KTMB will suffer losses without new cargo trains, union warns

KTM Bhd (KTMB) will continue to incur losses if additional cargo trains are not added to their fleet, Railwaymen Union of Malaysia president Muhammad Faizal Shahibul Kiraya said.   The newly minted president said the railway company has been in the red for about 30 years now.

Who will fund Malaysian portion of proposed Kunming rail link?

MALAYSIA’S keen interest to participate in the proposed trans-Asian railway project may have been widely lauded by the business community but experts are also asking the question on who will fund the Malaysian section of the proposed line. Singapore has proposed the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link project to link the city state with Kunming, located in southwestern […]

White House admits massive intel failure in traumatic Afghan exit

THE White House yesterday released a long-awaited review of the traumatic US exit from Afghanistan, admitting there had been a massive intelligence failure in not predicting rapid Taliban victory, but defending overall US conduct. “Clearly we didn’t get things right” on intelligence, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters after the still classified report […]

Ab Rauf hopes Perikatan duo join Malacca unity govt

MALACCA Chief Minister Ab Rauf Yusoh expressed hope two assemblymen from Perikatan Nasional (PN) will join the newly established unity government in the state before the anti-party hopping bill is tabled at the state assembly sitting in July. Rauf, who is also the state Umno liaison committee chairman, said if the two assemblymen agree to […]

Convicted killers of US rapper XXXTentacion given life sentences

THREE men found guilty of murdering the rising rap star known as XXXTentacion in 2018 were yesterday sentenced to life in prison. The artist, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was only 20 when he was shot to death in broad daylight in Deerfield Beach, north of Miami.

Ex-lawyer claims trial

SHAH ALAM: A prisoner and former lawyer pleaded not guilty to four charges of disposing of and transferring money totalling RM5.69mil, believed to be proceeds from unlawful activities in 2017 and 2018. Read full story

AGC ‘no’ to Bersatu’s bid

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has objected to Bersatu’s application for leave to initiate a judicial review against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) move to freeze its bank account. Read full story