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August 9, 2018 7:10 AM Tun M to hold town hall meeting with civil servants next week

PETALING JAYA: A town hall meeting involving about 3,000 civil servants with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be held next week in Putrajaya. The event organised by the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan) will allow the civil servants to get a better understanding of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. "Mahathir will also be presenting 5

August 7, 2018 1:44 PM Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The three men, reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30 shortly 7

August 6, 2018 1:33 PM Decision to build Phase 3 LPT will be announced in Budget 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision on whether or not to continue the construction of the Phase Three East Coast Highway (LPT) connecting Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu to Pengkalan Kubur, Kelantan will be announced in the Budget 2019 this November. Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir said the government basically was considering the construction of the 147-km expressway 15

August 6, 2018 9:13 AM Malaysia, Indonesia to use emotion to promote palm oil to EU

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Indonesia will use the emotional element such as the health benefits of palm oil in their campaign to gain the confidence of the European markets, says Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin. He said Malaysia as a palm oil producer holds to the principle of cooperation with other palm oil producing countries 6

August 1, 2018 5:00 AM Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

LOS ANGELES: Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues. "The Red Planet and Earth haven't been this close since 2003, and won't be again until 2035," Nasa said. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the sky on July 31, when the Red Planet 15

July 31, 2018 9:17 AM PH govt continues commitment to Paris Agreement 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will continue the country's commitment to the Paris Agreement 2015, which was signed in April 2016 in an effort to reduce global warming. Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Yeo Bee Yin said the ministry would implement several plans and policies in meeting the requirements 3

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 8

July 31, 2018 3:37 AM Australia, US, Japan in Indo-Pacific infrastructure push

SYDNEY: Australia, the United States and Japan will jointly invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific, officials announced Tuesday, in an attempt to counter China's efforts to court influence in the region. Beijing has loaned countries across Asia billions of dollars as part of its "Belt and Road" development strategy, including to island 7

July 30, 2018 4:05 AM More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

LOMBOK, Indonesia: More than 500 hikers and their guides remain stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian holiday island, a national park official said Monday. Helicopters and rescue teams on foot have been deployed to scour the slopes of Mount Rinjani, which is crisscrossed with hiking 4

July 26, 2018 7:34 AM Media's role includes making people understand government policies: Eddin Syazlee

SEREMBAN: The role of the media as an agent of check and balance includes making the people understand government policies, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith said today. He also said that another significant aspect of the media role was to inform the people of the ideas, desire and efforts of the government in developing 5