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May 26, 2018 2:00 AM Tun M: Malaysia suffering from financial destruction

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is suffering from financial destruction, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is working on reducing the national debt to about RM800 billion from the current RM1 trillion. Mahathir told the Voice of America that he is working with Pakatan Harapan to mitigate the financial damage inflicted on the country. The premier 8

May 24, 2018 9:37 AM Lee injury adds to South Korea World Cup woes

SEOUL: Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho was Thursday ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament, the latest in a string of injuries to plague the Asian team ahead of Russia. "Lee Keun-ho has been ruled out of the World Cup," spokesman at the Korea Football Association told AFP. "He sustained a torn ligament on his right knee during 5

May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 3

May 22, 2018 11:45 AM ECRL – cut the cost, make it work

MANY have voiced concern over the RM60 billion ECRL project but I think there is merit to consider continuing with the project. It will create jobs for Malaysians and generate economic growth in the east coast. I use public transport to travel and I think the ECRL will be of great benefit simply because it will make it easier to travel to Kelantan, Terengganu 4

May 19, 2018 11:57 PM US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

WASHINGTON: US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a procedure for a kidney condition and is "doing really well," President Donald Trump said. "Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House," the president said on Twitter. "Melania is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers 9

April 30, 2018 8:10 AM Tehran dismisses Pompeo's 'unfounded' accusations

TEHRAN: Iran on Monday dismissed "unfounded" accusations by new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over its "ambition to dominate the Middle East". Pompeo lashed out at Tehran on Sunday during a rapid tour of Middle East allies ahead of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking during a visit to Iran's 15

April 30, 2018 7:15 AM (Video) ‘A vote for Chin Tong is a vote for Mahathir’

YONG PENG: Johor DAP chief Liew Chin Tong said it is the most natural thing to put Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's picture on a Pakatan Harapan (PH) banner as he is the prime minister candidate. "It is logical for me to say voting for Chin Tong is voting for Mahathir," he said after the former prime minister's face was cut out from a giant billboard in the parliamentary 17

April 24, 2018 8:21 AM Don't be agents of slanderous opposition: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reminded the people against disseminating slander practised by the opposition during the 14th General Election (GE14). Najib pointed out that such practices could break up friendly relations and family ties and even worse, it could bring disintegration and destruction to the country. "This is not the first 16

April 23, 2018 10:33 AM Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

MYTILENE, Greece: A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday. The violence erupted late Sunday after members of the radical "Patriotic Movement" gathered on the central square of the island's main city Mytilene, where some 200 Afghan 19

April 23, 2018 3:12 AM Axes, sunglasses and now a summit at Korea's DMZ

PANMUNJOM, South Korea: In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, the two sides come face to face — along with the contradictory narratives that will underlie a summit at the site this week. South Korean guards chosen for their height and looks, and sporting aviator sunglasses stand stern and unmoving outside the blue huts of the Joint 15