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August 19, 2018 5:51 AM AES fines: Now everyone can break the law, says MCA

PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) should apologise for making a "foolish" and "wrong" decision to cancel all Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses. He warned that motorists are free to break traffic rules for two weeks. MCA Youth secretary-general Datuk Leong Kim Soon said the decision was aimed at satisfying the public and it encourages 11

August 19, 2018 12:16 AM Wong promises to upgrade infrastructure in Balakong

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki (pix) has vowed to focus on improving infrastructure if she is elected as representative of the people in the Balakong state seat by-election on Sept 8. Wong, 32, said this would be done through a collaborative effort between the people's representatives and local authorities. "Every region has its own problems 6

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 8

August 17, 2018 1:46 AM Canadian killed, American wounded in Mexico shooting

GUADALAJARA, Mexico: A Canadian man was killed and a Mexican-American badly wounded in a gun attack at a shopping centre in Mexico's second city Guadalajara, prosecutors said Thursday. A group of four people was entering the shopping centre Wednesday night when gunmen approached them in three cars, got out and opened fire, said Jalisco state prosecutor 3

August 15, 2018 3:09 PM US criticises local Tanzania elections

NAIROBI: The US on Wednesday said it was "concerned" by the conduct of 70 recent by-elections in Tanzania, citing "election violence and irregularities" aimed at the opposition. Local elections were held on Sunday to replace officials who had either resigned or died. "Credible accounts of election violence and irregularities include refusal by National 10

August 14, 2018 1:07 PM Malakoff, Touch Meccanica extend MoU on green energy

PETALING JAYA: Malakoff Corp Bhd, which has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Touch Meccanica Sdn Bhd to co-develop two energy projects, said the parties have mutually agreed to extend the MoU period for six months, from July 7, 2018 to Jan 7, 2019. Earlier this year, the power producer said the projects, namely large scale solar photovoltaic 5

August 14, 2018 3:34 AM Rela refuses to settle out of court with accused

AMPANG: The People's Volunteer Corp (Rela) has today rejected the out-of-court settlement offer by businessman Datuk Seri Liow Soon Hee who was charged with assaulting three of its on-duty personnel. Rela Director-General Tan Sri Zulkifli Abidin said the three victims have rejected the offer on the basis that they wish for the accused to be punished 4

August 13, 2018 8:40 AM Jho Low has to be accountable if yacht obtained through illegal means: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, should be held accountable if it is proven that he had obtained the superyacht Equanimity through illegal means, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said today. "If it was done illegally, if the yacht was paid for in an illegal manner, in a sense that money that is not due to him (Jho Low) as alleged 8

August 12, 2018 9:06 AM Venezuela's Maduro says he would accept FBI help over alleged murder plot

CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let US FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones — but with conditions. If US officials confirm "the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan ... I would agree for the FBI to come here," Maduro 8

August 11, 2018 8:42 AM PDRM are still hunting for Jho Low: IGP

PORT KLANG: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) are still hunting for businessman Low Taek Jhow or Jho Low over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. "Investigations against him are proceeding as normal," he said briefly to reporters when asked about the development of efforts to hunt for Jho Low. The blog Sarawak 6