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August 29, 2018 1:25 PM Gerakan withdraws suit against Guan Eng

GEORGE TOWN: Gerakan today withdrew its lawsuit against DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng for allegedly damaging the party's reputation over the RM1 land sale issue in Tanjung Pinang in the late 1990s. This followed a decision by High Court Judge Datuk Rosilah Yop in allowing Gerakan, through its counsel V. Amareson, to withdraw the suit with no liberty 8

August 27, 2018 3:16 PM Vatican rolls back on pope's remarks on psychiatric help for gay children

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican on Monday rolled back on Pope Francis' recommendation that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he had not meant to suggest that homosexuality 6

August 26, 2018 12:17 AM Three police reports against FB account owner for threats against Deputy Minister

KUANTAN: Three police reports have been lodged against a Facebook account owner Mohd Azmi Ismail who allegedly posted rude remarks and threatened Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh (pix), who is also Kuantan MP. The report was made by Teruntum State Assemblyman Sim Chon Siang, Special Officer to Fuziah, Fakhrul Anuar Zulkawi 38

July 31, 2018 2:31 AM First Senate Democrat meets with Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee finally met with a Democrat on Monday, as Senator Joe Manchin bucked his party and welcomed Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill. The appeals court judge offered smiles but no remarks to reporters as he entered Manchin's office and left two hours later — the longest of his meetings to date with senators 17

July 29, 2018 8:17 AM Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on Sept 7 to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict, in comments published on Sunday. "We will discuss what we can do in the region together," Erdogan said, quoted by Hurriyet daily. He gave no further details on the issues 9

July 24, 2018 9:15 AM Utusan Melayu granted leave to appeal in defamation lawsuit

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today granted leave to Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad and its former journalist to appeal against a Court of Appeal order that they pay RM200,000 in damages to veteran lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon for defamation. The three-man bench comprising Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Zainun Ali and Tan Sri Aziah 10

July 22, 2018 11:11 AM Japan urges caution over Trump’s complaint on strong dollar

BUENOS AIRES: Japan should be careful about recent remarks by US President Donald Trump on currencies and might need to convince Washington its monetary easing is not aimed at weakening the yen but beating deflation, a finance ministry official said on Saturday. The US dollar fell the most in three weeks on Friday against a basket of six major currencies 16

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 5

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 28

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 18