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Cambodia jails Australian for drug trafficking

Phnom Penh: An Australian woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Cambodian court for attempting to smuggle almost 2kg of heroin out of Phnom Penh.


Anti-graft campaigner wins first round of Slovak presidential vote

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Zuzana Caputova, an anti-corruption campaigner with no experience in public office, won the first round of Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, setting up a tough clash with the ruling Smer party's candidate.


Duterte hints at extending martial law in Mindanao

Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte has hinted that he may extend martial law in Mindanao as he won’t lift his declaration before his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 24.


20-year-old Steel grabs top prize

KUALA LUMPUR: First-time author Steven Steel clinched the top prize in the fiction category of the 10th Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA) for Someone’s In My Head, a science fiction novel about mind control.


Worker buried under steel plates and earth at site

SANDAKAN: An Indian national was killed in a cave-in incident at a construction site of a power transmission facility at Jalan Labuk, about 18km from here.



Umno General Assembly news in brief


Exciting start to festival

GEORGE TOWN: The George Town Festival 2016’s opening weekend in Penang fascinated visitors with various arts, culture and heritage-related programmes.


Shoot now, ask questions later

MANILA: The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be taking on a “shoot now, ask later” policy not only in dealing with criminals, but also in its plan to shift the form of government to federalism.


Philippines' Duterte ditches the glitz for frugal national address

MANILA (Reuters) - New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lay out his goals for his six-year term on Monday and has set a simple tone for his inaugural national address by ordering the event stripped of its trademark swank and opulence.


Duterte opens information to all

MANILA: The executive order read: “Every Filipino shall have access to information, official records, public records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for public document.”