The Malay Mail (1094)

Man who killed mum spared gallows on grounds of insanity

IPOH, Dec 13 ― The High Court here today ordered a lorry driver to be sent to a hospital for the mentally ill after finding he was of unsound mind when he murdered his 74-year-old paralysed mother last year. Judicial Commissioner Anselm...

Perak exco's aide dies in Teluk Intan road accident

IPOH, Dec 13 ― A Perak executive councillor's special officer was one of three people killed in a gruesome accident involving a Proton Saga and a lorry this morning near Kampung Teluk Memali, about 65km from the state capital. Ahmad Nor...

Rasa lebih pedas jika dengar lagu rock

LONDON, 13 Dis ― Mengambil makanan, seperti juga asmara di ranjang, satu kegiatan yang dinikmati apabila pelbagai deria dirangsangkan. Nikmat makanan bukan hanya di mulut, tekak, hidung atau lidah tetapi juga mata, telinga dan sentuhan, rumus...

Arson confirmed in blaze that consumed Tanjung Sepat family

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 β€” The fire that killed four people in a Tanjung Sepat home this morning was intentionally set, said the police. Kuala Langat police chief Superintendent Azizan Tukiman told Malay Mail initial investigations at the scene...

Pertikai titah sultan, Bukit Aman panggil Zaid

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Dis β€” Anggota DAP, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, hari ini hadir ke Bukit Aman bagi memberi keterangan berhubung kenyataan yang dibuat di laman Twitter pada 5 Dis lepas. Zaid tiba kira-kira 9.30 pagi bagi memberi keterangannya kepada...

Bursa ends morning session marginally higher

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 β€” Bursa Malaysia rebounded from a lower opening to close the morning session marginally higher, spurred by light buying in selected blue-chips and small-capitalised stocks. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI ...

Putin aide eyes cryptocurrencies to beat sanctions, Rambler says

MOSCOW, Dec 13 β€” An adviser to President Vladimir Putin said cryptocurrencies may help Russian banks avoid international sanctions, the Rambler News Service reported yesterday. Sanctions against Russia have created an objective need' for...

Former Sabah Water no. 2 charged 146 times with misappropriation

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 13 β€” A former deputy director with Sabah Water claimed trial to 146 counts of misappropriation involving RM32 million today, the latest prosecution from the scandal that gave the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ...

TAG Heuer designs a limited-edition watch for Bella Hadid

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS , Dec 13 β€” A global ambassador for the luxury watch brand since early 2017, Bella Hadid now has a watch designed by TAG Heuer in her honour. This Link Lady watch β€” the Swiss watchmaker's most feminine...

'Buy the dip' strategy has never been as popular in US stocks

NEW YORK, Dec 13 β€” The practice of treating any and all pullbacks in risk assets as opportunities to accumulate more has become entrenched in global equity markets, especially in the US, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch....

'The Last Jedi' seeks balance in a 'Star Wars' galaxy in tumult

LONDON, Dec 13 β€” Light faces dark, old faces new and there's a struggle to find a balance in the Force when Star Wars returns with The Last Jedi, the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional...

LeBron James leads Cavs in romp over Hawks

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 ― LeBron James produced 17 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a ninth straight home victory in a 123-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks yesterday. James' tally of assists matched the best single-game total of his...

Shoemaker Robert Clergerie finally puts his feet up

PARIS, Dec 13 β€” Robert Clergerie, the maker of the luxury French shoes worn by Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Madonna, was never one to sit around kicking his heels. When the brand that bears his name almost went bust four years after he had sold...

LVMH to open its doors to visitors in 2018

PARIS, Dec 13 — Luxury fashion and lifestyle conglomerate LVMH is once again inviting the public to visit its 'maisons' in 2018. The group has announced that the upcoming edition of 'Les Journées Particulières,' in which it opens...

