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June 24, 2018 11:48 AM FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Swiss duo Xhaka, Shaqiri

Moscow (dpa) - FIFA announced on Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after a controversial gesture made during the team's World Cup victory over Serbia. Football's ruling body also started an initial investigation into Serbian coach Mladen Krstajic. FIFA said the two Swiss players 4

June 24, 2018 9:50 AM US tells Syria rebels not to expect help against army assault

BEIRUT: The United States has warned rebels in southern Syria that they should not expect military intervention if government troops launch an assault against them, a rebel commander told AFP Sunday. Russian-backed government forces are preparing an offensive to retake Syria's southern provinces of Daraa and Sweida, still mostly held by rebels who had been backed 3

June 24, 2018 2:14 AM Premonition of tragedy? Drowning victim had entrusted pet hamster to sibling

JOHOR BARU: Nine-year-old Mohammad Affiq Afnan Abdur Razzaq (pix), one of the two drowning victims at the old mining pond in Taman Suria here today, might have had a premonition of the tragic incident because he had entrusted the care of his pet to his younger sibling before their swimming trip. His foster father Shamsuddin Abdullah, 47, said Mohammad 4

June 24, 2018 1:18 AM Girl drowns, boy missing in swimming tragedy

JOHOR BARU: A swimming outing by seven friends at an old mining pond in Taman Suria here today turned into tragedy when one of them drowned and another is missing. The victims in the 5pm incident were identified as Norfifi Alisha Natalia Afidan Shah, 12, and Mohammad Affiq Afnan Abdul Razzaq, nine. They had gone swimming at the pond with Norfifi's brother 4

June 22, 2018 1:20 PM Special body for overall TVET implementation: NUTP president

KUALA LUMPUR: A special body needs to be established to monitor the overall implementation of the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) policy, said National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) president Kamarozaman Abd. Razak. He said although a TVET Committee would be formed to upgrade the status of its education, a special body was also needed 5

June 21, 2018 3:58 AM Mavcom ensures passenger/consumer protection, says chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: In the face of criticisms against the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom), its executive chairman says the airline and airport industry regulator is more focused on passenger/consumer protection. Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad, a retired Air Force general, said that since its formation two years ago, Mavcom had received over 3,900 public complaints 6

June 20, 2018 9:53 AM Woman crushed to death by tree branch

MALACCA: A 23-year-old woman was killed after the SYM motorcycle she was riding was hit by a falling tree branch while on her way to work in Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Bukit Beruang here today. In the 8am incident, Intan Syahira Ahmad Safri died at the scene following serious injuries. The second child of four siblings was riding the machine from her rented 5

June 20, 2018 9:39 AM Man arrested for possessing RM880 of drugs at a playground

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have arrested a man and seized several packets containing various types of drugs worth a total of RM880 at a playground near Taman Impian, Machang Bubok near here today. Central Seberang Prai district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 20-year-old suspect from Alor Star was nabbed by police during a crime prevention 4

June 20, 2018 5:09 AM MB Selangor: Azmin 2 – Wan Azizah 0

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — PKR leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail rallied today behind the appointment of Amirudin Shari as the new Selangor mentri besar that was criticised by a party member. PKR de facto leader Anwar tweeted that the issue could be resolved amicably within Pakatan Harapan (PH). Dr Wan Azizah, who is PKR president 10

June 19, 2018 11:26 AM Investigate any price hike in Sabah: Mohd Shafie

TAWAU: The state government wants the relevant authorities and the body that monitors prices of goods in Sabah to investigate if there is still a hike in the price of of goods in the state despite implementation of the 0% goods and services tax (GST). Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the check was necessary to address the problem 4