Zakir dares Modi to explain ban

PUTRAJAYA: Controversial Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik dared Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the meaning of a ban as the latter failed to understand the difference between a ban and an exclusion. “For the National Intelligence Agency

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Sandakan by-election: EC appoints 800 workers

SANDAKAN: The Election Commission (EC) has appointed about 800 workers to facilitate the Sandakan parliamentary by-election tomorrow. Its deputy chairman Dr Azmi Sharom said the number of officers at channel one and two, which are specifically for elderly and disabled

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Qatar allocates $480 mn in aid to Palestinians

Qatar said Tuesday it had allocated $480 million in aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority to support education and health services and provide urgent humanitarian relief. The authority led by president Mahmud Abbas has been hit by the cutting of

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RM17.1 billion refunded to GST and income tax payers

KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Finance has refunded RM17.1 billion to goods and services tax (GST) and income tax payers for this year until April 30. Minister Lim Guan Eng said this consisted RM5.2 billion income tax refunds to

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Klang water supply to be restored by Sunday

SHAH ALAM: Water supply disruption following three main pipe bursts near Banting-Taiping West-Coast Expressway (WCE) here is expected to be resolved by Sunday. Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) had earlier targeted to fully restore the supply by 3 pm

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Zakir Naik expects dire consequences

PUTRAJAYA: Controversial Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik expects to find himself behind bars for a decade if he returns to face charges in India. He is willing to return to face terrorism and money laundering charges if it would benefit

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Nanjing Tech Week: New platform to expand international ‘friends circle’

Nanjing: Themed ‘Innovation in Nanjing, Limitless Opportunities’, the ‘Nanjing Tech Week’ will be held on June 26, with the principal of “innovating, sharing and winning together”. Nanjing Tech Week brings together innovative minds to exchange groundbreaking ideas in summits that

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South Korean stint for national sepak takraw squad

KUALA LUMPUR: The national sepak takraw squad will be flying to South Korea for its early preparatory training for the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines in November. National sepak takraw chief coach, Abdul Talib Ahmad said the east Asian

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Sedition Act to be abolished

PUTRAJAYA: The Sedition Act 1948 is expected to be abolished this year, said Law Minister in the Prime Minister´s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. He said the government has decided in the cabinet meeting for the act to be abolished

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Delhi election candidate breaks down over vicious pamphlet

An Oxford-educated candidate contesting India‘s election broke down on Thursday after a savage anonymous pamphlet accused her of being a prostitute and of having sex with a fellow teacher. An emotional Atishi Marlena, a candidate at the national level in Sunday’s

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