Trump urges India and Pakistan to reduce tensions

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan yesterday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours.  “Spoke to my two

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Besieged Kashmiri neighbourhood test Modi’s resolve

SRINAGAR: For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood. Each of the

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PTPTN issues advance financing warrants worth RM31 million

KANGAR: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has issued advance financing warrants (WPP) worth RM31 million to 20,716 students to begin their degree studies in public universities during the September 2019 session. Its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan said

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Muaythai squad to battle at Youth World meet

SEPANG: After returning with three gold and two bronze medals from the 2019 East Asian Muaythai Championships in Hong Kong, the next battle ground for the national squad is the 2019 Muaythai Youth World Championships. Malaysian Muaythai Association (MMA) president

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Agong extols Malaysia-Brunei bilateral ties

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The continuous efforts and forward thinking of the Malaysian and Brunei governments are the key factors behind the success of bilateral relations between the two countries. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said bilateral

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Mahathir urges UK to ‘break with Europe’ on palm oil policy

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production, rather than pursuing boycotts after its scheduled exit from the European Union on Oct 31. Mahathir’s comments, carried in

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Ex-commando fought communists, leaving pregnant wife alone

IPOH: “I was worried and felt sorry for my wife who had to give birth to our first child without me by her side. That was in 1984,” said Paul Karpaya as he recalls the most significant experience while serving

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Orphanage employee charged with murder of 13-month-old baby

KUALA LUMPUR: An orphanage employee was charged in the Selayang Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of a 13-month-old girl two weeks ago. Tengku Faiz Kamarul Azahan Tuan Kamarudin, 34, appeared calm during the proceedings and only nodded to

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KJ: Government lost ICERD due to political arrogance

SUBANG: Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said that the government had failed to implement International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) simply due to the political arrogance that Pakatan Harapan had post GE-14. “It was a new

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Love sees no colour

When I turned 60 a few days ago, the gifts I received from my eldest son, Tunku Mahkota Johor, were photographs of his three children, complete with their little palm prints and footprints. These were wonderful reminders that I am

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