Taliban bans forced marriages in Afghanistan

ISTANBUL: The Taliban-led interim government in Afghanistan banned forced marriages of women Friday in a significant development aimed at empowering Afghan women, reported Anadolu Agency. “Adult women’s consent is necessary during Nekah/marriage,” Taliban supreme commander Hibatullah Akhunzada said in a special decree, asserting genders “should be equal.” “No one can force women to marry by … Read more

Fed govt has no objection to S’wak upgrading aviation facilities

MUKAH: The federal government has no objection to Sarawak’s efforts to upgrade aviation facilities in the state to benefit its citizens, in line with the rapid development in the state. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pix) said his ministry, among others, had given the Sarawak government approval to upgrade the Lawas Airport … Read more

Companies allowed to import frozen chicken until Feb next year

PUTRAJAYA: The government has allowed companies to import frozen whole chicken from this month until February next year, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (Mafi) today. Mafi in a statement said it was to cover shortages in chicken supply involving import consideration of up to 10,000 metric tonnes or 5.5 million chickens per … Read more

BMW M-achines at Pavillion Bkt Jalil

BMW Malaysia is celebrating the end of 2021 on a M-erry note with its ever-powerful BMW M portfolio; in collaboration with the BMW M Owners Club, a fleet of high-performance BMW M vehicles will make their way from across the nation to assemble for a thrilling display at the newly-opened Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, … Read more

Tiger Woods considering return at upcoming father-son event

Tiger Woods is considering a return at the Dec. 18-19 PNC Championships, the annual father-son tournament at Orlando, Fla., GOLF.com reported Friday. According to the report, a source “familiar with Woods’ progress” indicated that an official announcement could come as early as next week, following more practice time and how his body reacts to increased … Read more

NanoMalaysia signs EV parts pact with S. Korean auto firms

PETALING JAYA: NanoMalaysia Bhd today entered into a memorandum of agreement with a consortium of South Korea-based automotive companies, which will position the country as an exporter of electric vehicle (EV) components for use in the micro mobility ecosystem in the Asean region, with a targeted investment value of US$30 million (RM126.6 million). The multi-party … Read more

Sarawakians need to make the right choice -PM (Updated)

KAPIT: The people of Sarawak need to make the right choice in the 12th state election to maintain the good relations between the state and federal governments, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. (pix) According to him, good ties are important to facilitate dealings between the two governments especially in implementing development for … Read more

Scania ‘good driver’ competition

SCANIA’s Ecolution customers’ drivers are now getting the recognition that they deserve through the launch of the annual “A Good Driver” Truck & Bus Competition (AGD) that started on Dec 1 and will end on Nov 30 next year. The drivers automatically qualify as long as they are part of the Scania Ecolution partnerships and … Read more

DNB to minimise 5G rollout complexity

KUALA LUMPUR: Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) has reaffirmed that a single wholesale network (SWN) mechanism will accelerate the national fifth generation (5G) network deployment and move up Malaysia’s position in offering commercial 5G services in ASEAN. Chief corporate affairs officer Zuraida Jamaluddin said Malaysia is currently ranked sixth for 5G commercial services offering, lagging behind … Read more

CPOPC must counter anti-palm oil propaganda -Zuraida

JAKARTA: Strategies devised to debunk myths surrounding palm oil must leverage today’s technological advancements, including the cyber platform where news travels fast, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin. (pix) Therefore, an organisation like the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) needs to place more emphasis on easily digestible, bite-sized information as … Read more

Candace Owens tears into Stacey Abrams as corrupt and connected

Talk show host and political commentator Candace Owens took a swing at Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday night, calling her “corrupt” and “entitled” during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”  CANDACE OWENS: “Yes, she does feel entitled, I think that she’s one of those people that you can say is … Read more

US sees signs Russia plans Ukraine invasion in early 2022

U.S. officials believe Russia is planning a multi-front military invasion of Ukraine, involving as many as 175,000 troops, as soon as early 2022, Fox News has confirmed. A senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that details outlined in a report Friday night by The Washington Post are in line with the thinking of U.S. … Read more