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September 4, 2018 10:08 AM Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment 25

August 27, 2018 10:36 AM EU's security must no longer depend on US: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that he would put forward new proposals for the European Union to boost its security, saying the bloc must stop depending on American might. "Europe can no longer rely on the United States for its security. It is up to us to guarantee European security," he said in a speech to relaunch his diplomatic 5

August 27, 2018 8:51 AM Jeffrey Cheah Foundation launches the Oxford-Jeffrey Cheah Graduate Scholarship

BRITISH High Commissioner to Malaysia HE Vicki Treadell officially launched the Oxford-Jeffrey Cheah Graduate Scholarship at Sunway University on Aug 23. At the ceremony, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Founding Trustee Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah thanked the University of Oxford. Cheah was also honoured and expressed his gratitude towards the uni in helping talented 16

August 26, 2018 6:13 AM Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana (pix) will undertake a working visit to Malaysia tomorrow. In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. "This will be Tilak's inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming 8

August 21, 2018 9:52 AM Terminally-ill boy gets to fly, thanks to cops and Children's Wish Society of Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN: The Royal Malaysian Police showed a boy here that they do not just enforce the long arm of the law but they go out of their way to grant wishes to children suffering terminal illnesses. Despite an early morning downpour, a King Air Beechcraft 350 aircraft from the police air wing took off from the Penang International Airport with a special 11

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 8

August 19, 2018 11:47 AM A history lesson on Malaysia-China relations for Mahathir

Today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia and China have had relations for 2,000 years. That would more or less have been during the height of the Roman Empire and around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. Actually, Malays first went to China to trade around 300 BC, which means 200 years before the rise of the Roman Empire. China first started 19

August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 15

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Govt yet to finalise terms, conditions of Tan's appointment as special envoy to China

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the appointment of DAP national chairman Tan Kok Wai (pix) as the special envoy to China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the terms and conditions would only be decided upon at the coming Pakatan Harapan 13

August 13, 2018 2:46 PM Malaysia-China relations have hit rock bottom, and Mahathir knows it

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a stern warning to China against further militarising the South China Sea (see news item below). Speaking to The Associated Press days ahead of his visit to Beijing, the Prime Minister announced that he would seek to cancel multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects that his predecessor, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, signed 24