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UM confers honorary doctorate on Saudi’s King Salman

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia’s Ruler King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has been conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by Universiti Malaya at a special convocation ceremony.

Nation

Sabah minister in hospital after heart attack

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah minister Datuk Siringan Gubat (pic) is in stable condition and responding to treatment at the intensive care unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after he suffered a heart attack.

Mahathir running down nation with false claim, says PM’s aide

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has run down the nation with his claim that Malaysia has become one of the 10 most corrupt countries in the world, said an aide to the Prime Minister.

Regional

Bomb explodes in Bandung

Bandung: Indonesian police shot dead a man linked to the Islamic State group during a firefight at a government office after a small bomb was set off nearby.

Thai generals lead royal funeral pyre ceremony

Bangkok: Thailand’s generals took centre stage at a ceremony blessing the start of construction of an enormous funeral pyre for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a vivid illustration of the army’s intimate links to the palace.

World

Review faults Washington police handling of inaugural protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police who clashed with protesters at President Donald Trump's inauguration potentially breached department guidelines and the rights of demonstrators, including through use of pepper spray, a civilian review board said on Monday.

Trump meets China's top diplomat amid tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has attacked China on issues from trade to the South China Sea, held his first face-to-face talks with a member of the Chinese leadership on Monday, and the White House said it was a chance to discuss shared security interests and a possible meeting with President Xi Jinping.

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