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August 26, 2018 10:02 AM Athletes show off their national pride as Merdeka Day approaches

GEORGE TOWN: As the nation marks the 61st National Day celebrations with the annual pomp and splendour, citizens from all walks of life mark the occasion through their own unique approaches. In Kampung Bukit Pelanduk at Permatang Pauh, two friends have set off on some 380km bicycle ride to mark the occasion. "We want to instil the spirit of patriotism 78

August 25, 2018 10:42 AM Erdogan says commitment of all Turks needed to combat attacks on economy

ANKARA: The commitment and determination of Turks is the guarantee needed to combat attacks on Turkey's economy, President Tayyip Erdogan said today, in his first comments on the ongoing currency crisis in days. "As we tackle attacks against the Turkish economy today, our biggest guarantee is the commitment and determination of every member of our people 84

August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 269

August 25, 2018 4:13 AM Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" Saturday on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh. About 700,000 of the Muslim minority poured across the border after attacks by the Myanmar military and Buddhist groups that the United Nations has likened 97

August 23, 2018 5:07 AM Cops score record haul of RM26m in Penang drug bust

GEORGE TOWN: Bukit Aman elite narcotics team (NCID) has scored a major success against the war on drugs with a record haul of RM26.1 million for one case here. In a major operation with help from the Thai narcotics divisions and the Penang police, the police crack unit raided four locations here and carted away over 500kg of syabu and ecstacy pills 61

August 22, 2018 12:57 PM MAF: RM10,000 reward for Asiad athletes who bring home medals

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) will reward RM10,000 to any national athlete who wins a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Its president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said MAF did not mind if it had to spend up to RM100,000 to reward an athlete's drive and determination to attain success and bring glory to Malaysia at Asia's biggest 181

August 20, 2018 2:59 PM 14 killed in Rio police, military operations

RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." The military 82

August 19, 2018 9:04 AM No, Umno was NOT wiped out

Over the last 100 days, the local media, international media, blogs, etc., have been writing about how history was made on 9th May 2018 when Malaysia saw a regime change after 61 years of the same government. They are also giving an impression that Umno was totally wiped out and is now finished and is going to be buried for good. (Incidentally, they said the same thing 197

August 17, 2018 9:02 AM Saudi Arabia pledges US$100m to US-backed Syria campaign

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a US$100 million (RM410 million) contribution to a US-backed campaign to "stabilise" northeastern Syria, once a bastion of the radical Islamic State group. The 88 million euro contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the jihadists. The group 38

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 184