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May 23, 2018 3:11 PM Teen wins battle in US 'toilet wars'

WASHINGTON: A US federal court ruled Wednesday in favour of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms 4

May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 3

May 21, 2018 11:51 PM After school shooting, Texas governor calls off gun raffle

SANTA FE: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called off his re-election campaign's plans to raffle off a shotgun, in the aftermath of the school shooting that killed 10 people last week. The decision was made over the weekend and confirmed Monday by the Republican's office. The raffle prize was changed to a US$250 (RM 992.62) gift certificate. The move came after 4

May 21, 2018 10:00 AM Women's rights group calls for 30% women's representation in Cabinet line-up

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has been urged to fulfill one of the promises made to women in their manifesto – to have 30% women's representation in the Cabinet line-up. The call was made by a group of women's rights advocates, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), who held a public demonstration in front of the Istana Negara 5

May 19, 2018 11:57 PM Syria and IS reach truce after south Damascus battles

BEIRUT: Pro-government forces and the Islamic State group observed a brief ceasefire in southern Damascus Saturday, a monitor said, after weeks of deadly fighting in the jihadists' last stronghold in the Syrian capital. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad last month launched a wide-scale offensive against IS in Damascus' Hajar al-Aswad district and the Yarmuk 9

May 17, 2018 11:54 AM Cypark proposes private placement to raise RM64m

PETALING JAYA: Cypark Resources Bhd has proposed to undertake a private placement, representing up to 10% of its issued shares to raise estimated gross proceeds of up to RM64.37 million. The proceeds will be utilised for working capital requirements for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) of a large scale solar photovoltaic 7

May 16, 2018 11:12 AM Missing activists allegedly abducted by Bukit Aman team

KUALA LUMPUR: Missing activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh were allegedly abducted by a team from Bukit Aman. Dropping a bombshell, Amri's wife Norhayati Mohd Ariffin today claimed that a police informer had revealed this on May 12 in the presence of her daughter. "This police officer, who had asked not to be named, told us that he knew who had taken 6

May 15, 2018 8:46 AM Dismissed attachment teacher awarded RM50,000 in damages

PUTRAJAYA: A mother of four who lost her job as an attachment teacher for being pregnant was awarded RM40,000 in damages by the Federal Court today, for breach of constitutional damages. A five-man bench chaired by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, allowed Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin's appeal, and granted an additional RM10,000 to her for gender 5

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 13

May 12, 2018 4:55 AM Sarawak PH against PBB joining the coalition

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR Sarawak chairman Baru Bian (pix) said Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak are against Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties joining the coalition. "The three leaders of Pakatan Harapan Sarawak discussed the matter this evening (Friday) and we are united in our objection to PBB or any component party of BN Sarawak joining Pakatan Harapan 3