It’s not just a Malaysian problem

PETALING JAYA: The problem of litter being thrown from high-rise residential buildings is not unique to Malaysia, with other countries also recording similar instances. Read full story

A community unscathed by a senseless death

KUALA LUMPUR: Five years have passed since her teenage son died from being hit by a falling chair at the flat where they lived. Even more heartbreaking, the mother feels her son died in vain. Read full story

20 years later, Anwar makes historic return

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a historic moment as Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim set foot into the Umno headquarters in Menara Dato Onn here after more than 20 years to chair the unity government’s first secretariat meeting. Read full story

Erdogan declares state of emergency in 10 quake-hit provinces

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today declared a three-month state of emergency in 10 southeastern provinces hit by a major earthquake that claimed thousands of lives.   Rescue and recovery work in the isolated region near Syria has been hamstrung by a fierce winter storm that has made some roads impassable and slowed the delivery of food […]

All members of unity govt agree to face state polls together, says Anwar

THE unity government secretariat has agreed to form three committees, including one that will focus on the upcoming state polls, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said today.   “This committee will discuss issues on the state polls, particularly seat allocations, and will focus on efforts to ensure we have a firm ground in facing the upcoming state polls,” he […]

Electric trucks produce far fewer emissions than diesel, says EU report

ELECTRIC trucks produce far fewer planet-warming emissions than their diesel counterparts over a lifetime, a report in Europe showed today, emphasising that the biggest climate impact comes from driving vehicles and not manufacturing them. The transport sector accounts for about 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, the biggest contributor in the bloc. […]

Quake imperils cross-border aid to Syria

THE sole border crossing used to shuttle life-saving aid from Turkey into conflict-ravaged Syria has seen its operations disrupted by the deadly earthquake that struck the two countries, the UN said today. The 7.8-magnitude quake and its aftershocks struck Turkey and Syria yesterday and killed more than 5,000 people.