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July 18, 2018 6:30 AM Malaysia appoints Singapore law firm to claim 1MDB monies

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Government has appointed a Singapore law firm as its solicitors to institute legal action against 53 individuals and companies to claim monies belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). According to a source, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas approved the appointment of the firm, Tan Rajah & Cheah, early this week. The source 20

July 17, 2018 9:19 AM Don't discriminate against LGBT at workplaces: Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR: The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual) community in Malaysia deserves equal rights as citizens of this country and they cannot be discriminated in any form, including at workplaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Deparment Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. "As long as citizenship is concerned, they cannot be discriminated in their 20

July 17, 2018 1:18 AM Policewoman assaulted by ex-boyfriend

KUALA LUMPUR: A policewoman was hurt on the face and body, believed to have been hit by her former boyfriend at Taman Rasa Sayang in Batu 9, Cheras near here. The incident occurred about 2.25pm last Saturday when the woman met the man at the General Operations Force (GOF) Camp in Cheras and a quarrel broke out between them. According to a source, the man, who is a policeman 17

July 16, 2018 1:17 PM France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

PARIS: France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials said. Djamel Beghal was given a 10-year jail term in 2005 after being sent to France following 88

July 16, 2018 10:07 AM Najib says priority is to serve rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's priority in Parliament would be to serve the rakyat and be a constructive opposition to the current Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. Making his first appearance at the Dewan Rakyat as an opposition member of parliament, the former premier said he has accepted the fact that he was no longer in the government 28

July 16, 2018 9:23 AM Nova MSC to focus on growing e-government and smart healthcare segments

KUALA LUMPUR: Nova MSC Bhd, which recently proposed to dispose of the company’s loss-making building automation segment, will focus on its e-government and smart healthcare segments going forward as it is confident of securing more contracts. The company provides a one-stop solutions platform for both government and healthcare sectors, which streamlines 69

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 44

July 14, 2018 9:47 AM Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

WASHINGTON: Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101. The announcement was made by Nancy Sinatra Jr who wrote on her website that her mother had died at 6:02 pm on Friday but did not say where. "She fought hard to remain on this earth but time got the better of her," she wrote, adding 88

July 14, 2018 12:43 AM 'Musa Aman must cooperate and return immediately to Malaysia'

TAWAU: Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman (pix) has been advised to return immediately to Malaysia to assist in the investigation on a case by the authorities in this country. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said the people of Sabah wanted drastic action to be taken against the former leader if there was no cooperation and he refused 21

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 71