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February 25, 2018 9:56 AM Sri Lanka PM takes over law and order after vote defeat

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stepped down from his prime ministerial post. — AFP picCOLOMBO, Feb 25 — Sri Lanka’s prime minister took over the key law and order ministry today as part of a cabinet reshuffle, after a local election defeat sparked calls for his resignation. Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in to the ministerial 27

February 25, 2018 9:22 AM Ice is most popular drug among addicts, police reveal

PETALING JAYA: Forty-five out of every 100 drug addicts picked up by police are hooked on "ice" (crystal meth or syabu), making it the number one enemy of the country. According to a report in China Press today, police arrested 24,454 drug pushers last year, 15% more compared with the 21,184 picked up in 2016. The top three drugs – ice, heroin and yaba (pil kuda) 28

February 25, 2018 8:47 AM Difficult for PAS to capture Perlis: Shahidan

ARAU: The intention by PAS to capture Perlis in the 14th general election (GE14) is something that is not within the party's reach, said Perlis Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. "BN will win 100%, not 80% (because) we are really working hard, to campaign alone does not work," he told reporters after attending the Arau MCA Chinese 18

February 25, 2018 8:27 AM Shahidan: Difficult for PAS to capture Perlis

Minister in the Federal Cabinet Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim speaks in the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur March 10, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaARAU, Feb 25 — The intention by PAS to capture Perlis in the 14th general election (GE14) is something that is not within the party’s reach, said Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim 24

February 25, 2018 7:49 AM Kunan: Multi-level parking facilities to solve parking woes at two housing projects

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb — The parking woes facing residents at the Kampung Baru Air Panas People’s Housing Project (PPR) and the Desa Rajang Public Housing (PA) will be over with the completion of an eight-storey parking facility for each of the housing project here end of this year. Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the parking 24

February 25, 2018 7:34 AM Islam not just for one community: Zambry

IPOH: Islam's concept of 'Rahmatan Lil 'Alamin' which means 'blessings for all' is not specific to any group of people but must be understood and translated into the lives of all communities, says Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir. "The religion (Islam) is for all people and it must be applied to our lives," he noted. "We should understand 25

February 25, 2018 6:52 AM Government allocates RM564m for Bandar Pekan flood mitigation project

PEKAN: The government has set aside RM564 million for phase 2 of the Bandar Pekan Flood Mitigation Project (RTB) to address the flood problem which has been plaguing residents there since the 1920s. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the project, implemented since end of 2014, would benefit more than 83,000 people in an area covering 6,200ha. "This 22

February 25, 2018 2:13 AM Lewandowski’s change of agent fuels fresh Real rumours

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is again at the centre of Real Madrid rumours. — Reuters picBERLIN, Feb 25 — Bayern Munich’s top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski is again at the centre of Real Madrid rumours after linking up with the agent who helped fix Neymar’s record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Lewandowski, who has scored 29 goals in all competitions 38

February 25, 2018 1:26 AM Inflatable hotel pods in space could orbit the earth by 2021

The B330 space pods — Screegrab from YouTube/Bigelow AerospaceLAS VEGAS, Feb 25 — The prospect of commercial space tourism is one step closer to reality, with the news that a Las Vegas-based aerospace company aims to launch a pair of inflatable, inhabitable space pods by 2021. Earlier this week, Bigelow Aerospace unveiled ambitious plans to launch two commercial 97

February 24, 2018 11:33 PM Second, third BR1M disbursements in June, August, says Najib

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the second and third phase of the 2018 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) disbursements will be made in June and August. — Picture by Siow Feng SawKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the second and third phase of the 2018 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) disbursements will be made in June and August 18