Pope urges access for Cyclone Mocha relief

POPE Francis today appealed for humanitarian organisations to be given access to areas hit by a deadly cyclone that tore through parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh two weeks ago. “I appeal to those responsible to facilitate the access of humanitarian aid,” the pontiff said at the end of the Angelus prayer in the Vatican.

Rafizi denies PKR asked PAS to join unity government

PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli today denied PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s assertion that PKR had offered the Islamist party a chance to join the unity government.  Rafizi, who is also Pandan MP, said he had never heard of such an invitation despite being directly involved in the formation of the government after the last general election. 

PM receives gold media card for supporting press freedom

PRIME Minister Anwar Ibrahim received a gold category Media Certification Card from the Malaysian Information Department at the culmination of the National Journalists’ Day (Hawana) 2023 celebration today.  Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil presented the media card to the prime minister in appreciation of his efforts to ensure media freedom in Malaysia. 

Climate activists charged after disrupting English rugby final

TWO activists from the Just Stop Oil pressure group have been charged with “aggravated trespass” after they ran onto the field during the English Premiership rugby final at Twickenham, London police said today. The two men, both wearing the group’s orange T-shirts with “Just Stop Oil” written on the front, ran onto the pitch during the […]