Malaysia, Sweden agree to continue fight against Islamophobia

MALAYSIA and Sweden have agreed to continue joint efforts to combat Islamophobia and any other form of discrimination, as well as exploring various ways to cooperate with each other in a tolerant and peaceful manner. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar said this was among the matters agreed upon in […]

Ten Hag silent on Greenwood after charges against Man Utd player dropped

MANCHESTER United manager Erik ten Hag declined to comment on Mason Greenwood today, 24 hours after criminal charges against the 21-year-old forward were dropped. Greenwood had been facing charges including attempted rape and assault, but prosecutors said the case had been discontinued following the withdrawal of key witnesses.

Georgia’s jailed ex-leader risks death

GEORGIA’S detained ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili risks death due to critical weight loss behind bars, his doctor and lawyer said today as international concerns grow over his alleged mistreatment. The 55-year-old pro-Western reformer has been in hospital since last year after refusing food for 50 days to protest his detention, which rights groups say is politically […]

Malaysia poised to be automotive hub for Asean market, Tengku Zafrul says

MALAYSIA can be the automotive hub for the Asean market, International Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said. He said this prospect has attracted investors and car companies such as Porsche, KIA, Hyundai, Mini Cooper, Mazda, and BMW to start their respective operations in Malaysia.

Child abuser Gary Glitter freed from UK jail

CONVICTED paedophile and former rocker Gary Glitter was released from jail in Britain today after serving half of a 16-year sentence.   The 79-year-old singer — who had a string of chart hits in the 1970s — was convicted in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.  

Swedish govt committed to combatting Islamophbia, racism, says Na'im

PETALING JAYA: The Swedish government has stated its commitment to increase efforts to prevent Islamophobia, racism and discrimination through policies and initiatives that will strengthen democracy, following the Al-Quran burning incident in Stockholm, says Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar. Read full story