Asian shares slip, gold gains as Trump-Xi trade jitters build

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25%. (Reuters pic)  SHANGHAI: Asian shares stumbled on Friday and gold jumped amid rising doubts that a highly anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend could lead to an easing of trade tensions. Uncertainty over whether the talks will […]

Civil society questions legal standing of home ministry task force

Pastor Raymond Koh (left) and activist Amri Che Mat. PETALING JAYA: A civil society has questioned the legal standing of a six-member task force formed to probe the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat. Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody (EDICT) chairman M Visvanathan asked under what law the task force […]