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January 19, 2018 12:21 PM China to enshrine Xi’s name in state constitution

China’s Communist Party proposed today to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution. — Reuters picBEIJING, Jan 19 — China’s Communist Party proposed today to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades. Xi’s eponymous 3

January 19, 2018 3:10 AM Ministry calls on rubber smallholders and rubber tappers to apply for monsoon aid

PUTRAJAYA: The Plantations Industries and Commodities Ministry has called upon the 152,696 rubber smallholders and rubber tappers in the country to apply for its "monsoon season aid" (BMT) by Jan 31 in order to enjoy an RM200 benefit for three months. Its minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Kong (pix) said the BMT amounting to RM261 million was approved during 3

January 19, 2018 12:14 AM Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump’s ‘shithole’ slur

This file photo taken on April 7, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley during an United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, at the UN headquarters in New York. — AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 19 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret yesterday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump’s alleged description of African 6

January 18, 2018 1:50 PM EU palm resolution is against ISCC system: Expert

PUTRAJAYA: Palm oil industry expert Dr James Fry believes that the European Union (EU) resolution that discriminates against palm oil is wrong and runs contrary to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system – the driver for certified palm oil. The lSCC and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification were the systems 8

January 18, 2018 3:02 AM S. Korea considering shutting down all virtual currency exchanges

A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. — Reuters picSEOUL, Jan 18 — South Korea’s financial regulator chief said the government is considering shutting down all local virtual currency exchanges in a national policy committee meeting this morning. “(The government) is considering both shutting 7

January 17, 2018 12:38 PM Liew Daren sends Son Wan Ho packing at Malaysian Masters

Liew beat Son (pic) in straight sets, 21-15, 21-13. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Professional player Liew Daren upstaged Son Wan Ho to easily reach the second round of the Malaysia Masters 2018 at Axiata Arena, KL Sports City, Bukit Jalil, here, today. The qualifier beat the fourth seeded player from South Korea in straight sets, 21-15, 21-13, to set up a meeting 6

January 16, 2018 10:09 AM Prominent Kosovo Serb politician assassinated

This file photo taken on November 3, 2013 in Kosovska Mitrovica shows Oliver Ivanovic, one of the main political leaders of Serbs in northern Kosovo, casting his ballot during local elections. — AFP picKOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Jan 16 — Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a drive-by shooting today that is likely to reignite tensions 9

January 16, 2018 4:01 AM Nicaragua piles on Trump criticism after slur

MANAGUA: Nicaragua on Monday joined the international chorus of criticism directed at US President Donald Trump over his reported slur against some poor nations. Trump's reported description of African states, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole countries" in a meeting on migration was "racist ... disrespectful and humiliating," the office of Nicaraguan 8

January 15, 2018 4:13 AM South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump ‘s******e’ remark (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 — South Africa has protested to the US embassy in Pretoria about reported remarks by US President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “s******e” countries. South Africa’s foreign ministry called the remarks, which sources said Trump made earlier this week during a meeting on immigration legislation, “crude 9

January 14, 2018 11:03 AM 100 PPBM Klang members quit to join Umno

PPBM members at the party’s first annual general meeting in Shah Alam December 30, 2017. ― Picture by Azneal IshakPORT KLANG, Jan 14 — About 100 members of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Klang division today quit the party and joined Umno, claiming that they had lost confidence in the party’s leadership and Pakatan Harapan. Led by Klang PPBM Membership 13