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August 22, 2018 4:29 AM Relief for India swimmer Prakash as family found in killer floods

JAKARTA: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has been to hell and back at the Asian Games, competing in Jakarta while family members went missing in severe flooding in his home country. The 24-year-old became the first swimmer to reach last weekend's 200 metres butterfly final despite the knowledge that five relatives had not been found and his family home in Kerala 186

August 22, 2018 3:53 AM Muslims celebrate Aidiladha in peace, moderation

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in the country celebrated Aidiladha today in peace and moderation in the spirit of sacrifice and gratitude. Aidiladha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God 's command. Before the prophet could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead. The fine weather in most parts 51

August 21, 2018 9:52 AM Terminally-ill boy gets to fly, thanks to cops and Children's Wish Society of Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN: The Royal Malaysian Police showed a boy here that they do not just enforce the long arm of the law but they go out of their way to grant wishes to children suffering terminal illnesses. Despite an early morning downpour, a King Air Beechcraft 350 aircraft from the police air wing took off from the Penang International Airport with a special 57

August 21, 2018 7:52 AM Man jailed 12 years, 10 strokes of rotan for drug possession

KUALA TERENGGANU: A man was sentenced to 12 years' jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today for possession of 96.88gm of Methamphetamine. Judge Datuk Zainal Azman Ab Aziz meted out the sentence on Mohd Hakimin Kamarudin, 25, after the man pleaded guilty to the amended charge. He was jointly charged with Wan Hasanah Wan Salleh, 32, of committing 52

August 20, 2018 1:16 PM Mahathir congratulates new Pakistan PM Imran Khan

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed confidence that the close and brotherly ties and cooperation enjoyed by Malaysia and Pakistan over the last 61 years would be further strengthened in the years ahead. In a letter to Imran Khan, Dr Mahathir said he looked forward 48

August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 69

August 20, 2018 4:31 AM Govt studying prices of basic necessities: Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying the underlying cause of rising prices of basic necessities in the country. Citing sugar prices as an example, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said the product was retailing at RM1.40 per kilogramme (kg) in the international market, but sold at RM2.90 per kg in Malaysia. "This is a structural and monopoly problem 54

August 19, 2018 11:01 AM Asian Games: Khim Wen lands Malaysia's first medal

JAKARTA: National taekwondo athlete, Yap Khim Wen, has become the first Malaysian to deliver a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games for the country, after bagging a bronze medal in the women's individual poomsae event today. The success also ended a 16-year wait for the national taekwondo camp in the Asian Games after Lee Pei Fen/Lee Wan Yuen won a bronze 60

August 19, 2018 3:18 AM RTM remains relevant as medium to unite people: Liew

SANDAKAN: As the national broadcasting station, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), remains relevant as a medium in uniting the people of all races in the country, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pix). He said this was made through various programmes produced by RTM on radio and television. "Although there is competition 58

August 18, 2018 11:59 AM Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan

ACCRA: Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan. Describing Annan as a "consummate" diplomat, Akufo-Addo said in a statement that Ghana was "deeply saddened" by news of his death in Switzerland on Saturday after a short illness. Born in Kumasi, the capital 87