The Malay Mail (1125)

Bursa Malaysia continues to trend higher at mid-morning

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Bursa Malaysia continued to trend higher at mid-morning today, lifted by buying activities in heavyweight counters. At 11.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI was 0.73-of-a-point higher at 1,708.81...

Christian Sabah native says son barred from school after NRD withheld birth cert

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― A Sabah native identifying herself as a Christian said she cannot send her son to school as the National Registration Department has allegedly refused to release his birth certificate. Julitah Bahiau said she had...

McMenemy backs Saints to trim Ibrahimovic down to size

LONDON, Feb 23 — Despite harbouring some reservations about his hairstyle, Lawrie McMenemy knows Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man his old club Southampton must stop in Sunday's League Cup final against Manchester United. As Southampton manager,...

Lexus is voted most reliable car brand in the US… again

NEW YORK, Feb 23 — For the sixth year in a row, Toyota's luxury marque has topped the annual JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The study ranks a car's dependability based on how many faults its owners have experienced over the first 12...

Kerber moves closer to top ranking comeback in Dubai

DUBAI, Feb 23 — Angelique Kerber dominated Monica Puig 6-2, 6-3 in barely an hour at the Dubai Tennis Championships yesterday to move a step closer to returning to the number one ranking. The top-seeded German who held the top WTA spot in 2016...

Groupon Malaysia is now Fave

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Fave Group announced that Groupon Malaysia will be consolidated under a single brand and operate as Fave moving forward, as it inherits Groupon's steady base of customers, enabling the brand to...

2017 Brit Awards: Who won what

LONDON, Feb 23 — David Bowie became the first artist to posthumously win a Brit award yesterday, picking up two accolades. Here are the winners: British female solo artist Emeli Sande Other nominees were Anohni, Ellie Goulding, Lianne La...

China selfie-app leader Meitu seeks to 'beautify the world'

SHANGHAI, Feb 23 — Strolling a tree-lined Shanghai street with friends, Hu Dongyuan pulls out her smartphone and does what millions of Chinese women do daily: take a selfie, digitally beautify' their faces, and pop it on social media....

Reuters Video: Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

The Trump administration revoked guidance issued by former President Obama to allow transgender public school students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity. Jillian Kitchener reports. — Reuters

美容瘦身疗程入公账?MAHB高层涉嫌贪污遭扣查

爱美没罪,但滥用公费就有罪...

Ranieri hails Leicester character as Vardy provides hope

SEVILLE, Feb 23 — Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri believed his side earned their own luck after they battled to a 2-1 Champions League defeat by Sevilla yesterday thanks to Jamie Vardy's late goal after being outclassed by the Spanish side....

Sultan Selangor tidak berkenan demonstrasi guna van jenazah

SHAH ALAM, 23 Feb ― Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah tidak berkenan kenderaan jenazah di negeri itu disalah guna bagi tujuan lain selain urusan asal untuk mengendalikan jenazah. Setiausaha Sulit kepada Sultan Selangor, Datuk Mohd...

Hungary give up Budapest 2024 Olympics dream

BUDAPEST, Feb 23 — Budapest yesterday became the latest city to drop out of the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games, after a petition garnered enough signatures to force a referendum on their bid. As the necessary unity in Budapest has been...

Taking swipe at 'forgetful' Dr M, Sultan tells outsiders to keep out of Johor affairs

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― The Johor Sultan today urged outsiders to refrain from intervening in Johor affairs, in apparent reference to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when mocking a purportedly forgetful politician. Sultan Ibrahim...

Report: Rooney's agent is in China to discuss possible move

MANCHESTER, Feb 23 — Wayne Rooney's prospects of moving to the Chinese Super League before the close of their transfer window on February 28 may seem unlikely, but this hasn't stopped his agent Paul Stretford from travelling to China this...

Homeland Security chief denies mass roundups of migrants in US

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 — The United States is not carrying out mass roundups or deportations under its tough crackdown on undocumented migrants, but it is determined to gain control' of its southern border, its domestic security chief said...

