Authorities must probe Hadi’s vote-buying remarks, urges activist

THE Election Commission (EC) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must look into PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s admission that money was distributed to voters on election day last year, said Bersih ex-chairman Maria Chin Abdullah. She said Putrajaya must review election laws to prevent transgression during polls.

Gerakan says time ripe to dethrone DAP in Penang

GERAKAN, which governed Penang for 39 years between 1969 and 2008, believes the time is now ripe for the party to knock DAP off the pedestal and take over the state again. Its president Dominic Lau said the party, even though it failed to win a single seat in the 2018 and recent general election […]

Gerakan out to dispel non-Muslim fear of Perikatan green wave

THE ‘green wave’ success enjoyed by Malay-dominated Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the last general election is expected to continue when six states hold their elections this year, Gerakan president Dominic Lau said. Lau, whose party is part of PN, said almost all of Malays voted for the coalition led by PAS and Bersatu.

Burkina Faso asks French troops to leave

BURKINA Faso has asked France to move its troops out of the country within a month, according to a letter from Ouagadougou to Paris obtained by AFP yesterday. The foreign ministry letter, dated last Wednesday, ends the 2018 agreement under which French troops were stationed there, and sets a deadline of a month for their […]

Israel PM removes top minister over court ruling

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removed a top minister from office today following a Supreme Court ruling against Aryeh Deri’s appointment which has shaken the nascent cabinet. “It is with a heavy heart, with great sorrow and with an extremely difficult feeling that I am forced to transfer you from your position as a minister […]

Swedish prime minister condemns Quran burning

SWEDEN’s prime minister has condemned as “deeply disrespectful” the weekend burning of a Quran in Stockholm, which has raised tensions with Turkey as the Nordic country courts Ankara over its Nato bid. Far-right politician Rasmus Paludan set fire to a copy of the Muslim holy book yesterday in front of Turkey’s embassy in the Swedish […]

5 killed in Johor crash 

FIVE people including two children were killed, while six others were injured in a crash at mile 13, Kahang, Kluang-Mersing road, in Kluang, this evening. Kluang Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Fauzi Md Nor in a statement tonight said the department received an emergency call regarding the incident at 4.40pm involving two cars, a Perodua […]

Climber feared drowned while descending Gunung Tahan

A MAN is feared drowned after he was swept away by strong currents in Sungai Tanum while descending with a group of climbers from Gunung Tahan in Kuala Lipis today. Lipis police chief Azli Mohd Noor said his force was informed of the incident involving the climber identified as Haniff Harun, 47, from Kampung Paloh […]