Malaysia Aviation Group appoints Peter Bellew as MAB CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Aviation Group Bhd (MAG) has appointed Peter Bellew as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), taking over from Christoph Mueller, effective July 1. Bellew, who is currently MAB Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of MAG and MAB, has also been appointed as Group Managing Director […]

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New minimum wage policy to take effect tomorrow without any delay

PUTRAJAYA: The Minimum Wages Order 2016, that is RM1,000 per month for Peninsular Malaysia, and RM920 for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, will take effect tomorrow (July 1) without any delay, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem. He said claims that employers did not have sufficient time to start paying the new minimum […]

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Guan Eng says will remain as CM pending DAP meeting

GEORGE TOWN: Lim Guan Eng, who faces two corruption charges, is to continue serving as the Penang chief minister for the time being and the DAP-led state government administration is to function as usual. Lim said a party meeting to be held soon would decide on the need to appoint an acting chief minister pending […]

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Turkey police detain 13 suspects over Istanbul airport attack: state media

ANKARA: Turkish police on Thursday rounded up 13 suspects over the triple suicide bombings at Istanbul’s international airport that left 42 people dead, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Police carried out simultaneous raids at 16 different addresses in Istanbul, Anadolu reported, adding that three of the suspects were foreign nationals. -AFP

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Salary increment, minimum wage show gov’ts concern for the people: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: A salary increment and the implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage for civil servants next month show that the government gives high priority to the people’s welfare and interests, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said the government appreciated the hard work put in by the civil servants. In posts […]

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Ministry investigating claims Astro has hidden charges: Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will investigate claims that the company operating paid television, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) imposes hidden charges and penalties on its subscribers. Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said any action taken by the company was subject to the terms and conditions when it was given […]

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Red Bull apologises to Indonesia over offensive ad

JAKARTA: Red Bull has publicly apologised for shooting a commercial in which an athlete performed acrobatic stunts across one of Indonesia’s ancient holy temples, an official said Thursday. The energy drink manufacturer issued an apology in national newspapers admitting it shot the video at the 9th-century Borobudur temple “without permission from the appropriate authorities”. The […]

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Duterte sworn in as the Philippines’ 16th president

MANILA: Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines’ president on Thursday, after promising a ruthless and deeply controversial war on crime would be the main focus of his six-year term. Defying convention, Duterte took his oath before a small audience inside the Malacanang presidential palace, instead of at a big public rally […]

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Ronaldo v Lewandowski kicks off Euro quarter finals

MARSEILLE: The Euro 2016 quarter finals start Thursday with Cristiano Ronaldo seeking a new step towards his first international title when Portugal take on Poland in Marseille. In the battle of Europe’s top strikers, Poland will be counting on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to deaden the Ronaldo threat by scoring his first goal in the […]

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Penang Umno urges Guan Eng to resign as chief minister

SEBERANG JAYA: Penang UMNO has urged Lim Guan Eng to resign as the chief minister immediately now that he has been charged in court for corruption so as to protect the integrity of the position. Penang UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman also said that Lim should relinquish all his positions. Speaking at […]

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