Man Dies In Car-trailer Crash At Pedas-Linggi Exit

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REMBAU, May 9 – A 23-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving skidded and crashed into the back of a trailer at KM232.2 northbound of the North-South Expressway (Plus) near the Pedas-Linggi exit early today. Rembau Fire and Rescue Station operations officer Abdul Halim Abdul Malik said the department

OCBC Q1 Profit Rises 14pc, Driven By Wealth Management Business

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SINGAPORE, May 9 – Singapore’s Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd reported a nearly 14 per cent rise in quarterly profit, largely led by sustained growth in its wealth management business and robust results from insurance operations. The city-state’s second-biggest lender said net profit came in at S$973 million (US$692 million) in

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces New Test

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WASHINGTON, May 8 – President Donald Trump’s amended travel ban will face a key test on Monday, when a US appeals court is set to take on a case that has stymied the administration’s controversial efforts to bar travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. A Richmond, Virginia-based federal court will hold a

Obama Calls For Political Courage In Health Care Battle

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WASHINGTON, May 8 – Former US president Barack Obama urged lawmakers to follow their conscience and protect vulnerable Americans, as a Republican-backed bill that tore up his namesake health care reform law heads to the Senate. Obama, speaking in Boston where on Sunday night he received a Profile in Courage Award from

‘Apologise Or Face The Law’ Dare To Rafizi Ramli

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KUALA TERENGGANU, May 8 – Apologise or face the law. That’s what Terengganu Syariah Appeal Court chief registrar Wan Abd Malik Wan Sidek has said to Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli. Wan Abd Malik said Rafizi’s recent statement regarded as slanderous to the Syariah Court institution was an insult to the institution and

College Confirms North Korea Detains Another US Citizen

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SEOUL, May 8 – A foreign-funded university in North Korea confirmed Monday the arrest of a US citizen — the second linked to the school held in two weeks amid tensions on the peninsula. The detention of Kim Hak-Song means that the North is now holding four US nationals, with the two

The Elderly To Outnumber Young Generation After 2045

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PUTRAJAYA, May 8 – Malaysians aged 60 and above will outnumber the country’s young below age 15 after 2045. Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun (pix) said by 2045, those aged 60 and above would equal the number of the young, each group making up 20%

Japan Hoping For Good 2019 Draw As Pumas Lurk

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TOKYO, May 8 – Rugby World Cup organisers will be hoping for a good draw for 2019 hosts Japan while the established powers of the game will be looking to avoid Argentina when the pool draw takes place in Kyoto on Wednesday. The memories of Pool A at the last World Cup,

Tokyo Stocks Up After Macron Wins French Presidency

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TOKYO, May 8 – Tokyo’s benchmark stock index rose at the start Monday after pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron swept his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election. The Nikkei 225 added 1.35 per cent, or 263.31 points, to sit at 19,709.01, while the broader Topix index of all first-section

Euro Rallies After Macron Wins French Presidency

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TOKYO, May 8 – The euro rallied to a six-month high against the dollar Monday after pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election eased concerns about the country’s future in the eurozone. The single currency briefly reached US$1.1023, its highest level since November and up from US$1.0998 on

Sarawak BN Youth, PBB Youth Welcome State Cabinet Reshuffle

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KUCHING, May 7 – Sarawak Barisan Nasional Youth and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth today welcomed the cabinet reshuffle announced by Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg yesterday. Sarawak BN Youth chairman cum PBB Youth chief Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the new state Cabinet line-up announced yesterday and

Mustapa: Umno-PAS Cooperation Strengthens Malay Unity

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JELI, May 7 – Unity among the Malays is now stronger with the informal cooperation that has been forged between Umno and PAS, Kelantan Umno Liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today. The Umno Supreme Council member also said the cooperation had also made PAS members more affable towards Umno

French Election Turnout 28.23% At Midday

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PARIS, May 7 – Turnout in France’s presidential election stood at 28.23% at midday on Sunday, the interior ministry said, down from 30.66% at the same point in the 2012 presidential ballot. Sunday’s figure was slightly down on the midday participation rate of 28.54% recorded during the first round of the election

Mustapa Denies Malaysian Economy To Crash By September

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JELI, May 7 – International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has denied an allegation that the Malaysian economy will crash by September. He dismissed it as an unfounded claim and a rumour as the country was preparing for the 14th general election. Mustapa said so far, no one could

Khairy: BN Needs Fresh Image

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 7 – Barisan Nasional (BN) needs to have a fresh image and cannot be seen as just for the older generation, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. Khairy said BN candidates to be nominated for the 14th General Election (GE14), must be seen as people capable of representing everyone

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