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July 25, 2018 12:06 PM Former Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne dies

FORMER Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne, one of the auto industry’s most tenacious and respected auto chiefs, has died, succumbing to complications from recent surgery. The carmaker’s controlling family shareholder confirmed news reports of his death today, without giving the cause of death or saying when he had died. Marchionne, 66, fell gravely 44

July 24, 2018 9:15 AM Utusan Melayu granted leave to appeal in defamation lawsuit

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today granted leave to Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad and its former journalist to appeal against a Court of Appeal order that they pay RM200,000 in damages to veteran lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon for defamation. The three-man bench comprising Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Zainun Ali and Tan Sri Aziah 21

July 22, 2018 5:35 AM Ahmad Zahid-linked company named in Nepali migrant worker ‘scam’

PETALING JAYA: A firm linked to former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been accused of looting more than Rs5 billion (RM185 million) from Nepali migrant workers seeking work in Malaysia over the past five years. Nepali Times today named the firm in question as Bestinet Sdn Bhd, which previously listed former home minister Tan Sri Azmi Khalid 38

July 21, 2018 12:49 AM Nomination for Sg Kandis by-election begins

SHAH ALAM: The nomination for the Sungai Kandis state by-election began at 9am today at Dewan Besar Tanjung of the Shah Alam City Council in Section 19 here. Potential candidates have one hour to submit their nomination papers, after which the Returning Officer, Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad, will announce the names of the candidates contesting the by-election 27

July 18, 2018 11:36 PM Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands, says Sarri

LONDON: The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board, said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday. The 59-year-old Italian, speaking at his unveiling after being appointed the successor to sacked compatriot Antonio Conte, admitted to being disinterested by the transfer market. This will be music 80

July 17, 2018 3:10 PM AirAsia is world's best low-cost airline for 10th straight year

SEPANG: AirAsia has been named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the 10th year in a row. The airline in a statement said it won the accolade at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards held today at The Langham, London. "AirAsia Co-founder, AirAsia Group Bhd Executive Chairman, and AirAsia X Bhd Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Datuk Kamarudin Meranun 19

July 13, 2018 4:36 AM Malaysian kicked out of Australia for 'extreme depravity' videos

PERTH, Australia: A Malaysian tourist was kicked out of Australia Friday after videos showing "extreme sexual depravity and horrific violence" were found on his phone during a routine baggage check at Perth airport. The 43-year-old man, who was not named, arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday when the shocking material was discovered 61

July 12, 2018 7:03 AM Umno group to march over DAP’s ‘Christianity plan’ (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: An Umno group will hold a march to the Parliament on Monday in protest of the "DAP making Christianity the official religion in Malaysia". The group, Pemantau Malaysia Baru (PMB) led by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam claimed that the DAP is controlling Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in its attempt to allegedly 45

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 55

July 10, 2018 1:57 PM Sri Lanka arrests alleged cop killer monk

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police Tuesday arrested a Buddhist monk who allegedly strangled a police officer investigating a paedophilia charge against him at a remote temple in the island's south. The 53-year-old unarmed police officer was killed by the 37-year-old monk who resisted arrest at Ratnapura, 100km south-east of Colombo, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera 21