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May 30, 2018 2:14 PM EU urges 'swift, transparent' probe into Russian journalist murder

STRASBOURG: The EU on Wednesday urged a "swift and transparent inquiry" into the killing of anti-Kremlin reporter Arkady Babchenko in Ukraine, condemning it as a "cowardly crime". The prominent Russian war correspondent and former soldier who was shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday was the latest in a series of Kremlin critics to be killed in the Ukrainian 9

May 16, 2018 1:55 PM S'pore authorities ready to assist on 1MDB probe

SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities are prepared to lend assistance to their Malaysian counterparts in the investigations into the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Channel NewsAsia reported today. The portal was quoting a statement by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Commercial Affairs Department (CAD). "The Singapore 16

April 25, 2018 3:34 AM Three Avengers-themed laptops from Acer

IN ANTICIPATION of the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Acer announced three themed special edition laptops, designed in collaboration with Marvel. Present at the launch were Acer Malaysia products and sales director Johnson Seet and product manager Jeffrey Lai. According to Seet, Malaysia is one of only eight countries in the Asia Pacific 22

April 18, 2018 12:18 AM Trump's Supreme Court pick gives surprise vote in immigration case

WASHINGTON: Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch cast a surprise vote in a decision released Tuesday favoring an immigrant fighting deportation, siding with the US Supreme Court's left-leaning wing. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's only appointee to the top US court, joined in a 5-4 ruling stating that the legal definition of a crime of violence — which 13

April 10, 2018 1:48 PM With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America

US President Donald Trump had been scheduled to travel to Lima, Peru, on Friday to attend the Summit of the Americas and then travel on to Bogota, Colombia. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 10 — US President Donald Trump has decided to cancel his first official trip to Latin America this week to focus on responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack 11

April 3, 2018 4:20 AM Taylor Swift’s stalker gets 10 years probation

Singer Taylor Swift poses at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California, April 3, 2016. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, April 3 — Taylor Swift can rest a little bit better now knowing that a stalker who has been terrorising her and her family with vile emails has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. According to TMZ, Frank Andrew Hoover 17

April 2, 2018 6:32 AM Malaysia calls for swift action over Palestinian issue

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia today called on the international community to act swiftly and decisively to avoid further loss of Palestinian lives,following the protests at the Gaza-Israeli border last Friday. Condemning in the strongest terms Israel's aggression against the Palestinians in the peaceful 'Great Return March', Wisma Putra said in a statement that the excessive 6

March 29, 2018 3:51 PM Anti-fake news Bill will make people more careful, says Khairy

The Rembau MP and Umno Youth chief said upon the enforcement of the bill, individuals found spreading fake news on the internet including social media would face stern action. ― Picture by Saw Siow FengDUNGUN, March 29 — The Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 will make the people more cautious in disseminating information on the internet, says Youth and Sports 9

March 29, 2018 7:57 AM Bank Negara says foiled attempts at unauthorised fund transfers

Bank Negara Malaysia did not suffer any financial loss in the incident, which occurred on Tuesday. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Malaysia’s central bank said today it had detected and foiled a cybersecurity incident involving attempted unauthorised fund transfers using falsified SWIFT messages. Bank Negara Malaysia did not suffer 9

March 26, 2018 2:06 AM Fire destroys 10 shop lots in Cameron Highlands

IPOH, March 26 — A row of 10 shop lots, including one used as a museum, was destroyed in a fire in Sungai Burung, in the Cameron Highlands, last night. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department fire superintendent (Zone 3) Shahrulnizam Nasir said a team was sent to the location after receiving a distress call at 10.16 pm yesterday. There were 16 shops in the building 4