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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 5

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 3

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 5

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 7

August 11, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM Aug 18: Party

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the nuclear-armed nation. Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup were invited to the ceremony 7

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 15

August 5, 2018 8:50 AM Dr Mahathir to visit Japan from Aug 6 to 9

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be undertaking a working visit to Fukuoka and Oita, Japan from tomorrow until Aug 9. The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement today said Dr Mahathir will be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, as well as officials 10

August 2, 2018 5:12 AM Australian Foreign Minister Bishop calls on Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. In their one-hour meeting, Dr Mahathir and Bishop discussed how to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Malaysia and Australia, and also touched on regional and global issues 5

August 1, 2018 2:14 AM Malaysian released from Israeli prison arrives at KLIA

SEPANG: The sole Malaysian representative who was detained by the Israeli regime at the Givon Prison, Prof Madya Dr Mohd Afandi Salleh felt like being in a war zone when the flotilla ship Al-Awda which carried medicines to Gaza was captured by Israeli forces 49 nautical miles from the Gaza waters. Mohd Afandi, who was met by reporters shortly after arrival 4

July 25, 2018 6:28 AM Hong Kong's Cathay lists Taiwan as part of China

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific became the latest airline to list Taiwan as part of China on its website Wednesday after a request from mainland authorities. The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a notice to dozens of airlines in April asking them to comply with Beijing's standards. Taiwan is a self-ruling democracy but Beijing 13