Paul Gabriel

Recent and archived articles by Paul Gabriel

18 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘100 days of new Govt a roller coaster ride’

KUALA LUMPUR: As Pakatan Hara­pan marked its first 100 days in office, the Singapore High Commis­­sioner likened it to a “roller coaster ride” for him and members of his mission.

A warm hand: Menon applauding Mohamad during the Singapore 53rd NationalDay reception in Kuala Lumpur.
15 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pacman a big draw among Filipinos here

KUALA LUMPUR: Politician and pugilist Manny Pacquiao’s slugfest is the big draw – but there is a more diplomatic meeting planned for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to greet tough-talking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte here.

Ringside tickets for the Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse fight at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil today are priced at a whopping RM20,000, but some lucky Filipinos in Malaysia will get to watch the action for as low as RM250 – thanks to their philanthropic boxerpolitician. Filipino Business Council in Malaysia committee member Gina Frias (left) and assistant Wilma Lopez say 35 Filipino organisations in Malaysia got together to push ticket sales for the much-anticipated bout. —ART CHEN/ The Star
13 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

USJ20 RA festive do doubles as AGM

SECURITY, safety and good neighbourliness were the main themes at the recent USJ20/1-USJ20/3 Residents Association’s ninth annual general meeting (AGM)-cum-Hari Raya gathering.

Ng (third from left) jointly cutting a cake to commemorate the USJ20/1-20/3 RAs ninth AGM. Flanking her are (from left) Paul Gabriel, ASP Jasni, Hoh and Fathul Muin.
9 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s no longer a dull affair

KUALA LUMPUR: Receptions hosted by foreign missions here are no longer a mundane affair with many among the new Cabinet ministers livening things up.

Breath of fresh air: Azmin with Kamala at the Independence Day reception in Kuala Lumpur.
10 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

British envoy hopes Prime Minister will be at Leaders Retreat in London

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia readies the ground for its general election, Britain is preparing for its biggest show – the Commonwealth Summit.

Treadell: ‘The door will be open to Najib until the last minute.’
7 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Indian envoy offers ‘solid bridge’ in ties

KUALA LUMPUR: India’s new chief diplomat here has put out a special message to Malaysians – “please keep me busy on the job.”

On a mission: Kumar (in suit) being presented with a portrait of himself by Overseas Friends of BJP Malaysia chapter executive president Datuk V. Manikandamurthy (third from left).
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rahul Gandhi’s visit may be controversial but significant

KUALA LUMPUR: India’s Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi (pic) will take a break from the heated election campaign in Karnataka state to talk business here and woo the sizeable Indian diaspora.

19 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Human trafficking under watch

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s efforts in tackling human trafficking will come under scrutiny again as the United States prepares to take another global look at the scourge.

16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Eyeing Filipinos in Malaysia for ‘peso’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Philippines is continuing to target Malaysia – for tourism peso.

12 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysians can now renew US visas by mail

KUALA LUMPUR: The United States Embassy now allows visa renewal by mail for Malaysians.