Ringgit Higher In Early Trade

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 10 – The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on the back of a firmer domestic economic data released by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) last Friday and the strengthening of the crude oil price, said a dealer. At 9.04am, the local note

Najib: Stop Treating Women As Objects

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants all parties to stop treating women as objects and be more aware of society’s sensitivities. The Prime Minister said he regretted the incident of the poster advertisement by a petrol company of a woman which went viral recently, even though some

Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles

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LOS ANGELES, Jul 9 – The first major wildfires after the end of California’s five-year drought raged across the state Saturday, as the state was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave. Around 2,300 firefighters were battling several blazes with triple-digit temperatures recorded in valleys and inland areas. A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada

Salleh: Dr Mahathir’s Statement Is Shocking And Comical

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was unjustly convicted for sodomy and the decision of the court was influenced by the government is shocking and comical. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said

Tun M Must Apologise To Anwar

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TEMERLOH, Jul 8 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must apologise openly to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if he agrees to appoint Anwar as prime minister. Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Samsudin said Mahathir had to do so as he was responsible for sacking Anwar and imprisoning

Rabies Victim Able To Speak, Says Mother

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 8 – Another rabies victim has been warded at the paediatric intensive care unit (ICU) of Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) after developing symptoms related to the virus. The five-year-old girl is from one of the five villages categorised as a rabies-infected area in Serian, Sarawak. Her mother said the

US Bombers Drill Near Korea DMZ In Show Of Force

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SEOUL, Jul 8 – US bombers carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea Saturday, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang’s latest missile test, the South’s defence ministry said. After the drill, the B-1B Lancers, deployed from the Anderson Air Base in Guam, flew

Trump Versus The Rest As Violent G20 Wraps Up

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HAMBURG, Jul 8 – US President Donald Trump heads Saturday into the final day of a fractious and violent G20 summit in Germany at odds even with America’s traditional Western allies. Negotiators from the world’s 20 top economies were expected to have worked all night trying to hammer out a final summit

Japan Floods Death Toll Rises To 15

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TOKYO, Jul 8 – The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, media reported Saturday, as rescuers continued work to bring out isolated survivors. Raging rivers overflowing with water and mud have devastated swathes of Kyushu – the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands –

Zahid: RoS To Act Professionally On DAP Re-election

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BAGAN DATUK, Jul 8 – The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has been asked to act professionally in handling the new DAP central executive committee (CEC) re-election in a legitimate and transparent manner, to enable delegates to elect 20 valid and recognised CEC members. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Malaysia Close To Getting US Visa Waiver

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – The United States is close to granting visa waiver status to Malaysia. The US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) will enable Malaysians to travel there for tourism, business or transit for up to 90 days without a visa. According to a report in The Star, US Ambassador Kamala

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