DAP grassroots to honour alliance with Umno

DAP grassroots said they will follow federal leaders’ instructions on working with Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) in the state elections. They said they will accept decisions made by DAP’s top leaders to ensure the stability of the federal and state governments.

MIC to back Pakatan candidates in state polls

BARISAN Nasional (BN) component party MIC has affirmed it will support Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidates in the state elections amid ongoing seat negotiations. MIC secretary-general R.T. Rajasekaran, however, said he also expects the same from their counterparts.

Stock markets mixed as traders await US debt ceiling vote

STOCK markets were mixed yesterday, with heavy falls in Europe and muted trading in New York following an agreement to suspend the US debt limit and avoid a painful default. With traders returning after a three-day weekend, indices in Paris and London both lost more than 1% while Frankfurt dipped 0.3%, with markets beginning to […]

Blinken says ‘the time is now’ for Sweden to join Nato

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday called on Turkey’s re-elected leader to drop his objections to Sweden’s membership in Nato, urging movement on ratification before an alliance summit in July.  Two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a new term, meaning he will enter his third decade in power, Blinken said on a […]

MetMalaysia: Extreme heat brings serious health risks

PETALING JAYA: The higher the Solar Ultraviolet Index (UVI) value, the greater the potential for damage to the skin and eye, and the less time it takes for harm to occur, says the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia). Read full story

The fruitful journey of M’sia-China diplomacy

PETALING JAYA: A crowd of 10,000 people, led by the then Chinese vice-premier Li Xiannian, got together at Peking Airport, now Beijing Capital International Airport, to welcome Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and his entourage on May 28, 1974. Read full story

‘Two-way trade can plug any gaps’

PETALING JAYA: It is crucial for Malaysia to maintain strong trading ties with China which can help plug the economic gap in Malaysia following the weak ringgit, say leading trade organisations. Read full story