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June 8, 2018 7:24 AM Penang Forum calls on govt to review PTMP

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Forum, a loose coalition of non-political civil society groups called on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government to review the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) mega project. In line with the federal call to review all mega projects, the Penang Forum steering committee said this should apply to the PTMP as well. The project 24

June 6, 2018 12:26 PM Penang Umno chief calls it a day

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno chief Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman has announced that he will not be contesting any posts in the party polls this time. The Nibong Tebal Umno head also said that he is stepping down as Penang Umno chief (an appointed position). "I wish to make way for new faces. As for the Nibong Tebal division, the delegates will elect the new chief 127

June 4, 2018 10:11 AM IAEA head calls for 'timely' cooperation from Iran

VIENNA: The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog called Monday on Iran to ensure "timely and proactive cooperation" with inspections mandated under the 2015 deal with world powers over its nuclear programme. Speaking at the first meeting of the IAEA's board of governors since US President Donald Trump threw the future of the deal in doubt in May with his decision 14

May 31, 2018 2:14 AM Kit Siang calls for National Integrity Plan

PETALING JAYA: There is a need for a National Integrity Plan to transform Malaysia into a leading nation of integrity within 10 years, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) said today. Calling for the plan to be debated and adopted by Parliament, the DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri said we could see an improvement in the Transparency International (TI) Corruption 19

May 30, 2018 2:14 PM EU urges 'swift, transparent' probe into Russian journalist murder

STRASBOURG: The EU on Wednesday urged a "swift and transparent inquiry" into the killing of anti-Kremlin reporter Arkady Babchenko in Ukraine, condemning it as a "cowardly crime". The prominent Russian war correspondent and former soldier who was shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday was the latest in a series of Kremlin critics to be killed in the Ukrainian 40

May 28, 2018 5:01 AM Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

BEIJING: China has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a statement expressing "resolute opposition" to the US sail-by of the territory in the disputed Paracel Island chain on Sunday 40

May 23, 2018 2:26 AM Najib forced to resign as Umno president, says Nur Jazlan

PETALING JAYA: Ousted prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak didn't step down as Umno president willingly. He was forced to quit, former deputy home minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pix) has said today. He refused to resign despite the defeat at the General Election on May 9 until he was forced to do so, a news portal reported today. "Even after 26

May 21, 2018 11:51 PM After school shooting, Texas governor calls off gun raffle

SANTA FE: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called off his re-election campaign's plans to raffle off a shotgun, in the aftermath of the school shooting that killed 10 people last week. The decision was made over the weekend and confirmed Monday by the Republican's office. The raffle prize was changed to a US$250 (RM 992.62) gift certificate. The move came after 33

May 21, 2018 10:00 AM Women's rights group calls for 30% women's representation in Cabinet line-up

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has been urged to fulfill one of the promises made to women in their manifesto – to have 30% women's representation in the Cabinet line-up. The call was made by a group of women's rights advocates, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), who held a public demonstration in front of the Istana Negara 21

May 21, 2018 9:04 AM Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

KABUL: The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long taken the brunt of the casualties. The militant group has issued such warnings to civilians before, including during a failed attempt to take the western city of Farah 35