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April 26, 2018 7:52 AM Johor Sultan confers DMIJ on a volunteer and state financial officer

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, today conferred the Darjah Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (DMIJ) which carries the title Datin Paduka on a voluntary worker, Sabariah Hussein. Also receiving the award was Johor State Financial Officer A. Rahim Nin, which in his case, carries the title Datuk. The investiture ceremony 43

April 22, 2018 10:23 AM Japan pip Britain to seal return to Fed Cup's elite

MIKI, Japan: Japan plucked victory from the jaws of defeat as the hosts beat Britain 3-2 on Sunday to seal a return to the Fed Cup's elite level after a four-year absence. Johanna Konta crushed Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3 to put the visitors on the brink of victory before Kurumi Nara upset Heather Watson 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 to take a see-saw World Group II playoff 97

April 22, 2018 4:08 AM 'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

TOKYO: A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born Aug 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT, 7pm Malaysia time) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, according to Susumu Yoshiyuki, a health and welfare official 39

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 117

April 20, 2018 7:15 AM Viral post of fatal accident involving Sabah BN leader is fake news

PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) has dismissed messages contained in several photographs circulating on social media which apparently showed a fatal accident involving a Sabah BN leader along with a box-filled with cash. According to a posting on www.barisannasional.org.my, today, the image has been dismissed as fake. "The message (contained with the photos) 48

April 20, 2018 6:03 AM Pacquiao targets more bouts after KL showdown

Pacquiao (left), who returns to action for the first time since losing on points to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July, said he expected the July 15 bout at the Axiata Arena to be 'a real boxing fight'. ― Picture by Miera ZulyanaKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Manny Pacquiao believes he has “a couple more fights” left in him before he retires, starting 78

April 18, 2018 3:42 PM Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

Maria Sharapova is set to compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon in June. ― Reuters picLONDON, April 18 ― Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced today. The June 18-24 tournament 67

April 18, 2018 12:19 PM Pacquiao not closing the door on trainer Roach (VIDEO)

Boxing icon Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao (left) poses for a picture with welterweight world title holder Lucas Matthysse in Manila April 18, 2018. ― Reuters picMANILA, April 18 ― Manny Pacquiao has not decided on the fate of his long-time American trainer Freddie Roach, the Filipino said as he prepares for his bout against Argentine welterweight champion 67

April 18, 2018 8:24 AM James wary of Real's Champions League 'chip'

BERLIN: They may sit third in the Spanish league, but when it comes to the Champions League holders Real Madrid simply engage a special 'chip', says James Rodriguez. On loan at Bayern Munich, who host his ex-club Real in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final next Wednesday, James says the Spanish giants' strength is knowing how to conjure 61

April 17, 2018 12:51 AM United stars face axe as Mourinho fumes

Manchester United's Paul Pogba looks dejected after the 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion, April 15, 2018. ― Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 17 ― Jose Mourinho has vowed to drop several of Manchester United's stars as he fumes over their lacklustre loss to West Bromwich Albion. United crashed to a shock 1-0 home defeat against bottom of the table Albion 71