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July 21, 2018 10:33 AM Claim on Sabah has no basis: Wisma Putra

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated the government of Malaysia's position that the continuous claims over Sabah are without basis. The ministry said Malaysia was aware of the remarks made by Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines' Consultative Committee which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah on July 20. "This 3

July 11, 2018 7:37 AM Seri Delima assemblyman Syerleena receives death threat

GEORGE TOWN: Seri Delima state assemblyman Syerleena Abdul Rashid claimed today that she had received a death threat. A note, 'Maut Menanti Kamu' (Death Awaits You) written with a red marker pen on an A4-size white paper, was sent to her service centre in Gelugor here yesterday, she said at a press conference today. "I found the note stuffed between 8

July 5, 2018 1:06 AM US envoy to work with Sudan to remove from 'terror' list

KHARTOUM: The top US envoy in Sudan vowed Wednesday to work with Khartoum in its efforts to be removed from Washington's "terrorism" blacklist as he welcomed the African country's decision to sever ties with North Korea. In June, Sudan announced its defence firms had scrapped contracts with the Asian pariah state, acknowledging for the first time the existence 11

July 3, 2018 7:35 AM Australian senator accused of 'slut-shaming' parliamentarian

SYDNEY: An Australian senator has been accused of "slut-shaming" a fellow parliamentarian after telling her to "stop shagging men" in a grubby dispute that Tuesday saw the prime minister demand an apology. David Leyonhjelm made the derogatory remarks about fellow senator Sarah Hanson-Young during a heated debate in parliament's upper house last week about 8

June 29, 2018 7:20 AM Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, Hassan Ali settle defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: A defamation suit filed by Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Abdul Samad against former Selangor state executive council member Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamed Ali over the sale of liquor, gaming centres and massage parlours in Selangor has been settled amicably in the High Court here today. Lawyer Muhammad Faiz Fadzil, representing Khalid 3

June 25, 2018 7:45 AM South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

KHARTOUM: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar were set to hold a new round of peace talks Monday after a first meeting last week faltered. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is hosting in Khartoum the second round of talks between the two bitter rivals, aimed at ending South Sudan's four-and-a-half year brutal civil war. A first-round 4

June 24, 2018 12:47 PM Sweden midfielder Durmaz lambasted and supported over Germany foul

Stockholm (dpa) - Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz on Sunday received a stream of supportive messages after being slammed for conceding a free-kick that gave Germany a last-gasp 2-1 victory at the World Cup in Russia. Durmaz, who came on late in the second half, fouled Germany's Timo Werner near the Swedish penalty box, resulting in a free-kick that Toni Kroos 13

May 30, 2018 1:48 PM OECD seeks to calm fears over Italy turmoil

PARIS: The OECD on Wednesday sought to calm concerns over political chaos in Italy that has sent global markets into a tailspin and raised the spectre of a fresh eurozone crisis. "Italy is part of Europe and part of the euro, and it will remain so," Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's chief Angel Gurria told reporters at the body's 7

May 29, 2018 1:06 PM Germany coaching staff rallies behind hapless Karius

BERLIN: Germany's coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday. "We have tried to help him pick himself him up and we wrote to him telling him to keep his head up," said Koepke, the former Germany 8

May 7, 2018 2:55 AM Ong feels positive in Kebun Bunga comeback

GEORGE TOWN: Jason Ong Khan Lee of PKR is making a comeback to the Kebun Bunga state seat after a lapse of five years when the seat was contested and won then by his former law partner Cheah Kah Peng. And for the 43-year-old candidate, it is a testament to not giving up in trying to serve the people. He was asked to make way because five years ago, Cheah 5