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June 22, 2018 7:20 AM Financial aid needed to repair damaged school roof

KUALA LUMPUR: Teachers and parents are relieved that financial aid will be given to a primary school along Jalan Ladang Perut Putih which had been hit by heavy rainstorm last month. The cost of repairs is estimated at RM50,000 and Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has pledged RM20,000 to help fund the cost of repairs. The rainstorm caused part of the school's roof to collapse 4

June 21, 2018 10:51 AM Libya strongman's forces say key oil ports recaptured

BENGHAZI, Libya: A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia. "Our armed forces have full control of the Ras Lanuf region," the force's spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said, later adding that it had also seized the Al-Sidra terminal 5

June 21, 2018 9:41 AM Myanmar who fled police roadblock held, drugs seized

ALOR STAR: A Myanmar motorist who made a U-turn in his car to avoid a police roadblock, ended up ramming a police motorcyclist who had earlier ordered him to stop in Jalan Sultanah Bahiyah here yesterday. At the time, the foreigner in a Proton Saga was driving against the traffic flow when the 4 pm incident occurred. The police seized heroin-type drugs 5

June 20, 2018 4:00 PM Man held over girl's death linked to firecrackers

JOHOR BARU: The police have detained a man in Felda Papan Timur near Kota Tinggi to facilitate investigations into the death of a seven-year-old girl last Thursday, which was linked to firecrackers. Kota Tinggi police chief, Supt Ahsmon Bajah said the 35-year-old suspect was nabbed at 1.30pm yesterday. On Monday, Nuraqira Khaeefa Muhammad Saad succumbed 6

June 20, 2018 6:32 AM PKR flag makes it to the World Cup

Although the Malaysian national team did not qualify for the finals held in Russia, the country is already a winner with a new government. A photograph of the party flag unfurled at one of the games has gone viral on social media. It shows Senegal's coach Aliou Cisse looking on during their match against Poland yesterday. Senegal won 2-1. A PKR flag can be seen at Moscow's 6

June 20, 2018 12:35 AM Paris attacks suspect taken to hospital with appendicitis: Source

PARIS: Salah Abdeslam the sole surviving member of a terror cell which carried out deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 was taken out of prison and driven under high security to hospital with appendicitis, a prison source said. Abdeslam, a 28-year-old Belgian-born French national, was taken to a hospital 15km from his prison cell south of Paris, prison authorities 3

June 19, 2018 9:00 AM Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of drugs trial

ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm. Ezhel, 28, whose real name is Omer Sercan Ipekcioglu, was accused of inciting cannabis use through social media postings 6

June 19, 2018 1:19 AM Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

AMMAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II held rare talks in Jordan on Monday focused on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and on the Jerusalem issue. Jordan and Egypt are the only Arab countries to have peace treaties with Israel, and Monday's visit was Netanyahu's first to the kingdom since 2014. The king stressed 3

June 18, 2018 2:27 AM Switzerland hold five-time champs Brazil to 1-1 draw in opener

Rostov-on-Don, Russia (dpa) - Switzerland came up with a spirited performance in holding five-time champions Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener on Sunday. Brazil came out guns ablazing and went ahead in the 11th minute on a tantalizing long strike by Philippe Coutinho. But Switzerland stood up to the Selecao with the equalizer in the 50th minute 9

June 17, 2018 12:25 PM Bursa trading velocity profoundly low during World Cup

PETALING JAYA: The trading velocity in Malaysia during the 2018 World Cup is expected to be subdued not just because of this event but also due to the festive season, according to MIDF Research. “We do not expect the World Cup event to change the fundamentals of all stocks under our coverage. Hence, we maintain our FBM KLCI year-end 2018 target of 1,800 points 5