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May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 3

May 22, 2018 4:28 AM Lingam fails to revoke decision striking him off Advocates' Rolls

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk V.K. Lingam today failed in his bid to revoke the decision of the disciplinary committee of the Malaysian Bar striking him out of the Rolls of Advocates and Solicitors. High Court Judge Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md Said dismissed an appeal by Lingam to revoke the decision of the committee made on Nov 6, 2015, after it established that Lingam 6

May 20, 2018 7:06 AM India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan's intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of "spying and wrongful communication of information" while posted to the Indian embassy in Islamabad. Gupta, 61, was arrested in 2010 for allegedly 8

May 16, 2018 6:51 AM Stakes raised for Mourinho-Conte feud in Cup final showdown

LONDON: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday's FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season's flaws. Conte's need is the greater. Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian's final 14

May 15, 2018 8:46 AM Dismissed attachment teacher awarded RM50,000 in damages

PUTRAJAYA: A mother of four who lost her job as an attachment teacher for being pregnant was awarded RM40,000 in damages by the Federal Court today, for breach of constitutional damages. A five-man bench chaired by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, allowed Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin's appeal, and granted an additional RM10,000 to her for gender 5

May 12, 2018 12:37 PM Anwar Ibrahim to be released from jail Tuesday: Nurul Izzah

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be released from prison on Tuesday, said his daughter, Nurul Izzah. "Yes," replied Nurul Izzah via WhatsApp when asked to confirm her father's release on Tuesday. Anwar was jailed after the Federal Court rejected his appeal in 2015 on the conviction for sodomising his aide and the five-year 6

May 4, 2018 10:07 AM Kenya floods leave 112 dead in two months

NAIROBI: Flooding across Kenya triggered by weeks of torrential rain has left 112 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, the Red Cross said Friday. Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet made an appeal for US$5 million (RM19 million) to help those affected in 32 counties. Since early March, "112 people have lost their lives 11

April 30, 2018 11:00 AM Aeon's suit against WCT unit dismissed

PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed Aeon Co (M) Bhd's suit against WCT Holdings Bhd's unit Gemilang Waras Sdn Bhd to renew its lease for Aeon Mall Bukit Tinggi. The High Court ruled that the lease was not renewed and already expired on Nov 23, 2017, hence Aeon is required to vacate the premises and pay RM10,000 as costs to Gemilang 16

April 30, 2018 10:35 AM MAHB takes Airasia X to court for RM34.88m outstanding payment

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) is suing AirAsia X Bhd for outstanding airport charges, rent and late payment charges amounting to RM34.88 million pursuant to the relevant agreements entered into between the parties. The legal suit was taken after AirAsia X's failure to pay the outstanding sum despite numerous demands, according 17

April 29, 2018 2:51 AM Someone did try to stop me from flying, Mahathir insists

LANGKAWI: Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad has maintained that the chartered plane that was supposed to fly him to the island on Friday was sabotaged. The Langkawi parliamentary candidate Mahathir said his claim was serious and even the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) had acknowledged that the plane was unable to fly. "I am not blaming 15