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May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 3

May 12, 2018 5:46 AM Aminuddin sworn in as 8th MB of Negri Sembilan

KUALA PILAH: Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Aminuddin Harun was sworn in as the eighth Mentri Besar of Negri Sembilan today following PH winning the state in the 14th General Election (GE14). The swearing in of Aminuddin, 51, was held before the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir, at the Istana Besar Seri Menanti 23

May 6, 2018 5:47 AM Saudi detains 'thousands' for months without trial: HRW

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has detained thousands of people for up to a decade without trial, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, slamming the country's powerful crown prince for the "arbitrary detentions". Official data from the interior ministry, analysed by HRW, showed that authorities had detained 2,305 people for more than six months — some for over a decade 7

April 27, 2018 2:04 PM Royal baby Louis is 11th British prince

LONDON: Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby son, named Friday as Prince Louis, is the 11th living British royal with the title prince. Seven are descended from Queen Elizabeth II and three are her first cousins. The other is her husband Prince Philip who, having renounced his titles as a Greek and Danish prince in order to marry, was created 31

April 26, 2018 11:59 AM Prince Harry asks brother William to be best man

LONDON: Britain's Prince Harry has asked his brother Prince William to be his best man when he marries US former actress Meghan Markle next month, Kensington Palace announced Thursday. "Prince Harry has asked his brother the Duke of Cambridge to be his best man at his wedding to Ms Meghan Markle," the London royal residence said in a statement 16

April 16, 2018 10:42 AM Prince Court Medical Centre named one of world’s best for medical tourism

In a statement today, PCMC Chief Executive Officer, Chong Yee Mun, said the hospital has been in the top 10 list since 2013. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) has named Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) as one of the world's best hospitals for medical tourism. In a statement today, PCMC Chief Executive Officer 11

April 13, 2018 7:45 AM Johor police advise public not to spread shopping spree rumours

JOHOR BARU: Police have advised the public not to spread fake news of Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim showing up to treat shoppers at supermarkets here. Johor police chief, Commissioner Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd, said in a statement that police are investigating cases in Pontian and Johor Baru, where such false news had been spread 9

April 9, 2018 1:50 PM Johor Umno Youth backs TMJ

Johor Umno Youth chief Hahasrin Hashim (centre) during a media conference at the Johor Umno Liaison office in Jalan Yahya Awal, Johor Baru, April 9, 2018. — Picture by Ben TanJOHOR BARU, April 9 — Johor Umno Youth today defended state Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim’s political views. Its chief Hahasrin Hashim said it was Tunku Ismail’s prerogative 11

April 5, 2018 12:42 PM Gold, gold, gold for record-breaking Aussie cyclists

Team Australia celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 4,000m Team Pursuit Finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 5, 2018. — Reuters picBRISBANE, April 5 — Australia went some way towards easing the pain of Rio 2016 as the Commonwealth Games hosts sealed a hat-trick of track cycling golds today, demolishing 14

April 3, 2018 3:25 PM Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, admitted to hospital for hip surgery

Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public life last August although he said he would still attend some events. — Reuters picLONDON, April 3 — Britain’s Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was admitted to hospital and will have surgery on his hip tomorrow, Buckingham Palace said. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 20