Houthis launch drone attacks on Saudi’s Abha airport

CAIRO: Yemen’s Houthi group launched two drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s southern Abha airport, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said on Thursday. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said later on Friday that a Houthi

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Selangor MB: I gave speaker mandate to determine the motions

SHAH ALAM: Contrary to the claim by Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim that he was powerless in determining government motions that would be debated, Selangor Menteri Besar Amiruddin Shari said that he gave the state legislative head a mandate to

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‘Lynas can’t be flushed out, investors are watching’

FUKUOKA: Malaysia cannot force Lynas Corp to leave Malaysia after having invited the Australian rare earth minerals mining company to invest in the country, just because some people do not want to accept the expert studies, said Tun Dr Mahathir

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Speaker powerless to determine government motions

SHAH ALAM: Selangor State Legislative Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim said his post does not empower him to accept or reject any motions from the government for debate in the state assembly sitting as that is determined by the executive.

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Family members voice recordings to lure Nora Anne Quoirin out

NILAI: The team handling the search and rescue efforts of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, which entered its fifth day today, will use voice recordings of her close family members in the hope of luring her out of the thick

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Ex-Garuda CEO busted in international corruption probe

JAKARTA: The former chief executive officer (CEO) of Indonesian carrier Garuda has been arrested on money-laundering charges linked to a major corruption scandal that saw British engine-maker Rolls-Royce pay more than US$800 million in fines, anti-graft investigators said. Emirsyah Satar’s

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Khat on as optional with three pages only

PUCHONG: Following pressure from various quarters, the Education Ministry has decided to make khat optional, instead of compulsory as had been previously decided. In a statement today, the ministry said teachers would also be given the authority to decide on

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Another Chinese daily panned by DAP

PUCHONG: Chinese daily, China Press was panned of “amplifying distorted truths” regarding the DAP by Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi. The DAP lawmaker claimed the Chinese newspaper hit a new low for running an article sourced from a dubious Facebook

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Porn causing children to mature earlier, sexually

KUALA LUMPUR: Easy access to pornographic materials, coupled with the curiosity factor, is leading to children attaining sexual maturity at a younger age and causing them to commit shocking crimes, according to experts. They put the blame on parents who

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Selangor non-Muslim excos meet sultan; unilateral conversion?

SHAH ALAM: All four Selangor non-Muslim state executive councillors had an audience today with the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, at Istana Bukit Kayangan. Datuk Teng Chang Khim, V. Ganabatirau, Hee Loy Sian and Ng Sze Han were

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