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September 2, 2018 1:56 PM Not easy to be PM now: Anwar

ALOR STAR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted that if he himself were holding the position of prime minister today, he would be facing difficulties to manage and revitalise the nation's economic standing due to the burden of too much debt. "The new government is facing a lot of challenges, even if I am the prime minister, it will not be easy, no one could 9

September 2, 2018 3:22 AM Suleimanov late show sees Krasnodar stun champions Lokomotiv

MOSCOW: Substitute Magomed-Shapi Suleimanov struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Krasnodar stunned reigning champions Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 on Saturday. Krasnodar's hard-fought win lifted them into fourth, five points behind league leaders Zenit St Petersburg, who take on second-placed Spartak Moscow on Sunday. "We dominated play and possession throughout 11

August 27, 2018 2:49 AM Zainal’s death a blow to Penang Umno

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno has lost one of its longest-serving leaders, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman (pix), who suffered from multiple myeloma which is a form of blood cancer. He was 58 years old. The lanky leader had served as a federal minister and an economic adviser to a regional development authority. He was regarded as a calming figure in Penang 5

August 26, 2018 12:34 AM Don't get carried away by posts: Wan Azizah

ALOR STAR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) has reminded all Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who helm the current government to discharge their duties with full integrity and not to get carried away with the posts they held. Dr Wan Azizah, who is also PH president, said they should always remind themselves that the coalition 11

August 24, 2018 4:51 PM Mahathir gostarn-ing on ECRL?

As I had written in an earlier post, Mahathir did NOT succeed in his attempts to persuade Chinese leaders to accept him withdrawing from projects contracted with China without any penalties.At most, China might have allowed a longer period for Malaysia to settle the compensations. They might have offered Mahathir ‘tea & sympathy’ but probably ended up saying 10

August 22, 2018 9:17 AM Why did Mahathir not discuss Jho Low with the Chinese?

For more than three years Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talked about Low Taek Jho a.k.a. Jho Low and 1MDB. Mahathir kept going on and on about how Najib Tun Razak and Jho Low stole RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money. Finally, Mahathir had his chance of bringing Jho Low home to face trial in Malaysia. During Jho Low’s trial the truth about how he and Najib conspired 87

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 11

August 12, 2018 9:06 AM Venezuela's Maduro says he would accept FBI help over alleged murder plot

CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let US FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones — but with conditions. If US officials confirm "the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan ... I would agree for the FBI to come here," Maduro 15

August 5, 2018 8:50 AM Dr Mahathir to visit Japan from Aug 6 to 9

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be undertaking a working visit to Fukuoka and Oita, Japan from tomorrow until Aug 9. The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement today said Dr Mahathir will be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, as well as officials 14

July 31, 2018 2:31 AM First Senate Democrat meets with Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee finally met with a Democrat on Monday, as Senator Joe Manchin bucked his party and welcomed Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill. The appeals court judge offered smiles but no remarks to reporters as he entered Manchin's office and left two hours later — the longest of his meetings to date with senators 18