KUALA LUMPUR: Marzieh Afkham bids farewell after four years as Iran ambassador to Malaysia. "I hope I have achieved some positive results in bringing the two nations closer," she said in a statement today. Marzieh also emphasised the historical relations between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur, an aspect that has helped to heighten the relations. Marzieh is the second female Iran ambassador since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and was appointed under President Hassan Rouhani. Marzieh started her duty as ambassador in Kuala Lumpur in 2015.
November 16, 2019 09:33 UTC
France and Belgium, with Kevin De Bruyne may set the standard but their reputation isn’t causing England’s squad to lose sleep. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose strike started the 7-0 rout of Montenegro, does not believe England will go into the tournament as inferiors. Every player, except Jadon Sancho in Germany, plays in the hardest league in the world and are used to playing against the likes of Pogba or Kante or playing with them, the Liverpool midfielder said. “As you get to later rounds of a competition you come up against those names and things get harder. You have to put in your best performances, but the boys deal with it at club level against top, top players they had it in the World Cup, too.
November 16, 2019 09:22 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Another elephant has been found dead in Sabah. Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga said the adult female was discovered dead by Malangkin Estate workers at about 5.50am Saturday (Nov 16). He said a post mortem is being conducted to find out its cause of death. “We do not have other details of the elephant and will have to wait for the post mortem to be completed, ” he said. This was followed by the discovery of a second dead elephant on Oct 25, at an estate in Beluran.
November 16, 2019 09:11 UTC
SHAH ALAM: Burying themselves beneath clumps of recycled waste proved to be a failed strategy for a group of illegal foreigners who tried to evade arrest during a factory raid by the Selangor Immigration Department team here yesterday. Department director Mohamad Shukri Nawi said in the 10am raid involving 13 personnel, a total of 150 foreigners were inspected for documentation. “Some tried to run towards the hilly area behind the recycling factory. “We found that 52 of them had violated various immigration laws and they have been hauled to the department’s enforcement unit. Shukri also issued a stern warning to employers against hiring illegals or be subjected to legal action.
November 16, 2019 09:00 UTC
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers in shorts and t-shirts joined pro-China residents in Hong Kong on Saturday to clean up barricades and debris after anti-government protests blocked roads, according to broadcaster RTHK. The soldiers rarely leave their barracks in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been rocked by anti-government protests for months. (Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Kim Coghill)This story is exclusively For StarBiz Premium subscribers only. Subscribe Log In
November 16, 2019 08:48 UTC
VENICE: Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. “We’ve destroyed Venice, we’re talking about one billion (euros) in damage and that’s just from the other day, not today,” Brugnaro said. The crisis has prompted the government to release 20 million euros (US$22 million) in funds to tackle the devastation. People wade through high water in Venice, Italy. - AFP“These so frequent high waters have never happened before... this time there’s so much more damage than in the past,” he said.
November 16, 2019 08:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today advised Berjaya University College (Berjaya UC) graduates to lend a hand to the less fortunate in order to make a positive impact on the community, nation and world. Tunku Azizah, who is Berjaya UC Chancellor, also urged the graduates to prepare themselves for the real world. Tunku Azizah went on to laud the efforts of Berjaya UC in conducting research on Malaysian palm oil and in advocating the preservation of Malaysia heritage cuisine. A total of 269 students received their master’s degrees, post-graduate degrees and diplomas from the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, and Faculty of Culinary Arts at the ceremony. Alia, 24, was one of three students sent to Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France under the Erasmus+ Programme.
November 16, 2019 08:03 UTC
PETALING JAYA: A white SUV belonging to Batu MP P. Prabakaran (pic) was pelted with eggs on Friday (Nov 15) night while parked behind restaurant on Jalan Ipoh at about 11pm. "Initial investigations revealed there were egg shells on the front windscreen and the bonnet as well as the driver's door. I found that the entire back portion was splattered with eggs, and there were shells on the roof and front windscreen," he said. The calls were issued by a group of 14 NGOs from the Batu parliamentary constituency who wanted a by-election to be called to re-elect Tian Chua. In a statement signed by the "Network of Batu NGOs", the group said that as the court had vindicated Tian Chua's eligibility to contest, it was time Prabakaran allowed him to get back the Batu parliamentary seat.
