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April 20, 2018 8:11 AM Upcoming season of ‘Strike Back’ to be shot in Malaysia

American-British action adventure series ‘Strike Back’ is currently in its pre-production stage in Malaysia, with shooting scheduled to begin later this month. — Picture via Facebook/Strike BackKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The seventh season of the American-British action adventure series, Strike Back, is currently in its pre-production stage in Malaysia 8

April 19, 2018 2:26 PM Tengku Razaleigh to defend Gua Musang parliamentary seat

Gua Musang Umno Division chief Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today he would defend the Gua Musang parliamentary seat he has represented for the last 44 years. — Picture by Miera Zulyana GUA MUSANG, April 19 — Gua Musang Umno Division chief Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today he would defend the Gua Musang parliamentary seat he has represented for the last 44 years 6

April 17, 2018 1:50 PM Withholding tax – best option for e-commerce

KUALA LUMPUR: Imposing withholding tax on businesses in the digital economy could be the best option at a time when Malaysia wants to capture higher taxes on e-commerce transactions, according to tax experts. Grant Thornton Malaysia’s head of tax advisory and international tax Daniel Woo said the withholding tax mechanism ideally should be the final 8

April 16, 2018 9:21 AM Ex-Wanita Umno member loses misfeasance bid against Najib

Anina Saadudin, together with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Khairuddin Abu Hassan sued Najib in 2016, accusing him of having committed misfeasance in public office and acting in breach of his fiduciary duty over the management of sovereign investment fund 1MDB. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa PUTRAJAYA, April 16 — The Federal Court today struck out former Langkawi 8

April 15, 2018 2:56 PM Trump defends use of ‘mission accomplished’ phrase for Syria strike

Donald Trump said he considered the phrase a 'military' term. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 15 — US President Donald Trump today defended his use of the phrase “mission accomplished” over the US-led missile strikes on Syrian targets after it was seized on by the media. The phrase is associated with President George W. Bush, who used it in 2003 during 12

April 13, 2018 11:20 AM Thousands leave Syria’s Douma as evacuations wrapping up

BEIRUT: Thousands of Islamist fighters and their relatives left the Syrian town of Douma they once controlled as the last evacuations from Eastern Ghouta continued today, a monitor said. The fighters from the Jaish al-Islam group left overnight with thousands of civilians on board 85 buses that took them to areas of northern Syria still held by rebels 9

April 13, 2018 7:28 AM Pua fails to reinstate 1MDB misfeasance suit against PM, government

PUTRAJAYA: DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua Kiam Wee today failed to convince the court to reinstate his lawsuit against caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and the government for alleged misfeasance in the management of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds. The Court of Appeal comprising Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi, Datuk Kamardin 6

April 12, 2018 3:51 AM Hamas fighter killed in Israel Gaza strike

Israeli soldiers stand on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the central Gaza Strip as they fire a 120 mm mortar shell towards Gaza July 31, 2014. — Reuters picGAZA CITY, April 12 — A fighter from the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas was killed this morning by an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said. Mohammed 5

April 11, 2018 12:40 PM Jun Hoong and Pandelela strike gold in 10m synchronised platform

Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia compete in the Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform Final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 11, 2018. — Reuters picBRISBANE, April 11 — The national diving squad took gold and bronze medals in the women’s 10m synchronised platform at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In the final 5

April 9, 2018 1:51 AM Syria state media says US strikes hit army airport (VIDEO)

DAMASCUS, April 9 — Syrian state media this morning reported a US missile strike on a military airport in the country’s centre, soon after President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to Damascus and its allies condemning a chemical attack in rebel-held territory. A Syrian army soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walks atop a tank next to a stuffed 8