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July 17, 2018 3:10 PM AirAsia is world's best low-cost airline for 10th straight year

SEPANG: AirAsia has been named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the 10th year in a row. The airline in a statement said it won the accolade at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards held today at The Langham, London. "AirAsia Co-founder, AirAsia Group Bhd Executive Chairman, and AirAsia X Bhd Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Datuk Kamarudin Meranun 4

July 17, 2018 11:43 AM Waytha Moorthy and four other senators appointed as deputy ministers

KUALA LUMPUR: Senator P. Waytha Moorthy was appointed and sworn in today as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (National Unity and Social Well-being) and four other senators were appointed and sworn in as deputy ministers. Penang Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chief Senator Marzuki Yahya was appointed and sworn in as Deputy Foreign 4

July 17, 2018 10:39 AM Single mother among four siblings nabbed in drug raid

BALING: The National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) has detained four siblings, including a single mother, for allegedly turning their home in Kuala Ketil near here into a drug den. Baling Nada chief Mohamad Nasir Md Radzi said the woman and her brothers, aged between 18 and 28, were picked up at the house in an anti-narcotics operation, dubbed "Ops Cegah" 3

July 17, 2018 10:11 AM Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim is new Chief Judge of Malaya

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim was today sworn in as Chief Judge of Malaya — the second female to be appointed to the position. Her appointment follows the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on July 11, under advise from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and after convening with the Council of Rulers. When asked by the media 4

July 17, 2018 9:16 AM Umno gives police one week to provide documents on money seized in 1MDB raids

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have been given seven days by Umno lawyers to provide relevant documents and information on the RM116.7 million seized from Pavilion Residences, Kuala Lumpur, during investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). They said a letter had been issued to the police and have given the authorities a "reasonable" seven days to respond 5

July 17, 2018 7:26 AM Indonesia police shoot dead 11 petty criminals in Asian Games crackdown

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have shot and killed 11 suspected small-time criminals and wounded dozens more in a crackdown before it hosts the Asian Games next month, authorities said Tuesday. Some 52 suspects have been shot after resisting arrest in the capital Jakarta since the start of July, with 11 dying of their wounds, police said. "They were endangering 4

July 17, 2018 5:49 AM Trio on bike die as vehicle rams into stalled lorry

KUALA LUMPUR: Three individuals believed to be riding on a motorcycle died when their vehicle hit the back of a lorry at KM451.5 of the North-South Expressway (southbound) near Sungai Buloh, here last night. Selangor Investigation and Traffic Enforcement Department chief Supt Azman Shari'at said the victims were a 21-year-old woman, a 14-year-old teenage 6

July 16, 2018 6:53 AM Disrespectful to walk out, says Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: Khairy Jamaluddin distanced himself from the Opposition MPs who staged a walkout at the Dewan Rakyat today. He described the action as disrespectful and said it would shed more bad light on Barisan Nasional (BN). The former Umno Youth chief, who was one of only three BN lawmakers to remain in the Dewan, said he stayed because it was the right 10

July 16, 2018 6:49 AM Police cripple drug syndicate, nab five in JB

JOHOR BARU: Police believe they have crippled a drug trafficking syndicate here with the arrests of five men and seizure of various drugs worth RM126,000 last Saturday. Johor Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Lukas Aket said the suspects, aged between 22 and 42, were picked up in two raids around Kempas here from 2pm to 7pm. "The seized 11

July 16, 2018 4:31 AM Najib withdraws suits against AG, MACC and CCID chiefs

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has withdrawn his suits against three main figures in investigations pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad. Najib filed three civil suits against MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, police commercial crimes head Datuk Seri Amar Singh and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas 5