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September 3, 2018 1:28 PM BNM seen holding key rate

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a meeting tomorrow, as it keeps tabs on how far the United States and China will take their ongoing trade war. All 11 economists polled by Reuters see BNM holding its overnight policy rate at 3.25%. Malaysia has raised its policy rate once this year – by 25 basis 6

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 9

August 28, 2018 4:59 AM First (political) “assassination” blow against Rafizi Ramli

Years back, I did wonder whether Rafizi Ramli has too manymusuh dalam selimut in PKR. Yes, Rafizi does have his bullshit element (which most politicians have), but nonetheless, he is not only an important PKR asset-leader but potentially a future PM of a Pakatan government, say in about 15 years time (in 3 parliamentary terms). Best of all, unlike others 18

August 13, 2018 7:37 AM Teacher pleads not guilty to possession of terrorism-related items

KUALA LUMPUR: A teacher of a primary school in Sarawak pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today on a charge of possession of six images and 16 videos of the Daesh terrorist group on his cellphone. Muhamad Naseefullah@ Heawian Einie, 47, made the plea before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. The Islamic Education teacher was alleged to have committed 14

August 10, 2018 7:54 AM Greek chic: Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated his second seed in as many days at the Toronto Masters on Thursday, stunning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals. The Greek teenager, who turns 20 on Sunday, followed up his defeat of seventh seed Dominic Thiem, beating four-time champion Djokovic, seeded ninth 13

August 8, 2018 1:00 AM Najib arrives at KL Court Complex to face fresh charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at 8.50am today. Najib was seen entering Kuala Lumpur Court Complex together with his entourage. He is expected to be charged on three fresh charges under Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001. Najib 14

August 7, 2018 11:18 AM Bangladeshi charged with gruesome murder of wife who was found dismembered in luggage bags

KUALA LUMPUR: A 37-year-old Bangladeshi man was charged with the murder of his wife, who was found dead and stuffed in two luggage bags near the Putra World Trade Centre last month. Janitor Md Shahzada Saju nodded his head when the charge against him was read out in front of magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin, however, no plea was recorded 6

August 5, 2018 4:23 AM Stress leads to more depressed Malaysians: Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR: Depression will be a major mental health illness Malaysians will suffer from by 2020 as more people are expected to experience increased stress due to work and family pressure, said Patron of the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA) Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said according to the 2017 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 29% of Malaysians 8

August 3, 2018 3:04 AM Man held for having sex on pavement in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A man has been arrested for having sex on the pavement along Claymore Drive, outside Orchard Towers. Singapore police said the 30-year-old suspect was apprehended on Wednesday. Officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man through follow-up investigations and by using CCTV footage. However, they have yet to establish 11

August 1, 2018 10:31 AM Erdogan accuses US of 'evangelist, Zionist mentality' in pastor's case

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not give into threats from the US over the case of an American pastor being tried on terror charges, accusing Washington of showing an "evangelist, Zionist mentality". Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter 17