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June 22, 2018 8:37 AM Nor Shamsiah appointed as Bank Negara governor for 5 years effective July 1

PUTRAJAYA: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has granted his royal consent for the appointment of Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new central bank governor. Nor Shamsiah will be appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia governor for a term of five years from July 1, 2018 till June 30, 2023. She was formerly the deputy governor from 2010 until 2016 and recently 5

June 20, 2018 12:47 AM Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry

WASHINGTON: Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children being separated from their parents. The Democratic governors of Colorado, New York and Virginia and the Republican governors 7

June 18, 2018 9:13 AM Serbia's Kolarov given boxy Lada for World Cup goal

MOSCOW: Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov had a good day in Samara: he scored a magnificent World Cup goal and was presented with a Lada by the governor. The Roma defender struck a thunderous second-half free-kick that clinched Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday. "Kolarov scored a wonderful goal and we gave him a prize — a certificate for a Lada 4x4," acting 5

June 5, 2018 9:19 AM BNM declines to comment on talk of Governor resigning

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has declined to comment on talks that its Governor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim, had offered to resign. Social media has been rife with the rumour of his resignation following news quoting people familiar with the matter. Muhammad assumed the office of Governor on May 1, 2016, succeeding Tan Sri Dr Zeti AKhtar Aziz. He is the 8th Governor 7

May 22, 2018 10:52 AM Five killed, 33 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 33 wounded Tuesday when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi 7

May 21, 2018 11:51 PM After school shooting, Texas governor calls off gun raffle

SANTA FE: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called off his re-election campaign's plans to raffle off a shotgun, in the aftermath of the school shooting that killed 10 people last week. The decision was made over the weekend and confirmed Monday by the Republican's office. The raffle prize was changed to a US$250 (RM 992.62) gift certificate. The move came after 8

May 19, 2018 8:18 AM Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched 15

May 16, 2018 4:15 AM Seven DAP and 3 PKR lawmakers sworn in as Penang excos

GEORGE TOWN: Seven DAP and three PKR lawmakers have been sworn in as state executive councillors before Penang Governor Tun Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas at Dewan Sri Pinang. Pinang Tunggal assemblyman Datuk Ir. Zaki Yuddin Abdul Rahman has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Minister 1, while Prof Dr P. Ramasamy retained his Deputy Chief Minister 2 post and his state 7

April 30, 2018 10:29 AM 11 children killed in Afghan suicide attack on foreign convoy

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: A suicide attack on a foreign military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Monday killed at least 11 children who were nearby, officials said, amid a spate of attacks across the war-torn country. Sixteen others were wounded, including foreign and Afghan security forces, when a bomb-laden car exploded in the southern province of Kandahar 20

April 20, 2018 12:25 PM Fernandes: Robust economy spurred AirAsia to hit record numbers

File picture of AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes delivering a speech at the launch of the company’s new headquarters in Sepang March 1, 2018. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Malaysia’s robust economy has helped low-cost carrier AirAsia hit record numbers, its Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said. “Economy 15