Cops hunting man who robbed woman motorcyclist in Seremban

SEREMBAN: Police are looking for a motorcyclist who snatched a gold bangle from a woman motorcyclist who was returning home with her two children in Taman Bandar Senawang near here. The suspect committed the act knowing well that it could have endangered the lives of the 33-year-old woman who was riding with her two young children. Seremban...

46 passengers, 2 crew members from turbulence-hit SQ321 still being treated in Bangkok hospitals: SIA

SINGAPORE: Forty-six passengers and two crew members aboard the SIA flight that hit severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing in Bangkok on May 21 remain in the Thai capital for medical treatment. Singapore Airlines, in a Facebook post at 9.31pm on Thursday (May 23), said that meant a total of 65 passengers and...

QuickCheck: Was the pineapple once a symbol of wealth in Great Britain?

Pineapple is a fruit eaten all over the world. It can be found in various foods, from sweet desserts to savoury pizzas. Whether you like it or hate it, it is generally widely available and affordable. However, it has also been claimed that pineapples were once so expensive that people rented the fruit to show off...

Anwar congratulates Ireland, Norway and Spain for recognising Palestinian rights

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has congratulated Ireland, Norway and Spain for their intention to recognise Palestine as a state, which he described as "being on the right side of history". The Prime Minister said the three countries have chosen the path of humanity and justice which is a testament that they acknowledge the Palestinian...

GRS leader urges Sabah Umno to protect state’s rights in revenue dispute

KOTA KINABALU: A Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) leader wants Sabah Umno to get the Federal Government to withdraw its appeal against the leave granted by the High Court to Sabah Law Society (SLS) for the judicial review on the state's 40% revenue rights. Usno president Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said that leaders from Umno should...

Wings of two planes collide at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN): The wings of two Japan Airlines (JAL) planes collided at Haneda Airport on Thursday morning, resulting in the cancellation of one flight to Hokkaido. The airlines said the left wing tip of JAL Flight 503, with 328 passengers and crew on board, had hit the right wing tip of another JAL plane...

Twice-divorced Datuk Red says he’s comfortable living in car, declines offers to stay elsewhere

Entrepreneur Datuk Seri Adnan Abu, who's currently said to be sleeping in his car, has declined numerous offers from people who wanted to provide him with a place to stay. Adnan, better known as Datuk Red, 46, said he is getting used to this new phase of his life after divorcing his two wives in just...

Ulu Tiram, a Jemaah Islamiah playground

KUALA LUMPUR: Ulu Tiram, some 20km from Johor Baru, has long been a familiar place for Jemaah Islamiah (JI) leaders and fighters. The movement’s Indonesian founder Abu Bakar Bashir and his compatriot Abdullah Sungkar even established a madrasah in Ulu Tiram (Luqmanul Hakim), according to various reports. Abdullah died in 1993 while Abu Bakar was jailed for...

Venture capital funding in crypto rises to $2.4 billion, Pitchbook says

(Reuters) - Crypto startup funding rose for a second straight quarter to hit $2.4 billion in the first three months of 2024, Pitchbook data showed, as expectations of lower interest rates and the debut of the first U.S. bitcoin spot ETF whetted investor appetite. Funding was spread across 518 deals and rose by 40.3% from the...

Second GPS tracker saves stolen car

PETALING JAYA: When R. Kaviyarasan bought a brand new four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle last October, installing a second global positioning system (GPS) tracking system in the pickup truck was the first thing he did. And four months later, it was stolen from his house in Taman Saujana Puchong in the early hours, proving him correct. The vehicle was...