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August 26, 2018 12:49 PM BR1M issue: Pakatan Harapan reminded not to make mistakes

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) is reminded not to make mistakes on the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH), formerly known as 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M). PH Youth leader Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said any reform should only be done with the consensus of all PH parties and the Cabinet especially since the party manifesto promised that the BR1M should be retained 10

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 11

August 24, 2018 4:31 AM Migrants who stormed Morocco-Spain border sent back

MADRID: Spain on Thursday sent back to Morocco 116 migrants who had forced their way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in a mass expulsion condemned by human rights activists. "The 116 sub-Saharan migrants who entered Spain via the Ceuta border illegally yesterday (Wednesday) have been sent back to Morocco," the Ceuta prefecture said in a statement 13

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 15

August 23, 2018 5:10 AM King participates in Aidiladha sacrificial ritual

KOTA BARU: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today slaughtered several cows as part of the Aidiladha sacrificial ritual of the Kelantan Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) at the grounds of the Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Islamic Complex here. His Majesty arrived at the complex at 11.35am accompanied by the Regent of Kelantan 15

August 21, 2018 7:06 AM Woman living in fear of losing home to Ah Long

PONTIAN: A helpless wife, fed up of the constant harassment from loan sharks over a loan her husband took, wants to sever ties with him. Wong Lee Sze, 45, told the media that her husband had run away from home as he was being chased by nine loan sharks who claimed they owed him some RM100,000 from two years ago. To make matters worse, her husband used the land title 11

August 19, 2018 5:19 AM Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

LOMBOK, Indonesia: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people. The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres 25

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 15

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 17

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 12