Total Solar Eclipse Mesmerises America

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CHARLESTON, Aug 22 – Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. Millions of eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path

Taliban Warns Afghanistan Will Become ‘Graveyard’ For US

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KABUL, Aug 22 – The Taliban warned that Afghanistan would become “a graveyard” for the United States Tuesday after President Donald Trump cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country. “If America doesn’t withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, soon Afghanistan will become another graveyard for

Jailed Hong Kong Activist Wong Back In Court

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HONG KONG, Aug 22 – With hair newly shaven in accordance with Hong Kong prison rules, jailed pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was in court again Tuesday on more protest-related charges. Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sent to prison last Thursday for their leading role in the initial protest that sparked

Fire Damages Store At Sibu Police HQ

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SIBU, Aug 22 – A fire damaged a store for old files at the Sibu District Police headquarters here today, according Sibu Police chief ACP Saiful Bahari Abdullah. He said officers and staff coming in to work at about 7 am became aware of the fire, which is believed to have been

MACC Raids Unisel, MBI And Contractor’s Office

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 22 – Simultaneous raids are being conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at Universiti Selangor (Unisel), Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) and the office of a contractor Jana Niaga Sdn Bhd linked to it over an alleged RM16 million payout from the state coffers.  In the meanwhile, the

MIC Submits List Of GE14 Candidates To BN Chairman

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SEREMBAN, Aug 22 – MIC has submitted the list of its candidates to be fielded at the 14th general election (GE14) to Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. In fact, MIC president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said the party had listed at least four candidates

McDonald’s Invites Entries To Its Storytelling Contest

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Children, here is your chance to get creative and let your imagination run wild telling stories, without mum and dad getting cross! Besides, you could even win the family (refer prize details) a holiday to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea! Conditions and requirements McDonald’s Storytelling Contest 2017 is open to children

Dewan Negara Passes Act 164 (Amendment) Bill

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 – The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) (Amendment) Bill 2017 which is aimed at amending the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 or (Act 164) does not deny the power of the Syariah courts against those who embrace Islam or converts. Minister in the Prime Minister’s

Rafizi Applies To Drop Charge For Defaming Tabung Haji

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 – Pandan Member of Parliament Mohd Rafizi Ramli (pix), who was charged with publishing libelous statement against the Pilgrims Fund Board or Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) in his blog, today applied for the charge to be dropped. Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, representing Mohd Rafizi, informed Magistrate Umzarul

Two Unemployed Men Freed Of Drug Charges

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JOHOR BARU, Aug 21 – The High Court today acquitted and discharged two unemployed men after they were found not guilty on two counts of trafficking three types of drugs two years ago. Judge Datuk Teo Say Eng handed down the decision after the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case

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