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August 28, 2018 8:11 AM May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

CAPE TOWN: British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers 75

August 23, 2018 12:19 PM Pewter medallion to commemorate PH's historic win

PETALING JAYA: To commemorate the new Pakatan Harapan government, Royal Selangor has released a special medallion to commemorate this achievement. The "New Malaysia Limited Edition" pewter medallion titled "Sayangi Malaysiaku" was launched at its headquarters in Wangsa Maju in Kuala Lumpur today. Measuring 2.5 inches, the medallion marks May 9 as the date of the birth 46

August 19, 2018 11:47 AM A history lesson on Malaysia-China relations for Mahathir

Today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia and China have had relations for 2,000 years. That would more or less have been during the height of the Roman Empire and around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. Actually, Malays first went to China to trade around 300 BC, which means 200 years before the rise of the Roman Empire. China first started 57

August 2, 2018 2:11 AM New Zealand PM returns to work from maternity leave

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, resumed her duties on Thursday, ending six weeks of maternity leave. The 38-year-old has opted to work from home in Auckland until the weekend when she will relocate to the capital Wellington. In a Facebook message last weekend 26

July 24, 2018 6:25 AM Don't be fooled by ‘good luck’ lottery scams: Michael Chong

KUALA LUMPUR: A saleswoman is RM 5,728 poorer after she was duped by a "good luck" lottery scam. The woman, who wishes to be known as Ong, today said she came across a Facebook post that claimed that it could help her change her luck. Ong sent a private message and was told to provide her date of birth, full name and employment details to a man who alleged 22

July 24, 2018 12:09 AM Stormy Daniels and husband to divorce: Lawyer

WASHINGTON: Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is battling President Donald Trump in court over their alleged sexual encounter a decade ago, and her husband plan to divorce, her lawyer announced Monday. Daniels, 39, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, married Glendon Crain, 41, in 2010. Crain is a heavy metal musician and pornographic movie actor 64

July 9, 2018 5:53 AM Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

LONDON: Britain's Prince Louis, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, is due to be christened at a private ceremony at St James's Palace in London on Monday. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, will lead the service at the Chapel Royal with close friends and family in attendance. Welby, who will baptise 52

July 3, 2018 3:01 AM Family first, says England manager Southgate on soon-to-be dad Delph

England manager Gareth Southgate has voiced full support for midfielder Fabian Delph, who has left the World Cup because his wife is about to give birth to their third child. "There are things more important than football," Southgate told a news conference on Monday. "There is only one day in life when your children are born - it is very important that you have to be there 23

June 21, 2018 12:10 AM New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in hospital to give birth, her office said Thursday, handing over duties to her deputy ahead of the delivery. The 37-year-old is set to become only the second world leader to have a child while in office, capping a meteoric year just months after she took over the country's top job in October 24

June 20, 2018 12:24 AM Tapping the Peranakan experience

WE lost a "true" Malaysian last week – Datuk Kenny Chan of Baba Nyonya fame. He was 68 when he passed away in Malacca. Better known as Bibik Kim Neo in TV1's longest-running series, Chan captivated his audience with his skilful acting and wit. He brought much laughter to Malaysians. It is no wonder the series lasted from the late 1980s till the turn of the century 21