November 16, 2019 07:41 UTC
TEHRAN: Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price. IRNA said “scattered” protests also broke out in other cities including Mashhad, Birjand, Ahvaz, Gachsaran, Abadan, Khoramshahr, Mahshahr, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas. Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 per cent on Friday, saying the move was aimed at helping citizens in need with cash handouts. Fuel cards were first introduced in 2007 with a view to reforming the subsidies system and curbing large-scale smuggling. Rouhani had tried to hike fuel prices in December but was blocked by parliament in the wake of protests that rocked Iran for days.
November 16, 2019 06:56 UTC
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November 16, 2019 06:11 UTC
A PEDESTRIAN bridge connecting the former Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum and Mid Valley City was officially opened to the public on Thursday. From there, visitors can walk to Mid Valley Megamall. Since 1999, commuters have been unable to access Mid Valley City from the Abdullah Hukum LRT Station, which sits just across the river. The idea for a pedestrian bridge only gained momentum after SP Setia Bhd started developing KL Eco City. The bridge is expected to change the travel habits of many workers, shoppers and hotel guests at Mid Valley City, and provide a boost to Kelana Jaya LRT’s ridership, which stands at 330,000 daily.
November 16, 2019 05:26 UTC
Many are too poor to afford protection but others simply do not like the way a pollution mask looks. People walk outside the Red Fort on a smoggy morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 15, 2019. More reputable types start from 2,500 rupees (US$34) while some Khan Market stores charge more than 5,500 rupees (US$75) for top of the range imported models. The mask-look worried a lot of the Khan Market shoppers and diners however. Chand Babu, a car park attendant at Khan Market, said he could buy one of the cheaper masks but it was too much of a hassle to wear.
November 16, 2019 05:26 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking into proposing a heavier penalty for fatal accidents due to negligence in the state. State police chief Datuk T. Narenasagaran said police would also go after car owners who allowed their vehicles to be driven by those without a valid licence, or driving under the influence resulting in fatal accidents. On the recent tour bus accident, whose driver had allegedly rammed and killed a pizza delivery man last Thursday, Narenasagaran said police would also carry out a probe into the tour bus company. He said this was because the company employed the 49-year-old bus driver who did not possess a bus driving licence. If they do have such interest (in cycling), then parents must prioritise their safety and bring them to proper tracks.”
November 16, 2019 05:15 UTC
He was told that 235 Sulu militants had intruded into Lahad Datu in Sabah on Feb 11, 2013. The Lahad Datu intrusion caused more than a month of sleepless nights for Ismail. Ismail added that the Lahad Datu intrusion served as a lesson to everyone not to take peace for granted. We now have stricter preventive measures like the curfew and the Eastern Sabah Security Command,” said Ismail. “Malaysia will be a better country if corruption is seriously curtailed.”Children waving at the army’s Adnan ACV-300 armoured combat vehicle making its rounds through Kampung Labian in Lahad Datu, Sabah.
November 16, 2019 05:03 UTC
SINGAPORE (ANN): Long queues were seen outside Vista Point in Woodlands here on Thursday (Nov 14) evening, as e-scooter owners waited to dispose of their devices that do not meet safety regulations. Under its Land Transport Authority's (LTA) early disposal scheme, owners of registered e-scooters that are not UL2272-certified will receive a S$100 (RM304) cash incentive if they dispose of their devices before Dec 31. LTA said that as of Tuesday (Nov 12), it had received more than 14,000 applications from owners to dispose of their registered e-scooters. The LTA's initiative is to help an estimated 80,000 PMD users meet the deadline to comply with the UL2272 standard by July 1 next year. The free disposal will continue until March 31 next year.
November 16, 2019 04:30 UTC