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Anwar Ibrahim taken to hospital with back, shoulder pains

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim, the de facto leader of Malaysia's People's Justice Party, was taken to the emergency room after complaining of back and shoulder pains upon his return from a trip to Turkey on Saturday (Jun 23).

Call for locals-only cooks in Malaysia 'just a suggestion', no decision made: Reports

KUALA LUMPUR: Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran said on Saturday (Jun 23) that his statement requiring all food establishments in Malaysia to employ only locals as cooks from next year was merely a suggestion and that no firm decision…

Najib and son win uncontested in Pekan UMNO election

PEKAN, Pahang: Former prime minister Najib Razak has retained his position as UMNO division chief Pekan, in his home state of Pahang, while his son Nizar won the youth chief post in the wing's polls on Saturday (Jun 23).

132 wounded, 1 dead in grenade attack at Ethiopian prime minister's rally

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday (Jun 23) at a rally in the capital, although 132 people were wounded and one person killed, officials and witnesses said.

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Government will do its best to fulfil manifesto promises: Mukhriz Mahathir

KUALA PILAH, Negeri Sembilan: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will do its best to fulfil every promise in its manifesto, said Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir.


China's Xiaomi targets Europe as it kicks off US$6.1b IPO

HONG KONG: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will aggressively target European markets, using part of the proceeds from its initial public offering worth US$6.1 billion in Hong Kong, the company's co-founder said Saturday.


Corrected: Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Saturday there is no timeframe for a mainland share offering and the company has no disagreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission.


Mexican fans bring life-size cardboard cut-out of friend to World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: A group of Mexico fans have had an unusual companion on their travels through Russia to follow their team in the World Cup: A life-size cardboard cut-out of their friend who pulled out of the trip of a lifetime at…


Jogger who accidentally crossed Canada-US border held for 2 weeks: Report

OTTAWA: A French teenager who was visiting her mother in western Canada spent two weeks in a US detention center after inadvertently crossing the border while jogging along the beach, a report said Friday.


Despite summit, North Korea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday cited "an unusual and extraordinary threat" from North Korea's nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un's regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month.


Identifying US troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: Experts

The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.

US indefinitely suspends some training exercises with South Korea

WASHINGTON: The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange programme training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump…


'10-second' rule denies Johnson share of lead with Harman

Two-times major champion Zach Johnson fell foul of the "10-second rule" on Friday but managed to stay close to the lead as the American ended the second round one stroke behind pacesetter Brian Harman at the Travelers Championship in…

UN's Guterres demands immediate end to military escalation in southwestern Syria

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to the military escalation in southwestern Syria, his spokesman said on Friday, after government forces this week ramped up their assault on opposition areas.

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ended migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of…

Lyles equals year's fastest 100m, Rodgers withdraws

Noah Lyles equalled the fastest 100 metres time in the world this year when the 20-year-old ran 9.89 seconds in the semi-finals of the U.S. championships in Iowa on Friday.


Commentary: A month since the electrifying election, a massive clean-up is underway in Malaysia

A flurry of leadership changes within the Malaysian establishment might seem confusing on the surface but the new government cannot act without the right people in place, says governance expert James Chin.

'Passionate about football, until the last breath': The Singaporean referee who made World Cup history

SINGAPORE: Madam Vallambal Suppiah, 87, has caught every game of the World Cup so far. While some of the names, faces and countries may be a bit of a blur, there is one figure she always keeps an eye on – the referee.

Johor to install CCTVs, conduct spot checks to deter Causeway officers from ill discipline

Amid reports of officers reporting late and playing with their phones while on duty, the state government is set to implement “hands-on” solutions to reduce congestion.

