Marathon: S’pore, Philippines Clinch Gold

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Singapore and Philippines opened their SEA Games athletics campaign on a golden note with Guillame Soh Rui Yong and Mary Joy Tabal winning their respective SEA Games men’s and women’s marathon events held at Putrajaya route on Saturday (Aug 19). Soh, 25 year-old defending champion, completed

Police Arrest Five In Raid After Finland Stabbing Spree

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TURKU, Aug 19 – Finnish police arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight in their investigation into a stabbing rampage that left two people dead, they said Saturday. Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding suspect on Friday, arresting him minutes after an afternoon stabbing spree at a Turku market square. Police

Trump Mulls New US Strategy In Afghanistan

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HAGERSTOWN, Aug 19 – US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began. Trump must decide if he wants to continue on the current course, which relies on a relatively small

PM Launches Langkawi Digital Carnival 2017

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LANGKAWI, Aug 19 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) today launched the Langkawi Digital carnival 2017, an initiative to serve as a platform for the development of a digital economy in Kedah. Towards this end, various applications will be developed, including Mycribbooking for tourism and Cashless School. State Science,

Najib: BN To Retain Duty-Free Status Of Langkawi

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LANGKAWI, Aug 19 – Langkawi will retain its duty-free status so long as the present government remains in power, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. “I give you the commitment that we will retain the duty-free status of Langkawi … in fact, we will bring more projects to the island,”

NASA Launches Satellite To Help Astronauts Talk To Earth

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NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The US$408 million (RM1.7 billion) Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at

Bursa Malaysia to trend sideways next week

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade sideways next week, with the benchmark index moving between 1,760 and 1,780 points due to mixed market sentiment from both local and external factors. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President and Head of Retail Research Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan said

Traffic Offenders Advised To Pay AES Summonses

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 19 – Traffic offenders with summonses for offences under the automated enforcement system (AES) issued since last April 15  are advised to pay their compound fines to avoid legal action. Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said prior to this, no traffic offenders with summonses for AES offences

Najib Hits Out At Opposition For Belittling MRT Project

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today lashed out at the opposition for belittling the government’s effort in the implementation of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line project. He said the project was introduced with the aim to enable the people living in urban areas to enjoy a more

Police Name Three Moroccans Suspected Of Spain Attacks

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BARCELONA, Aug 19 – Spanish police Friday released the names of three Moroccans suspected of deadly terror attacks and who were shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they

Fourth Suspect Arrested Over Spain Twin Attacks

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BARCELONA, Aug 18 – A fourth suspect was arrested Friday over twin attacks in Spain that saw vehicles plough into pedestrians in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, killing 14 and injuring over 100, police said. “A fourth person has been detained in relation with the events that have taken

Zahid : Never Let PM Be Alone In Facing Opposition Accusations

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BANDAR BARU, Aug 18 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged the people, particularly Umno members, never to let Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to be alone in facing up to the accusations levelled by the opposition political parties. Ahmad Zahid, who is an Umno vice-president also performing the duties of the

World Voices Solidarity With Spain After Terror Attack

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BARCELONA, Aug 18 – As Spanish police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, world leaders have condemned the attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Spain The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: “They

Philippines Confirms 2019 Hosting Job

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 – Philippines will now host the 30th SEA Games after all. The country will now proceed with the hosting job as confirmed by Philippines Olympic Commitee president Jose Cojuangco during the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) council meeting held on the eve of the 29th SEA Games Kuala

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