Kobe Bryant autograph on last game court piece hits auction block

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s autograph, on a hardwood section of the court where he played his last game, is on the auction block online and expected to fetch at least $500,000 next week. The four-panel floor piece, measuring 4 feet

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President Moon vows firm response to threats to S. Koreans’ lives, safety

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in assured the South Korean people Friday that his government will deal resolutely with any act that threatens their lives and safety, Yonhap news agency reported. He was addressing the 72nd Armed Forces Day ceremony held at

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COVID-19 pandemic wipes out six million jobs in Peru

LIMA: More than 6 million Peruvians have been left jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Xinhua news agency, quoting Labour Minister Javier Palacios on Thursday. Some 8 per cent of Peru’s 32 million inhabitants are unemployed, with the unemployment

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Real estate agent detained for allegedly bribing enforcement personnel

JOHOR BARU: A freelance real estate agent was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday for allegedly bribing enforcement personnel. According to a source, the 41-year-old suspect was arrested at the Kluang MACC office at about 5pm. He is alleged

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New treatment offers hope to diabetic patients

KUALA LUMPUR: In line with the rapid development in the medical world, diabetes management has also progressed to meet the rising burden of the disease, said Subang Jaya Medical Centre consultant endocrinologist Dr Chan Siew Pheng today. Speaking at a workshop

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Six nabbed in Melaka for drug offences

MELAKA: Six individuals including a mother of three were arrested for drug-related offences after they were stopped at a roadblock mounted by the Melaka Road Transport Department (RTD) at Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, Kota Laksamana here, last night. Melaka RTD director

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Carbon monoxide poisoning survivor regains consciousness

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The sole survivor in the carbon monoxide poisoning case, in which four friends fell asleep in a car at a petrol station parking lot in Sama Gagah, Butterworth near here last week, has finally regained consciousness. Seberang Perai

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SRC Appeal: Najib gets 30-day extension to file petition of appeal

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has obtained a 30-day extension to file his petition of appeal in his SRC international Sdn Bhd case. A Court of Appeal three-man panel comprising Justices Datuk Has Zanah Mehat, Datuk Lee Swee Seng and

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Man drowns after falling into river while fishing

KUALA LUMPUR: A 31-year-old man drowned after he was believed to have fallen into a river while fishing at Sungai Batu, Taman Wilayah in Selayang here today. Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Nordin Fauzi said a team from

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Ceramah perdana GRS creates history with largest gathering of leaders

KOTA KINABALU: The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) created history with the largest gathering of component party leaders at its inaugural Ceramah Perdana programme here last night. GRS comprises Perikatan Nasional (PN), Barisan Nasional (BN) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS). The

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