Young leaders stamp their mark

KUALA LUMPUR: Several young leaders have taken over as Umno division chiefs in a fiercely contes­ted party polls that saw a good number of incumbents being unseated. Read full story

‘Post-flood reports on schools after water recedes’

BATU PAHAT: The Johor Education Department will prepare a post-flood report on damage to schools in Batu Pahat when all of them are fully operating again after being used as temporary relief centres (PPS). Read full story

Islamic Jihad says Israel killed commander in Syria

PALESTINIAN militant group Islamic Jihad said today one of its commanders had been shot dead in Syria in an assassination the Iran-backed group blamed on Israeli agents. The Gaza Strip-based group said Ali Ramzi al-Aswad, 31, was killed today morning “by agents of the Zionist (Israeli) enemy” in the countryside outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

Israeli-Palestinian talks in Egypt aim to ‘restore calm’

ISRAELI and Palestinian officials were holding talks in Egypt today “to restore calm” after a surge in deadly violence in the occupied West Bank, Egypt’s foreign ministry said. The meeting, which follows similar talks last month in Jordan where both sides pledged to prevent more violence, comes amid concerns of a feared escalation during the […]

Unity govt intact, investment secured, says Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: All political parties in the unity government are committed to political stability, which has in turn attracted a mega investment from Indonesia, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

Kenya police ban cost-of-living protest by opposition

KENYA’s police today banned the opposition from holding a protest over inflation, saying requests for the demonstrations were filed too late, but organisers vowed to go ahead with the rallies. Raila Odinga, leader of the Azimio la Umoja party, had called for tomorrow’s demonstration in Nairobi over soaring inflation, which in February reached 9.2% year-on-year […]

Royal Military College students have great potential as leaders, says Affendi Buang

ROYAL Military College (MTD) students have great potential to lead key positions in the public and private sectors because not only are they are equipped with academic knowledge but also a high level of military discipline, says Chief of Defence Forces General Affendi Buang. He said the two years of training and the application of […]