The Malay Mail (1008)

Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU

LONDON, March 25 β€”Thousands of people marched through London today to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined...

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

DHAKA, March 25 β€” At least three people were killed and 30 wounded today in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said. Two...

Police deny female tourist raped on Pulau Tioman

KUANTAN, March 25 β€” Police have denied news reports which went viral on the social media that a female tourist was raped or assaulted by tour guides on Pulau Tioman here. Rompin police chief DSP Azli Mohd Noor said there had been no report on...

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in Congo ambush

KINSHASA, March 25 β€” Militia fighters decapitated about 40 police officers after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said today, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurgency erupted in the region...

Police detain man for insulting Sultan of Johor online

JOHOR BAHRU, March 25 β€” Police today arrested a man believed to be the individual responsible for uploading offensive statement on Facebook against the Sultan of Johor and the Johor royal institution. Johor police chief Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad...

Bumiputera, Malay contractors prove ability with MRT, Pan-Borneo projects

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 25 Mac β€” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed happiness that the impact of the success of the Mass rapid Transit and the toll-free Pan Borneo Expressway projects proved the ability of bumiputera and Malay...

Indian vice president defends liberal values, right to dissent

NEW DELHI, March 25 β€” Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari said today universities must uphold liberal values and respect dissent, a month after violent protests erupted at a university in the capital Delhi over a speech by a student accused of...

Minister: Refinery and petrochemical project in Pengerang almost complete

SHAH ALAM, March 25 β€” The Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development in Pengerang is 60 per cent complete, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan. He said Petroliam Nasional Bhd...

Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in local design patent disputes

BEIJING, March 25 β€” A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news...

Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians, say Iraqi officials

MOSUL, March 25 β€” Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials said today. Both Iraqi aircraft and a US-led international coalition are bombing the...

Hundreds detained as Belarus struggles to quell protests

MINSK, March 25 β€” Belarus authorities detained hundreds of people today during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed. Protesters...

China lifts suspension on Brazilian meat imports

BEIJING, March 25 β€” China lifted its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat today following clarification of inspection irregularities uncovered in a police investigation into alleged bribery of health officials, Brazil's Agriculture Minister...

Put a spring into your fitness regime with new season book releases

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” With this week marking the start of spring, it's a good time to think about giving your health a boost by reinvigorating your exercise regime. We've rounded up a selection of the latest health and fitness book releases...

Egyptian court suspends jail sentence against journalists

CAIRO, March 25 β€” An Egyptian appeals court suspended a jail sentence today against the former head of the journalists' union for harbouring colleagues wanted by authorities and for spreading false news, judicial sources and a lawyer said....

Blacklisted PTPN borrowers advised to negotiate repayment

SEPANG, March 25 β€” More than fifty per cent of the 586,863 borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation who are in the Immigration blacklist and barred from leaving the country have come forward to negotiate on their...

Fired up' Ferrari in the hunt, says Vettel

MELBOURNE, March 25 β€” Sebastian Vettel has seen a number of false dawns since crossing to Ferrari but the German could see good times ahead for the 'scuderia' after putting his car on the front row of the Australian Grand Prix today....

Ricciardo sorry as home title hopes spin out

MELBOURNE, March 25 β€” Daniel Ricciardo was left apologising to the Red Bull garage after his hopes of becoming the Australian Grand Prix's first home winner spun out during qualifying today. The affable 27-year-old will start 10th on the...

Britain's anti-EU UKIP party loses its only lawmaker

LONDON, March 25 β€” Britain's UKIP party, widely credited as having been a major factor behind the country's decision to leave the European Union, lost its only lawmaker today when Douglas Carswell announced he was leaving the party....

Verstappen says Red Bull not on same level as rivals

MELBOURNE, March 25 β€” Australian Grand Prix qualifying showed Red Bull are not yet on the same level as Formula One rivals Mercedes and Ferrari but Max Verstappen said he was not surprised. Basically I saw it coming after winter testing,...

Syrian rebels resume evacuation of Homs - governor

BEIRUT, March 25 β€” Syrian rebels in Homs resumed their evacuation as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government, a senior official and a war monitor said today. Homs Province governor Talal Barazi...

Barcelona to name one of its stadiums after Johan Cruyff

BARCELONA, March 25 β€” La Liga champions Barcelona will pay tribute to visionary midfielder and coach Johan Cruyff by naming one of their new stadiums after the late Dutchman and his statue will also be erected at the Nou Camp. The club are...

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm

LONDON, March 25 β€” Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs....

Walau tunda, Nazri tetap tunggu Dr M di Kuala Kangsar

KUALA KANGSAR, 25 Mac β€” Tidak mahu digelar pengecut, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz tetap menunggu kehadiran Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad walaupun debat kedua-dua pemimpin itu dijadual awal bulan depan. Menteri pelancongan dan kebudayaan tiba di perkarangan...

Dr M and Nazri face off in Kuala Kangsar… over cendol

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” With their planned debate moved to another date, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had a chat over cendol in Kuala Kangsar today instead. According to a report by Malaysiakini, the two caught up after...

Deputy Minister confirms no H5N1 infection on humans in Kelantan

BALIK PULAU, March 25 β€” The Health Ministry today confirmed that there is no bird flu infection from chicken on humans reported in Kelantan so far and advised members of the public not to panic. Its Deputy Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi...