Turning hawkish on India as inflation zooms past RBI target

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 β€” India's inflation surged past the central bank's target, bolstering a view that interest rates may rise earlier than expected and offering little relief to battered bond markets. Consumer prices rose 4.9 per cent in...

Firefighters had little water to fight blaze at old folks' home

KAJANG, Dec 13 β€” Rescuers arriving at the scene of a burning elder care centre had to contend with a hydrant over 150m away and low water pressure before they could start fighting the blaze that eventually killed five people. A Fire and Rescue...

South-east Asia stocks trade sideways, Singapore slips

SINGAPORE, Dec 13 β€” South-east Asian stock markets traded sideways today ahead of a US Federal Reserve meeting outcome that could hint at the pace of rate tightening in the world's largest economy. The Fed is seen raising its benchmark rate to...

Reuters Video: Royals turn out for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere

British royals Prince Harry and Prince William walk the red carpet at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' β€” Reuters

Reuters Video: 'Star Wars' cast react to 'The Last Jedi'

The cast of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' react to seeing the new film in the sci-fi fantasy saga for the first time. β€” Reuters

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Mangsa banjir di Kota Belud meningkat 1,829 orang

KOTA KINABALU, 13 Dis β€” Jumlah mangsa banjir di Kota Belud meningkat kepada 1,829 orang daripada 758 keluarga setakat 9 pagi ini berbanding 409 mangsa merangkumi 157 keluarga malam tadi. Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Sabah dalam...

Bloomberg Video: The battle between fake news and social media algorithms

Bloomberg's Selina Wang and Sarah Frier discuss social media's responsibility to society with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on Bloomberg Technology.' β€” Bloomberg

'Shuttle Life' director Tan Seng Kiat ready for his next film

MACAU, Dec 13 β€” Director Tan Seng Kiat's first feature film Shuttle Life made Malaysian headlines just a couple months back when it was nominated for two Golden Horse awards, but before that it had already won major awards on the film festival...

Trump congratulates Democrat for Alabama US Senate victory in tweet

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 β€” US President Donald Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones today for winning a bitter US Senate race in Alabama against the Republican candidate the president backed. In a tweet, Trump congratulated Doug Jones, a former...

Tech's global challenge plays out in a Jakarta school yard

HONG KONG, Dec 13 β€” Uber Technologies Inc has spent millions of dollars fighting politicians and business lobbies trying to scuttle the app everywhere from New York to London. For Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup Go-Jek, the...

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

TOKYO, Dec 13 β€” A crack has been found in a Japanese bullet train' that could have caused a derailment, officials said today, in the first-ever serious incident' for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a shinkansen bullet train...

'Darkness before dawn': Nukes, Russia ban leave Olympics reeling

SEOUL, Dec 13 ― Holding the Winter Olympics in a little-known corner of South Korea was never an easy proposition, but a ban on Russia and the latent threat of nuclear war have left the hosts hoping that things can only get better. With less...

Garcia Marquez archive now accessible online

AUSTIN, Dec 13 β€” A US university has made more than 27,000 images from the late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's archive available online. They include materials from all of his works of fiction, personal scrapbooks, a memoir,...

Rumah hangus, dua budak antara empat rentung

SEPANG, 13 Dis β€” Dua kanak-kanak lelaki antara empat individu yang rentung dalam kebakaran sebuah rumah di Jalan Tepi Laut, Tanjung Sepat di sini, 6 pagi tadi. Mangsa Chia Yuan Bin, 3, sementara seorang lagi berumur sembilan tahun belum...

Pochettino mulls tunnel re-think after derby brawl

LONDON, Dec 13 ― Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked the see-through tunnel at his club's new stadium might need to be covered up following the fracas that marred Sunday's Manchester derby. England's Football Association is...

Uber picks new head for Indonesia business

JAKARTA, Dec 13 β€” Uber Technologies Inc unveiled today a new head of its Indonesian operations in a market where the online taxi company faces cutthroat competition, regulatory uncertainty and a reported US probe into whether it broke bribery...

