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August 29, 2018 5:09 PM The time has come for a Malay right-wing party

DAP has asked MCA to leave Barisan Nasional and join Pakatan Harapan. PKR has warned Malaysians that Malay politics is becoming more right wing. The time has come for a Malay right-wing party to dominate Malaysian politics. If Umno refuses to revert to its roots, then a new right-wing party needs to be launched to fill the vacuum that Umno is leaving 13

August 28, 2018 8:11 AM May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

CAPE TOWN: British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers 6

August 26, 2018 10:44 AM Preparations for 2018 National Day in full swing

PUTRAJAYA: With only five days to go, the preparations for the 2018 National Day celebration are in full swing to ensure that the parade and procession on Aug 31 will run smoothly. Checks by Bernama at the Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 2 this morning found members of a marching band, dance performances as well as a contingent from the Malaysian Armed Forces 8

August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 15

August 22, 2018 5:09 AM Malaysian athletes attend Aidiladha celebration at Jakarta Embassy

JAKARTA: Some 55 officials and athletes of the Malaysian Asian Games contingent were among the 500 Malaysian Muslims in Indonesia who gathered at the Embassy of Malaysia today to celebrate Aidiladha. "The embassy is very happy to have Malaysian athletes participating in the Asian Games join us in the Aidiladha celebration," said Deputy Malaysian Ambassador 14

August 17, 2018 10:27 AM Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

BARCELONA: Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city. "The Spanish King is not welcome in the Catalan countries," the banner read in English. It was accompanied 16

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Police to use English on PM’s directive (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts are being made for the police to improve their command of English after a directive by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to use the language in their work. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police had already been using English for their daily briefings and operations but Mahathir has once again 9

August 12, 2018 5:06 AM Johor Opposition leader scoffs at office given to him

KOTA ISKANDAR: Johor Opposition leader Datuk Hasni Mohammad (Benut-Umno) was given an office at the State Assembly building but he scoffed at the size of it. Hasni said this showed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government doesn't recognise the status of opposition. He said this after receiving the key of the office from Johor Speaker Suhaizan Kaiat 10

August 11, 2018 1:23 AM 30,000 people in Sarawak keen to join Bersatu: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Almost 30,000 people in Sarawak are keen to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said this showed that the party was getting encouraging support from the people in the state and he had planned to launch the party in Sarawak. "We will accept all requests to become members of party 12

August 9, 2018 12:08 PM Chelsea swoop for Kepa in record move as transfer deadline looms

LONDON: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. While the rest of Europe's leading leagues don't close the window until later in August, England's top-flight clubs have until 1600GMT on Thursday 25