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March 20, 2018 10:07 AM Guan Eng promises Liew Chin Tong ministerial post if Opposition wins

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan deputy president Lim Guan Eng has promised DAP Johor chief Liew Chin Tong (pix) a ministerial position should he win in Ayer Hitam and the opposition secures a victory in the forthcoming elections. The Penang Chief Minister said the party would propose Liew's name to the coalition's top leadership in the event the latter 5

March 20, 2018 5:12 AM We have to win seats like Ayer Hitam to win GE14, says Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan can forget about forming the federal government if it cannot secure victory in a Barisan Nasional (BN) stronghold seat such as Ayer Hitam in Johor, said Lim Guan Eng (pix). The DAP secretary-general said Pakatan Harapan's (PH) decision to field incumbent Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong in Ayer Hitam for the forthcoming General 4

March 15, 2018 11:29 AM Sleep deprived Najib soldiers on ahead of GE14

IPOH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said today he only had a few hours of rest daily in view of the approaching 14th General Election. "I sleep less, (but) work more, talk more and, hopefully, the votes will also be more. Work must be stepped up in the run-up to GE14, more so until the final moment," he said. Najib gave this reply to moderator 10

March 8, 2018 1:26 PM Malaysia among 6 SEA countries with sizeable E-Sports fans

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is among six countries in Southeast Asia to contribute to more than 98% of E-Sports fans in the region. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the number of local E-Sports fans was expected to increase from 1.8 million in 2016 to 2.4 million by year end. "This shows that the digital sports 15

March 6, 2018 3:08 PM What next? Post-election scenarios for Italy

An activist wearing a mask of Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi poses during a tour, the day after Italy’s parliamentary election, in Rome March 5, 2018. — Reuters picROME, March 6 — Italy’s general election left the country with a hung parliament in which no single party or coalition commands an overall majority, leaving few options to form a government 14

March 5, 2018 5:32 AM First emergency motorcycle response unit launched in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The country's first motorcycle - driven emergency response unit has been launched on the narrow roads of the island to assist road users in cases of accidents, mishaps or breakdowns. Called the George Town Community Emergency Response Team or better known as CERT, they are believed to be the first of such emergency response teams in the country 9

March 4, 2018 1:03 PM France’s Macron hails German coalition vote as ‘good news for Europe’

Macron hailed the news, saying it was 'good news for Europe'.— Reuters picPARIS, March 4 — French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel and acting SPD leader Olaf Scholz after Germany’s Social Democrats voted in favour of forming a new coalition, the French presidency said today. “France and Germany will work together 21

February 8, 2018 10:56 PM Chris Cornell, Willie Nelson contribute to new Johnny Cash album

Johnny Cash — Picture courtesy of Don Hunstein Sony MusicLOS ANGELES, Feb 9 — A new album featuring unknown poems and writings by Johnny Cash that have been turned into songs is set for release in April. Among artists who created new music for the 16-track album are Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station 17

February 6, 2018 2:34 AM Pumpkins reunited? Five key tracks from the Smashing Pumpkins back catalogue

US musician Billy Corgan of the band Smashing Pumpkins at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, Feb 6 — One of the major bands of the 1990s could be about to make a comeback. Indeed, a picture shared on Twitter shows four members of the Smashing Pumpkins, including frontman Billy Corgan, posing in a photo shoot, fuelling hopes of a Pumpkins 16

January 26, 2018 4:15 AM Umno always gives the best service to the people: Salleh

KOTA BELUD, Sabah: Umno is a political party that always gives the best service to the people, said Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pix). The concept of national leadership at the time of forming the government was to always help the people regardless of religion, race or region, said the Umno Kota Belud Division chief. Salleh, who is Communications 7