Back to the national principles — Chong Lip Teck

FEBRUARY 23 — Several renowned local scholars and social activists recently proposed to incorporate the Rukunegara as a preamble to the Federal Constitution. A preamble is a preface outlining the fundamental purposes and guiding principles,...

第3次被美国遣返 墨西哥男子跳桥自杀

美国政府发布新规则,扩大遣返...

Sime Darby Foundation critical of controversial bridge in Sabah's wildlife hub

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 23 ― Sime Darby Foundation, the biggest private funder for Sabah's conservation efforts, has warned against the building of a controversial RM223 million bridge that could threaten wildlife in the area where Borneon Pygmy...

Zeti says would aid probe into BNM forex scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Former Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz today expressed readiness to cooperate with the Special Task Force investigating the billions the central bank allegedly loss in currency trading during the...

Spies, spies everywhere — Tan Poh Kheng

FEBRUARY 23 — We have seen a great deal of Double-O-Seven movies, and this could very much be the first ever real-life incident that we can get as close to spy movie plots as possible, right on this land. The James Bond movies are rich in the...

Terengganu men are lazy: Was Abdullah Munshi right?

PETALING JAYA, Feb 23 — Is it true that Terengganu men are lazy as portrayed by Abdullah Munshi who wrote Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah when he visited the east coast in 1838? The question is one that movie maker...

Sabah minister offers aid to boy barred from school by NRD action

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 23 ― A state minister said he will help the family of a seven-year-old Dusun boy who could not enroll in school after the National Registration Department withheld his birth certificate when his parents asked for the word...

'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis

BERLIN, Feb 23 — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees. A refugee could be anybody. It could be you...

Rohingya 'Food Flotilla' vessel returns after mission

PORT KLANG, Feb 23 ― The Nautical Aliya vessel that completed its Food Flotilla for Myanmar' mission returned here today, docking at the Boustead Cruise Centre at about 10am. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and...

Sultan tells Selangor mosques not to let hearses be used for protests

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has ordered state mosques not to rent out hearses under their supervision for demonstrations and other unrelated purposes', one week after an Umno leader staged a protest using...

AirAsia introduces KL to Bhubaneswar route

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — AirAsia Bhd has introduced the Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar route effective April 26, 2017. In a statement today, AirAsia said this marks its 14th route into India with four weekly direct flights to...

Muallaf buta: Kenapa perlu tukar nama Melayu selepas masuk Islam?

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Feb — Ibarat bayi baru lahir selepas memeluk Islam dua tahun lalu, seorang pemuda buta redha jika dipinggirkan keluarga sendiri hanya kerana minatnya berdakwah. Juara hafazan muallaf peringkat negeri Melaka, Tan Mike Foong,...

Check out Malaysia's first-ever VR cinema experience

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The same team behind Malaysia's first ever Helipad Cinema is set to bring another fun and exciting movie experience with the country's first ever Helipad Virtual Reality Cinema! In collaboration with Netherlands'...

Hazard hails Stamford Bridge factor as key to Chelsea's success

LONDON, Feb 23 — Chelsea's Eden Hazard believes some teams are already beaten even before they kick-off at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend's matches, with...

Gucci's magic garden kicks off Milan Fashion week

MILAN, Feb 23 — The curtain went up on Milan's fashion week yesterday with Gucci's enchanted garden inspired looks and Fay's 1990s rock chick styles paraded for the womenswear fall and winter 2017/2018 season. After New York and London,...

Under deadline pressure, Dakota pipeline protesters leave camp

CHICAGO, Feb 23 — After nearly a year of occupying North Dakota prairie land to block the route of a controversial oil pipeline, many of the camp's holdouts finally marched out today to meet an evacuation deadline. Some 10 activists...

