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August 22, 2018 4:29 AM Relief for India swimmer Prakash as family found in killer floods

JAKARTA: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has been to hell and back at the Asian Games, competing in Jakarta while family members went missing in severe flooding in his home country. The 24-year-old became the first swimmer to reach last weekend's 200 metres butterfly final despite the knowledge that five relatives had not been found and his family home in Kerala 181

August 22, 2018 3:53 AM Muslims celebrate Aidiladha in peace, moderation

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in the country celebrated Aidiladha today in peace and moderation in the spirit of sacrifice and gratitude. Aidiladha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God 's command. Before the prophet could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead. The fine weather in most parts 48

August 21, 2018 2:43 PM Salvini refuses to let migrants disembark as boat docks in Italy

ROME: Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini remained defiant Tuesday in refusing to allow about 170 migrants to disembark from an Italian coastguard boat after it docked in Sicily for technical reasons. The Diciotti vessel, which rescued the migrants five days ago, arrived at the port of Catania overnight "for a technical stopover". Salvini was forced 84

August 21, 2018 10:56 AM Parlo accepts shares for shortfall in profit

PETALING JAYA: Parlo Bhd said the shortfall of RM1.26 million guaranteed profit of its wholly-owned unit Parlo Tours Sdn Bhd in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2017 has been fully settled. It told the stock exchange that the shortfall is deemed to be fully settled with the release of 11.5 million profit guarantee settlement shares to the stakeholder 79

August 21, 2018 10:30 AM Knifeman kills six in southern China

BEIJING: Six people were killed after a man went on a killing spree in southern China, stabbing his girlfriend and her relatives, ploughing a car into pedestrians and attacking passersby. The 54-year-old man surnamed Huang had been having relationship problems and decided to take it out on his girlfriend and her family in Monday's attack, Liuzhou police 86

August 21, 2018 9:10 AM Strengthening infrastructure in Balakong main thrust of PH manifesto

BANGI: Strengthening and developing infrastructure in Balakong is the main thrust of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto for the state seat's by-election. PH candidate Wong Siew Ki said she was determined to resolve the problems on flash floods and traffic congestion, which had been plaguing the constituents in Balakong. "The Sungai Balak banks will be upgraded 49

August 20, 2018 2:59 PM 14 killed in Rio police, military operations

RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." The military 84

August 20, 2018 1:16 PM Mahathir congratulates new Pakistan PM Imran Khan

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed confidence that the close and brotherly ties and cooperation enjoyed by Malaysia and Pakistan over the last 61 years would be further strengthened in the years ahead. In a letter to Imran Khan, Dr Mahathir said he looked forward 46

August 20, 2018 8:57 AM Residents confident PH candidate Wong can build on predecessor's legacy

KUALA LUMPUR: The people of Batu 11 Cheras, which falls under the Balakong constituency, are confident that Pakatan Harapan's (PH) candidate Wong Siew Ki will continue the legacy of the previous DAP assemblyman, the late Eddie Ng Tien Chee. Speaking after a press conference at Jalan Pekan, Kampung Baru Balakong, Lim Chin Yuan, 58, village head of Batu 11 Cheras 111

August 20, 2018 7:32 AM Latest quake claims 10 lives on Indonesia's Lombok island

JAKARTA: Ten people died and 24 were injured in a strong earthquake Sunday night on Lombok island, which is currently recovering from several quakes earlier this month that had claimed over 400 lives. Sunday night's 6.9-magnitude quake, which occurred at about 8pm (9pm in Malaysia) triggered 101 aftershocks, nine of them exceeding magnitude five on the Richter 49