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‘Family counselling vital to help addicts’

PETALING JAYA: Family counselling must be strengthened to fight drug addiction because many youths involved came from families facing conflict or where parents had divorced, said a former drug user.

'If they lacked training and had no budget, they can seek the help of non-governmental organisations.' - Abdul Azyadee Abdul Wahid

Don’t mess with ‘Twister Girl’ Angela Lee

When Angela Lee goes into the cage, she’s in for the kill and will choke, punch and kick her opponent to get the job done.

Court ruling favours Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA (Reuters) - The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favouring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

The sun shines on Cypark

FOR a company that is heavily loaded with debts due to the nature of its business, Cypark Resources Bhd is starting to see some upside since its transition from short-term contracts to concession-related activities.

Growth prospects: UOB Kay Hian Research reckons Cypark has growth prospects now that it has transitioned from short-term contracts that are susceptible to economic cycles to concession-related activities.

M’sia’s blind footballers take bronze medal

BUKIT JALIL: Malaysia’s blind football team beat Vietnam 1-0, clinching the bronze medal in the Asean Para Games.

All ears: The Malaysian team against Vietnam during the bronze medal playoff.

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics.

Some investors hope the Google cash helps HTC focus on its Vive VR headsets and reduce its development costs. — Reuters

Chipmaker GlobalFoundries asks EU to investigate bigger rival TSMC

US electronic chipmaker GlobalFoundries has asked European antitrust regulators to investigate market leader TSMC, accusing the Taiwanese firm of unfair competition, an industry source said on Sept 18.

TSMC is the world's top foundry and is also the third biggest chipmaker by sales behind Samsung Electronics and Intel. — Reuters

Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

YANGON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - When officials from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, they were hoping to drum up investment in transport, energy and education.

India arrests eight alleged sex tourists for underage rape

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested eight Arab nationals accused of paying brokers thousands of dollars to arrange sham Islamic "marriages" with underage girls for sex, an officer said on Thursday.

'Jackpot Auntie' in legal tussle with firm she helped set up

SINGAPORE: "Jackpot Auntie" Choo Hong Eng, who was hailed for giving away $410,000 (RM1.2mil) in casino winnings to charity, is being sued for more than $200,000 (RM622,294) by the company she helped start.

Choo Hong Eng at the Kwan Inn (Geylang East) Vegetarian Food stall, which has been in operation since 1986. She had made headlines in 2011 when Marina Bay Sands Casino initially declined to pay her the $410,000 she won on its slot machines. She later donated the winnings to charity.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH.