Malaysia's Dr Woo Yin Ling wins global award for cancer research

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Woo Yin Ling, who is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Universiti Malaya, has won the prestigious 2023 Rachel Pearline Award in recognition of her global contribution to cancer research and practice in low- and middle-income countries. Read full story

Truck driver carrying butter killed in collision with timber lorry

A LORRY driver transporting a load of butter was killed after crashing head-on with a timber truck at KM37 Jalan Gua Musang-Jeli this morning. Gua Musang district police chief Sik Choon Foo said the crash also resulted in the timber truck driver injuring his leg.

French unions say pension meeting with PM a ‘failure’

FRENCH unions today said a last-ditch meeting with Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne seeking to ease tensions over a divisive pension reform was a “failure” after she refused to revoke the changes. President Emmanuel Macron is facing the biggest challenge of his second term over his flagship pension overhaul, which includes hiking the minimum retirement age […]

Mosques, surau urged to organise special prayers for Palestine

KUALA LUMPUR: Mosques under the supervision of the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) have been instructed to perform special “hajat” prayers on Thursday (April 6) seeking protection for Palestine and the well-being of its people. Read full story