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August 17, 2018 10:27 AM Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

BARCELONA: Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city. "The Spanish King is not welcome in the Catalan countries," the banner read in English. It was accompanied 15

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 21

July 14, 2018 8:40 PM Hey, bro, what’s up?

You were invited to join PKR when it was first founded 19 years ago and when it was still called PKN. But you refused because you did not see how you could become the Prime Minister through PKR. So you joined Umno instead because you thought that was the more guaranteed route to becoming Prime Minister. Hey, bro, what’s up? Syed Saddiq gets turned on when people 27

July 14, 2018 6:51 AM The Republic of Malaysia and the removal of Islam as Malaysia’s official religion

Using race and religion to sow societal discord and hatred has been proven a failed strategy in the last general election. If leaders of Umno and PAS still fail to realise this, then they truly deserve to be labelled as morons. Our country is now faced with many challenges ahead — to pay a gargantuan national debt of RM1 trillion, a rising interest rate, a looming 40

July 12, 2018 9:20 AM Nasrudin Hassan should STFU

The PAS information chief, Nasrudin Hassan, is upset with the reforms or changes being introduced in the ‘New’ Malaysia of Pakatan Harapan. He feels Islam is under threat by all these developments. Nasrudin should just STFU. Was it not his many PAS colleagues, his Deputy President included, who said that PAS is better off doing a deal with the DAP-led 29

July 9, 2018 1:41 PM Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, are you inviting bloodshed?

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, why are you so stupid? Do you know we created Bersih in 2007? Yes, we! At first Anwar Ibrahim did not care much about Bersih or was bothered to support it. Then, when he saw it was successful, he hijacked it and changed it to Bersih 2.0. And do you know why we used yellow T-shirts for our Bersih movement? It is because we wanted to demonstrate 25

June 24, 2018 10:06 AM Britain's Prince William heads for historic Middle East tour

AMMAN: Prince William flies to Jordan Sunday on a trip that will see him become the first member of Britain's royal family to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. The 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge touches down in Amman for a first leg billed as a chance to bond with Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, 23, a fellow 21

June 16, 2018 9:06 AM Thai king granted full ownership of crown billions

BANGKOK: Thailand's king has been granted full ownership of the palace's multi-billion dollar assets under a law passed last year, according to a rare "explanatory note" published by the financial arm of the powerful but secretive monarchy. King Maha Vajiralongkorn inherited one of the world's great fortunes when he ascended the Thai throne following 12

May 10, 2018 8:23 AM Civil servants urged to continue carrying out public responsibilities

KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa has called on all civil servants to continue carrying out their responsibilities to serve the people and remain loyal to the King, country and elected government. This includes all members of the Federal Public Service, State Public Service, federal and state statutory bodies as well as local 10

May 6, 2018 5:47 AM Saudi detains 'thousands' for months without trial: HRW

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has detained thousands of people for up to a decade without trial, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, slamming the country's powerful crown prince for the "arbitrary detentions". Official data from the interior ministry, analysed by HRW, showed that authorities had detained 2,305 people for more than six months — some for over a decade 14