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Nation 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘It was like a huge typhoon’

GEORGE TOWN: Residents on Penang Hill said it was the spirit of togetherness that got them through one of the worst storms ever to hit the state in November last year.

Nation 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia to go ahead with CPTPP

TOWARDS the end of an interview with a Thai television network last week, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was asked his position on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part­nership (CPTPP). The Prime Min­ister’s reply was like music to the ears of Malaysian negotiators.

Golf 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ervin suffers final-round meltdown

ERVIN Chang failed in his bid to become the first Malaysian to finish in the top 10 after 12 years in the Asian Games men’s individual golf competition.

AseanPlus News 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Collecting cardboard to survive

HONG KONG: Her fingers are bent from 20 years of collecting cardboard from Hong Kong’s streets, but Au Fung-lan has no desire to give up the gruelling work.

Markets 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ex-civil servant says Singapore's SGX is a policeman without a gun

SINGAPORE: Francis Tay feels cheated. The former Singapore civil servant says he’s lost almost S$50,000 (U$36,600) in the implosion of Noble Group Ltd, the commodity trading giant. He also says shareholders like him have been let down by regulators whose job it is to protect them from the sort of crisis that’s brought the company to the brink.

Smebiz 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Powering through on energy drinks

HAVING his roots in farming, Raymond Chong heeded the government’s call back in 2003 to go downstream. He tried his hands at turning farm products into more lucrative value-added items.

Smebiz 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Potential in dragon fruit ventures

ORIGINALLY from Mexico, the delectable dragon fruit, also known by its generic name “Pitaya”, was practically unknown in Malaysia some 15 years ago. These days, they are a common sight in local farms and grocers, and in many parts of South-East Asia and China.

World 26 Aug 2018 | 11:09 PM

Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday to bring peace and safety to Iraq and areas in Syria not under Turkish control and said terrorist organisations in those areas would be eliminated.

TECH 26 Aug 2018 | 11:00 PM

Xbox Game Pass: Why Microsoft calls it a blessing, not threat to consumers, developers

On its surface, Xbox Game Pass seems like a sort of Netflix for videogames. The Microsoft-run service charges players a monthly fee for unlimited access to a library of titles.

Other Sport 26 Aug 2018 | 10:15 PM

Silverstone apologises after British GP cancelled

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Silverstone circuit organisers apologised to MotoGP fans on Sunday after the British round of the championship was cancelled due to heavy rain making it too dangerous to race.