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Mahathir heads to UK on working visit

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is to undertake a two-leg working visit to the United Kingdom, from today till Sept 25 and from Sept 29 …

Criticism of China by Malaysia’s Mahathir resonates around East Asia, and with Beijing

Over the decades, China’s leaders have been known to greatly respect the tell-it-like-it-is political instincts of Malaysian maestro Dr Mahathir …

Asia

Najib's mother gave good cooperation to the police during house inspection, says Deputy IGP - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: The mother of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak gave good cooperation to the police when they inspected her home on Thursday (Sept 20), said …

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage, says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday, amid growing instances of persecution of LGBT community in the Muslim-majority country.<p>FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's Prime Minister …

Same-sex Marriage

Today’s ruling shows the triggering of article 50 can be reversed | Jolyon Maugham

Earlier today Scotland’s highest court agreed to refer to the European court of justice the question of whether the UK can remain in the EU on its present terms, unilaterally revoking its decision to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.<p>The Scottish court of session rejected the core argument of …

Financial Services

Legal action to revoke article 50 referred to European court of justice

A legal action to establish whether the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit has been referred to the European court of justice by the court of session in Edinburgh.<p>The case was brought by a cross-party group of six Scottish MPs, MEPs and MSPs, who want the ECJ to offer a definitive ruling on whether …

Judiciary

Putrajaya finally replaces EAIC with IPCMC, forms ombudsman body

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 — The government has decided to strengthen the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) by rebranding it as the Independent …

Malaysian Bar: New JAC appointments right step in restoring public confidence

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― The Malaysian Bar has hailed the appointment of the four new members of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) as a move …

Rais Yatim claims Wan Hamidi as Bernama CEO will 'politicise' the news agency - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Rais Yatim <i>(pic)</i> is not in favour of Wan Hamidi Hamid, former editor of DAP publication The Rocket, being appointed as Bernama …

Multimedia

Cops: Standing in a parking spot to 'reserve' it can cost you RM2,000 or even jail time - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Those who attempt to "reserve" a parking spot can be fined up to RM2,000 or even six months in jail.<p>The Royal Malaysia Police on its …

Social Media

The Pretend Billionaire Who Threw Insane Parties for Celebs Then Vanished

From throwing champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Jho Low seemed to have it all—until his world started falling apart.<p>Malaysian-born Wharton grad Jho Low was perhaps best known for his love of partying with celebrities. He …

Wall Street

PTPTN loan defaulters not ashamed, says Dr Mahathir - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loan defaulters are damaging their reputation and their community, says Tun Dr Mahathir …

Kuala Lumpur

Najib claims trial to fresh graft charges involving over RM4.2bil - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has claimed trial to corruption charges involving more than RM4.2bil in relation to …

Kuala Lumpur

Najib to record police statement before heading to court

PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was taken to the commercial crime investigation department on Thursday (Sep 20) morning to …

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian PM urges review of death penalty for man who sold medicinal cannabis

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday came to the defense of a man facing the death penalty for selling cannabis oil to patients, saying his sentence should be reviewed.<p>FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with …

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia urged to ban child marriages as older man weds teen

Malaysia's government has come under renewed pressure to outlaw child marriages after another case of a child bride surfaced in a poor rural state, the second in weeks.<p>A 15-year-old teenager became the second wife of a 44-year-old Muslim man in northeast Kelantan state, the New Straits Times …

World News

President Halimah urges Singaporeans to build on strong ties with Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Ties between Singapore and Malaysia have been forged over many years and are anchored in mutual trust and respect, President Halimah …

Singaporeans

India: Triple talaq or instant divorce now a criminal offence

Muslim men in India who use instant divorce will face jail term up to three years, according to an executive order.<p><b>New Delhi, India -</b> India's government on Wednesday decided to make the practice of instant triple talaq (divorce) a punishable offence through an executive order after the draft law …

Activism

Cabinet decides to lower voting age from 21 to 18 - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has decided to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.<p>The decision was made at its weekly meeting on Wednesday (Sept 19), and work …

Voting

Najib arrested by MACC for RM2.6bil in his account, to be charged tomorrow (Sept 20) - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been arrested in connection with the deposit of RM2.6bil of 1MDB funds into his personal account.<p>In a …

Kuala Lumpur

Najib Razak arrested by Malaysia anti-graft agency, to appear in court on Sep 20

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested in relation to scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), …

Kuala Lumpur

Away from glitz of criminal trials, AG says real work on 1MDB happens behind scenes

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The main effort to undo the damage of the 1MDB scandal takes place in the mundane setting of civil actions aimed at recouping …

Kuala Lumpur

The heartbreaking photo that raised $43,000 in one day

<b>A photograph of a boy weeping next to his father's body moved Indian social media users to raise more than three million rupees ($43,829; £33,350) for his family in a day.</b><p>The picture was shared on Twitter more than 7,000 times.<p>Anil, 37, was a sewer worker in the capital Delhi, who died when the …

Tok Pa steps down from Umno - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has quit the party.<p>He announced this in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 18).<p>More …

China and Sweden in diplomatic row after family 'brutally' evicted from hotel lobby

Sweden and China have become embroiled in an unlikely diplomatic row after three Chinese tourists were thrown out of a hostel in Stockholm in an …

Human Rights

Accused 1MDB Mastermind Jho Low Proclaims Innocence on New Site

The man accused of looting billions from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB may be missing from the public eye, but he’s not keeping quiet.<p>Low Taek Jho, …

Jho Low

Brett Kavanaugh 'sexual assault victim' speaks out

<b>A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post.</b><p>Christine Blasey Ford says Mr Kavanaugh was drunk when he pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing when …

Brett Kavanaugh

Let’s not kill Petronas in oil royalty negotiations, PM says

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 17 — Consideration must be given to Petronas so as not to “kill” the national oil company, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Khairy: Anwar is no king, shouldn’t win Port Dickson uncontested

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin said today that his party must run in the upcoming Port Dickson by-election instead of letting Datuk …

Kuala Lumpur