Fire near Legoland successfully doused

JOHOR BARU: A fire that engulfed 2.4 hectares of hilly forest near Legoland theme park and a hotel at Medini, Iskandar Puteri yesterday, was finally put out early this morning. Larkin Fire and Rescue Station operations commander Ahmad Kamil Zulkiefle

Read More

Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in black masks look on

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city today, with some police wearing new black masks looking on, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension. The offshore

Read More

India’s top opposition leaders plan to visit Kashmir despite unrest

NEW DELHI: India’s top opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi went ahead with their plans to visit the Kashmir valley in defiance of requests from local authorities not to do so. The local administration of Jammu and Kashmir

Read More

Duo arrested at Brickfields rally yesterday released

PUCHONG: The two men detained at yesterday’s anti-khat rally in Brickfields have been released on police bail today. The duo are rally organiser K Umagandhan of the Naan Oru Tamilan education group and Chinese educationist Tan Boon Tak, who came

Read More

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, the former finance minister and a stalwart of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed away today. He was 66. Arun Jaitley was ill for the last two years. In 2018, Arun Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant surgery, following

Read More

Tuanku Zara: Recognise the role of sports in uniting people

IPOH: The role of sports in nation building and uniting the people should be recognised, prioritised and not be considered merely as minor recreational and “peripheral” activities, said Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim. Her Royal Highness said, therefore,

Read More

Perak MB to meet Yong over refusal to go on leave

IPOH: Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu says he will meet state exco Paul Yong following the latter’s refusal to go on leave after being charged with the alleged rape of his Indonesian domestic worker. “I have yet

Read More

Kashmir protesters defy restrictions, clash with security forces

SRINAGAR: Security forces used tear gas against stone-throwing local residents in Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar yesterday, after a third straight week of protests in the restive Soura district despite the imposition of tight restrictions. Paramilitary police tried to

Read More

Hong Kong airport operating as usual, for now

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s airport and the roads and railways leading to it were operating normally today despite plans by protesters to implement a “stress test” of transport links to the aviation hub early in the day. Those seeking to

Read More

Trump slaps extra 5% tariff on Chinese goods, China unrelenting

US President Donald Trump yesterday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some US$550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest

Read More