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June 23, 2018 6:57 AM Commotion at Wanita Umno divisional delegates conference

KULIM: A commotion erupted at the start of the Kulim-Bandar Baharu Division Wanita Umno Delegates' Conference today over dispute that the Banggol Rashid branch of the division was barred from voting at the conference. The dispute began when a delegate stood up and questioned the reasons behind the hindrance, but the situation calmed down 10 minutes later 5

June 16, 2018 9:26 AM Why is Kit Siang teaching Umno what to do?

“Will the Umno general assembly the end of this month repudiate the two Najib legacies of (i) a global kleptocracy as a result of the monstrous 1MDB international money-laundering scandal and other corruption scandals being unearthed; and (ii) unleashing the most divisive, vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies heedless of the unity 6

June 13, 2018 12:26 PM Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

RABAT: Morocco congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday. "At the 68th congress of @FIFAcom, member countries voted in favour of North America" to host the tournament, Morocco's committee for the 2026 games said on Twitter. The vote at FIFA's annual congress 9

June 13, 2018 5:03 AM Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with pro-Iranian Ameri

BAGHDAD: Nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr announced on Tuesday a surprise political alliance with pro-Iranian Hadi al-Ameri in a bid to lead Iraq over the next four years. The two blocs won first and second place in the war-scarred country's May 12 parliamentary election. The move by Sadr, who is staunchly opposed to Iranian involvement in the country 6

June 13, 2018 4:47 AM Guess co-founder quits after sex assault probe

NEW YORK: Paul Marciano, co-founder of the Guess fashion brand, resigned Tuesday in the wake of an investigation into sexual assault claims. Marciano "exercised poor judgment in his communications with models and photographers and in placing himself in situations in which plausible allegations of improper conduct could, and did, arise," Guess said in a Securities 9

June 11, 2018 1:23 PM Spain's conservatives to choose new leader in July

MADRID: Spain's conservative Popular Party will choose a new leader in late July, its outgoing head Mariano Rajoy said on Monday, 10 days after he was ousted as premier. A major figure within Spanish politics for the past 14 years, Rajoy was unseated after losing a parliamentary vote of no confidence on June 1, later saying he would stand down as head of the PP. But he will stay on as PP chief 8

June 11, 2018 10:40 AM Standing ovation for De Niro's expletive at Trump

NEW YORK: Hollywood megastar Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for using an expletive to condemn US President Donald Trump. The Oscar-winning De Niro, 74, was at the annual event for the top US theater awards late Sunday to announce an award for rock legend Bruce Springsteen. "I'm going to say one thing - fuck Trump!" he said, pumping 8

June 10, 2018 12:25 PM Swiss canton votes down bid to host 2026 Olympics

GENEVA: Voters in the southern Swiss canton of Valais rejected Sunday a bid for the town of Sion to host the 2026 winter Olympics, according to a near-final count of ballots. A full 54% of voters in the canton came out against paying up to 100 million Swiss francs (RM404.62 million) to host the games. With Valais out of the picture, six cities remain 4

June 6, 2018 5:44 AM OAS passes resolution bringing expulsion of Venezuela closer

WASHINGTON: The Organization of American States on Tuesday approved a resolution brought by the US rejecting Venezuela's elections, with the move expected to lead to the eventual expulsion of Caracas from the body. The resolution was adopted with 19 votes in favour, four against and 11 abstentions. It declares the May 20 presidential election which saw President 7

June 5, 2018 9:50 AM PKR’s Manogaran seeks to nulify Cameron Highlands GE14 result

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR's M. Manogaran has filed an election petition against Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk C. Sivarraajh to challenge the result for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency in the 14th General Election on grounds of bribery. Manogaran filed the petition on Monday to nullify the May 9 results where MIC candidate Sivarraajh won with 10,307 votes 7