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June 18, 2018 1:09 AM Alert on strong winds and rough seas

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia) today issued an alert on strong Southwesterly winds of 40kph-50kph with waves up to 3.5m over the waters of Perlis, Kedah and Penang until Tuesday (June 19). Met Malaysia in a statement issued here today said the strong winds and rough seas were dangerous to small crafts, recreational 20

June 17, 2018 10:31 AM Khairy contesting Umno top post to give members a choice in direction

KUALA LUMPUR: Outgoing Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin says he is contesting for the party's top post because he wants party members to have choice on where Umno should go. Earlier today, Khairy who confirmed his candidacy for the post of Umno president shared a photograph of his nomination form via Instagram. In a subsequent post on his Facebook 29

June 17, 2018 12:21 AM 3 Asean countries eye World Cup 2034

KUANTAN: Three Asean countries, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam may put in a bid to host World Cup 2034. FIFA Executive Committee member Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said, should any of the countries be successful, Malaysia might have the opportunity to co-host, if the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the government were agreeable 23

June 16, 2018 9:06 AM Probe into alleged malpractices in defence ministry after Aidilfitri: Mat Sabu

TASEK GELUGOR: Investigations into alleged misconduct and malpractices in the Defence Ministry will commence after Aidilfitri, says Mohamad Sabu. The Defence Minister said a Special Investigation Committee headed by former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang would be set up for this purpose. This committee would also probe irregularities and misappropriation 26

June 14, 2018 9:14 AM Anwar meets former UK premier David Cameron in London

PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met former UK premier David Cameron in London to thank him for raising the issue of his imprisonment and subsequent treatment on several occasions to local officials. "Met with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron to thank him for raising the issue of my incarceration and treatment 41

June 14, 2018 3:22 AM Trump downplays abuses by Kim Jong Un's regime

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump downplayed abuses by Kim Jong Un's regime in an interview following his summit with the North Korean leader, saying that other countries had also done "bad things." "A lot of other people (have) done some really bad things. I mean, I could go through a lot of nations where a lotta bad things were done," Trump said in an interview 62

June 13, 2018 2:00 PM Court orders Spain king's brother-in-law to jail in five days

PALMA, Spain: A Spanish court has given the king's brother-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, five days to report to jail after he lost his appeal against a graft conviction and prison sentence, a judicial source said Wednesday. The former Olympic handball player and husband of Princess Christina has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail in a case which 154

June 13, 2018 8:49 AM Malaysia has sufficient supply of rice: Agri ministry

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia faces no problems in terms of sufficient supply of rice in the country, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry said today. The secretary of the ministry's Paddy and Rice Industry Division, Shamsuddin Ismail, said the country produced 73% of its rice needs and the rest was met with imports under long-term contracts 29

June 12, 2018 11:24 PM US mistakenly lists Singapore as part of Malaysia, drawing social media scorn

SINGAPORE: The US State Department mistakenly made Singapore part of Malaysia in a note issued in connection with Tuesday's North Korea-US summit and published on its website, sparking snide comments on social media. US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for the first ever summit between leaders of the old foes, at a hotel 11

June 11, 2018 4:48 AM China's Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

BEIJING: Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao 56