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January 19, 2018 12:14 AM Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump’s ‘shithole’ slur

This file photo taken on April 7, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley during an United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, at the UN headquarters in New York. — AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 19 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret yesterday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump’s alleged description of African 6

January 16, 2018 4:01 AM Nicaragua piles on Trump criticism after slur

MANAGUA: Nicaragua on Monday joined the international chorus of criticism directed at US President Donald Trump over his reported slur against some poor nations. Trump's reported description of African states, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole countries" in a meeting on migration was "racist ... disrespectful and humiliating," the office of Nicaraguan 8

January 15, 2018 8:27 AM 12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano

Lava last flowed out of Mayon in 2014, forcing 63,000 people to flee from their homes. — Reuters picCAMALIG (Philippines), Jan 15 — Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano today in what volcanologists described as a “quiet eruption”, warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days. Lava was slowly 11

January 14, 2018 11:30 AM 42 years on, Najib says still saddened by father’s death

Datuk Seri Najib Razak attends a special commemorative seminar for his father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur January 14, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed his sadness on the loss of his father, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein on this day 42 years ago. “In sadness 11

January 13, 2018 10:41 AM Make Ponggal a new start for more successful Indian community: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: As the Indian community celebrates Ponggal or the Harvest Festival tomorrow, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak expressed hope that they will also make it as a new start to be more prosperous and successful. As the saying goes "Thai piranthal vazhi pirakkum' (the birth of the month of Thai will pave the way for new opportunities), the prime minister 10

January 12, 2018 11:55 AM Exciting deals and giveaways at MYPerodua Nation carnival

THE Perodua carnival is back to usher in the New Year, with additional deals on top of its on-going Happy New Ride campaign that offers RM2,000 off the Bezza Standard G and Alza, and RM1,500 off the Bezza Advance and Axia. Following last year’s successful event in Shah Alam, the MYPerodua Nation carnival will be held at the Amanjaya Mall in Sungai Petani 11

January 12, 2018 9:47 AM TVET system vital to meet needs of Industry 4.0

NILAI: As Malaysia's premier Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution, polytechnics under the Higher Education Ministry should play a big role in that field of education. Polytechnic Education Department director-general Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz said this was because the TVET system was now seen as one of the most important 8

January 10, 2018 7:08 AM One dead, 800 injured in Philippine Catholic parade

Devotees parade a replica of an image of Black Nazarene during the annual religious procession in Manila January 9, 2018. — Saudi Press Agency handout via ReutersMANILA, Jan 10 — One devotee died and more than 800 people were injured in the Philippine capital when millions joined a religious procession featuring a blackened image of Jesus, officials 14

January 10, 2018 5:22 AM Nissan: ‘Abundant rewards and auspicious deals’ for CNY

EDARAN Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) today concludes a momentous Tan Chong Group’s 60th Anniversary and got an early start for the year with abundant rewards and auspicious Nissan deals. The campaign offers Malaysians the chance to win a brand new Nissan Teana 2.5L XV every month from January to March, AirAsia Big Points, or Hitachi premium appliances 11

January 9, 2018 5:09 AM Macron visits Forbidden City before China deals, Xi talks

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron visit the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018. — Reuters pic BEIJING, Jan 9 — French President Emmanuel Macron toured Beijing’s sprawling Forbidden City today before a day of business deals and talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as the two rising global leaders seek closer 8