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September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 15

September 3, 2018 5:44 AM Malaysia needs to double healthcare traveller numbers

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to double its healthcare travellers to 2 million by 2020 to achieve the RM2.8 billion target in medical travel earnings, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. He said SST will not be imposed on medical bills and this will help Malaysia to be competitive in offering medical travel. Amiruddin was speaking to reporters 7

September 2, 2018 8:46 AM CM welcomes fair treatment assurance to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal welcomed the assurance that the federal government would provide fair treatment towards the development of the state. He said the assurances not only addressed the minimum wage but also other development-related matters in Sabah. "I'll definitely discuss with (Tun Dr Mahathir) on other 5

August 25, 2018 4:56 AM Balakong by-election: Candidates, party machinery wooing voters

KAJANG: It would not be an understatement to say that veteran politician Lim Kit Siang is a celebrity among many communities, and in Balakong, he draws crowds who turn up in large numbers to hear him speak. When he turned up at the Pekan Batu 11 market in the Balakong state constituency recently, large crowds followed him around, sticking their hands 8

August 24, 2018 5:17 AM 'Malaysia 1' number plate collects record RM1.1m

PUTRAJAYA: The "Malaysia 1" special number plate received a bid of RM1.1 million, making it the highest amount paid for a single car plate. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the government has collected over RM13.16 million for the "Malaysia" special plate series, with a total of 3,353 successful tenders from an overall 9,166 bidders 11

August 23, 2018 12:04 PM Trump says market would 'crash' if he were impeached

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Thursday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached. "I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse 11

August 12, 2018 9:47 AM 80% of childminders at nurseries don't have minimum qualifications

PUTRAJAYA: About 80% or 13,700 childminders for those aged (0) to four in nurseries registered with the Department of Social Welfare (SWD) still do not meet the minimum qualification of the Permata Early Childhood Care and Education (KAP) course as of June 2018. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the lack of qualified caregivers 13

August 11, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM Aug 18: Party

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the nuclear-armed nation. Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup were invited to the ceremony 12

August 8, 2018 12:12 AM Over 400 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

MADRID: Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Tuesday as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services said. While the overall numbers of migrants reaching Europe by sea is down from the peak in 2015, Spain has seen a steady increase in sea arrivals that began more than a year ago and has surged 16

August 7, 2018 8:16 AM Durex recalls Real Free condoms over fears of tears or leaks

KUALA LUMPUR: Condom manufacturer Durex has recalled three batches of its non-latex Real Feel condoms in Malaysia. In a statement on its website, Durex said it initiated the product recalls in the domestic market on Aug 1 and assured that there is no immediate safety concern as only those three batches were affected. "The safety of our consumers always 11