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September 3, 2018 10:12 AM We could have achieved more than seven gold medals: Syed Saddiq

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Contingent was capable of delivering more than the seven gold medals it won in the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang, which came to a close yesterday, according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. "When I took up the office, I was told the minimum target is seven. However, for me personally, I don't take minimum 12

September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 5

August 30, 2018 2:00 PM Two official events in conjunction with Agong's birthday celebration cancelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Two events in conjunction with the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, namely the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception scheduled for Sept 9 at the Istana Negara have been cancelled. Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz made the announcement on the matter in a statement 10

August 29, 2018 10:18 AM Korean archer refuses to celebrate Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Aug 29, 2018 (AFP) - A South Korean archer refused to celebrate bagging a gold medal at the Asian Games after his second-placed compatriot missed a final chance to win an exemption for military service. Kim Woo-jin, 26, brushed off a strong challenge from Lee Woo-seok in the men's individual recurve on Tuesday, where top spot would have exempted 8

August 28, 2018 6:42 AM Toll-free travel on MEX Highway on National Day

KUALA LUMPUR: The Maju Expressway (MEX) will be toll-free for all classes of motor vehicles on Friday, Aug 31, in conjunction with National Day 2018, according to the concessionaire Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd (MESB). MESB said in a statement today that the toll-free travel can be enjoyed from 12am to 11.59pm on that date. This toll-free travel was expected 8

August 27, 2018 10:57 AM Deployment of police from rehearsal to National Day

PUTRAJAYA: In conjunction with the 2018 National Day celebration here, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will be commencing their deployment of personnel from the rehearsal on Aug 26 to the celebration day on Aug 31. Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said 186 police officers would be assigned during the rehearsal stage while PDRM strength 9

August 26, 2018 10:44 AM Preparations for 2018 National Day in full swing

PUTRAJAYA: With only five days to go, the preparations for the 2018 National Day celebration are in full swing to ensure that the parade and procession on Aug 31 will run smoothly. Checks by Bernama at the Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 2 this morning found members of a marching band, dance performances as well as a contingent from the Malaysian Armed Forces 8

August 25, 2018 6:56 AM Awards not merely for those who support leaders in power: Mahathir

LANGKAWI: Awards will only be given to those who serve the nation and not for individuals whose only contribution is supporting leaders in power, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the conferring of honours should not be taken lightly as had been done by the previous Barisan Nasional government. "When Najib was in power, everyone got rewarded 7

August 25, 2018 3:38 AM Main roads in Putrajaya will be closed for National Day 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Several main roads in Putrajaya will be closed and diverted in stages from Sunday until Aug 31 with conjunction with the rehearsal and celebration of the National Day 2018. Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the road diversion and closure would start from 6am until the event was over. He said the affected roads are Laman 12

August 24, 2018 9:51 AM King will not confer titles in conjunction with official birthday celebration

PETALING JAYA: In a break with tradition, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not confer titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations next month. According to an exclusive news report by an online news portal, this was confirmed by an officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Another source told the portal that the Agong would 13