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September 15, 2017 5:58 AM MP: PH should clarify Anwar’s stand on PAS with PKR leadership

PKR’s Selayang MP William Leong says both PH and PKR should know where they stand rather than be disappointed on election day. PETALING JAYA: PKR Selayang MP William Leong Jee Ken wants the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council to clarify with PKR’s leadership on Anwar Ibrahim’s stand in negotiations with PAS. Leong said there seemed to be conflicting 18

September 11, 2017 2:00 AM Cycling to help charity survive

SOME 350 cyclists took part in a 32km ride from Tanjung Tokong to Teluk Bahang on Penang island and the effort was for a good cause. They rode from Tesco Tanjung Pinang to the Teluk Bahang roundabout before ending their trip at Parkroyal Resort in Batu Ferringhi for a breakfast sponsored by the hotel. Organised by the Rotary Club of Penang, the ride was to collect 18

September 7, 2017 6:13 AM PKR infighting just bickering among individuals, says William Leong

The Selayang MP says the party’s interest is more important and it remains above the fray. PETALING JAYA: PKR Selayang MP William Leong Jee Ken today played down infighting in the party as merely bickering between certain individuals. He said what was more important was the interest of the party, and not the individuals. “I believe in the party, in its struggle 13

September 5, 2017 6:01 AM Taiwan appoints new premier to drive reform efforts

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has appointed as premier William Lai, the mayor of its southern city of Tainan, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, as she moved to shore up declining public support. A reshuffle to replace the premier had been anticipated for months as Tsai's approval ratings dropped below 30 percent by August, a private foundation survey 16

September 5, 2017 1:00 AM US crude prices rise on returning refineries, but petrol slumps to pre-Harvey levels

People fill up petrol cans and their vehicles at the Fuel City service station in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, in Dallas, September 1, 2017. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Sept 5 — US oil prices edged up today as the gradual restart of Gulf of Mexico refineries following forced shutdowns due to Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude, their most important 35

September 4, 2017 10:18 AM Prince William and Kate expecting a third child

PETALING JAYA: Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace announced Monday. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter on Monday. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” it added 118

September 2, 2017 3:46 PM Azmin feels vindicated by Anwar’s backing for PAS talks

The PKR deputy president says truth has prevailed over his assertion that he had engaged in negotiations with PAS based on his party’s decision to do so and not in a personal capacity. PETALING JAYA: Azmin Ali feels vindicated by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s assertion earlier today that he had assented for the party to hold negotiations with PAS for cooperation 23

September 1, 2017 9:19 AM Verbal warning? Not true at all, says Rafizi

The Pandan MP denies a Sin Chew Daily report quoting a source as saying he was given a stern verbal warning over his actions and statements which damaged the good name of PKR. PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli says it is not true the party’s political bureau gave him a verbal warning for exposing internal differences over negotiations with PAS on avoiding 12

August 30, 2017 10:55 AM Leong stands firm on quitting PKR political bureau

The Selayang MP says in spite of the Pakatan Harapan's decision not to work with PAS in GE14, his resignation stays. KUALA LUMPUR: PKR MP William Leong Jee Keen is firm about his decision not to retract his resignation from the party’s political bureau. This, he said, was in spite of the Pakatan Harapan presidential council’s decision on Monday night 23

August 29, 2017 11:36 AM Umno and PAS votes will split too, reminds analyst

Ahmad Atory Hussain says too much attention has been fixed on what multi-cornered battles would do to PH, forgetting the obvious. PETALING JAYA: PAS’ refusal to work with Pakatan Harapan (PH) will not significantly affect the opposition coalition’s chances at the polls, said a political analyst. The analyst, Ahmad Atory Hussain, said while pundits’ attention 15