Court Fixes Oct 13 To Hear Maria’s Suit Against Jamal

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – The High Court here has fixed four day from Oct 13 to hear the defamation suit filed by activist Maria Chin Abdullah against Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunus over for allegedly linking Bersih 2.0 with Daesh militant group.  Maria’s counsel Melissa Sasidaran

Azmin: No Supplementary Budget

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SHAH ALAM, Mar 29 – Selangor will not present a supplementary budget for 2017, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said in principle, the state government has decided not to have a supplementary budget, and this principle will be (held). “When we tabled our budget in the state

Cops Arrest Teenager Planning School Shooting In US

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WASHINGTON, Mar 29 – Police in Maryland have arrested an 18-year-old student who was planning a shooting at her school, after her family turned her in. Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins said Tuesday that Nichole Cevario had amassed firearms and potential explosives materials, as well as instructions to make a homemade bomb.

Ringgit Ends Lower Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today on lack of buying interest as investors shifted interest towards safe-haven currencies, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4170/4210 against the greenback compared with 4.4120/4150 yesterday. He said some traders also took profit, as

23 Evacuated After Floods Hit Alor Gajah, Malacca

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MALACCA, Mar 29 – Twenty-three victims from five families were evacuated after a flood occurred in Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah near here late last night. The Malacca State Disaster Management Committee said in a statement that the victims were evacuated to the Flood Relief Centre at the Taboh Naning Community Hall, near

Bursa Malaysia Ends Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – Bursa Malaysia closed lower today on persistent profit-taking led by Maybank, bucking the trend of its regional peers. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 4.01 points to close at 1,750.41 from 1,754.42, registered on Tuesday.  Earlier, the index opened 3.04 points higher at 1,757.46

US Leads Boycott Of Talks To Ban Nukes

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NEW YORK, Mar 28 – More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley spoke

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