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April 26, 2018 12:43 AM Audio content on Whatsapp relating to Rosmah fake news: PMO

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has strongly denied claims made in an audio recording about the Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor which has been making its rounds via the WhatsApp mobile application. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the PMO said an individual had come out with the baseless accusations over the government's 4

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 25, 2018 2:55 AM 10 killed, dozens injured in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: At least 10 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a fire at an illegal oil well in Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Wednesday. An oil spill sparked a huge blaze about 1.30am (2.30am Malaysia) in a residential area that torched at least three houses and was still out of control mid-morning. "The [fire] 11

April 25, 2018 1:43 AM Migrant caravan arrives at US-Mexican border

MEXICALI, Mexico: Around 100 Central American migrants from a caravan that infuriated President Donald Trump arrived Tuesday at the US-Mexican border, where many plan to seek asylum in the United States, according to organisers. Two busloads of migrants arrived in the border city of Mexicali – which sits opposite Calexico, California – and paused for a rest stop before 9

April 24, 2018 12:38 PM Incumbent Tambun MP confident of defending his seat

IPOH: Incumbent Tambun MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, who quit his ministerial and party posts, has been picked by Barisan Nasional (BN) to defend his seat. Former Finance Minister II Ahmad Husni said he was confident that the voters would continue to support him in the 14th General Election. "There are 17,000 Umno members, of which 16,000 are voters 11

April 24, 2018 8:21 AM Don't be agents of slanderous opposition: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reminded the people against disseminating slander practised by the opposition during the 14th General Election (GE14). Najib pointed out that such practices could break up friendly relations and family ties and even worse, it could bring disintegration and destruction to the country. "This is not the first 6

April 24, 2018 8:20 AM Armenia marks Ottoman massacres after leader quits

YEREVAN: In a show of unity Tuesday, Armenians marked the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces in 1915, a day after leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned after days of protests. The commemorations are a hugely emotional event for the country and Armenians of all stripes flocked to a hilltop memorial in the capital Yerevan 7

April 24, 2018 7:55 AM Bersih submits report on electoral roll discrepancies

PUTRAJAYA: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) has submitted a report to the Election Commission (EC) over 80 public complaints on the electoral roll received by the election watchdog since Parliament was dissolved on April 7. Questioning the integrity of the electoral roll, its steering committee said complaints included voters who have been moved 5

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 7

April 24, 2018 3:00 AM Hitting the global Viral 50 charts

THE DJ duo of Ethan Curzon and Yeoh Wai Hong (pix, from left), collectively known as BATE, are making inroads in the global Viral 50 charts with their debut single, One I Love. The single, which officially dropped on March 9, is the only Malaysian track to appear on music streaming giant Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, where it reached the No.21 spot. It also peaked 8