We still have a mountain to climb, says Palace boss Hodgson

LONDON, Dec 13 ― Crystal Palace escaped the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season with a last-gasp 2-1 home win over Watford yesterday but still have a mountain to climb to avoid relegation, according to manager Roy...

Nobel prize winner's book turned down by 19 publishers

PARIS, Dec 13 β€” The French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans. Writer Serge Volle sent 50 pages of Simon's 1962 novel,...

North Korea tells UN envoy it wants to prevent war

PYONGYANG, Dec 13 β€” A senior UN official returning from Pyongyang said yesterday that North Korean officials had told him it was important to prevent war but offered no concrete proposal for talks. They agreed that it was important to...

Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin US dollar

TOKYO, Dec 13 β€” Asian shares were treading water in early trade tosday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of...

National Housing Policy 2.0 will be ready soon, minister says

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 ― The National Housing Policy 2.0 for the period 2018-2022, is currently in the final phase of preparation, the Dewan Negara was told yesterday. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar...

Singapore High Court judge rejects appeal to up man's jail sentence by four days

SINGAPORE, Bec 13 β€” A High Court judge has rejected prosecutors' appeal to put a man behind bars for four days more, albeit to mark the offender with a criminal record. Justice See Kee Oon said the 10 days' Short Detention Order imposed on...

After stunning rout, traders see no end to US dollar pain in 2018

NEW YORK, Dec 13 β€” For the almighty US dollar, 2017 has been nothing short of abysmal. Next year might be even worse. Despite a recent bounce back, analysts and investors say the greenback could lose more ground against the euro and yen as the...

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran

TEHERAN, Dec 13 β€” A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran's southeastern province of Kerman yesterday, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though minimal damage was reported. Eighteen people were wounded in the quake, which struck in...

Najib in Istanbul for OIC Extraordinary Summit

ISTANBUL, Dec 13 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here yesterday evening for the Extraordinary Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to be held today. The special aircraft bringing the Prime Minister...

Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power'

SEOUL, Dec 13 β€” Kim Jong-un has vowed to make North Korea the world's strongest nuclear power,' state media reported this morning, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. The...

US files terror charges against New York 'subway bomber'

NEW YORK, Dec 13 β€” The United States yesterday unveiled federal terrorism charges against the Bangladeshi driver who detonated a bomb in a New York subway passageway, after allegedly being inspired by the Islamic State group and...

Tezos director resigns, sowing more uncertainty at crypto startup

LONDON, Dec 13 β€” One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned. The departure on Monday of Guido...

Reuters Video: Manhunt ongoing in Bali for American inmate after prison break

Indonesian police are hunting for a US citizen who escaped from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year. β€” Reuters

Azarenka gets Aussie Open wildcard amidst custody battle

MELBOURNE, Dec 13 ― Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, who has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son, was today handed a wildcard into January's Australian Open. Tournament director Craig Tiley said every assistance...

US fuels the world as shale boom powers record oil exports

NEW YORK, Dec 13 β€” The world's largest oil consumer exported more hydrocarbons than ever before in 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down. You name it β€” crude oil, gasoline, diesel, propane and even liquefied natural gas β€” all were...

Study shows otters learn by copying 'friends'

CORNWALL, Dec 13 β€” Some otter species learn by copying their friends. That's the finding from the first social learning study of the animal. Puzzles baited with peanuts, fish heads, and mice, were presented to two captive otter groups....

Reuters Video: Otters learn by copying 'friends', study shows

Smooth-coated otters learn to get food by copying how others in their group perform tasks, according to what's thought to be the first study into social learning in the species. β€” Reuters

Donald Trump Jr wants 'leak' probe, as Congress' Russia probes press on

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 β€” President Donald Trump's eldest son asked a House of Representatives committee yesterday to investigate possible leaks of information about his December 6 interview with lawmakers, as congressional probes of Russia and the...