BUKIT MERTAJAM: With the population of foreign workers in Taman Nagasari growing larger than that of local residents, many houses have been illegally converted into sundry shops and eateries to cater to their needs. A local resident, who declined to be named, said the back alleys were filled with garbage while food waste was thrown along the roads and in the playground.
February 24, 2019 00:11 UTC
IPOH: An oil tanker driver was burnt to death in an accident involving three heavy vehicles near Slim River. Two of the vehicles, the tanker and another lorry, burst into flames during the 9am incident yesterday.
February 23, 2019 21:00 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants all factions in the Yemeni conflict to give peace a chance and allow the agreement worked out recently in Stockholm an opportunity to work. He said the highest priority must be given to immediately end the fighting and bombing so that civilians could receive emergency food assistance and medical attention.
February 23, 2019 21:00 UTC
(Reuters) - Switzerland's Belinda Bencic ended a four-year title drought with a 6-3 1-6 6-2 victory over Petra Kvitova in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. Victory gave Bencic, 21, her first win over second seed Kvitova, who had breezed past her in straight sets in the third round of the Australian Open last month.
February 23, 2019 17:37 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Champions Bayern Munich needed a second-half goal from defender Javi Martinez to edge past visitors Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday and join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga. The Bavarians, seven points behind Dortmund a few weeks ago, have now won 10 of their last 11 league games to draw level on 51 points but Bayern stay second on goal difference and Dortmund could reclaim the outright lead on Sunday if they avoid defeat when they host an in-form Bayer Leverkusen.
February 23, 2019 16:41 UTC
BURNLEY, England (Reuters) - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino all but conceded his team's title hopes were over after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Saturday. "I said, for me this game is going to be key to put pressure on our opponents. If we didn’t win, we cannot put pressure and we cannot think now of being a real contender. It is a massive opportunity lost for us," said the Argentine.
February 23, 2019 15:45 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Thieves broke in and stole luxury watches from the home of Paris St Germain's Dani Alves while the Brazilian defender was playing a match earlier this week, French sports newspaper L'Equipe reported on Saturday. Alves is the third PSG player to be targeted by thieves in recent months. The homes of Alves' team mates Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thiago Silva were also broken into in November and December during matches, L'Equipe said.
February 23, 2019 14:37 UTC
(Reuters) - Top seed Juan Martin del Potro's comeback from injury ended in the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open following a 6-4 3-6 7-6(5) defeat by American Mackenzie McDonald. Del Potro, playing his first tournament since he injured his knee at the Shanghai Masters in October last year, played with a heavily strapped knee on Friday. He also pulled out of next week's Mexican Open in Acapulco, a tournament he won last year.
February 23, 2019 14:15 UTC
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. The pair, who say they have renounced their Muslim faith, arrived in the Chinese territory from Sri Lanka in September. They say they were prevented from boarding a connecting flight to Australia and were intercepted at the airport by diplomats from Saudi Arabia.
February 23, 2019 11:48 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Comedian Harith Iskander has sued The Laugh Factory for failing to pay the prize he won in a 2016 competition in full. Harith had represented Malaysia in the Funniest Person In The World in December 2016 and emerged at the top after beating four other finalists in the contest organised by the American comedy club at the Hullu Polo Arena in Levi, Finland.
February 23, 2019 11:48 UTC
(Reuters) - Manchester City centre back Aymeric Laporte has signed a two-year contract extension to extend his stay with the Premier League champions until the end of the 2024-25 season, the club said on Friday. Laporte, 24, moved to City in January last year from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao for what was then a club-record fee of 57 million pounds ($74.40 million).
February 23, 2019 11:15 UTC
PARIT (Bernama): Petrol station operators are urged to admonish consumers who flout rules while on their business premises to avoid any untoward incidents, says Datuk Muez Abdul Aziz (pic). The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry secretary-general said they were not satisfied with the level of public awareness towards safety at petrol stations eventhough there were fewer undesirable incidents occurring.
February 23, 2019 11:07 UTC
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A nun and a woman journalist delivered the toughest criticism of Church leaders heard so far at Pope Francis' sexual abuse conference on Saturday, accusing them of hypocrisy and covering up horrendous crimes against children. Some 200 senior Church officials, all but ten of them men, listened at times in stunned silence in a Vatican audience hall as the women read their frank and at times angry speeches on the penultimate day of the conference convened by the pope to confront a worldwide scandal.
February 23, 2019 10:34 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The Government should standardise the levy fees for the extension of permits for foreign workers who have worked in the country for more than a decade to RM2,000 for all sectors, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. "At the end, the entire levy will be borne by the employers, so why not standardise it to RM2,000, which is imposed on the agriculture sector?
February 23, 2019 09:33 UTC
KUCHING (Bernama): Neighbours banded together to nab a burglar on the roof of a house along Jalan Hup Kee here Friday (Feb 22). Sarawak CID chief SAC Dennis Leong Soon Kuai said a resident, who received an alert on his mobile phone when his house alarm went off, called his neighbours to check on his house at 9.20am.
February 23, 2019 09:11 UTC