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July 5, 2018 4:13 AM Perak Sultan opens SMK Bawong in Sungai Siput

SUNGAI SIPUT: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah officiated the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bawong in Sungai Siput (U) today. Also present were Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Raja Muda Perak Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, Raja Di-Hilir Perak Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain Sultan Idris and Raja Puan Muda Perak Tunku Soraya Sultan Abdul Halim 17

July 2, 2018 8:04 AM MACC to question Riza Aziz tomorrow?

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will question Riza Aziz tomorrow over the hundreds of millions of ringgit from 1MDB that were allegedly used to produce Hollywood movies. Riza is the the 48-year-old stepson of embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and an associate of fugitive Low Taek Jho, who was named 25

June 27, 2018 9:30 AM July 6 fixed for case management of Tasek Gelugor election petition

GEORGE TOWN: The High Court today fixed July 6 for the case management of the election petition for the Tasek Gelugor parliamentary constituency filed by the Penang Pertubuhan Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) candidate, Marzuki Yahya to challenge the election results. High Court deputy registrar Mohd Azhar Hamzah set the date after the case was fixed 11

June 26, 2018 11:57 PM Kosovo, Albania collect money for fined Swiss players

PRISTINA: Kosovo and Albania are collecting money to pay the FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia. Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stoke City's Shaqiri trace their roots to Kosovo, a former Serbian province 74

June 26, 2018 12:21 AM Egypt keeper El Hadary to become World Cup's oldest player

Egypt keeper Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history when his side plays Saudi Arabia on Monday. El Hadary was named to start in the Group A game at the Volgograd Arena at the age of 45 years and 161 days. He surpasses the record of Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and 3 days old in his final appearance at the 2014 World 19

June 21, 2018 9:09 AM USM is world’s 14th best young university

GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has been listed as the world's 14th best young university in the recently released Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 under 50 global rankings. It was ranked 23rd in 2016. USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail said the significant improvement is a result of the university's continuous improvement as a learning 11

June 20, 2018 2:22 AM Maduro ally named leader of Venezuela's ruling assembly

CARACAS: Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly on Tuesday elected Diosdado Cabello as its new president, a month after he was slapped with US sanctions. Cabello, deputy leader of the ruling Socialist Party, was elected by a show of hands of the 545-member Assembly and replaces Delcy Rodriguez, a former foreign minister who President Nicolas Maduro 40

June 20, 2018 12:24 AM Tapping the Peranakan experience

WE lost a "true" Malaysian last week – Datuk Kenny Chan of Baba Nyonya fame. He was 68 when he passed away in Malacca. Better known as Bibik Kim Neo in TV1's longest-running series, Chan captivated his audience with his skilful acting and wit. He brought much laughter to Malaysians. It is no wonder the series lasted from the late 1980s till the turn of the century 23

June 19, 2018 12:57 PM Newborn named after Russia scorer

Moscow (dpa) - A mother in Russia was so taken by her country's victory in their opening match at the World Cup that she named her newborn son after midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, who scored Russia's fifth goal late on. "A patient in her 36th week of pregnancy was so nervous during the match as she rooted for the Russian team that she began to give birth 138

June 14, 2018 10:21 AM Ghana great to help run football after bribery scandal

ACCRA: Former Ghana captain Abedi Pele has been appointed to help run football in the country in the wake of a corruption scandal that saw the government dissolve the sport's governing body. Pele, a three-time African footballer of the year who played most of his club football in Europe, was named in a five-member interim committee to manage the sport 31