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May 23, 2018 3:11 PM Teen wins battle in US 'toilet wars'

WASHINGTON: A US federal court ruled Wednesday in favour of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms 4

May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 3

May 22, 2018 10:15 AM Unemployed man charged with uploading offensive FB posting against Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man claimed trial in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of uploading an offensive posting on Facebook against Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, two years ago. Amir Izhar Hamiruddin, 33, is accused of using his Facebook account, "Amir Izhar" to consciously initiate a false posting with intent to annoy another 8

May 21, 2018 3:13 PM M'sia-registered prime mover found with contraband fags at Tuas checkpoint

SINGAPORE: Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) seized 6,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes from a Malaysia-registered prime mover at Tuas checkpoint on May 18. In a statement today, ICA said its officers detected anomalies in the scanned images of the consignment and detained the truck driven by a 50-year-old Malaysian man for inspection 5

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM 12 civilians killed in Mali market attack

BAMAKO: At least 12 civilians were killed in northern Mali in an attack on a market that also involved the shooting of a Malian soldier, military sources said on Sunday. The attack took place Saturday in the town of Boulekessi near the border with Burkina Faso. "Malian troops under the G5 Sahel command are at the centre of this incident," a military 6

May 19, 2018 1:19 PM Man sets father's house on fire over money for drugs

BESUT: A man was suspected of setting his father's house in Kampung Keradang, Jertih on fire last night after his demand for money was not met. The 27-year-old man, who is believed to be a drug addict, had been arrested. Besut police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said the suspect had previous records of threatening his father who was in Tapah, Perak 9

May 19, 2018 2:30 AM Police shoot dead third suspect in goldsmith robbery (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Police have shot dead a third suspect involved in a robbery at a goldsmith outlet in Damansara Jaya early this morning. The 22-year-old man was killed during a shootout between him and policemen at Bukit Beruntung, Hulu Selangor at 1am this morning. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said that in the chase, the suspect lost control of his car and hit a tree. "The suspect 5

May 17, 2018 3:37 PM Married couples nabbed for drugs

SUNGAI PETANI: Two married couples were among five detained with 6.165kg of drugs worth a total of RM175,000 seized in three home raids in Gurun on Wednesday. Kedah Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief Supt Helmi Aris said the first husband and wife, aged 41 and 34, were picked up after police found 5.422kg of what was believed to be heroin 8

May 17, 2018 6:39 AM Female traffic police officer remanded over bribery case

KLANG: The Magistrate's Court here ordered a female traffic police inspector to be remanded for five days beginning today to facilitate investigation into a case of soliciting a RM2,000 bribe three days ago. Magistrate Nik Nur Amalina Mat Zaidan allowed the application from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand the 28-year-old woman 9

May 16, 2018 6:56 AM Discussion on Anwar's political involvement after Hari Raya: Sivarasa

KUALA LUMPUR: A discussion on the political involvement of PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will most likely be held after Hari Raya in June. His lawyer, R. Sivarasa said that as Anwar had been given a full pardon, he could now be involved in politics and efforts would be made so that Anwar could return to Parliament. "This is my opinion 8