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June 20, 2018 12:24 AM Tapping the Peranakan experience

WE lost a "true" Malaysian last week – Datuk Kenny Chan of Baba Nyonya fame. He was 68 when he passed away in Malacca. Better known as Bibik Kim Neo in TV1's longest-running series, Chan captivated his audience with his skilful acting and wit. He brought much laughter to Malaysians. It is no wonder the series lasted from the late 1980s till the turn of the century 5

June 19, 2018 2:51 PM Nine nabbed over World Cup betting

JOHOR BARU: Johor police have detained nine individuals including a woman for allegedly being involved in illegal betting of between RM100,000 and RM200,000 over 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. State police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the suspects, aged between 17 and 58, were picked up in an operation, dubbed "Op Soga", in three raids from last Thursday 4

June 18, 2018 8:46 AM Airasia doubles flights between Kota Kinabalu and Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia aims to double the number of flights between Kota Kinabalu and Singapore to 14 weekly flights from Aug 1 this year. In a statement issued, the airline said the increased frequency is expected to boost air connectivity between the two capitals and bring Asean closer. AirAsia Malaysia commercial head, Spencer Lee, said the additional 5

June 17, 2018 3:31 AM Smooth traffic on several major highways as of 10am

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic movement on major highways is reported to be smooth as of 10am today. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman said the the north and southbound traffic was reported to be under control and smooth. "Traffic is also smooth along the ELITE Highway, Malaysia-Singapore Second LInk Expressway , Butterworh-Kulim Expressway and Penang Bridge 5

June 14, 2018 9:38 AM Heineken Malaysia names Roland Bala as new MD

PETALING JAYA: Heineken Malaysia Bhd has appointed Roland Bala as the managing director to succeed Hans Essaadi, who will become Heineken Egypt managing director effective September 1, 2018. Heineken Malaysia told Bursa Malaysia that Roland, a Malaysian, is currently the managing director of Cambodia Brewery Ltd (CBL). Since February 2012, he has led CBL to increase 12

June 14, 2018 3:42 AM N. Korea's Kim knows denuclearisation must be 'quick': Pompeo

SEOUL: North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete. Pompeo said Washington remained committed to the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" denuclearisation of North Korea, after 8

June 14, 2018 3:22 AM Trump downplays abuses by Kim Jong Un's regime

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump downplayed abuses by Kim Jong Un's regime in an interview following his summit with the North Korean leader, saying that other countries had also done "bad things." "A lot of other people (have) done some really bad things. I mean, I could go through a lot of nations where a lotta bad things were done," Trump said in an interview 9

June 12, 2018 11:24 PM US mistakenly lists Singapore as part of Malaysia, drawing social media scorn

SINGAPORE: The US State Department mistakenly made Singapore part of Malaysia in a note issued in connection with Tuesday's North Korea-US summit and published on its website, sparking snide comments on social media. US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for the first ever summit between leaders of the old foes, at a hotel 4

June 12, 2018 3:21 AM HSR project postponed, not scrapped, says Tun M

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said there will be a need for the high-speed rail (HSR) project with Singapore, but the country cannot afford it now. He told Japan's Nikkei Asian Review that Malaysia would benefit greatly from such a project. "So we actually postponed the implementation of that project," he was quoted as saying 3

June 11, 2018 6:08 AM Wanna One concert tickets on sale June 20

KOREA'S K-pop band Wanna One is making a one-night-only stop in Kuala Lumpur on July 21 at the Axiata Arena. The 11 members in the band – Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young and Ha Sung-woon – will be performing their hit singles such as Energetic 4