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August 3, 2018 10:29 AM Don't be complacent, continue agenda to help people in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government and the private sector need to work together as one machinery to help the low-income group, particularly in building more affordable homes. Penang Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas said the state government should continue to focus on the need of the B40 and M40 income groups especially relating to the cost of living 29

August 3, 2018 2:18 AM Monster fish wrecks havoc

THIS unique monster shark film, based on author Steve Alten's 1997 science-fiction book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, was initially in production hell for some time. However, things started moving once director John Turtletaub (National Treasure) came on board, and this US-China production which stars Jason Statham, Li BingBing, Rainn Wilson, Winston 85

August 2, 2018 12:20 PM Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has declared the death penalty "inadmissible" in an update of Catholic believers' most important guide to Church teaching, the catechism, the Vatican announced Thursday. "The Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that 'the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person' 71

August 2, 2018 8:04 AM Pan Borneo Highway project's mechanism, direction to be finalised by Sept

KUALA LUMPUR: The mechanism and direction of the Pan Borneo Highway mega project in Sabah and Sarawak is expected to be finalised and a decision made at the latest by early September, said Works Minister Baru Bian (pix). He said his ministry would appoint an independent consultant to review the implementation of the project involving the work packages 27

August 2, 2018 2:11 AM New Zealand PM returns to work from maternity leave

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, resumed her duties on Thursday, ending six weeks of maternity leave. The 38-year-old has opted to work from home in Auckland until the weekend when she will relocate to the capital Wellington. In a Facebook message last weekend 28

August 1, 2018 11:59 PM Dr Mahathir does not discount possibility of F1 returning to Malaysia

SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not discount the possibility that the Formula 1 (F1) race, which was last hosted by Malaysia last year, will return to this country. "Maybe," he responded when asked by reporters whether the installation of the floodlights throughout the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) could be perceived as a sign that the prestigious 34

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 94

August 1, 2018 2:42 AM Fired Fox exec’s movie to link MH370 with organ harvesting

PETALING JAYA: A former Fox executive is pushing ahead with her plan to produce a movie that claims MH370 was deliberately disappeared to cover up China's involvement in organ harvesting. Darlene Lieblich Tipton had turned to crowd-funding to raise US$27million (RM109 million) to make the movie that claims body parts were harvested from members of the Falun 46

July 31, 2018 3:10 PM Guan Eng: Arul Kanda offered RM5 million for six-months work

KUALA LUMPUR: Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former chief of troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), was offered a payment of RM5 million for a six-month period between January and June this year by the previous government. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said this salary package was approved by former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. "RM2.5 million 19

July 31, 2018 8:36 AM Oil royalty talks to be like family discussion: Shafie Apdal

KOTA KINABALU: The talks between the Sabah and the Federal governments on the oil royalty will be conducted like a family discussion, in order to arrive at an agreement amicable to both parties, according to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said today that the team approach was important so that the issue of the oil royalty, which 31