Germany To Elect ‘Anti-Trump’ Steinmeier As New President

BERLIN, Feb 12 – Billed as Germany’s “anti-Trump”, centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is set to be elected Sunday as the new ceremonial head of state. The 61-year-old, who regularly polls as Germany’s most popular politician, will represent the EU’s top economy abroad and act as a kind of moral arbiter

Felda To Sell RM543m Hotel

PETALING JAYA, Feb 12 – Felda is in the process of selling a hotel in London worth about RM543 million, said its chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abd Samad. He said the tender for the sale of the hotel, which was bought in 2012, was in the process of being completed. “There are

OCM: More Sponsorship Needed For Sea Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 – The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) hopes more private companies would step in to sponsor the upcoming Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. OCM secretary-general Datuk Low Beng Choo said the involvement of private bodies, especially Malaysian companies, would be crucial to achieve the target of hosting the best

Shahrir: Felda Did Not Lose RM4.3b As Reported

JOHOR BARU, Feb 12 – Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad today clarified that the agency had not lost RM4.3 billion as reported. The Johor Baru Member of Parliament said he has a list of how the RM4.3 billion was utilised, namely for long term investment, both here and abroad. “There

Colombia’s Santos Asks Trump To Support Peace Process

BOGOTA, Feb 12 – President Juan Manuel Santos spoke with US President Donald Trump on the phone Saturday and asked him to support Colombia’s peace plan with FARC rebels, the Latin American leader said on Twitter. Santos, in a series of posts, described their conversation as “productive.” “@POTUS expressed his support for

PAS VP: PAS Will Not Join Pakatan Harapan

KOTA BARU, Feb 12 – PAS will not join Pakatan Harapan as long as the pact is participated by DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), said its vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah. Mohd Amar, who concurred with the decision made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on the issue,

KJ To Meet FAM Sec-Gen Tomorrow

SANDAKAN, Feb 12 – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will meet Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretary-general tomorrow on his candidacy for the president’s post of the main body. However Khairy said he had yet to decide whether to contest or otherwise. “Probably I will meet FAM secretary-general (Datuk Hamidin Mohd

Tanjong Datu Early Voting Centres Open At 8am

LUNDU, Feb 12 – Two early voting centres for the Tanjong Datu state by-election, comprising Lundu Community Hall in Kampung Sungai Lundu and Sempadi Camp ULS Hall opened at 8am today. A total of 188 voters or 1.9 percent of the 9,959 registered voters in the by-election comprised early voters who would

GE14: Najib Lists Three Ingredients For Success

ALOR STAR, Feb 12 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has listed determination, teamwork and appropriate strategies as ingredients needed to ensure Barisan Nasional’s (BN) success in the 14th general election (GE14). Citing the successful outing of the Baiduri team from Perak in the badminton tournament under the annual

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