SPAD may include Penang’s plans in national transport blueprint

By Opalyn Mok
July 21, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, July 21 — The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is looking at incorporating Penang’s Transport Master Plan (PTMP) into the National Land Transport Master Plan, state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow said today. The local government, traffic management and flood mitigation committee chairman said Penang has... Read more

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (centre) poses for a photo with Wanita Umno, Puteri Umno, and Umno Youth members at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre in Putrajaya July 20, 2017. — Bernama pic

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (centre) poses for a photo with Wanita Umno, Puteri Umno, and Umno Youth members at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre in Putrajaya July 20, 2017. — Bernama pic

Remembering Chester Bennington

Remembering Chester Bennington

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The charismatic lead singer for hard rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday (July 20, 2017). He was 41.

Remembering Chester Bennington
William and Kate get a taste of dancehall nostalgia in Berlin

William and Kate get a taste of dancehall nostalgia in Berlin

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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception at Claerchens Ballhaus, in Berlin July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

William and Kate get a taste of dancehall nostalgia in Berlin
‘Kingsman’ gather at 2017 Comic-Con in San Diego

‘Kingsman’ gather at 2017 Comic-Con in San Diego

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Halle Berry poses at a press line for ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ during the 2017 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Kingsman’ gather at 2017 Comic-Con in San Diego
Say yes to the (toilet paper) dress

Say yes to the (toilet paper) dress

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A model is pictured backstage wearing a wedding dress made out of toilet paper before a fashion show in the Manhattan borough of New York July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Say yes to the (toilet paper) dress
Inside the Planet Museum of Chocolate in France

Inside the Planet Museum of Chocolate in France

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A worker sculpts a chocolate statue at the Planet Museum of Chocolate (Planete Musee du Chocolat) in Biarritz, southwestern France July 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Inside the Planet Museum of Chocolate in France
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 kicks off

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 kicks off

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A zombie arrives in costume as he participates in the opening preview night at Comic Con International in San Diego, California July 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 kicks off

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case

July 21, 2017

BANGKOK, July 21 — Toppled Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was mobbed this morning by well-wishers, many bearing red roses, as she arrived for what could be the final hearing in a trial for criminal negligence that carries a 10-year jail term. She is accused of negligence over a rice subsidy policy that funneled cash to her poor, rural... Read more

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Lukaku, Rashford on target as United down City

July 21, 2017

HOUSTON, July 21 — Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were on target as Manchester United defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 2-0 in their International Champions Cup pre-season clash here yesterday. Belgian international Lukaku... Read more

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Foreign insurers are said to plan US$2b of Malaysia deals

July 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Overseas insurers including Prudential Plc are pursuing plans to sell stakes in their Malaysian units, in deals that could raise at least a combined US$2 billion (RM8.5  billion) and help them comply with foreign ownership limits, people with knowledge of the matter said. Prudential has asked banks to pitch for... Read more

A job vacancy sign adorns a cafe window as customers eat and drink inside in central Sydney July 21, 2017.  — Reuters pic

A job vacancy sign adorns a cafe window as customers eat and drink inside in central Sydney July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Trendiest takeout order of 2017 so far: Poke bowls

July 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, July 21 — Poke bowls have become the hottest delivery item of 2017 so far, with the popular Hawaiian dish seeing an impressive 365 per cent increase in orders on one of the leading take-out delivery services in the US. Halfway into the year, GrubHub has teased out a few trends in delivery orders across its network of 55,000... Read more

Cooked chickens for sale are adorned with pink roses as they are displayed in front of a food shop in the old quarters in Hanoi on July 21, 2017. — AFP pic

Cooked chickens for sale are adorned with pink roses as they are displayed in front of a food shop in the old quarters in Hanoi on July 21, 2017. — AFP pic

Linkin Park singer Bennington dies in apparent suicide (VIDEO)

July 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, July 21 — Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead yesterday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a US tour. Bennington, 41, known for his powerful, belting vocals, died at his Palos Verdes home near Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office... Read more

OJ Simpson reacts during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

OJ Simpson reacts during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

The Honda Civic hatchback is a hatch made in heaven

July 21, 2017

SINGAPORE, July 21 — Let us say this right from the start: It is very hard to fault the latest-generation Honda Civic. It is one of the sportiest-looking cars in its segment, it handles well and is comfortable and well-built, and it drives remarkably, thanks to its 1.5-litre turbo powerplant. However, despite that, there is a growing... Read more

A participant drives his car during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road to Soelkpass, Austria July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A participant drives his car during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road to Soelkpass, Austria July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

First Saudi jobs website for women aims to get more in the workforce

July 21, 2017

BEIRUT, July 21 — An Algerian biomedical engineer is on a mission to make it easier for women to find work in Saudi Arabia by creating the first job-searching website for females in the deeply conservative kingdom. Australian-born Naziha Deriche, 23, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, realised after completing her postgraduate studies in... Read more

A model is pictured backstage wearing a wedding dress made out of toilet paper before a fashion show in New York July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A model is pictured backstage wearing a wedding dress made out of toilet paper before a fashion show in New York July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

What to expect from a €60 smartphone

July 21, 2017

LONDON, July 21 — Phone brand Wiko will soon release a new version of its Sunny entry-level smartphone, the Sunny 2. The new version will sell for €60 (RM299), the same price as the previous model. So what can we expect from this low-cost smartphone? These days, smartphones are available at all price points, but it’s above all the... Read more

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks at a bipedal humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research Institute for Science and Engineering at Waseda University's Kikuicho Campus in Tokyo July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Elon Musk claims US approval for world’s longest tunnel

July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 21 — Elon Musk says he won “verbal” government approval to build the world’s longest tunnel for an ultra-high-speed train line to connect New York to Washington. The train, known as a hyperloop, would make the 220-mile (352km) connection in 29 minutes, Musk said in a post on Twitter yesterday. He provided few... Read more

Tourists watch as a Croatian firefighter plane collects water near the town of Herceg Novi, Montenegro July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tourists watch as a Croatian firefighter plane collects water near the town of Herceg Novi, Montenegro July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tertuduh bunuh kekasih remaja, menangis minta maaf di mahkamah

July 21, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, 21 Julai — Bekas pengawal keselamatan di sini mengaku bersalah merogol dan membunuhnya kekasihnya dua tahun lalu. Tarmizi Yaakob, 22, mengaku bersalah membunuh Suraya Mawardi,17, angkara cemburu kerana mangsa dilaporkan memiliki kekasih lain. Pengakuan Tarmizi itu diiringi rasa kesal dan permohonan maaf kepada keluarga... Selanjutnya

Pegawai Jabatan Veterinar menjalankan vaksinasi terhadap anjing dan kucing milik penduduk sekitar Padawan secara percuma di Dewan Batu 10 Padawan 20 Julai 2017. — Foto Bernama

Pegawai Jabatan Veterinar menjalankan vaksinasi terhadap anjing dan kucing milik penduduk sekitar Padawan secara percuma di Dewan Batu 10 Padawan 20 Julai 2017. — Foto Bernama

China’s banned books fade from Hong Kong

July 21, 2017

HONG KONG, July 21 — The annual Hong Kong book fair has always been a source of politically sensitive titles banned in China, but this year fewer were on display as the city faces growing pressure under an increasingly assertive Beijing. Several publishing houses were still displaying controversial books at the harbourfront convention... Read more

Comic Con fans walk past a MAD poster as they participate in Comic Con International in San Diego July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Comic Con fans walk past a MAD poster as they participate in Comic Con International in San Diego July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic