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August 19, 2018 12:16 AM Wong promises to upgrade infrastructure in Balakong

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki (pix) has vowed to focus on improving infrastructure if she is elected as representative of the people in the Balakong state seat by-election on Sept 8. Wong, 32, said this would be done through a collaborative effort between the people's representatives and local authorities. "Every region has its own problems 3

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 5

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 4

August 1, 2018 11:59 PM Dr Mahathir does not discount possibility of F1 returning to Malaysia

SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not discount the possibility that the Formula 1 (F1) race, which was last hosted by Malaysia last year, will return to this country. "Maybe," he responded when asked by reporters whether the installation of the floodlights throughout the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) could be perceived as a sign that the prestigious 8

August 1, 2018 8:48 AM Zanu-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud. EU observers are due to give their preliminary report on Zimbabwe's election later Wednesday, two days after the vote — the first ballot 7

July 31, 2018 2:52 AM Franklin, first black 'Peanuts' character, turns 50

WASHINGTON: Franklin, the first African-American to appear in the classic comic strip "Peanuts" alongside Charlie Brown and Snoopy, turns 50 on Tuesday — a major milestone for a character born in a time of racial tensions after the slaying of Martin Luther King. The young Franklin joined the iconic line-up on July 31, 1968 during a summer of race riots 6

July 26, 2018 5:25 AM The false race for Malayness

The premise not enough Malays support Pakatan is a red herring. There are not enough Malays behind Umno too in this regard. It’s not a Malay-led government as much as it is a Malay-adorned government. This is the thread of right wingers. Malays are under the thumb of outsiders, albeit Malaysian “outsiders.” There are Malay leaders on top, but they are different 5

July 24, 2018 12:50 AM Abolition of Sosma provides opportunities to provoke race, religion: Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR: The abolition of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) will provide more opportunities for provocations of race and religion through social media channels, said opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix). Ahmad Zahid who is also Umno president questioned the logic of repealing the law which was formulated 5

July 23, 2018 9:34 AM Nga Kor Ming stresses that he has never been against any religion or race

DEWAN Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming, who is known for his oratory skills and sometimes "controversial" speeches, emphasises that he is not anti-Malay. The Teluk Intan MP and Perak DAP chief said he has been fighting to uphold democracy of the country, justice and equality, and has never been against any religion or race. "I always believe that whether 6

July 19, 2018 6:33 AM Cars exempted under SST

PETALING JAYA: Car prices will not go up because of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) system because they are exempted. The list of exempted goods under GST includes sedans, four-wheel drives, station wagons and race cars. It also includes various car parts, such as accessories, fuel pumps and fuel cut-off valves. Car sales went up recently after the zero-rating 7