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August 14, 2018 8:14 AM Minimum wage increases to be implemented gradually: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country's economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He added that if Malaysia starts spending money which it does not have, it would not be good for the country in the long run. "If we push for higher minimum wages, cost of production 3

August 8, 2018 12:02 PM Wanita Umno wants stern action against campaign to approve LGBT lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita Umno today called on the government to act immediately and sternly against the campaign to approve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle in the country. Its chief, Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad, said such a move was necessary because seeking an approval for LGBT lifestyle was too much to ask in an Islamic state like Malaysia 5

July 31, 2018 4:36 AM Second-ranked Wozniacki stresses fitness ahead of US Open

WASHINGTON: Hard work and peak fitness are the major concerns for world number two Caroline Wozniacki as she starts her first run to the US Open as a Grand Slam champion. The 28-year-old Dane captured her first major title in January at the Australian Open, downing current world number one Simona Halep in the final, and the 2009 and 2014 US Open runner-up 6

July 17, 2018 11:56 PM Vietnamese woman starts fire in friend's house out of anger

JOHOR BAHRU: Police have detained a Vietnamese woman who is believed to have started a fire at the house of a male friend in Taman Soga near Batu Pahat yesterday. Batu Pahat ACP police chief Abdul Wahib Musa said the woman in her 30s is believed to have resorted to the mischief out of anger but the actual cause was still under investigation. "The fire department 5

July 3, 2018 7:39 AM First Video: Missing Thai boys found by British divers

BANGKOK: "How many of you?" asks the British voice loudly, a torchlight scanning the gaunt, hungry boys crowded on a muddy bank. "Thirteen? ... Brilliant" — a remarkable short exchange captured on video has electrified Thailand and paved the way for an astonishing rescue. The video, which captures the twelve dishevelled and emaciated boys and their football 35

July 2, 2018 6:35 AM Daily struggle for M’sian who travels to S’pore for work

LIVING in Johor Baru and commuting to Singapore on very workday take a lot out of anyone. Muhammad Khairul, a Malaysian who travels to Singapore for work, knows that. He has shared the struggle of his daily hustle. His day starts at 4.30am when he quickly refreshes himself before preparing to join the army of other Malaysian workers on the Causeway at 5 am. His journey 18

June 29, 2018 10:24 AM Murray drawn to face Paire in Wimbledon first round

LONDON: Andy Murray has been drawn to face France's Benoit Paire in the Wimbledon first round after the two-time champion entered the All England Club draw on Friday. Murray had left his participation in the grass-court Grand Slam to the last minute as the former world number one makes tentative progress in his return from hip surgery. The 31-year-old 8

June 27, 2018 12:06 PM Men more prone to colorectal cancer: Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR: If breast cancer is the biggest health threat to women, men are more susceptible to colorectal cancer, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said besides that individuals aged 50 and above were also at a higher risk of developing the cancer due to various factors. "Among them are the genetic factors, eating habit 4

June 15, 2018 12:26 PM Germany's emerging star Kimmich looking to be himself, not Lahm 2.0

Vatutinki, Russia (dpa) - Germany defender Joshua Kimmich often hears comparisons between himself and Philipp Lahm. But the up-and-coming star said Friday he is only playing his first World Cup and cannot yet match the accolades of the long-time Germany and Bayern Munich leader. "He played right back and characterized the Bayern and German national team for years 21

June 4, 2018 7:15 AM Azmin granted audience with S'gor Sultan tomorrow

PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (pix) will grant an audience with Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali tomorrow at Istana Bukit Kayangan, 11am, in Shah Alam. In a press statement today, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani said the meeting is important as there will be discussions on the state government's administration 7