Reuters Video: World's tallest wooden building could herald 'age of timber'

High-rise wooden buildings, such as 14-storey apartment building 'The Tree' in Norway, are altering city skylines in what the timber industry is heralding as a new era that will dent the supremacy of concrete and steel. Jim Drury reports. —...

Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldness

TSURUTA CITY, Feb 23 — More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta City, Japan, yesterday to show off their hairless heads and have fun. Members of the city's Bald Men Club took turns competing in a unique game of...

Reuters Video: Bald is beautiful, says Japanese social club

Japanese men show off their lack of hair in an annual competition organised by the country's 'Bald Men Club'. — Reuters

Stolen iron gate returned to Nazi death camp in Germany

DON, Feb 23 — A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription Arbeit macht frei' was returned to Germany's Dachau concentration camp yesterday, more than two years after it was stolen. The theft in 2014 of...

Reuters Video: Stolen Nazi gate returns to concentration camp

An iron gate from Dachau concentration camp in Germany that was stolen in 2014 has been returned to the memorial. Rosanna Philpott reports. — Reuters

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

PARIS, Feb 23 — Researchers announced yesterday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System. All seven roughly...

Valencia stun Real Madrid, blow La Liga wide open

MADRID, Feb 23 — Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide open as Valencia beat leaders Real Madrid 2-1 yesterday. The defeat leaves Madrid just a single point clear of...

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to step down, stay as chairman

TOKYO, Feb 23 — Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will step down as chief executive at the Japanese automaker but will remain chairman as he focuses on its alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi, the company said today. Ghosn, who is widely credited with...

Protecting Trump Tower cost NY City US$24m from election to inauguration

NEW YORK, Feb 23 — It cost New York City about US$24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or US$308,000 per day, New...

Al Amin: Let delegates decide BAM's next chief

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin Abd Majid will leave it to state associations or delegates to vote for the next of BA of Malaysia president at the annual general meeting expected in either April or May. Al Amin took...

Katy Perry skeletons resemble Trump, May at Brit Awards

LONDON, Feb 23 — A performance by Katy Perry at the Brit Awards today saw skeletons wearing outfits matching those of US President Donald Trump and his British counterpart Theresa May. Pop superstar Perry took to the stage at London's O2...

Beijing delight for diver Wendy Ng

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Olympian diver Wendy Ng Yan Yee is smiling from ear to ear as she will be able to compete in the World Series in Beijing next month. The 23-year-old who was ranked world No 9 earlier this year, has climbed up a spot to...

Reuters Video: Iraqi hipsters put Erbil on fashion map

Fashion conscious men are turning heads in Erbil. With regular meet ups, the young group of hipsters show off their suited and booted looks, capturing their images to share on social media. Emily Wither reports. — Reuters

KCNA report: N. Korea blames Malaysia for death of its citizen

SEOUL, Feb 23 ― North Korea blamed Malaysia today for the death of one of its citizens there last week and accused it of an unfriendly attitude' in a scenario drawn up by South Korea, which has said Pyongyang agents assassinated the North...

Reuters Video: Princess Diana exhibit charts her life through fashion

An exhibition at Kensington Palace charts the life of Princess Diana through her changing style and iconic outfits, 20 years after the tragic car crash that killed her in Paris in 1997. Mia Womersley reports. — Reuters

What is open innovation?

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Innovation in Malaysia has been the buzzword for the last few years especially with the establishment of Agensi Invoasi Malaysia back in 2010. AIM was established to spearhead wealth creation activities through...

US studies on testosterone treatment show mixed results

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 — Five new US clinical studies on testosterone treatments for older men showed mixed results on whether the male hormone therapy carries cardiovascular risks, according to research published Tuesday. The US Food and Drug...

'Logan' to complete Wolverine trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 — Bone up on the final part of a superpowered mutant trilogy that sees Hugh Jackman make what should be a final appearance as X-Men anti-hero Wolverine in Logan. What's it about? X-Men character Logan (Wolverine when in...