Category : The Star

Local News / The Star - 9 months ago

CEO jailed for slapping cabbie

SINGAPORE: A drunk German chief executive was given two weeks' jail and fined $1,000 for slapping a taxi driver and kicking his vehicle after the cabby had declined to pick him up.

Local News / The Star - 9 months ago

Pond an elephant death trap

KOTA KINABALU: A disused quarry pond turned out to be a death trap for a herd of seven endangered Borneo Pygmy elephants, with five, including three young calves, drowning and two more being put down as they were too weak to be saved.

Local News / The Star - 9 months ago

Students aren’t going far

SHAH ALAM: The nine students who launched a campaign to finance their tertiary studies following the suspension of Public Service Department (PSD) overseas scholarships have only managed to raise 12% of the targeted amount.

Local News / The Star - 11 months ago

Elites, expats and enclaves

KARACHI: In many parts of the developing world where security is an issue and social inequity is rampant, there is deep resentment of those who access and partake in the security and privilege of enclaves.