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Impeachment motion looms against Mugabe - 21/11 3:43 pm

Mugabe delivering a televised speech in Harare following a meeting with the army chiefs. Photo courtesy: AFP Harare (AFP) -- Zimbabwe's ruling party is to launch impeachment proceedings Tuesday against President Robert Mugabe, in the latest bid to oust the 93-year-old strongman still clinging to power after 37 years in office. A military takeover last week was followed by huge street protests against the authoritarian leader, and the ZANU-PF, his own once-loyal party, has also turned against ..



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Ibrahim: UEC recognition over my dead body - 20/11 5:47 pm

Ibrahim: We don't want to see the status of Islam, Malay and bumiputra culture on the same level as that of other religions and cultures. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (MySinchew) -- Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali threatened that his organization would "declare a war" if the government were to recognize the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). He said over his dead body would anyone attempt to put other languages on the same level as the status of Bahasa Malaysia. "The government should not ..



Philippine chief justice warns of threat to democracy - 20/11 5:47 pm

## Philippine chief justice warns of threat to democracy Manila (AFP) -- The Philippines' Supreme Court chief justice warned on Monday that an attempt by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte to impeach her could threaten the country's democracy. Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave the warning as legislators in the House of Representatives prepared to begin impeachment hearings against her following a threat by Duterte that Sereno would be forced out. Sereno has been one of the few voices willing ..





Noon deadline looms for Mugabe as crisis deepens - 20/11 1:42 pm

## Noon deadline looms for Mugabe as crisis deepens Harare (AFP) -- Robert Mugabe faced the threat of impeachment by his own party Monday, after his shock insistence he still holds power despite a military takeover and a noon deadline to end his 37-year autocratic rule. In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old defied expectations that he would bring the curtain down on his reign, pitching the country into a second week of political crisis. The speech provoked anger and disbelief ..





Zahid fails to meet Mahathir over PH registration - 20/11 1:42 pm

## Zahid fails to meet Mahathir over PH registration Ahmad Zahid was unable to meet Pakatan Harapan leaders because he was having a meeting with the prime minister. PUTRAJAYA, Nov 20 (MySinchew) -- Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was unhappy that the home ministry had delayed the registration of the opposition pact because of problems within DAP and PPBM, without giving prior notice. Leaders of the four PH component parties arrived at the home ministry at 10.45a.m. this ..





Video games could cut dementia risk in seniors: study - 19/11 1:21 pm

## Video games could cut dementia risk in seniors: study Playing video games could bring down the chance of developing dementia by 29%. Miami (AFP) -- Could playing video games help keep the brain agile as we age? A new study suggests older adults who practice specific computer training exercises that test how fast they respond to visual stimuli could face a 29 percent lower chance of developing dementia, results deemed encouraging by experts even as more work is needed to confirm the link. The ..





Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty - 18/11 8:01 am

## Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty Amnesty International alleges that Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee Marawi during the 5-month battle with militants. Photo courtesy: AFP Manila (AFP) -- Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The US-backed military campaign to retake Marawi ..





Q3 external debt edges lower to RM873.8bn - 17/11 3:01 pm

The country's external debt edged lower to RM873.8bn (US$204.7bn) or 65% of GDP as at end-September. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's external debt edged lower to RM873.8 billion, equivalent to US$204.7 billion, or 65 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), as at end-September 2017, compared to RM877.5 billion as at end-June 2017. In a statement today, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said, the lower external debt largely reflected the repayment of maturing interbank borrowing and ..





Building a bridge of moderation - 16/11 5:06 pm

Nasharuddin (C) sees harmonious living and cracking down on extremism as priorities for this nation in GMM's quest for greater moderation. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily PETALING JAYA, Nov 16 (Sin Chew Daily) -- A strong bridge that allows us to cross the hurdles through respecting and accommodating one another in peaceful coexistence. That is the noble mission Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMM) executive chairman cum chief executive officer Datuk Dr Nasharuddin Mat Isa has ..





Myanmar troops gang-raped Rohingya women and girls: HRW - 16/11 5:06 pm

## Myanmar troops gang-raped Rohingya women and girls: HRW Rohingya women lining up at their makeshift camp in Rakhine state before crossing to Bangladesh. Photo courtesy: AFP United Nations (AFP) -- Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls during a military campaign that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The US-based rights group said in a report that the sexual violence, along with other atrocities ..





