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August 5, 2018 2:26 PM KPWKM, Mujahid work together to raise minimum age for marriage to 18

PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) is working together with the Religious Affairs Minister at the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, to raise the minimum legal age for marriage in all relevant laws to 18 years old. The ministry said this would involve the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) 59

August 5, 2018 2:29 AM Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

KINSHASA: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on Aug 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the fatalities have been among the 13 confirmed 111

August 5, 2018 2:03 AM Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown 109

August 4, 2018 11:48 AM Foodbank programme to be expanded nationwide

GEORGE TOWN: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry intends to expand the FoodBank Programme nationwide, said its Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. He said at the moment, only Penang through Mutiara Foodbank had implemented the programme through a collaboration with Tesco hypermarkets in the state and Kedah. "The programme has a significant 53

August 2, 2018 12:20 PM Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has declared the death penalty "inadmissible" in an update of Catholic believers' most important guide to Church teaching, the catechism, the Vatican announced Thursday. "The Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that 'the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person' 93

August 2, 2018 9:52 AM National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land: Xavier

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar (pix). Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own land. "If we want to do something 38

August 2, 2018 6:20 AM Pompeo to call on Mahathir tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo begins a two-day working visit to Malaysia today as part of a Southeast Asian trip that also includes Singapore and Indonesia. He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tomorrow, Wisma Putra said in a statement. "The visit will provide a great opportunity for both Malaysia 32

August 2, 2018 2:10 AM Storms halt Pacific swim record attempt

TOKYO: Powerful storms have forced a Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim cross the Pacific Ocean to suspend his bid, nearly two months into the mammoth undertaking. Ben Lecomte set off on June 5 from Choshi in Japan, planning to swim across the ocean in six to eight months. But after nearly two months swimming eight hours a day, severe 63

August 2, 2018 12:08 AM Amnesty accuses Turkey of tolerating Syrian rebel abuses in Afrin

ISTANBUL: Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the northern region of Afrin, urging Ankara to immediately end the violations. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels seized control of Afrin earlier this year after a military operation which ousted a Kurdish militia that is an ally of the United 46

August 1, 2018 9:41 AM The rich get richer and the poor get poorer in Pakatan’s ‘New’ Malaysia

About 20% of Malaysia’s 32 million population live in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. There are about 14 million cars on Malaysian roads. More than 50% of the cars are in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Most of the toll highways are also in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Hence, if they remove toll charges, then 20% of Malaysians who own more than 50% of the cars will benefit 51