concessionaires. An official with one of the largest highway operators said while the government could prevent them from increasing toll charges and offer compensation, there were no clauses in their agreement to reduce or abolish toll charges.
PETALING JAYA: The government has decided to abolish toll charges gradually and in phases, in line with Pakatan Harapan’s general election pledge to the people. Sources say that while a study currently being conducted on toll charges will only be finished by June, at least one concessionaire has offered to give rebates and discounts to road users in the meantime.
GEORGE TOWN: Zairil Khir Johari is hoping that there will be good news on toll abolition as “it’s part of our election manifesto”. “I am waiting for some good news, but I don’t really know what will be announced,” said the state works committee chairman.
PETALING JAYA: Despite the government’s calls for the public to save water during the current dry spell, many businesses on the ground have yet to feel the urgency to do so. A survey by The Star found that shops are operating as usual with no changes to their water consumption patterns.
February 22, 2019 22:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu finally got their first win of the season after four matches.The Turtles beat Kuala Lumpur 1-0 at the Cheras Football Stadium on Friday (Feb 22) in the Malaysian Super League.
February 22, 2019 15:45 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - On and off the field Chelsea will have their backs well and truly against the wall when they take on an irrepressible Manchester City side in the League Cup final on Sunday. Thursday night's 3-0 home win against Malmo in the Europa League offered some brief respite for under-fire manager Maurizio Sarri but he remains favourite for the chop.
February 22, 2019 15:22 UTC
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A baby saltwater crocodile, believed to have been released by irresponsible individuals, was seen at the Shah Alam Lake in Section 14 here on Friday (Feb 22), according to the Selangor Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan). Its director Abd Rahim Othman advised the public to be cautious while spending their leisure time at the lake although the baby crocodile would not pose a threat to them. "I am confident some irresponsible people have released the reptile into the lake. However, investigations are ongoing and so far, the crocodile has yet to be captured," he said when contacted.
February 22, 2019 13:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has debunked a fake message on social media claiming that police were looking for a man believed to be active in an organ harvesting ring. The Whatsapp message also claimed that the man was a serial rapist active in Malaysia and Thailand.
February 22, 2019 13:07 UTC
NEW DELHI/RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - India will use "all instruments at its command" to respond to Pakistan over its alleged role in a deadly bombing in Kashmir, a government minister said on Friday, hours after Islamabad warned it would respond with "full force" if attacked. Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have escalated since a suicide car bomb in the disputed region of Kashmir killed 40 Indian security personnel. Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack.
February 22, 2019 11:19 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA have banned Chelsea from the next two transfer windows after the Premier League club was found guilty of breaching rules regarding overseas players under the age of 18, soccer's world governing body said on Friday. In a statement, FIFA said Chelsea had also been fined 600,000 Swiss Francs (460,800 pounds) and had been given 90 days to "regularise the situation". The club said it would appeal the transfer ban.
February 22, 2019 10:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) chairman Datuk Prof Dr Sundra Rajoo (pic) has lodged a police report against Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer over the latter's affidavit that implicated him in allegations of judicial misconduct. Lawyer Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu, who represented Dr Sundra, confirmed that his client has lodged a report at the Sentul police station on Friday (Feb 22) afternoon.
February 22, 2019 10:07 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended Friday on a weaker note as investors took some money off the table after four days of gains with Top Glove and Maxis dragging the FBM KLCI into the red. At 5pm, the KLCI was down 9.26 points or 0.54% to 1,721.42. Turnover declined to 2.67 billion shares valued at RM2.33bil. Decliners beat advancers two to one or 611 losers to 290 gainers and 371 counters unchanged.
February 22, 2019 09:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Datuk Redzuan Kushairi (pic), a former Malaysian ambassador to Uzbekistan and a member of the G25 group of eminent Malays, died on Friday (Feb 22). Redzuan died at 12.45pm at the National Heart Institute (IJN) where he was admitted after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday (Feb 20), said pioneer G25 member Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin.
February 22, 2019 09:33 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd posted net losses of RM1.66bil the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 and its biggest losses ever of RM5.03bil in FY18 due to depreciation, impairments, higher operating costs. The telecommunication company on Friday said depreciation, impairments and amortisation totalled RM3.25bil in Q4 and RM7.64bil in FY18. This was in sharp contrast with the net profit of RM24.72mil in Q4 of FY17 and RM909.48mil for FY17.
February 22, 2019 09:11 UTC
(Reuters) - Pressure is part and parcel of playing for a team with title ambitions and Liverpool must embrace it as they pursue a first league crown in almost 30 years, forward Mohamed Salah has said. Liverpool trail leaders Manchester City on goal difference though they have played a game less than the reigning champions. They will reclaim top spot if they avoid defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.
February 22, 2019 08:48 UTC