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Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

JAKARTA: Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda.

Gruesome sight: The burning wreckage of one of the motorcycles following the accident along the Karak Highway.

Fiery end for two bikers in highway accident

KUALA LUMPUR: A rider of a high-powered motorcycle was burnt to death, while another big biker was killed after being hit by a car in a horrific accident along the Karak Highway.

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago

PARIS: It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors - armoured fish called placoderms - developed the art of intercourse.

Referendum for the people

Referendum is an important democratic mechanism.

Two ways to spice up your rice

INSTEAD of using plain rice to compliment your curries, why not make different varieties of Indian-style rice to add flavour to your palate.

Free, for free:  Okonek (centre) and Dielen (second from right) being welcomed by German embassy officials at a military air base in Manila.  - AFP

‘No ransom paid for hostages’

MANILA: Contradictory to an Abu Sayyaf spokesman’s claim that a ransom was paid in full for the release of German hostages Viktor Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen on Friday, the Philippine government has clarified that it did not sanction any payment to the kidnappers.

Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin

Battersea recoups land cost

KUALA LUMPUR: The developers of the Battersea Power Station project in London, Malaysia’s biggest property venture overeas, are confident of recovering the land cost following the launch of the next phase.

Top-paying jobs in Malaysia

Skilled professionals are in demand in Malaysia, with some industries being considerably more pronounced than others.

Home shopping: Visitors at the Star Property Fair in Tropicana City Mall checking out the variety of new developments on offer.

High-rise living no longer an issue

PETALING JAYA: Price, location, accessibility and security - these are the top concerns of potential housebuyers looking for property at the Star Property Fair.

Alliance Bank SME Challenge finalists Dou Food co-founders Larry Teo (left) and Jonathan Hiew.

Start-ups taste success by meeting simple lifestyle needs

PETALING JAYA: Start-ups that meet simple lifestyle needs are faring well.

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