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August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 5

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 6

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Mercy to focus on Mon State where 10,166 people in 10 villages are hit

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercy Malaysia will focus its Myanmar humanitarian effort on the Mon State which had been hit by the most severe floods in 40 years. Mercy Malaysia Myanmar country manager Shah Fiesal Hussain said the first phase of its relief efforts started in late May when a team of four assessed the situations in Mon, Kayin and Bago states. He said 10 villages 4

August 7, 2018 9:59 AM Socso launches Social Synergy Programme

KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso), in collaboration with four agencies, has launched the Social Synergy Programme to further improve Socso beneficiaries' economic standing and quality of life. The four agencies are Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), Giat Mara, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) and Malaysia Digital 13

August 7, 2018 7:54 AM Guan Eng does a U-turn and now admits links with IRI

I wish to clarify my comments that DAP has no contacts with the United States Republican Party, US President Donald Trump, or the International Republican Institute (IRI). DAP has no contacts with the United State Republican party or to the US President Donald Trump as correctly reported. However, I did not hear the journalist’s question clearly on IRI and was under 12

August 6, 2018 7:39 AM 190 M’sians evacuated from quake-hit Lombok

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 190 Malaysians were evacuated from Lombok, Indonesia, after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck the island on Sunday, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah announced today. One of the evacuees was Home Affairs Ministry secretary-general Datuk Alwi Ibrahim and his delegation who were on the popular resort island to attend a regional 11

July 31, 2018 3:37 AM Australia, US, Japan in Indo-Pacific infrastructure push

SYDNEY: Australia, the United States and Japan will jointly invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific, officials announced Tuesday, in an attempt to counter China's efforts to court influence in the region. Beijing has loaned countries across Asia billions of dollars as part of its "Belt and Road" development strategy, including to island 7

July 30, 2018 1:02 PM Top Glove fails in bid to freeze Adventa Capital assets, plans appeal

PETALING JAYA: Top Glove Corp Bhd will be appealing against the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision to dismiss its application to freeze the assets of Adventa Capital. “The company wishes to announce that Top Glove and Top Care’s Mareva application against Wong Chin Toh, Low Chin Guan and ACPL in the Writ Action as well as against Adventa Capital in the KL OS in aid of the Singapore 5

July 29, 2018 5:23 AM Education Ministry awaiting full report on boy's death from suspected HFMD

JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry is still awaiting the full report on the death of a two-year boy in Mukah, Sarawak from suspected hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) yesterday, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. She said the ministry needed to ascertain if the incident stemmed from school or public areas. "If two cases are confirmed in the same classroom 6

July 26, 2018 3:04 AM Mooncakes in aid of NKF

THE National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia is partnering with the Oversea Restaurant group again this year for their annual mooncake charity project. All proceeds from this initiative will be channelled towards the treatment and support of underprivileged dialysis patients, as well as funding NKF’s efforts to educate the public about kidney disease 5