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June 17, 2018 8:36 AM Mohamad Sabu confident of senators from Kelantan, Terengganu being appointed

KOTA BARU: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu is confident the federal government will appoint at least one senator for the post of minister or deputy minister from Kelantan and Terengganu. This is despite the Pakatan Harapan (PH) not winning any seats in these two states in the 14th General Election. Mohamad, who is also Defence Minister 4

June 14, 2018 11:57 PM NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

TAMPA: Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help to visit commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years. The work is part of an ongoing upgrade to the US$100 billion (RM 398.55 billion) orbiting outpost, adapting it for the arrival of a new fleet 7

June 14, 2018 2:06 PM All eyes tracking Tiger as 118th US Open tees off

SOUTHAMPTON, United States: Tiger Woods's latest bid to end his 10-year major championship drought begins Thursday at a US Open stacked with talent and packed with compelling story lines. By the time Woods was to tee off at Shinnecock Hills at 1:47 pm (1747 GMT) — alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and second ranked Justin Thomas — the powerhouse 7

June 14, 2018 12:05 AM World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

WASHINGTON: A top US intelligence official warned football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are too unimportant to be hacked can be targeted 4

June 13, 2018 12:26 PM Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

RABAT: Morocco congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday. "At the 68th congress of @FIFAcom, member countries voted in favour of North America" to host the tournament, Morocco's committee for the 2026 games said on Twitter. The vote at FIFA's annual congress 5

June 12, 2018 3:49 PM Czech police charge 60 with drug smuggling to Australia

PRAGUE: Czech police said Tuesday they had charged 60 people with drug trafficking after busting a ring smuggling cocaine and heroin to Australia via the United States and Thailand. "The group was led by three Vietnamese organisers, one active in the Czech Republic and the other two in other countries," Barbora Kudlackova, spokeswoman for the National 6

June 12, 2018 12:38 PM Hakam welcomes repatriation of 1MDB assets seized in the US

PETALING JAYA: The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has welcomed the announcement by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng that the US ambassador to Malaysia has confirmed that assets seized by the United States as part of its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal will be returned to Malaysia. "We are particularly pleased because as long ago as September 5

June 12, 2018 8:44 AM Assets seized from 1MDB to be returned to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Assets seized from 1Malaysia Development Bhd will be monetised and returned to Malaysia as early as possible, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in his Twitter account after meeting with United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir. During the meeting, both discussed matters of importance to the substantially large American 4

June 11, 2018 3:16 AM Need to kickstart EAEC: Mahathir

TOKYO: There is a need to kick-start the East Asia Economic Caucus (EAEC) initiative to counter the growing trade protectionism shown by countries such as the United States, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "Now, the United States has become isolationist again. So, we need to consider the formation of the EAEC more seriously," he told the 24th International 4

June 10, 2018 12:51 PM Malaysia Rail Link: ECRL deal has no clause for Jho Low-linked companies

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the project and asset owner of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), has denied that contracts it signed with Chinese contractor China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) and the Export-Import Bank of China came with a clause to nominate an unrelated company to buy 70% of Putrajaya Perdana Bhd for US$244 million 6