Suicide bomb leader cast shadow of fear over Sri Lanka town

Zahran Hashim’s sword-wielding zealotry fuelled fears in the sleepy east coast town of Kattankudy long before the cleric became Sri Lanka’s most wanted man over the horrific Easter Sunday suicide attacks. The country’s president announced Friday that Hashim led and died in

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PBS: Linda Tsen candidate for Sandakan by-election

SANDAKAN: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) today named vice-president and two-term MP Datuk Linda Tsen Thau Lin as its candidate for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election. PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili made the announcement and said the 63-year-old former Batu

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Muhyiddin dismisses talk of two teams in Bersatu

MUAR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today dismissed talk that there are two teams in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) of which he is the president. He said there is no Team Muhyiddin and Team Dr Mahathir in the party. Tun

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Orang Asli community in Batang Padang to get treated water by August

IPOH: More than 1,000 people from six Orang Asli villages in the Batang Padang district, about 65 kilometers from here, will get to enjoy treated water supply by August this year, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

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MIBC returns Tan Sri Kuna as president for third term

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia India Business Council (MIBC) held its 11th Annual General Meeting and dinner function in TPCKL. The biennial election for the 2019-2021 term was also held. MIBC president Tan Sri Ir. Kuna Sittampalam was returned to power

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Raise the pay, end the discrimination, key demand for May Day rally

KUALA LUMPUR: The May Day rally this year would be held with the theme: Raise the pay, end the discrimination. This was announced by the May 1 Committee, a coalition of civil society that has been organising May Day rallies

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ smashes records in global launch

The Avengers have assembled for the last time, and they are destroying the competition — even before hitting US movie theaters. “Avengers: Endgame,” the last in a 22-film arc featuring the beloved Marvel Universe superheroes, shattered records upon its release

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US congratulates new Palestinian government

The United States congratulated the new Palestinian government Sunday, a day after incoming prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his new cabinet alongside president Mahmud Abbas — leaving out the Islamist movement Hamas. “Congratulations to the new Palestinian Authority Cabinet,” tweeted

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Australia warns more terror attacks ‘likely’ in Sri Lanka

Australia on Thursday warned more terror attacks were “likely” in Sri Lanka, cautioning citizens against visiting the island nation following the Easter Sunday bombing that claimed 253 lives.  “Terrorists are likely to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka,” the foreign ministry

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Oscar winner Malek hints at playing Bond villain

OSCAR winner Rami Malek hinted on March 25 he would appear as the villain in a new James Bond thriller that will see Daniel Craig bow out as 007 after eight years. The 25th edition of one of the world’s most

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