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Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Richmond – Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters […]

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PM’s visit to U.S proves Malaysia global political actor – Salleh

PM’s visit to U.S proves Malaysia global political actor – Salleh

Kuala Lumpur – ‘The United States’ visit of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak proved that the U.S. recognised Malaysia as its key strategic partner and a global political player, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the visit was also significant because it coincided with the 60th […]

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Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

Seoul – South Koreans go to the polls today to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core. Unless there is a major upset, liberal Moon Jae-in — who calls for a moderate approach on North […]

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People first, not narrow-minded political ideology – Najib

People first, not narrow-minded political ideology – Najib

Kota Baharu – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Barisan Nasional-led federal government could work together with the Kelantan government led by PAS in matters pertaining to people’s well-being. The Prime Minister said, as such, leaders of different political parties should put aside their narrow-minded ideology of partisan politics as it would not benefit […]

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Trump blames Oscars gaffe on show’s political tone

Trump blames Oscars gaffe on show’s political tone

Los Angeles – US President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show. In an Oval Office interview with conservative website Breitbart News, Trump said Oscars organisers had taken their eyes off the ball […]

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Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa dies

Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa dies

Chennai – Grief-stricken fans on Tuesday mourned the death of one of India’s most popular politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, as fears of unrest loomed in her state where she enjoyed almost god-like status. The 68-year-old former film star was known simply as Amma, or mother, in her native Tamil Nadu where she remained wildly popular despite […]

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Samsung raided over probe into S. Korea political scandal

Samsung raided over probe into S. Korea political scandal

Seoul – South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday raided Samsung Electronics’ headquarters as part of a probe into a damaging political scandal involving President Park Geun-Hye and her close personal friend. “We’re searching Samsung Electronics offices,” a spokesman for the prosecutors’ office told AFP. He declined to provide any further details. Media reports have suggested that […]

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South Korean prosecutors arrest woman at center of political crisis

South Korean prosecutors arrest woman at center of political crisis

Seoul – The woman at the centre of a scandal that has plunged the South Korean presidency into crisis was held for a second day of questioning by prosecutors on Tuesday after being detained overnight to answer allegations of exerting inappropriate influence over state affairs. Prosecutors have said they are investigating whether Choi Soon-sil used […]

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Outsiders and their political allies should stay out – Najib

Outsiders and their political allies should stay out – Najib

Bangkok – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak gave a stern reminder to ‘outsiders’ and their political allies in Malaysia not to interfere in the country’s democratic process. In a hard-hitting opinion piece in Thailand’s leading English daily, Bangkok Post titled ‘Building on Thai-Malaysian links’ on Friday, he stressed that the government of Malaysia […]

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Political crisis in Terengganu resolved – MB

Political crisis in Terengganu resolved – MB

Kuala Terengganu – Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman regarded the political crisis in the state resolved and hoped no more problem would arise that could affect the state leadership in future. He said he was relieved that today’s state assembly sitting did not reflect the “hot situation”, as was predicted by some quarters. […]

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