Commentary: Direct interventions, not just social mixing, needed to narrow housing inequality

The current concern for better social mixing stems from recognition that there are two housing regimes – public renting and ownership – which offer vastly unequal experiences that are largely shaped by non-geographical factors, says one…

Friday, Jun 22

Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in August

SEOUL: North and South Korea agreed on Friday (Jun 22) to resume reunions in August for families separated by the Korean War. It would be the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the…

Mandai area roadkill: Developer takes protective measures but wildlife experts call for more

SINGAPORE: More can be done to prevent roadkill in the Mandai area, where an eco-tourism hub is being developed, wildlife experts told Channel NewsAsia.

Pregnant wild boar killed in accident on BKE

SINGAPORE: A pregnant wild boar was killed in an accident involving three cars on the Bukit Timah Expressway towards Woodlands on Thursday evening (Jun 21).

Less maintenance, more cost-effective and cleaner students: Why schools turn to synthetic turf fields

The Education Ministry has set aside S$83.5 million for its Synthetic Turf Programme, of which slightly over S$42 million has been spent so far. But schools can testify to the benefits of such fields, which are also more cost-effective in…

Thursday, Jun 21

1MDB scandal united new government led by 'Mahathir 2.0': Lim Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: It was the scandal involving state investment firm 1MDB, which was set up by former prime minister Najib Razak, that has united the new government, said Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Malaysia to inject RM2.8 billion to complete TRX financial district

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Thursday (Jun 21) said it will fund up to RM2.8 billion (US$697.9 million) to complete the development of Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), an integrated financial district in Kuala Lumpur from which more than RM3 billion…

Malaysia police confirm reinvestigation of Altantuya's murder: Report

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police are reopening investigations into the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, local media reported on Thursday (Jun 21).

'All I wanted was to help save a life': Getting swindled in Singapore an expensive lesson for some

SINGAPORE: When Mary (not her real name) received a Facebook friend request last November from a businessman who appeared to have some acquaintances in common, she thought nothing of accepting the invitation.

Wednesday, Jun 20

Army combat soldiers get new uniforms that cool, dry faster

SINGAPORE: Army combat soldiers are now being issued with a new hybrid uniform that is more comfortable and dissipates heat faster.

Death of NSF Dave Lee: Room for improvement in heat injury prevention and response, external panel finds

SINGAPORE: An external panel, convened in May after the death of full-time national serviceman Dave Lee, has said that improvements could be made to how the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) prevents and responds to heat injuries, Chief of…

Less than a year in, SAF soldier performance centre already reducing injury rates

SINGAPORE: A new Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldier performance centre has shown tangible results in reducing injury rates, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said on Tuesday (Jun 19).

Army of fake reviewers being built to dupe buyers, drive online sales

Just one company has as many as 80,000 people, including from Singapore, who are paid to write positive things about products they have never tried, as Talking Point discovers.

Tuesday, Jun 19

1MDB probe: Many US DOJ claims true; not all assets will be recovered, says Lim Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that when he took office in May, he found that government accounts were falsified, files were hidden and that there was truth to allegations of misappropriation from 1Malaysia…

Malaysia seeks to lay multiple charges against ex-prime minister Najib over 1MDB: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB,…

Trump threatens extra tariffs on US$200b of Chinese goods

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 per cent tariff on US$200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest…

US, South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise

WASHINGTON: The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and US officials said on Monday (Jun 18), following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after…

Monday, Jun 18

At least 3 killed, 300 injured as strong quake hits Osaka

TOKYO: At least three people were killed and more than 300 injured after a strong quake rocked Osaka in western Japan during the morning rush hour on Monday (Jun 18).

'We couldn't understand what was happening': Singaporeans in Japan describe earthquake

SINGAPORE: When the Shinkansen bullet train Dr Ewen Chee and his family were on started shaking violently before coming to a stop early on Monday morning (Jun 18), the Singaporean tourist thought they were experiencing a power failure.

Investigations ongoing after cladding falls off HDB block in Pasir Ris

SINGAPORE: Investigations are ongoing after part of an HDB block's decorative cladding fell off its facade.

Suspect dead, 20 injured in shooting at US arts festival

TRENTON, New Jersey: One person was killed and 20 others injured following a shooting at an arts festival in New Jersey on Sunday morning (Jun 17).