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August 24, 2018 4:18 AM Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dead at 68

FORMER Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, a Southern rock pioneer who co-wrote the hit Sweet Home Alabama, has died, his official Facebook page account announced on Thursday. He was 68. The post said he died at home on Wednesday. It did not mention the cause, but rock music bible Rolling Stone said he had been battling lung cancer. "It is with great sorrow 14

August 20, 2018 11:16 AM TH Plantations' CEO and executive director resigns

PETALING JAYA: TH Plantations Bhd’s CEO and executive director Datuk Seri Zainal Azwar Zainal Aminuddin who has been on garden leave since August 14 has quit from his post. In a filing with the stock exchange, the group’s board of directors said that he had voluntarily resigned. The board also did not disclose the reason for Zainal's, 60, garden leave 11

August 14, 2018 7:16 AM Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

SYDNEY: A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home. Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse 11

August 12, 2018 1:09 PM France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

PARIS: France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday. Brune Poirson, secretary of state for ecological transition, said the move was one of several to be implemented 14

August 7, 2018 1:30 PM Former Aircel CEO steps down from Maxis board

PETALING JAYA: Maxis Bhd non-executive director Kaizad B. Heerjee has stepped down from his post after the telco was allegedly embroiled in illegal money trails in India. Kaizad, a Singapore national, was India’s Aircel Ltd CEO. He quit the debt-ridden firm last May. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Maxis said Kaizad’s resignation was due to personal 13

August 3, 2018 12:19 PM Vidal set to quit Bayern for Barcelona: Reports

BERLIN: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona after leaving the Bayern Munich training camp on Friday. The 31-year-old midfield dynamo was whisked away from Bayern's pre-season training camp in Bavaria and several media outlets claim an announcement of his transfer to Barcelona is imminent. According to Spanish 15

July 15, 2018 1:04 PM 2,000 Kalabakan Umno members quit party

TAWAU: About 2,000 Umno members in the Kalabakan Parliamentary constituency today unanimously announced that they were leaving the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah. The move was led by seven members of the Kalabakan Umno divisional committee who were recently appointed at the divisional election meeting, including the Umno Permanent Chairman of the area, Mohd Nazri 16

July 14, 2018 7:15 AM Vigneswaran to lead MIC

Previously the party's vice-president, he won the post uncontested with 1,808 nominations, according to an online news portal. He takes over from Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam who expressed his intention to quit the party's top post, after Barisan Nasional's (BN) defeat in the 14th general election. Subramaniam failed to defend his Segamat parliamentary 8

July 11, 2018 2:47 AM Departing Apple engineer stole autonomous car tech: FBI

SAN FRANCISCO: An ex-Apple engineer on Monday was charged with stealing secrets from a hush-hush self-driving car technology project days before he quit to go to a Chinese startup. Xiaolang Zhang was in custody for stealing trade secrets from the Apple project, according to a copy of the criminal complaint posted online. The charge is punishable by 10 years 13

July 5, 2018 11:48 AM Perlis state legislative assembly sitting to begin on July 20

KANGAR: The first Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting after the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, will be held for three days beginning July 23. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail would officiate the opening at the State Assembly Complex here. "Prior to the sitting, the swearing-in 15