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July 16, 2018 6:42 AM Football legend Chow Kwai Lam dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Chow Kwai Lam (pix), a legend in Malaysian football, died today. He was 76. Chow who excelled in the 60s and 70s as the national footballer, and later on as a coach, died at 11am at the Ampang Puteri Hospital with family members at his bedside. "My father passed away peacefully. All the children and other family members were with him," said Chow's 5

July 16, 2018 1:04 AM ‘Makkah Route’ to facilitate Hajj journey for Malaysians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has officially launched the "Makkah Route" initiative in Malaysia, allowing the country's pilgrims to benefit from immigration pre-clearance and other services that will facilitate their journey to perform the Islamic pilgrimage. Saudi and Malaysian officials attended the launch of the initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 5

July 15, 2018 11:56 PM Six survive in boat mishap

LUMUT: Five men and a child, almost died near the Mentagor Island, about 0.5 nautical miles from Pulau Pangkor here last night. Mohamed Fadzrul Mohd Faizal, 8; Muhammad Hazwan Zainal, 29; Muhamad Zubir Suhaimi, 28; Shahril Zakaria, 29; Mohd Zulkarnain Sohaimen, 32; Mohd Faisal Abd Majid, 35, were said to be fishing in the area when their boat overturned 3

July 15, 2018 2:13 PM Smashing time for a good cause

KUALA LUMPUR: A host of local celebrities came together over the weekend at The Forever Grand Asia Celebrity Charity Badminton (GACC) Sdn Bhd friendly tournament to raise funds for children with cerebral palsy. The event at Stadium Titiwangsawas was to raise funds for the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor & Federal Territory building development 4

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 6

July 14, 2018 8:35 AM Former AG appointed Umno supreme council member

PETALING JAYA: Former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has been appointed an Umno supreme council member, said party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. In a statement released today, Ahmad Zahid confirmed the appointments of 11 Supreme Council members including Mohamed Apandi. The others are Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Datuk Seri Tajuddin 8

July 13, 2018 7:53 AM Pan Island Link highway to cut travelling time

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge, which passes through Gottlieb Road, will help solve traffic woes and cut travelling time. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed highway will alleviate the heavy traffic load at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Pengkalan 7

July 13, 2018 12:33 AM Rulers listen to briefings on country's defence and security

KUALA LUMPUR: The 249th Council of Rulers meeting yesterday was given a briefing on national defence by Armed Forces Chief Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and on security by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement said the second day meeting also highlighted the appointment 7

July 12, 2018 11:59 PM Bulgaria edges closer to joining euro

BRUSSELS: Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, moved a step closer to joining the euro on Thursday. After a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels, the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) said an evaluation could be completed in "around a year". "The European Commission welcomes Bulgaria's efforts to join the eurozone 6

July 11, 2018 4:05 PM Now, only one licence required for oil & gas exploration, prospecting and mining in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: The Sarawak State Assembly has passed the Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill 2018 which requires only one licence for exploration, prospecting and mining of oil and gas, a move which Sarawak feels will encourage more investments into the state. According to the Hansard of that day’s sitting, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah 5