Thousands Rally For Turkey President After Coup Fails

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ANKARA, Jul 17 – Thousands took to the streets of Turkey Saturday in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after authorities crushed a military coup that claimed at least 265 lives. After facing down the bloodiest challenge to his 13-year rule, Erdogan triumphantly addressed flag-waving supporters in Istanbul following Friday’s chaos in

Zahid: BN, Umno Not Worried By Tun M’s New Party

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ULAANBAATAR, Jul 16 – Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno are getting stronger with continuous support from the people and prepared to face any new party or opposition pact, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said he had instructed all component parties of the BN to close ranks and

Turkey Coup: Who Is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

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ISTANBUL, Jul 16 – Low-flying military jets buzzed over Turkey’s capital of Ankara. Soldiers blocked major bridges in Istanbul. State-run television announced that the military had imposed martial law. Where is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during Turkey’s coup attempt? In an interview via FaceTime on CNN Turk television, he urged people to take to

Turkish Media: Bomb Hits Parliament Building In Ankara

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ISTANBUL, Jul 16 – State-run Anadolu Agency reported early Saturday that a bomb has hit the Turkish parliament in Ankara in the midst of an attempted coup. CNN-Turk television reported some police officers and parliament workers were hurt in the bomb attack.  Elsewhere, Anadolu reported 17 police officers have been killed in a helicopter attack on

Court Dismisses Anwar’s Suit Over Right To Vote

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 – The High Court today dismissed a suit brought by jailed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over his right to vote in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election on May 7 last year, and ruled that the Election Commission had never denied him the right.  Senior Federal Counsel Datuk

MH17: Next-Of-Kin File Suit Against MAS

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 – The next-of-kin of seven passengers on board ill-fated Flight MH17 today filed a suit against Malaysia Airlines System Berhad (MAS) with respect to the loss of lives of their family members.The flight carrying 298 passengers and crew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine

Penang Quadruple Murder: The Suspect Remains Cremated

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 15 – The suspect, Chung Chun Wah, 32, who was gunned down by police after an exchange of fire in Air Itam here yesterday, was leaves the Penang Hospital mortuary around 1:30pm. The remain of Chung direct sent to Penang’s Batu Gantung Crematorium to be cremated. The atmosphere at the crematorium

Risky To Hire Illegal Immigrants As Body Guards

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 – Hiring the service of illegal immigrants as security guards brings more problems than good, said Home Ministry’s principal assistant secretary Hanafee Yusof. He said the action by some residential and commercial building owners in hiring security guards without going through proper procedures would be to their own

Pahang State Govt Awaits Gazetting Of Special Registration Plates

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KUANTAN, Jul 15 – The Pahang state government is awaiting the gazetting of a series of VIP vehicle registration numbers by the Road Transport Department before submitting an official application to the enforcement agency. Pahang state secretary Datuk Seri Muhammad Safian Ismail said the state government will enforce the provision of the

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