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Chinese surveillance balloon advanced, hard to shoot down: US expert

WASHINGTON: The first Chinese surveillance balloon that the Pentagon found flying over sensitive US ballistic missile sites may be guided by advanced artificial intelligence technology, a US expert said Friday. A second Chinese surveillance balloon was later spotted over Latin America, before it headed eastwards over the central United States, the Pentagon said. William Kim, […]

Australia to legalise MDMA and magic mushrooms for medical use

SYDNEY: Australia’s drugs watchdog on Friday announced that psychedelic substances MDMA and psilocybin – more commonly known as ecstasy and magic mushrooms – will soon be used in the treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress. Psychiatrists will be able to prescribe the two substances from July, the Therapeutic Goods Administration said after finding “sufficient evidence […]

Japan PM Kishida rebukes aide over same-sex couple outburst

TOKYO, Feb 4 ― Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida today rebuked one of his secretaries, who said he wouldn’t want to live next to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender couples and warned that people would flee Japan if same-sex marriage was permitted. In remarks reported by local media yesterday, Masayoshi Arai, a government bureaucrat who […]

Comprehensive guidelines must be introduced with fireworks now allowed, says safety group

PETALING JAYA: With the government legalising firecrackers and fireworks in Malaysia, a safety group urges the authorities to introduce comprehensive safety guidelines for the public. Alliance for a Safe Community chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye called on the government to develop comprehensive guidelines for both the public and sellers to adhere to. “The Home […]

Indian national’s wife among five arrested over his murder

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 — Police arrested five individuals including four women on suspicion of murdering an Indian national whose body was found buried on a hillside, behind a bungalow, in Subang Jaya on Thursday. Subang Jaya police chief ACP Wan Azlan Wan Mamat said the suspects, aged between 25 and 35, were two local […]

Malaysia’s KL Tower International Jump returns after 3-year hiatus

KUALA LUMPUR: After a three-year postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump Malaysia (KLTIJM) which enters its 20th year this year, is back on Friday. More than 140 international and Malaysian jumpers will showcase exciting jumps with thrilling stunts from a height of 300 metres at the Sky Deck, KL […]

Maxis sokong usaha sediakan jalur lebar mampu milik

Kuala Lumpur: Maxis menyokong usaha kerajaan menyediakan perkhidmatan jalur lebar mampu milik kepada rakyat. Dalam satu kenyataan media hari ini, syarikat itu memaklumkan, pihaknya akan mengeluarkan butiran maklumat mengenai Pakej Perpaduan mereka dalam masa terdekat. “Maxis menerima baik pengumuman Menteri Komunikasi dan Digital, Fahmi Fadzil mengenai Pakej Perpaduan Jalur Lebar Tetap yang akan menyediakan akses […]

Peningkatan ammonia dikesan di LRA utama Selangor

Shah Alam: Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) mengesan permasalahan kualiti air mentah berpunca daripada peningkatan ammonia (AN) di dalam air mentah di loji rawatan air (LRA) utama negeri iaitu SSP1, SSP 2 dan SSP3 sejak jam 7 pagi, 2 Februari lalu. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Infrastruktur, Izham Hashim berkata, susulan itu, Lembaga Urus Air […]

Thaipusam: Polis Selangor jangka lebih 300,000 pengunjung di Batu Caves

KUALA LUMPUR: Polis menjangkakan lebih 300,000 pengunjung berada di Batu Caves di sini sempena perayaan Thaipusam, bermula petang ini hingga esok. Pemangku Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk S. Sasikala Devi berkata ini berikutan pihak kuil di Batu Caves memaklumkan kepada polis bahawa pengunjung akan lebih ramai apabila ketibaan pedati petang ini. “Sejak semalam ramai pengunjung yang […]