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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 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 8

August 7, 2018 10:00 AM MSN Board to be reactivated: Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) has decided to re-activate the National Sports Council (MSN) Board at the central level as a measure to ensure centralisation of power does not occur. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said that, with the move, all youth and sports development processes in each state could be done in tandem 9

August 7, 2018 7:54 AM Guan Eng does a U-turn and now admits links with IRI

I wish to clarify my comments that DAP has no contacts with the United States Republican Party, US President Donald Trump, or the International Republican Institute (IRI). DAP has no contacts with the United State Republican party or to the US President Donald Trump as correctly reported. However, I did not hear the journalist’s question clearly on IRI and was under 12

August 7, 2018 6:41 AM Mahathir speaks at Japan future leaders school in Fukuoka

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has delivered his keynote address at the Japan Future Leaders School in Fukuoka, Japan this morning. The annual lecture series is now into its 15th year. Dr Mahathir was one of its main speakers when it was first held in 2003, according to his official Facebook page today. The caption that accompanied 4

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 10

August 2, 2018 9:05 AM Perak PKR declare support for Anwar

IPOH: Perak PKR today declared its support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) to assume the party's presidency with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to remain as the deputy. "This combination is the best choice to lead the party in the new Malaysia era," said state chairman Senator Dr Muhd Nur Manuty. "We decided to back them as it would 4

August 1, 2018 10:31 AM Erdogan accuses US of 'evangelist, Zionist mentality' in pastor's case

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not give into threats from the US over the case of an American pastor being tried on terror charges, accusing Washington of showing an "evangelist, Zionist mentality". Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter 7

July 31, 2018 10:34 AM Kota Raja PAS Youth disputes call to support BN candidate

SHAH ALAM: The Kota Raja PAS Youth Movement (DPPKR) today questioned the move by the party last Saturday, which had been used as a platform to urge PAS voters to vote for the BN candidate in the by-election for the Sungai Kandis State seat this Saturday. Its deputy head, Mohd Najib Arshad said the gist of the speech had openly been made by several party 6

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 8