Thousands join Wesak day float procession in KL

THOUSANDS thronged the Buddhist Maha Vihara temple in Brickfields tonight and joined the annual Wesak Day float procession, after a three-year lapse due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Devotees and visitors joined the floats from the temple at Jalan Berhala in Kuala Lumpur along a 12km route around the city. 

EU warns Moscow not to use drone ‘attack’ to escalate war

EU FOREIGN policy chief Josep Borrell warned Moscow today to not use an alleged drone attack that it said targeted the Kremlin to escalate its war in Ukraine. “We call on Russia not to use this alleged attack as an excuse to continue the escalation of the war,” Borrell told journalists as he went in […]

Pakistan foreign minister says ‘happy’ on rare visit to India

PAKISTAN’S foreign minister arrived in India today to take part in an international conference, the first official visit by a senior Pakistani official to the country’s eastern neighbour since 2016. The South Asian neighbours have fought three wars since they were created at the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, and relations between the […]

Family of 4 escapes from burning car

A COUPLE and their two children escaped a fiery fate when their Perodua Alza car caught fire at the Penang Bridge toll plaza, Butterworth, today. The husband and wife, who are in their 20s and are both mute, were on their way from Alma to Relau with their two-year-old son and three-year-old daughter.

UK crowning fuels calls to return royal gems to S.Africa

THE coronation of King Charles III has rekindled calls for Britain to return to South Africa the world’s largest diamond, the centrepiece of the sceptre he will hold at Saturday’s ceremony. The 530-carat First Star of Africa was unearthed in 1905, when South Africa was under British rule, and donated two years later by the […]

Zelensky insists on creation of special court over Russian aggression

UKRANIAN President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that a special tribunal must be created to hold Russia to account for its “crime of aggression”. “There should be responsibility for this crime. And this can only be enforced by the tribunal,” he told diplomats and officials at the International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant […]