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Malaysia

Troubled Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped, says new CEO

Troubled Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped, says new CEO

May 25, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is set to undergo a complete overhaul as it is restructured into a new company, with a rebranding that will be unveiled next week and changes planned to its fleet and network strategies. Christoph Mueller, who joined from Irish national carrier Aer Lingus, said in his first ever interview since taking over as chief executive on May 1 that the new company will be like a “start-up”. A new name and livery are on the cards for Malaysia... Read more

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PAS says will ban journalists over negative coverage of muktamar

PAS says will ban journalists over negative coverage of muktamar KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — PAS warned journalists today that they will be banned from its muktamar next month if their coverage of the party election is unfavourable. The Islamist opposition... Read more

If you love Pakatan, stop attacking PAS, veep begs DAP

If you love Pakatan, stop attacking PAS, veep begs DAP KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man pleaded with the DAP today to quit attacking the Islamist party and its president for the love of Pakatan Rakyat... Read more

1MDB chief says looking forward to testifying before PAC at later date

BY ZURAIRI AR

1MDB chief says looking forward to testifying before PAC at later date KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief Arul Kanda Kandasamy denied today that he and former CEO Datuk Shahrol Ibrahim Halmi are skipping the Public Accounts... Read more

Churches won’t convert Muslims, says Qatar-based scholar

By Zurairi AR

Churches won’t convert Muslims, says Qatar-based scholar KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Doha-based scholar Dr Jasser Auda scoffed today at Muslims who protest against churches and temples in Muslim-majority areas, saying that converting out of Islam is a... Read more



Prophet Muhammad didn’t criminalise all sins, Qatar-based scholar tells government

BY ZURAIRI AR

Prophet Muhammad didn’t criminalise all sins, Qatar-based scholar tells government KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — The government should intervene as little as possible in the daily lives of Muslims instead of trying to legislate against every sin, Doha-based Muslim scholar Dr... Read more

First rehabilitated sun bear returns to the wild in Sabah

By JULIA CHAN

First rehabilitated sun bear returns to the wild in Sabah KOTA KINABALU, May 25 —  Natalie, the sun bear in Sabah who was rescued after poachers killed her mother, became the first to be released into the wild after she returned to the reserve... Read more

Najib calls for global support to help tackle Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis

Najib calls for global support to help tackle Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today urged Japan and others in the global community to help tackle Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis, saying it requires... Read more

DPM calls for focus on regional efforts to prepare for disasters

DPM calls for focus on regional efforts to prepare for disasters ALOR STAR, May 25 — The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal recently is a clarion call for all to focus on regional efforts towards preparing for disasters, Deputy Prime Minister Tan... Read more


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A worker is silhouetted against the sky at a construction site, with the KL Tower in the background, in Kuala Lumpur, May 25, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A worker is silhouetted against the sky at a construction site, with the KL Tower in the background, in Kuala Lumpur, May 25, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa