• Tian CHUA warns PKR over candidate selection

    KUALA LUMPUR: IN an attack on his party, PKR vice-president Tian Chua yesterday warned its leadership against making irrational decisions in choosing candidates for the 14th General Election (GE14). It also came in the wake that Tian Chua was being pushed to let go of his Batu parliamentary seat to

  • Afghanistan approves first full-fledged Islamic bank

    The IBA was previously known as Bakhtar Bank and operated under a conventional banking licence since it was acquired by Azizi Bank in 2009. The central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank, granted the licence on April 9 after the IBA completed the conversion of its balance sheet, said Faizan Ahmed, chief financial

  • M'sia passes on hosting CHOGM 2020: Anifah

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has decided not to host the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), but is open to staging the event sometime in the future. This was revealed by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who said that the decision was made despite requests by some Commonwealth members

  • 236 left homeless after Sarawak longhouse goes up in smoke

    KAPIT: Up to 236 people were left homeless after their 32-door longhouse was razed in a fire at 7.30pm on Saturday.Rumah Panjang Leorie in Nanga Ibau is located about an hour’s journey by boat along the Rajang River from here.A Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said no one was hurt in the

  • 4 men in Muar electrocuted while hanging party flags

    MUAR: Four men were injured while trying to put up political party flags on a high voltage electrical line in Kampung Parit Yusof, near here early Sunday. In the 1am incident, the group of 10 men were said to be trying to position the flags on the electrical line using a bamboo pole. TNB, in a statement

  • 4 in Muar electrocuted while hanging party flags

    MUAR: Four men were injured while trying to put up political party flags on a high voltage electrical line in Kampung Parit Yusof, near here early Sunday. In the 1am incident, the group of 10 men were said to be trying to position the flags on the electrical line using a bamboo pole. TNB, in a statement

  • 'Nomad King' Kit Siang to stick to Gelang Patah this time around

    JOHOR BARU: Lim Kit Siang, the ‘Nomad King’ of general elections, will defend his Gelang Patah parliamentary constituency this time around.This was announced by his son, DAP secretary-general Guan Eng, at a fund-raising dinner in Skudai tonight.Kit Siang has contested in every general election since

  • Najib slams opposition for spreading fake news on VEP

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has lambasted the opposition for spreading fake news about the implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia.He said the spread of the fake news was a malicious act aimed at instigating hate against the government

  • Malaysia aims to double its urban farming communities to 20,000 by 2020

    PUCHONG: The government aims to create 20,000 urban farming communities around the country by the year 2020. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said to date there are around 11,000 urban farming communities around the country. “Urban farming is a government

  • Entulu, four others sacked from PRS for going against party

    KUCHING: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun and four other Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) members were sacked from the party tonight. The others were incumbent Lubok Antu member of parliament Datuk William Nyalau Badak and PRS supreme council members Nyempah Sabot, Adriana