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August 18, 2018 6:06 AM PAS candidate: Selangor needs strong opposition

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government needs a strong opposition to prevent it from being complacent in carrying out its duties, said PAS candidate for the Seri Setia State Assembly by-election Dr Halimah Ali. She said that based on her experience as a Selangor Executive Councillor, it was difficult for government representatives to issue statements 4

August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 3

August 16, 2018 3:49 PM Bus driver held after road rampage damages multiple vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR: A Rapid KL bus damaged at least seven vehicles after the bus driver went on a road rampage near Jalan Ampang earlier today. City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya confirmed the incident which had gone viral on social media showing the bus ramming into stationary cars in traffic and driving dangerously. "In the 8pm incident 5

August 16, 2018 12:37 PM 14 tender packages for food & beverage outlets at KLIA issued

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has issued 14 tender packages for retail as well as food and beverage (F&B) outlets at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The packages comprising 22 lots in total and are divided into two groups; package deal category and standard category, it said in a statement. Under the package deal, MAHB said bidders 12

August 16, 2018 3:45 AM British Council celebrates success of 'FameLab'

KUALA LUMPUR: British Council, which provides a platform to discuss science communication, celebrated the success of FameLab in Malaysia. The event titled "FameLab:Celebrating Science, Communicating Impact", also celebrated the partnership with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). "Communicating science effectively is a complex 2

August 16, 2018 3:00 AM Vote MCA, Hadi tells PAS members

PETALING JAYA: PAS has thrown its support behind MCA for the Balakong state seat by-election. The Islamist party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pix) urged PAS members to back MCA in "the spirit of the Opposition". MCA announced its Cheras Batu 11 branch Youth chief Tan Chee Teong as its candidate to contest in the Balakong by-election. The Balakong 4

August 15, 2018 3:09 PM US criticises local Tanzania elections

NAIROBI: The US on Wednesday said it was "concerned" by the conduct of 70 recent by-elections in Tanzania, citing "election violence and irregularities" aimed at the opposition. Local elections were held on Sunday to replace officials who had either resigned or died. "Credible accounts of election violence and irregularities include refusal by National 7

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 6

August 13, 2018 8:40 AM Jho Low has to be accountable if yacht obtained through illegal means: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, should be held accountable if it is proven that he had obtained the superyacht Equanimity through illegal means, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said today. "If it was done illegally, if the yacht was paid for in an illegal manner, in a sense that money that is not due to him (Jho Low) as alleged 8

August 12, 2018 11:26 AM Ten people hurt in 'shooting' in UK's Manchester

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Ten people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said. Officers were called at around at 2:30am (0130 GMT) to the Moss Side neighbourhood of the city, where a party had been held following a Caribbean Carnival 7