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July 28, 2018 2:07 AM Hungary PM says does 'not want a European Union led by France'

BERLIN: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (pix) on Friday said in an interview he did "not want a European Union led by France", adding that May 2019 elections to the European Parliament would be "decisive". "We have never been faced with such a decisive election," Orban told the German Bild newspaper in comments published online. "The Germans should 19

June 21, 2018 2:40 PM Opec confident of deal ahead of crucial talks with partners

VIENNA: Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) energy ministers expressed optimism today they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production increase would be "politically unacceptable" to arch foe Iran. Opec and non-Opec partner countries are due to hold crunch talks here today 56

June 11, 2018 4:48 AM China's Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

BEIJING: Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao 64

May 10, 2018 5:55 AM Singapore looks forward to developing equally constructive ties with next Malaysian gov't

SINGAPORE: Singapore looks forward to developing an equally constructive relationship with the next Malaysian government, says Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. "And to work with it to take the bilateral ties forward and benefit both our peoples," he said in its latest Facebook posting today. The newly-formed Pakatan Harapan (PH) pact of four opposition 30

May 8, 2018 2:02 AM Why did Mahathir not want to visit Nik Aziz before?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants to visit the graves of the late Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat and the late Ustaz Fadzil Noor for only one reason — to try to garner Malay votes in GE14 on 9th May 2018. And this is because the so-called Malay Tsunami is not happening and both Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang are panicking. It has been one disaster after another, and with the outburst 100

April 29, 2018 3:28 AM PH digs hole for itself with 6 candidates disqualified

GEORGE TOWN: Pakatan Harapan (PH) has dug a hole for itself following the fiasco of having six candidates disqualified from contesting on grounds of court fines and bankruptcies. Already ranked as the underdog by many analysts and think tanks, the Opposition pact of PKR, DAP, Parti Amanah Nasional (Amanah) and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) had left themselves 49

April 20, 2018 5:10 AM DAP looking to dominate with GE14 move, PAS leader says

ARAU, April 20 ― DAP’s naming of potential ministers from the party if the Opposition Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th general election reflects the dominant stance of the party, according to PAS. PAS spiritual leader Hashim Jasin said PAS had learned much about the DAP attitude in its relationship with the party when it was a component of the now-defunct 21

April 19, 2018 11:59 PM PAS, Gagasan Sejahtera unveil GE14 candidates in 11 states

A motorcyclist rides past PAS flags along Jalan Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu March 23, 2018. ― Picture by Azneal IshakKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― PAS and its Gagasan Sejahtera partners tonight announced their list of candidates for the 14th general election on May 9 who will contest in 126 parliamentary and 322 state seats in 11 states. The states are Perlis 40

April 19, 2018 2:03 PM Kedah PAS announces its candidates for GE14

ALOR STAR: Kedah PAS has announced its candidates for the state and parliamentary constituencies in the state for the upcoming 14th general election (GE14). In announcing the candidates PAS state commissioner Dr Ahmad Fakhruddin Syeikh Fakhrurazi said the party will contest in 14 parliamentary constituency except Langkawi and all 36 Kedah state seats 33

April 19, 2018 2:34 AM Pakatan stronger than Gagasan Sejahtera, says Nik Aziz’s son

Nik Omar (right), who is a PAS lifetime member, said alliances were necessary in politics to win elections. — Picture via FacebookKUALA LUMPUR, April 19 ― Nik Omar Nik Abdul Aziz, son of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, said Pakatan Harapan (PH) was stronger than PAS-led alliance Gagasan Sejahtera. Nik Omar, who is a PAS lifetime 29