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August 27, 2018 2:49 AM Zainal’s death a blow to Penang Umno

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno has lost one of its longest-serving leaders, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman (pix), who suffered from multiple myeloma which is a form of blood cancer. He was 58 years old. The lanky leader had served as a federal minister and an economic adviser to a regional development authority. He was regarded as a calming figure in Penang 5

August 23, 2018 2:44 AM Kit Siang throws 1MDB dare at ex-ministers

PETALING JAYA: Previous Cabinet ministers have been challenged to state that they were not responsible in the cover-up of the 1 Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) scandal. DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today threw them the dare after MCA replied to his comment that it is not qualified to play the check-and-balance role with Pakatan Harapan (PH) holding 17

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms: Bolton

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Wednesday that the United States would respond "very strongly" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake Idlib province. "We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province," John Bolton told a press 19

August 15, 2018 10:48 AM Mother disowns son after 14 years of being harassed by loan sharks

KUALA LUMPUR: A mother has decided to disown her son after being harassed by loan sharks over his debts for the past 14 years. Speaking to reporters at a press conference at the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department, its head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said the woman, who only wants to be known as Ng, believes her son, Chiow Chee Son, 36, started 9

August 14, 2018 3:39 PM YTL Hospitality REIT acquiring Hokkaido ski resort for RM222.5m cash

PETALING JAYA: YTL Hospitality REIT (YTL REIT) is acquiring The Green Leaf Niseko Village for ¥6 billion cash (RM222.5 million) from Niseko Village KK (Niseko Village), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of YTL Corp Bhd. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, YTL REIT said its wholly owned subsidiary Starhill REIT Niseko GK (Starhill Niseko) has entered 13

August 7, 2018 4:42 AM Lim: What a joke, Trump’s think-tank tried to derail ‘fave PM’

PETALING JAYA: Umno's accusation that US-based International Republican Institute (IRI) worked with Pakatan Harapan (PH) to topple Barisan Nasional (BN) is nothing but a joke, DAP Adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) said in Parliament today. "It qualifies as the international joke of the year that US President Donald Trump's think-tank in Republican Party worked 13

August 1, 2018 4:39 AM Courses organised by Palace of Justice not propaganda tool: Officer

PETALING JAYA: The courses organised by the Palace of Justice involving sessions court judges, magistrates and court officials are not propaganda courses aimed at indoctrinating these officers but more for team building, said the office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia. It said the course was part of the Capacity Building for Judicial 10

July 30, 2018 2:16 AM Kit Siang dares Najib to public forum over ‘Islam’ claim

PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang has challenge Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to a public forum on "Islam is not kleptocracy". Lim said Najib is "grasping at straws" when he insisted that the DAP adviser had linked Islam to kleptocracy and wanted an apology. "I agree with Najib that anyone, whether me and any other, who linked Islam to kleptocracy owes Islam 11

July 29, 2018 2:27 AM How low can you go, Najib asked

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has asked embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak how low he can stoop in making a wild, false and unfounded claim. How low can you go, in saying I am equating Islam with kleptocracy, Lim asked Najib in a statement today. "Let all Umno and PAS leaders who claim that I am equating Islam with kleptocracy 7

July 27, 2018 9:40 AM Uzma to raise up to RM1b via sukuk

PETALING JAYA: Uzma Bhd proposes to raise up to RM1 billion through its Unrated Islamic Medium-Term Notes Programme. The group told Bursa Malaysia that its wholly owned subdiary Uzma Integrasi Padu Bhd had on July 27 made a lodgement to Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) for the establishment of the programme based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah 17