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April 25, 2018 4:03 AM Penang Deputy CM Ramasamy says he helps Indian community up north too

GEORGE TOWN: The Deputy Chief Minister II in Penang not only serves the Indian community in the island state but also serves the community in the northern region. DAP central executive committee member Dr P. Ramasamy, who has held the position for the last two terms, pointed out that the Indian community from as far as Kulim, Sungai Petani and Parit 10

April 24, 2018 4:22 AM Malaysian foundation receives US$136,000 in recognition of refugee support

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian foundation – The Dignity for Children Foundation - has been gifted the second edition of Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) worth US$ 136,000 (RM 520,800) for their efforts in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The foundation provides educational services to approximately 8

April 23, 2018 3:12 AM Axes, sunglasses and now a summit at Korea's DMZ

PANMUNJOM, South Korea: In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, the two sides come face to face — along with the contradictory narratives that will underlie a summit at the site this week. South Korean guards chosen for their height and looks, and sporting aviator sunglasses stand stern and unmoving outside the blue huts of the Joint 5

April 21, 2018 12:38 PM Russia 'welcomes' North Korea's nuclear declaration

MOSCOW: Moscow "welcomes" North Korea's Kim Jong Un's declaration on halting nuclear tests and calls on the US and Pyongyang to work together to reduce tensions, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "We welcome the declaration of the Working Party's Chairman Kim Jong Un on the halt of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's 10

April 19, 2018 10:50 PM North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation,’ South’s Moon says

South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Vietnam's National Assembly in Hanoi March 23, 2018. — Reuters picSEOUL, April 20 — North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said yesterday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain “maximum 10

April 19, 2018 9:42 AM US calls for keeping up pressure on North Korea ahead of summit (VIDEO)

GENEVA, April 19 — The United States will be looking for support at a meeting on a landmark treaty banning the spread of nuclear weapons “to continue to put pressure on North Korea to fulfill its obligations”, the US disarmament ambassador said today. “The United States remains committed to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearsisation of North 8

April 18, 2018 7:52 AM Two men charged with robbing petrol station

KUALA LUMPUR: Two contract window cleaners pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge with robbing a petrol station when armed with a machete last Tuesday. Muhammad Nabil Fiqri Mohd Azman, 20, and Muhammad Syafiq Amran Basir, 19, made the plea before judge Dr Gan Chee Keong. They were charged with committing gang-robbery when armed 10

April 18, 2018 3:11 AM Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, US who has been in jail in Turkey since December 2016, is seen in this undated picture taken in Izmir, Turkey. — Reuters picWEST PALM BEACH, April 18 — US President Donald Trump voiced his support yesterday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group 7

April 18, 2018 12:07 AM Two Malaysians nabbed in separate Singapore drug busts

On Monday, a Malaysian man was among four arrested, after more than S$288,000 worth of drugs was seized in a narcotics bust. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, April 18 — The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested four suspected drug offenders and seized drugs worth more than S$288,000 (RM1.12 million) on Monday (April 16). The drugs include about 1.93kg of heroin 7

April 17, 2018 11:18 PM National Public Radio newscaster Carl Kasell dies at 84

Carl Kasell, best known for his work on NPR's 'Morning Edition' and 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me' in a career spanning decades, has died at the age of 84. — AFP picNEW YORK, April 18 — Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programmes for more than three decades, died yesterday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications 7