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
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
KOTA BARU, Jul 8 – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has criticised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for dropping the moral issue as he tries to make up with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Umno vice-president said this was because former prime minister Mahathir had used the moral issue to sack Anwar as
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
KANGAR, Jul 8 – Muslims are not encouraged to keep dogs in the house, according to Perlis Mufti, Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin. He also said that there was a hadith (saying) from the Prophet Muhammad that deemed a dog’s lick as “najis”, means unclean. “To avoid being licked by a dog
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
HAMBURG, Jul 8 – US President Donald Trump said Saturday his controversial state visit to Britain will go ahead, adding that he was hoping for a “very powerful” trade deal with London “very, very quickly”. At a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit in Germany, Trump said
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
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
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 –
A DELTA Air Lines passenger was charged on Friday with instigating a mid-air brawl with flight attendants and other passengers who fought desperately to restrain him as he tried opening the exit door of a plane bound from Seattle to China. Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, 23, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested
BEIJING, Jul 8 – Tibetan rights groups have criticised a UN cultural organisation decision to extend world heritage status to an extensive plateau area, saying it reinforces Chinese control in the region. The groups argue the Unesco designation will allow Chinese authorities to remove residents from the area, known as Hoh Xil,
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – The next electricity tariff revision for Peninsular Malaysia will be in January 2018 after the government agreed to maintain the power tariff rebate of 1.52 sen/kWh from July 1 to Dec 30 this year. Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry Secretary General Datuk Seri Ir Dr Zaini
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
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
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – The ringgit ended flat against the US dollar today amid mixed sentiment in the market, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local note remained unchanged at Thursday’s close of 4.2970/3000 against the greenback. The dealer said the escalating conflict between the US and North Korea, issues surrounding US monetary policy, as well as US
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – Police require more time to conduct investigations into the high-yield investment scheme JJ Poor to Rich (JJPTR) due to the immense volume of documentation, according to the nation’s top cop Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said they need time to analyse the structure of the scheme
Apple has released the fifth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV. The new tvOS beta allows developers who are registered with Apple’s developer program to test their apps on the upcoming software update for Apple TV. tvOS 10.2.2 beta follows the release of tvOS 10.2.1 which is the current public version.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has conceded that a handful of policemen received bribes from foreigners while conducting random checks. He said the matter was not easy to control and the police have taken various drastic measures, including taking action against the personnel concerned.
Police: Three Accused In Kevin Morais’ Murder In Vicinity Of The DPP’s House Before Crash Involving His Car
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 – The High Court here was told today that three of the accused in deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais’ murder were detected to be near the deceased’s residence before the car he was travelling in was involved in an accident with a Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck.