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April 15, 2018 6:24 AM Najib hails ‘great’ Chong Wei for ‘amazing win’

Gold medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei salutes during the Malaysian anthem at the medal ceremony for the men’s singles final match at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 15, 2018. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak congratulated Datuk Lee Chong Wei for contributing a gold medal in the men’s single final at the 2018 Commonwealth 6

April 15, 2018 2:58 AM Commonwealth gold a morale booster for Amy to face Asian Games challenges

Amy Kwan poses with her gold medal after winning the individual ribbon event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast April 13, 2018. ― Reuters picSEPANG, April 15 — Winning a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games is indeed a major morale booster for national rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan to be more competitive at the Asian Games scheduled for Sept 18-22 in Jakarta 8

April 10, 2018 10:55 AM Weekday poll not without precedent, says Salleh

Salleh said in the 1995 and 1999 general elections, polling day was also held on a working day. ― Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak today stressed that the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to set the polling date for the 14th general election (GE14) on a working day is not unprecedented 6

April 9, 2018 2:49 PM Kedah BN makes police report over rotten eggs incident

ALOR STAR: The Kedah Barisan Nasional has lodged a police report after finding out that rotten eggs had been hurled onto a stage prepared for a political talk tonight at the Taman Derga Jaya public field here. Its secretary, Datuk Md Rozai Shaifian, said the incident happened early today. "We had to change the carpet on the stage. State Umno Information 7

April 8, 2018 10:49 AM Beware of surprise attacks, Zahid warns BN

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi speaks during the launch of the BN election machinery in Kuala Kangsar April 8, 2018. — Picture by Marcus PheongKUALA KANGSAR, April 8 — Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today warned party members to beware of surprise last-minute attacks by their political rivals ahead of the election 6

April 7, 2018 11:33 PM Brussels’ Atomium turning 60

A view of Brussels' Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, at the opening of the exhibition on Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic BRUSSELS, April 8 — The symbol of the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, the Atomium will be 60 years old in 2018. Locals and visitors to the Belgian capital 16

April 7, 2018 3:27 AM National men’s hockey squad beat Wales 3-0

BRISBANE, April 7 — The national men’s hockey squad rallied for Malaysia’s first three points winning 3-0 over Wales in the group second leg at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Obviously, the defeat to England in the opening match at Gold Coast Hockey Stadium failed to break the spirit of the squad coached by Stephen Van Huizen 10

April 4, 2018 11:01 AM 40,000 members of BN election machinery expected to attend BN manifesto launch Saturday

KUALA LUMPUR: Come Saturday, about 40,000 members of the Barisan Nasional (BN) election machinery are expected to attend the launch of the BN Manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. Umno executive secretary Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh said preparations for the event which would be held at the Axiata 8

April 1, 2018 5:03 AM Celine Dion thanks fans for birthday wishes

Celine Dion performs ‘My Heart Will Go On’ at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 22, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, April 1 — Celine Dion is certainly thankful for all the love she received from her fans who did not fail to shower her with well wishes on her 50th birthday. Dion took to social media to thank everyone for the wonderful 12

April 1, 2018 3:54 AM Immediate increase in allowance for volunteer police: Ahmad Zahid

ALOR STAR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today announced an increase of RM2 per hour in the allowance of police volunteers throughout the country with immediate effect. Ahmad Zahid said it involved an increase from RM6 to RM8 per hour while officers will have their allowance raised from RM7 to RM9 per hour. "I wish to announce 7