Cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' announced

LOS ANGELES: The original Star Wars movie blasted its way onto screens a long time ago, in a cinema galaxy seemingly far, far away – but Han, Luke and Leia will be back soon. On Tuesday, Disney announced the cast of the film just now entering production under the name Star Wars: Episode VII, a …

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Water woes flooding cyberspace

PETALING JAYA: Stop talking and just give us our water! That seems to be the broad sentiment of residents in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur who are sick and tired of the prolonged water rationing. Over the past weeks, they have been flooding cyberspace with their complaints and angry cries of despair. Na …

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#WeAreAllMonkeys: Going bananas on social media

People all over the world are showing their support for an unofficial anti-racism campaign by taking selfies with bananas. Brazillian footballer Dani Alves has just become one of social medias biggest stars. The Barcelona defender has unwittingly turned the very normal act of eating a banana into a …

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Trainee pilot injured in light aircraft crash

KOTA BARU: A single-engine light aircraft crash landed in an open space at a densely-populated residential area, near here, causing its 20-year-old pilot to suffer head and leg injuries. Firemen took 15 minutes to pull M. Shankar out of the wrecked Piper Warrior II craft after they rushed there upon …

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Who is to blame for Selangor water woes?

The Selangor Government’s reluctance to gradually raise tariffs, to allow water companies to increase supply and reduce leakages, forced the Federal Government to step in and initiate damage control. Unfortunately, public anger is now directed at the wrong party. THE other day, I was listening to a …

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M’sian in the running for ‘Green Oscar’

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian conservationist has been selected as one of eight finalists in this year’s Whitley Awards, an international ceremony dedicated to honouring the world’s best conservation efforts. A field biologist and long-term conservationist, Dr Melvin Gumal was picked from over 170 expe …

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