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March 13, 2018 2:59 PM Sarawak, Singapore to collaborate on agriculture, tourism, CM says

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg speaking to reporters in Kuching, January 13, 2018. — Picture by Sulok TawieKUCHING, March 13 — Sarawak and Singapore have agreed to work together in the fields of agriculture and tourism, Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced. Abang Johari said he and Singapore’s 32

March 13, 2018 1:30 PM UK security chiefs to evaluate Russia response tomorrow

Neil Basu, the Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner for Counter Terrorism, gives a briefing on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, outside New Scotland Yard in London, March 13, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, March 13 — Britain’s National Security Council will meet tomorrow to evaluate Russia’s response to an ultimatum 38

March 13, 2018 10:45 AM China rejects Canadian accusation of steel dumping

BEIJING: China on Tuesday dismissed Canadian accusations that it was flooding global markets with cheap steel, saying overcapacity in the industry was an international problem. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada was "very concerned" about actions taken by China and that his country has already taken steps to prevent "dumping" 74

March 13, 2018 9:29 AM Blast targets Palestinian PM's convoy during rare Gaza visit

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: An explosion targeted Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy as he arrived in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday for a rare visit, lightly wounding seven people, officials and witnesses said. Hamdallah was not injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after his convoy entered the territory run by Islamist 51

March 13, 2018 7:24 AM Penang pleads with Putrajaya to raise flood aid to RM500

People wade through ankle-deep water along Macalister Road in George Town November 5, 2017. — Picture by KE OoiGEORGE TOWN, March 13 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has appealed for Putrajaya to double the federal flood aid for affected households in the state from the current RM250. Lim also said his administration was only asking that Putrajaya 48

March 13, 2018 6:35 AM Najib: No economic growth without ‘infra-rakyat’ development

Najib is on a one-day visit to Perlis. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKANGAR, March 13 — The economy of the country will not grow if ‘infra-rakyat’ (infrastructure for the people) is not well implemented, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He said that when the economy continued to grow well, the government would be able to implement not just the infra-rakyat 39

March 13, 2018 5:45 AM Unicef report not true: Mahdzir

KUALA LUMPUR: A report on the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) study that children from the Public Housing Programme (PPR) areas in Kuala Lumpur suffer from malnutrition is not true, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry had never received any report from teachers on pupils who are stunted and could not afford to buy food. "We have a study 34

March 12, 2018 11:50 AM Minister advises tertiary students to be wary of Opposition’s hate culture

Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said university students are prohibited from conducting political activities in campus, but they have been allowed to do so off campus. — Picture by Saw Siow FengMELAKA, March 12 — Tertiary students have been urged to be cautious when listening to political lectures by Opposition parties so as not to be taken in by the hate culture 29

March 12, 2018 10:05 AM Pakatan Harapan cannot defend Islam, says deputy minister

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaTEMERLOH, March 12 — The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has a strong political power to govern the country and defend Islam as the official religion of the country. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki 38

March 12, 2018 9:49 AM Zahid: Anwar can be released by June 8

Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said Anwar's release is calculated based on the Prison Act 1995 and the Prisons Regulations 2000. — Picture by Shafwan ZaidonKUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — The Home Ministry has confirmed to Parliament that former Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can be freed from his prison sentence on June 8 this year. In a written 48