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August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 3

August 14, 2018 7:16 AM Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

SYDNEY: A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home. Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse 4

August 3, 2018 9:18 AM After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career

BUENOS AIRES: Just two weeks after a punishing knockout loss to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao, Argentine former WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement on Thursday. "Today I decided to hang up the gloves, another stage in my life is beginning," said the 35-year-old Matthysse, who ends his 43-fight career with a record of 38 wins, 36 inside 7

August 2, 2018 5:12 AM Australian Foreign Minister Bishop calls on Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. In their one-hour meeting, Dr Mahathir and Bishop discussed how to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Malaysia and Australia, and also touched on regional and global issues 5

July 31, 2018 6:36 AM Man admits Australia child suitcase murder

SYDNEY: A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a young mother and her toddler, whose skeleton was found in a suitcase on the side of a road, ending a case that baffled police and shocked Australians. Daniel James Holdom, 43, admitted the double murder in 2008 of Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, then aged 20, and her two-year-old daughter Khandalyce Kiara 5

July 30, 2018 10:57 AM Be wary of fake SSM calls

KUALA LUMPUR: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has cautioned the public to be wary of dubious calls or scams using its name for fraudulent purposes. SSM said a complainant has received a fake call from a person impersonating as an SSM officer. The so-called officer claimed that the complainant owns a company involved in a court case and asked 4

July 17, 2018 3:32 PM Awer calls for audits of all power projects awarded from 2011 onwards

PETALING JAYA: The Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer), which had consistently called on the Barisan Nasional government to abandon direct negotiations for power plant projects, has asked the Pakatan Harapan government to audit all approval processes and awards of power plant in KeTTHA, the Energy Commission and the Sustainable Energy 7

July 17, 2018 10:32 AM Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a 'crime'

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on July 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote. Strongman leader Hun Sen is set to extend his 33-year grip on power in the upcoming election after supporting the dissolution of the main opposition 8

July 16, 2018 10:07 AM Najib says priority is to serve rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's priority in Parliament would be to serve the rakyat and be a constructive opposition to the current Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. Making his first appearance at the Dewan Rakyat as an opposition member of parliament, the former premier said he has accepted the fact that he was no longer in the government 6

July 14, 2018 6:51 AM The Republic of Malaysia and the removal of Islam as Malaysia’s official religion

Using race and religion to sow societal discord and hatred has been proven a failed strategy in the last general election. If leaders of Umno and PAS still fail to realise this, then they truly deserve to be labelled as morons. Our country is now faced with many challenges ahead — to pay a gargantuan national debt of RM1 trillion, a rising interest rate, a looming 21