Thailand’s opposition parties form alliance, demands junta step aside

BANGKOK: Thailand’s opposition “democratic front” of seven parties on Wednesday claimed it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a messy election, saying it has the right to try to form a government after five years of

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Abdul Hadi : “Nothing to do with apple polishing Mahathir”.

KOTA BHARU: PAS today defended its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang who in a statement had said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not a “former dictator” but a firm leader. PAS deputy spiritual leader Datuk Ahmad Yakob

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Awal, Scha obtain damages of RM345,305 in suit over perfume business

KUALA LUMPUR: Celebrity couple Awal Ashaari and wife, Scha Al-Yahya were awarded damages totaling RM345,305 by the court here today after winning their suit against textile supplier D’Haja (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for breach of agreement on the exclusive distribution of

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India shoots down satellite in space; Modi hails major breakthrough

NEW DELHI: India has shot down a satellite in space with an anti-satellite missile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, hailing the test as a major breakthrough in its space program. Modi made the announcement in a television address

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Lima’19 gets royal visit

LANGKAWI: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today visited the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (Lima’19) exhibition here. Dressed in an olive green military uniform, the King arrived at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC),

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500 evacuated as fire hits hotel in Singapore, no injuries

SINGAPORE: About 500 people were evacuated Wednesday after a fire at a luxury hotel in downtown Singapore but there were no injuries, emergency services officials said. Television footage showed thick black smoke billowing from the Grand Hyatt Hotel near the Orchard

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EC sends voter’s cards to Rantau voters

SEREMBAN: The Election Commission (EC) continues taking the initiative to send the voter’s card to a total of 20,922 registered voters in the Rantau state constituency ahead of the by-election slated on April 13. EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun said

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Stay of Najib’s SRC trial set aside

PUTRAJAYA : A seven-member Federal Court bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today set aside the stay order granted by the Court of Appeal last week, over its decision for the suspension of former premier Datuk Seri

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Keropok stall at Pasar Payang destroyed by fire

KUALA TERENGGANU: A stall selling dry food, including keropok (fish crackers) in the compound of Pasar Besar Kedai Payang was destroyed in a fire last night. Two other stalls nearby were also damaged. Owner of one of the damaged stalls,

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Anwar: Nurul Izzah’s statement made according to PH openness

KUALA LUMPUR: Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar’s statement about Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is her personal view, and was made in line with the principle of openness practised by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, said PH de

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