Tudung ban on hotel workers violation of women's rights: Rohani - 16/11 5:06 pm

## Tudung ban on hotel workers violation of women's rights: Rohani Rohani: The tudung (headscarf) ban on Muslim hotel staff is a violation of women's rights. Photo courtesy: Bernama PUTRAJAYA, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- The _tudung_ (headscarf) ban on Muslim hotel staff is a violation of women's rights, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. She said the move was against the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women ..





China maintains reign over world supercomputer rankings - 15/11 2:02 pm

## China maintains reign over world supercomputer rankings 202 of the world's fastest supercomputers are in China, compared with 143 in the US. Beijing (AFP) -- China now has more high-performance supercomputers than ever before, again besting the United States in global rankings, a supercomputer tracking organisation said. The standing corresponds with China's growing reputation as the global leader in supercomputers, as the Asian power prepares to launch in June 2018 a prototype exascale ..





Trump's Asia tour more style than substance: analysts - 15/11 7:02 am

## Trump's Asia tour more style than substance: analysts Trump waving as he boards Air Force One after attending the Asean summit in Manila. Photo courtesy: AFP Manila (AFP) -- Donald Trump's marathon Asian trip passed off without any major incident, but for all the pomp and ceremony thrown his way, analysts say the tour ended with little to show in the way of concrete achievements. Regional leaders vied with each other during the five-nation sweep to fete a president known for his partiality ..





High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines - 14/11 2:35 pm

## High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines American Heart Association redefines high blood pressure as 130/80 mmHg, down from the previous limit of 140/90. Los Angeles (AFP) -- High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80 mmHg, not the previous limit of 140/90. Doctors now recognize that complications "can occur at those lower numbers," said the first update to ..





Many young Malaysians can't afford PPR flats - 14/11 6:59 am

Many young Malaysians are unable to afford even PPR flats because they have been blacklisted by CTOS for defaulting on credit cards. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (MySinchew) -- Deputy finance minister Datuk Othman Aziz said many young Malaysians were unable to afford even PPR (People's Housing Program) flats because they had been blacklisted by CTOS for defaulting on credit cards. He said it was alarming that m





410,500 PTPTN borrowers never repaid a cent - 14/11 6:59 am

Some 410,500 PTPTN borrowers have not repaid even one cent of their loans. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (MySinchew} -- Higher education minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said some 410,500 PTPTN borrowers had not repaid even one cent of their loans. Among them 355,272 are bumiputras owing a total of RM2.44 billion, while the remaining 55,228 non-bumis owe RM350 million. "So far only 1,490,243 borrowers have fully settled their loans amounting to RM12.13 billion," he said.





Water cannon repel anti-Trump protesters - 13/11 2:41 pm

Water cannon sprayed to activists after a scuffle with policemen during an anti-Trump demonstration near the US embassy in Manila. Photo courtesy: AFP Manila (AFP) -- Riot police used water cannon and sonic alarms to repel hundreds of protesters shouting anti-Donald Trump slogans on the sidelines of a major summit in Manila on Monday. Colourful effigies of the US president, including one with four arms in the shape of a Nazi swastika, were carried through the streets of the Philippine capital. ..





Over 62,000 Rohingya registered with UNHCR in Malaysia - 13/11 2:41 pm

## Over 62,000 Rohingya registered with UNHCR in Malaysia A total of 62,153 Rohingya had registered with UNHCR in Malaysia as of Sept 30 this year. Photo courtesy: Bernama KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- A total of 62,153 people of the Rohingya ethnic community had registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the country as of Sept 30 this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim, who ..





At least 170 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border - 13/11 2:41 pm

## At least 170 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border A quake victim at Sulaimaniyah Hospital in Iraq. Photo courtesy: AFP Sulaimaniyah (AFP) -- At least 170 people were kil





Nighttime injuries heal more slowly - 12/11 2:44 pm

People injured at night heal more slowly because the body's internal clock regulates the pace of healing. Miami (AFP) -- People who are injured at night heal far more slowly because the body's internal clock regulates the pace of healing and performs better during the day, researchers said Wednesday. The report in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that cuts and burns healed about 60 percent faster if the injury happened during the day compared to at night. Researchers say the ..





Animals aplenty, space at a premium in Africa's oldest zoo - 11/11 6:04 pm

## Animals aplenty, space at a premium in Africa's oldest zoo Cairo (AFP) -- Boba springs left and right for a Cairo zookeeper feeding him fruit, but the chimp's exuberance contrasts with the pitiful lack of space and natural habitat in Africa's oldest zoo. Under the tall trees in the expansive Giza Zoo in the centre of the Egyptian capital, children throw morsels to several monkeys, trying to elicit a funny reaction. Other children crowd around the pen of Naima, an elephant who extends her ..