Tengku Razaleigh confident Najib capable of managing country's finance

GUA MUSANG, March 25 β€” Former Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is confident the federal government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is capable of managing the country's finances well. He said the country...

EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

ROME, March 25 β€” Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity. Four...

Police detain 537 militants, terrorists over the last 16 years, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The Royal Malaysia Police have detained a total of 537 militants and terrorists from 2001 to 2016 in combatting terrorism and extremism in the country. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

At Islamic convention, Mufti Menk offers advice on treating others, black magic

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Many Malaysians turned up in droves to this year's edition of Islamic mega event The Straight Path Convention today, which will continue until tomorrow with the theme of Divine Rights. This morning, the audience had...

RMP detained 537 militants, terrorists over the last 16 years, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The Royal Malaysia Police have detained a total of 537 militants and terrorists from 2001 to 2016 in combatting terrorism and extremism in the country. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

Kim Swee terkejut TMJ pilih teraju skuad B-23

PETALING JAYA, 25 Mac β€” Datuk Ong Kim Swee mengakui terkejut bercampur gembira khidmatnya masih diperlukan untuk membimbing skuad bawah 23 tahun negara selepas tempatnya sebagai pengendali skuad senior diambil alih Mario Gomez. Bagi Kim Swee,...

Taxing robots might not be the answer

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of economics at MIT, discusses Bill Gates' proposal to tax robots, job automation and the future of the labor market with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on Bloomberg Technology. β€” Bloomberg

DPM: Underground water will be sourced for nation's water supply

PORT DICKSON, March 25 β€” Underground water resources will be proposed as the new source for national waters as its use so far is still low. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this is because underground water reserves...

Bloomberg Video: MIT's Brynjolfsson says taxing robots not best approach

Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of economics at MIT, discusses Bill Gates' proposal to tax robots, job automation and the future of the labour market with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on 'Bloomberg Technology.' β€” Bloomberg

Former Greek finance minister weighs in on EU woes

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses what he calls an advanced state of disintegration of Europe as European Union leaders gather in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of...

Bloomberg Video: Varoufakis says drastic action needed to save EU

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses what he calls an advanced state of disintegration of Europe as European Union leaders gather in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. He speaks with...

Bloomberg's take on five things we learned this week

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” From the happiest people on earth to airlines cutting back on in-flight entertainment, here are five things we learned this week. β€” Bloomberg

Ex-CJ claims Muslims happy for hudud, not equality

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 -- A controversial former chief justice claimed today that Muslims are happy to comply with the controversial Islamic penal law of hudud if it is implemented. Tun Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim suggested that Muslims do not care...

Minister: Ownership of country's military assets important for country's development

LANGKAWI, March 25 β€” The ownership of military assets must be balanced with other things deemed important for the country's development, says Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. At the moment, he said, there are questions over...

Najib sedih polis diperkecil, ditohmah cerita palsu

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Mac β€” Datuk Seri Najib Razak berasa sedih dengan tindakan sesetengah pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab cuba memperkecilkan peranan dan sumbangan pasukan Polis Diraja Malaysia terhadap negara. Perdana Menteri berkata...

Crime index in Selangor drops, says State Police Chief

SHAH ALAM, March 25 β€” The crime index in Selangor dropped by 30.85 per cent or 2,608 cases to 5,847 criminal cases for the period from January 1 until Thursday , said Selangor Police Chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat. For the corresponding...

Bloomberg Video: Five things we learned this week

From the happiest people on earth to airlines cutting back on in-flight entertainment, here are five things we learned this week. β€” Bloomberg

Nik Aziz's family furious at Amanah for 'peddling' late cleric's name

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Several family members of Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has lodged a police report today against a Parti Amanah Negara event that is using the late cleric's name. They claimed the move was an insult to Nik Aziz, who...

Tokyo fashion designer flips bird to ballet

TOKYO, March 25 β€” A retired ballet dancer flipped the bird to her former profession today, making her Tokyo Fashion Week debut by laying bare the pain behind the beauty of classical dance. Chika Kisada fused ballet with punk β€” leather...

Spicy tomato egg delights

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” Dress up hard-boiled eggs with bold flavors in this Indian curry sauce. β€” New York Times

Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes

MELBOURNE, March 25 β€” Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix today but Sebastian Vettel raised hope of a Ferrari renaissance by grabbing a spot on the front row. Hamilton's flying lap of one minute...

Faster sourdough when you're short on time

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” Sullivan Street Bakery's founder Jim Lahey demonstrates how to bake gourmet whole-wheat sourdough bread at breakneck speed. β€” Bloomberg

Bloomberg Video: Fast-track sourdough bread recipe with Jim Lahey

Sullivan Street Bakery's founder Jim Lahey demonstrates how to bake gourmet whole-wheat sourdough bread at breakneck speed. β€” Bloomberg

'Superman' Hew out on bail; investigations for insulting PM ongoing

JOHOR BAHRU, March 25 β€” Former Teluk Intan DAP division chief Hew Kuan Yau who was remanded four days to assist investigations for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on social media, is already out on RM5,000 police bail....

The challenges facing Uber CEO Kalanick

NEW YORK, March 25 β€” Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of economics at MIT, discusses Bill Gates' proposal to tax robots, job automation and the future of the labor market with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on Bloomberg Technology. β€” Bloomberg