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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 64

August 25, 2018 5:26 AM At least 18 dead in China hotel fire

BEIJING: A fire early Saturday at a hotel in China has left at least 18 people dead, according to an initial death toll given by state media. The incident started during the night in the hotel in Harbin, capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang province, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "At 10:50 (0250 GMT) 18 people were already confirmed 59

August 23, 2018 1:51 PM Final exam dates in Kedah cancelled, changed to new dates

PUTRAJAYA: The year-end final exams in a school in Kedah which was set for on Nov 7, a day after Deepavali, has been cancelled and moved to another date, said the Education Ministry. In a statement today, it said all schools had been instructed to abide by the guidelines set by the ministry and State Education Department. "The date of the examination 36

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 60

August 23, 2018 9:10 AM Theme park Merdeka fun

IN conjunction with the nation's 61st year of independence, Sunway Lagoon launches the "Proud To Be Malaysian" campaign that will run from Aug 17 to Sep 16. Visitors to the theme park can expect a large number of activities and attractions during this time. Alongside the unveiling of Infantino Fernandes' latest metal sculptures of seven bisons called 63

August 23, 2018 6:56 AM BMW i8 public unveiling at largest outdoor FlyCycle class tomorrow

BMW Malaysia and urban fitness club FlyProject will be at The Square in Publika in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur at 8pm tomorrow to create awareness on the car company’s initiative on Visionary and Sustainable Mobility, by organising the largest outdoor FlyCycle Class in the country. In the first collaboration of its kind, the event will see the official 76

August 22, 2018 10:12 AM German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

BERLIN: German police commandos Wednesday arrested a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the country. Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C., he was allegedly an accomplice of Clement Baur, who was arrested in Marseilles shortly before the 2017 French elections accused of plotting an imminent attack 82

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 61

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms: Bolton

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Wednesday that the United States would respond "very strongly" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake Idlib province. "We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province," John Bolton told a press 79

August 22, 2018 8:38 AM So, do we still need Chinese schools?

One of the arguments to support the continuation of Chinese schools and Chinese language education in Malaysia is because China is now one of the world’s greatest economies and for Malaysia to do business with China we must be able to speak Mandarin. Tun Daim Zainuddin went to China and he came back empty. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also went to China and he, too, came back empty 72