Globalisation an 'irreversible historical trend': Xi - 11/11 8:01 am

## Globalisation an 'irreversible historical trend': Xi Xi arriving at Danang international airport ahead of the APEC summit. Photo courtesy: AFP Danang (AFP) -- Chinese president Xi Jinping laid out his country's credentials as the new champion of world trade Friday, calling globalisation an "irreversible historical trend", in comments that offered a contrast to the "America First" doctrine espoused by Donald Trump moments earlier. Speaking at the APEC summit in Vietnam, Xi conceded that the ..





Duterte says he once stabbed a person to death - 11/11 8:01 am

Duterte speaking on the second day of the APEC CEO summit in Danang. Photo courtesy: AFP Danang (AFP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila. Speaking to the local Filipino community in the Vietnamese city of Danang on Thursday, Duterte also threatened to slap a UN rights rapporteur if he met her, and used obscene language to hit back at critics of his ..





Trump defiant on trade, vows to put 'America First' - 11/11 8:01 am

## Trump defiant on trade, vows to put 'America First' Trump speaking on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit in Danang. Photo courtesy: AFP Danang (AFP) -- President Donald Trump gave a spirited airing of his "America First" doctrine in a speech to Asia-Pacific leaders on Friday, vowing his country will "no longer tolerate" unfair trade, closed markets and intellectual property theft, as he seeks to rewrite the rules of global commerce. In a speech that by turns lavished praise on Asia-Pacific ..





Trump and Xi to set out competing trade visions at APEC - 10/11 3:34 pm

## Trump and Xi to set out competing trade visions at APEC Air Force One carrying US President Donald Trump takes off from Beijing for Danang. Photo courtesy: AFP Danang (AFP) -- The leaders of the the US and China, the world's two largest economies, are expected to lay out competing visions for the future of global trade Friday in closely watched speeches to Asia-Pacific leaders gathered in Vietnam. President Donald Trump is likely to wield his "America First" doctrine when he address CEOs ..





Trump urges Xi to work 'hard' and fast on Pyongyang - 9/11 5:29 pm

## Trump urges Xi to work 'hard' and fast on Pyongyang Trump and Xi leaving a business leaders' event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo courtesy: AFP _By Laurent THOMET / Jerome CARTILLIER / Ben Dooley_ Beijing (AFP) -- Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work hard and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, during their meeting in Beijing Thursday, warning that "time is quickly running out". Speaking on the second day of a trip to Beijing marked by ..





America first? Global trade on the block as Trump heads to APEC - 8/11 6:40 pm

## America first? Global trade on the block as Trump heads to APEC US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo courtesy: AFP Danang (AFP) -- The future of global trade comes under the microscope this week as Donald Trump addresses Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam, a visit that will be carefully examined for clues as to how his "America First" mantra will guide US engagement with the world. During a sweep through Asia, the US president has sought ..





It's seven cents up! - 8/11 6:40 pm

This is the fourth straight week local retail fuel prices have risen, with prices of RON95 and RON97 both hitting their highest levels since the weekly fuel price mechanism went into effect on March 30 this year. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (MySinchew) -- The domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry announced the ceiling fuel prices for the week from November 9 to 15. Prices of RON95 and RON97 will go up by seven and six cents to RM2.31 and RM2.60 per liter respectively, while diesel will ..



Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest - 8/11 3:14 pm

## Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest Miami (AFP) -- With sheet metal roofs, concrete floors, poor ventilation and spotty electricity, crowded urban slums in Africa can expect to get even hotter and deadlier due to global warming, US researchers said Monday. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University analyzed three informal settlements in Nairobi, including the largest, Kibera, home to nearly a million people. Along the settlements' narrow alleyways, mud-walled homes and metal ..





It's karma, says Umno MP - 8/11 3:14 pm

Umno's MP for Padang Besar says the floods in Penang are due to karma, hinting at un-Islamic behaviors and events. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (MySinchew) -- Member of Parliament for Padang Besar Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said in the Parliament that the floods in Penang were due to karma. While debating Budget 2018 at Dewan Rakyat, the Umno rep said he sympathized with the people of Penang, and that the floods were caused by inappropriate hill slope development and mismanagement. "When we do bad ..





Penang govt must scrutinize projects to avert disasters: Najib - 7/11 11:29 pm

## Penang govt must scrutinize projects to avert disasters: Najib Najib and Lim Guan Eng attending a briefing on the flood situation at the Central Seberang Perai district land office. Photo courtesy: Bernama TASEK GELUGOR, Nov 7 (Bernama) -- The Penang state government is reminded to scrutinize proposed development projects before approving them to avert natural disasters such as floods. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the approval of development projects must also be in given ..





