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August 23, 2018 9:10 AM Theme park Merdeka fun

IN conjunction with the nation's 61st year of independence, Sunway Lagoon launches the "Proud To Be Malaysian" campaign that will run from Aug 17 to Sep 16. Visitors to the theme park can expect a large number of activities and attractions during this time. Alongside the unveiling of Infantino Fernandes' latest metal sculptures of seven bisons called 60

August 23, 2018 2:44 AM Kit Siang throws 1MDB dare at ex-ministers

PETALING JAYA: Previous Cabinet ministers have been challenged to state that they were not responsible in the cover-up of the 1 Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) scandal. DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today threw them the dare after MCA replied to his comment that it is not qualified to play the check-and-balance role with Pakatan Harapan (PH) holding 153

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 56

August 22, 2018 3:26 AM 6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu: USGS

SYDNEY: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at a moderate depth of 30km with the epicentre just off the northern tip of Vanuatu's sparsely-populated Ambrym island. "Shaking would have been felt throughout the whole 72

August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 65

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 51

August 19, 2018 2:28 AM Strong earthquake hits off Fiji, no tsunami threat

SYDNEY: A strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to generate a tsunami and there were no reports of damage. The tremor hit at 12.19pm local time (8.19am Malaysia) 361km east of the Pacific nation's capital Suva, at a depth of 559km, the US seismologists said. The Hawaii-based Pacific 40

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 101

August 15, 2018 4:50 PM 2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia's capital Jakarta Wednesday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country's cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame was lit in India's 91

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 60