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August 29, 2018 1:25 PM Gerakan withdraws suit against Guan Eng

GEORGE TOWN: Gerakan today withdrew its lawsuit against DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng for allegedly damaging the party's reputation over the RM1 land sale issue in Tanjung Pinang in the late 1990s. This followed a decision by High Court Judge Datuk Rosilah Yop in allowing Gerakan, through its counsel V. Amareson, to withdraw the suit with no liberty 11

August 28, 2018 2:41 PM Asian Games: Newly paired Mun Yee–Nur Dhabitah contribute bronze

JAKARTA: After only two days of training together, national divers Leong Mun Yee and Nur Dhabitah Sabri pulled off an amazing performance to bag the bronze medal in the women's 10m synchronised platform event at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games tonight. Mun Yee, who won her third Asian Games medal in the event, said she did not expect Nur Dhabitah and herself 22

August 27, 2018 2:39 PM Pandelela's injury major blow for Malaysian diving squad

JAKARTA: The Malaysian diving squad suffered a major blow after Pandelela Rinong was forced to withdraw from the women's 10m platform synchronised event in tomorrow's opening of the diving competition at the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang. Malaysian acting diving squad head coach Zhang Yukun told reporters that the diving queen sustained a serious 19

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 51

August 8, 2018 9:24 AM MOH reminds public not to be misled by HFMD/flu spray

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health (MOH) reminded members of the public to be wary of the claim that an anti-HFMD/flu spray under the brand name Thymos is able to provide full protection against the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and Influenza A viruses. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the product is made of activated 9

August 1, 2018 9:16 AM Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'

TAMPA: US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country's foreign minister warning that "PR stunts won't work." Tehran has not given a definitive response to Trump's statement that he would meet "any time" without preconditions, but skepticism is rife in Iran over the possibility 26

July 30, 2018 3:44 AM Najib gets to drop suit against Pua despite objection

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to withdraw his defamation suit against Damansara MP Tony Pua. Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab today allowed the withdrawal despite Pua's objection, ruling the prejudice against the latter was not significant. He ordered for the suit to be withdrawn with the condition 8

July 24, 2018 7:45 AM Seoul considers reducing troops along N. Korea border zone

SEOUL: South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said it would withdraw some soldiers and equipment at guard posts inside the Demilitarised Zone on a trial basis, and consider a gradual expansion 15

July 19, 2018 1:33 AM Seniors block Venezuela streets demanding pension checks

CARACAS: Perched on plastic lawn chairs and leaning on canes, scores of retirees protested Wednesday to demand payment of their retirement benefits in crisis-hit Venezuela. About 200 senior citizens blocked traffic on Urdaneta Avenue, a stone's throw from the presidential palace. "They are not paying people's whole pension. We are just getting two million" 21

July 12, 2018 12:37 AM Account freeze: Najib told to direct lawyers to write to the authorities

DENGKIL: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin advised former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to direct his lawyers to write to the authorities to give some leeway concerning the freezing of his daughter's account. Mohamed Hanipa said he had news that Najib's daughter, Puteri Norlisa Najib, who had fourth 30