Number of flood victims in Penang rises to 7,294 - 7/11 11:29 pm

## Number of flood victims in Penang rises to 7,294 Najib and his wife Rosmah sharing a light moment with flood victims at Central Seberang Perai district land office. Also seen was MP for Permatang Pauh Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah. Photo courtesy: Bernama GEORGE TOWN, Nov 7 (Bernama) -- The number of flood victims evacuated to relief centres in Penang has increased to 7,294 people from 1,774 families as of noon from 6,080 people from 1,572 families this morning. A police flood operations room ..





Floods: Najib arrives in Penang - 7/11 1:12 pm

Najib and his wife Rosmah arrived in Penang this morning to inspect the flood situation and relief works there. (Combo pictures from Lim Guan Eng's Twitter) PENANG, Nov 7 (MySinchew) -- Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived in Penang this morning to inspect the flood situation and relief works there. They were met by Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and his wife Betty Chew upon their arrival at the RMAF base at 10.15 a.m.





Floods due to unusually high rainfall: Junaidi - 6/11 4:34 pm

Junaidi clarifies that the floods in Penang are not flash floods normally caused by poor drainage. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 (MySinchew) -- Natural resources and environment minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the massive floods in Penang and southern Kedah were due to unusually high rainfall unseen in more than a hundred years. He said in a statement that there was a total of 250mm rainfall within 24 hours happening concurrently with the 2.7-meter tide, ..





Penang: 5,845 flood victims at 62 relief centers - 6/11 4:34 pm

## Penang: 5,845 flood victims at 62 relief centers The number of flood victims in Penang climbed to 5,845 this morning from yesterday's 3,779. PENANG, Nov 6 (MySinchew) -- The number of flood victims in Penang climbed to 5,845 this morning from yesterday's 3,779 while the number of relief centers increased to 62. North Seberang Perai district has the largest number of flood victims at 3,371 in 30 relief centers, followed by Central Seberang Perai (2,119 victims in 27 centers), Northeast ..





Vietnam flood toll hits 49 ahead of APEC summit - 6/11 4:34 pm

Hoi An (AFP) -- At least 49 people have died after Typhoon Damrey slammed into central Vietnam, disaster officials said Monday, as heavy flooding cast doubt on a planned retreat for APEC leaders' spouses to the ancient town of Hoi An. The weather system hit just days before Vietnam welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit in Danang and has left several areas totally submerged in the worst flooding in years. While Danang itself has not been seriously affected, heavy flooding has hit Hoi An, a ..





On edge of last IS bastion, Iraqis hail end of jihadist rule - 4/11 6:42 pm

## On edge of last IS bastion, Iraqis hail end of jihadist rule Iraqi forces advancing towards the city of al-Qaim to capture the last pockets of IS territory. Photo courtesy: AFP Al-Obeidi (AFP) -- For Abu Ahmed, the arrival of Iraqi forces in his village on the border with Syria has ended a three-year ordeal at the hands of the Islamic State group that might never have been. He was only meant to be visiting when he returned to the tiny settlement of Al-Obeidi in eastern Iraq for his mother's ..





Spain detains Catalonia's ex-ministers - 3/11 3:45 pm

Catalans protesting outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona after Spain ordered jailing of eight ministers of deposed Catalan government. Photo courtesy: AFP Madrid (AFP) -- A large chunk of Catalonia's deposed government was behind bars early Friday after a Spanish judge ordered the detention of eight ministers pending probes into their role in the region's independence drive, prompting fresh protests. Carles Puigdemont, dismissed last week as Catalan president by the Spanish ..





Spain to issue arrest warrant for Puigdemont - 3/11 3:45 pm

Madrid (AFP) -- The Spanish judge leading the investigation into Catalan separatists will issue on Friday a European arrest warrant for ex-leader Carles Puigdemont, who has fled to Belgium, a judicial source in Madrid told AFP. The expected move against Puigdemont, who was dismissed last week as Catalan president by the Spanish government, comes after eight ministers of Catalonia's deposed government were detained pending further probes into their role in the independence drive. While judge ..




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I did what I could for Anwar, says Dr Mahathir - Free .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today I did what I could for Anwar, says Dr Mahathir Free Malaysia Today mahathir-mohamad-anwar-ibrahim- malaysia -1 PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today claimed he did what he could for his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim. He said this during a town hall ..
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