White House Dubs Gulf Crisis ‘A Family Issue’

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WASHINGTON, Jun 24 – The White House said Friday it considers the deepening crisis in the Gulf to be primarily “a family issue,” urging regional leaders to chart a way out while offering US help in enabling talks. When asked about a list of demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and

CIA Knew In August That Putin Sought To Boost Trump

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WASHINGTON, Jun 24 – The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure

Zahid Cautions Against Allegations Of Foreign Media

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today advised Malaysians to be calm and prudent in evaluating the allegations and slander intentionally planned by the foreign media to undermine the country’s image. He said the people should be positive and fend off all the issues raised

PPBM Member Lodges MACC Report Against Mahathir

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SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 – A member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission seeking a probe into the wealth of the family of PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. PPBM Shah Alam Division committee member Wan Mohamad Ashraf Nasjaruddin also handed over some

Supreme Court Could Reveal Action On Travel Ban At Any Time

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WASHINGTON, Jun 23 – The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries. The country is waiting for the court to make its decision public about the biggest legal controversy in the first five months of Trump’s presidency.

BNM: 23m Payment Cards Now Pin-enabled

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 –  About 23 million payment cards in Malaysia have been replaced with personal identification number- (PIN) enabled cards to-date, Bank Negara Malaysia said. In a statement today, the central bank said all payment card terminals deployed in the country, including outdoor payment terminals at petrol stations, had also

Crawling Afternoon Traffic Along Major Highways

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 – Afternoon traffic along major highways is reported to be crawling as of noon following the exodus home for Aidilfitri by city dwellers. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad told Bernama when contacted that traffic movement heading north was slow, while the flow southward was still smooth. Meanwhile a Malaysian

Traffic Slow Along Major Highways

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 – Traffic flow along major routes to the east coast and north of the peninsula as of 10am is reported to be slow in both directions. A Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) spokesman said the chockablock stretching from the Gombak toll plaza to Lentang began to build up about

Thunderstorm Damages 15 Houses In Kulim

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KULIM, Jun 23 – Fifteen houses were damaged by a thunderstorm in Pekan Sungai Kob, Mukim Karangan near here yesterday. Kulim District Social Welfare Department officer Mohd Zarir Khozali told Bernama that the roofs of four houses in Kampung Baru were blown away in the incident around 4pm. He said falling trees

Australia Sends Spy Planes To South Philippines

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SYDNEY, Jun 23 – Australian military spy planes will start flying missions over the southern Philippines to help in the fight against Islamic militants terrorising the area, the government said Friday. Fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been battling troops for a month around Marawi city in the Mindanao

Sarawak Accepts Implementation Of Tourism Tax

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KUCHING, Jun 23 – The state government has accepted the implementation of the tourism tax which will be enforced from July 1, says Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. He said the decision was made after the matter was discussed in the state cabinet meeting

FA Terminates Bookies Sponsorship Deal

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LONDON, Jun 23 – Leading English bookmaker Ladbrokes saw their four-year sponsorship deal with the English Football Association (FA) terminated after just a year on Thursday. FA Chairman Greg Clarke thinks it is incompatible for his body to preach about enforcing severe anti-gambling laws – no player, coach or indeed club staff

Trump Rides High After Republican Election Win

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WASHINGTON, Jun 22 – President Donald Trump basked Wednesday in a Republican victory in a closely-watched election in Georgia, telling cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally in Iowa that “the people love us.” Tuesday’s congressional election had been widely cast as a referendum on the young administration as it battles a swirling

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