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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 74

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 71

August 17, 2018 11:35 AM National Housing Policy aims to provide cheaper, comfortable homes for B40, M40

PUTRAJAYA: The National Housing Policy, which is expected to be rolled out in Sept, aims to provide cheaper and comfortable affordable homes for the Bottom 40% (B40) and the Middle 40% (M40) households, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the policy, which is being reviewed and now at the final stage, would address 62

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 208

August 12, 2018 2:42 AM Koepka grabs PGA lead as Tiger joins crowded title hunt

ST. LOUIS: Two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka seized a two-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods charged into contention for his first major title in 10 years. Fourth-ranked Koepka, who had stretched the lead as large as five shots, fired a four-under par 66 to stand on 12-under 198 after 54 holes at Bellerive 95

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 110

August 8, 2018 4:04 PM Russia stops Pussy Riot member leaving country

MOSCOW: Russian security services on Wednesday prevented Maria Alyokhina of punk protest group Pussy Riot from flying out of the country to perform at a top arts festival, she said. Alyokhina wrote on Facebook that as she was about to depart from Moscow to perform a theatre show based on her book at Britain's Edinburgh Festival, "at the airport the guys from the FSB border 41

August 5, 2018 8:08 AM Govt to table health insurance scheme for B40 during budget sitting in September

IPOH: The Health Ministry is in the final stages of drawing up a health insurance protection scheme for those in the B40 group, to help them obtain health treatment at government and private hospitals. Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the proposed insurance protection scheme would be tabled in Parliament during the 2019 budget sitting in October 46

August 5, 2018 6:33 AM Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid topples Juventus 3-1

LOS ANGELES: Substitute Marco Asensio made an immediate impact by scoring two early second-half goals as Real Madrid rallied to beat Juventus 3-1 in a pre-season exhibition contest on Saturday. Asensio entered the game at the start of the second half and scored less than two minutes in before adding another in the 56th minute with both goals being assisted 73

August 4, 2018 11:53 AM Liew Daren beaten by Momota in semi-finals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian challenge at the World Badminton Championships ended after professional male singles Liew Daren was beaten by a young Japanese star Kento Momota. Daren was forced to forget his wish to enter the final after Momota showed him the way out in a 37-minute fight in the semi-finals that ended with a 16-21, 5-21 decision at the Nanjing 99