FBI Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser’s Russia Links

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WASHINGTON, Apr 12 – The FBI investigated Trump campaign adviser Carter Page last year over worries he could have been working for Russia, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. In the first confirmation that the government conducted surveillance on President Donald Trump’s team, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a rare warrant to

Mahdzir: 92% Of Schools Exceed Parents’ Participation Target

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 11 – About 92% of 10,180 schools exceeded the target of 65% parents’ presence and involvement in school activities last year. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (pix) said the achievement involved six main activities under the Parents’ Toolkit, Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025). The activities are registration day, setting targets

Developer, Son Detained By MACC Over Penang Land Scandal

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 11 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested a well-known Penang property developer with the title of “Datuk Seri” and his “Dato” son  to assist investigations into a land scandal involving Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Berhad. The father and son, aged 74 and 47, were arrested by MACC officers

Taiwan’s Ex-leader Ma Wins Libel Case

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TAIPEI, Apr 11 – Taiwan’s ex-president Ma Ying-jeou, who has faced a string of lawsuits since stepping down last year, scored a legal victory Tuesday in a defamation case against a commentator who claimed he had taken illicit donations. Ma filed the libel lawsuit in 2014 against radio show host Clara Chou

Trump Spokesman Apologises For ‘Insensitive’ Hitler Reference

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WASHINGTON, Apr 11 – White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologised Tuesday for “insensitive” remarks in which he seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler’s actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar al-Assad in Syria. During a White House briefing Spicer sought to intensify criticism of Assad, painting

AirAsia Flies The Sea Games And Asean Para Games

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 – AirAsia has signed up as the Official Airline Partner for the 29th Southeast Asian Games and 9th Asean Para Games. As a Gold Sponsor, AirAsia will provide flights for Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) officials within the airline’s extensive Asean network for the purpose of organising the

Bird Flu: No New Infection Detected

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 – An operation to destroy fowls and eggs in a bid to stem the outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in Kelantan has been conducted at all 36 locations confirmed positive with the virus. Therefore, the 36 locations are in the six districts in the state.  The Veterinary Service

Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

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PARIS, Apr 9 – Sex workers protested in central Paris on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of a French law which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex. The protesters, mostly young women but including some men, held up banners saying “Stop the fines, our aggressors, AIDS, repression and

Kelantan H5N1: No New Locations And Infections Reported

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 – The Veterinary Services Department (JPV) announced there have been no new locations detected to be positive for the bird flu (H5N1) in Kelantan in the last 10 days. JPV in a statement today said, to date, 36 areas were confirmed positive for H5N1, which involved six districts,

Najib: BN Committed In Upholding Islam

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 – Although much has been said about the position of Islam in the country, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government remains committed in supporting Islam in line with the Federal Constitution. The prime minister said this was in line with Article 3 of

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