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August 8, 2018 11:38 PM Arsenal's 'silent Stan' unfazed by unhappy fans

LONDON: American businessman and entrepreneur Stan Kroenke is unlikely to be upset by the outpouring of heated opposition from Arsenal fans following his takeover of historic Premier League club. The hard-nosed multi-billionaire from Columbia, Missouri, who joined the American invasion of English football over a decade ago, has absorbed a steady volume 93

August 5, 2018 8:41 AM Screenings to determine number of dyslexic children in Felda settlements

KUALA LUMPUR: The Felda Youth Council and the Malaysian Dyslexia Association will join forces to create awareness on the disorder, including a plan to set up help centres in Felda settlements nationwide. "This collaboration is important to generate awareness among youths in Felda settlements so that we are able to address the condition from an early 37

August 1, 2018 5:21 AM Najib: Arul Kanda’s RM5 million payment justified

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) has defended the RM5 million paid to former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief Arul Kanda Kandasamy in the span of six months, saying it was justified. The former premier said Arul had successfully reduced 1MDB's debt from RM50 billion to RM30 billion. It was part of his responsibility as the president 53

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 81

July 23, 2018 2:07 AM BN MPs avoiding 1MDB scandal like a plague, says Kit Siang

PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) are avoiding he 1MDB corruption scandal like the plague when debating in Parliament, DAP Adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) said today. Describing it as a most cowardly act, he said they had been part of the disgraceful and unpatriotic conspiracy and betrayal in muzzling Parliament from probing and debating the 1MDB corruption 17

July 22, 2018 11:45 AM Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

MAE SAI, Thailand: Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday. The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after being discharged from hospital and speaking to the media about their harrowing ordeal 81

July 21, 2018 12:49 AM Nomination for Sg Kandis by-election begins

SHAH ALAM: The nomination for the Sungai Kandis state by-election began at 9am today at Dewan Besar Tanjung of the Shah Alam City Council in Section 19 here. Potential candidates have one hour to submit their nomination papers, after which the Returning Officer, Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad, will announce the names of the candidates contesting the by-election 27

July 19, 2018 11:50 AM Singapore the third country to ratify CPTPP

SINGAPORE: Singapore ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) today, becoming the third nation to do so after Mexico and Japan. According to the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the CPTPP will enter into force 60 days after six of the 11 signatories ratify the agreement. "The CPTPP is an important 27

July 15, 2018 1:04 PM 2,000 Kalabakan Umno members quit party

TAWAU: About 2,000 Umno members in the Kalabakan Parliamentary constituency today unanimously announced that they were leaving the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah. The move was led by seven members of the Kalabakan Umno divisional committee who were recently appointed at the divisional election meeting, including the Umno Permanent Chairman of the area, Mohd Nazri 32

July 15, 2018 7:22 AM PH's choice for Dewan Rakyat Speaker has vast experience in law

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, who is the Pakatan Harapan's choice for the ninth Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, is well versed in commercial law, banking, securities, arbitration, constitutional and administrative law. Mohamad Ariff, 69, from Sungai Petani, Kedah, graduated with a Bachelor of Law from University 30