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July 12, 2018 2:21 PM Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

BENGHAZI, Libya: A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said. Haftar, head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, "has ordered the re-arrest of commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli after his escape from the military prison" where he was detained 27

July 12, 2018 8:24 AM 2 more schools closed following HFMD outbreak

GEORGE TOWN: Two more schools have been ordered to close following the outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), said state education director Mohd Jamil Mohamed. He said the schools will be closed for about 10 days so that the premises can be cleaned. "The schools that were closed are SKJC Sam Sun and SJKC Phor Tay," he said. Yesterday, it was reported 33

July 12, 2018 2:40 AM Suit up for Korean law drama

WHEN US television law drama series Suits premiered in 2011, producer Aaron Korsh introduced us to the world of attractive lawyers dressed in Tom Ford suits, hostile takeovers and lead character Harvey Specter (Garbiel Macht)'s famous quote: "Sometimes the good guy's gotta do the bad things to make the bad guys pay." Following the major success of this show, KBS (Korean 38

July 12, 2018 12:54 AM Do not send children with HFMD symptoms to school

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Parents are asked not to send their children to school if they have symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal said schools were advised not to allow pupils with the symptoms to attend classes to prevent other pupils from getting infected 35

July 11, 2018 1:17 PM N. Sembilan records 1,147 HFMD cases

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Health Department recorded 1,147 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases up to July 8 this year. Its director, Zainudin Mohd Ali said the number saw an increase of 114% compared to 536 cases reported over the same period last year. "So far, there have been no closure of schools, kindergartens and child care centres in the state 34

July 11, 2018 9:35 AM Two schools closed in Penang amidst fear of HFMD (Updated)

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Health Department has ordered two more schools to be shut down following the hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease outbreak. Health director Dr Wan Mansor Wan Hamzah said the two schools were SJK (C) Shih Chung branch and Tenby International School. "The closure has to be made after some of the students were infected by the virus 36

July 11, 2018 12:28 AM Toys as agent spreading HFMD between children: Chong

KUALA LUMPUR: Children’s toys have been identified as one of the causes for the spread of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the country. Health Ministry Disease Control Division director Datuk Dr Chong Chee Keong said toys which children hold and play with can transmit the virus to others. “Mothers and kindergarten management must clean the toys, toilets 34

July 9, 2018 7:41 AM The PH Government’s new plans for Khazanah Nasional will open the doors for a return to piratisation and crony capitalism

Last Friday, Prime Minister Tun Mahathir claimed that national sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional had deviated from its original objective of helping the Bumiputera. Tun Mahathir now wants Khazanah Nasional to eventually hand-over its profitable assets to certain Bumiputera individuals. When the transformation program was launched a decade ago, the past BN government 37

July 6, 2018 10:06 AM Over 100 firefighters battle raging oil tank fire

KEMAMAN: More than 100 firefighters are battling a raging fire, described as the biggest in Terengganu for years, that has destroyed two huge crude oil tanks and spread to a third 16 hours after it started at the Kemaman Bitumen Company (KBC). Four people were injured by the blaze at the KBC in the Teluk Kalong Industrial Area, according to Terengganu 32

July 5, 2018 8:30 AM Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

DARAA, Syria: The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported. "Hundreds" of missiles and barrel bombs were unleashed before dawn by both Syrian and Russian aircraft after talks on rebel 52