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August 7, 2018 7:54 AM Guan Eng does a U-turn and now admits links with IRI

I wish to clarify my comments that DAP has no contacts with the United States Republican Party, US President Donald Trump, or the International Republican Institute (IRI). DAP has no contacts with the United State Republican party or to the US President Donald Trump as correctly reported. However, I did not hear the journalist’s question clearly on IRI and was under 176

August 6, 2018 9:03 AM The day the Special Branch threatened to charge me for being a CIA agent

When Malaysia’s Special Branch detained me together with nine others in April 2001, the official reason given was ‘terrorism’. According to what the government announced, and which was reported by the media, the ten of us were planning to start an armed insurrection and that we had imported guns, bombs and rocket launchers for this purpose. What the Special 132

June 28, 2018 12:02 AM Libyan sentenced to 22 years over Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON: Libyan Ahmed Abu Khattala was sentenced Wednesday in Washington to 22 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a US ambassador and three others. Prosecutors were unable to convince a jury that Khattala, leader of a militant group who had been photographed watching the attack on Sept 11, 2012, was directly to blame 63

June 23, 2018 4:27 AM S. Korea ex-PM and spy agency founder dies at 92

SEOUL: Kim Jong-pil, founder of South Korea's once-infamous spy agency and former prime minister, died Saturday in Seoul, his aide said. Kim was once a top figure in South Korean conservative politics, and along with former presidents Kim Young-sam and Kim Dae-jung, is considered one of the country's most influential politicians in the 1980s and 1990s. The trio was banned 63

April 21, 2018 12:38 PM Russia 'welcomes' North Korea's nuclear declaration

MOSCOW: Moscow "welcomes" North Korea's Kim Jong Un's declaration on halting nuclear tests and calls on the US and Pyongyang to work together to reduce tensions, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "We welcome the declaration of the Working Party's Chairman Kim Jong Un on the halt of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's 77

April 19, 2018 10:50 PM North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation,’ South’s Moon says

South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Vietnam's National Assembly in Hanoi March 23, 2018. — Reuters picSEOUL, April 20 — North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said yesterday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain “maximum 59

March 27, 2018 12:26 AM McCain to release 'no-holds-barred' verdict on Trump

WASHINGTON: Veteran US Senator John McCain is to deliver a "no-holds-barred" verdict on his fellow Republican Donald Trump's presidency in a new book of memoirs, his publishers announced Monday. Despite being in the same party as the president, McCain has been one of Trump's most forceful critics over the last two years, both in the run-up to the 2016 election 25

February 14, 2018 6:03 AM Canada wants answers after Iran prison death

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaking at a news conference in Mexico City, Mexico February 2, 2018. — Reuters picOTTAWA, Feb 14 — Canada yesterday stepped up its demand for answers after the death of renowned Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami, who Iranian officials say committed suicide in prison. Tehran's chief prosecutor 45

January 22, 2018 8:51 AM See Jennifer Lawrence transform in this new TV spot for ‘Red Sparrow’ (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, Jan 22 — Fox has released a new TV spot that offers a little more footage from upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow that stars Jennifer Lawrence. The film is based on Jason Matthews’ book of the same name and it sees Lawrence play the role of former prima ballerina Dominika Egorova who’s forced to turn into a Red Sparrow — a group trained to use their 76

January 4, 2018 12:04 AM DAP MP accuses minister of cherry-picking stats to paint rosy picture

DAP's Tony Pua said only an honest appraisal would allow the country to discover why it was no longer on par with the Asian Tigers of the 1980s. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak selectively compared the country to nations worse off instead of traditional rivals such as Singapore to suggest Malaysia was performing 54