Penang-Based Muslim NGOs To Defend Rohingyas

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 8 – A group of about 20 Penang-based Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) held a protest in Penang today to called on Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to allow the United Nations to intervene and assist the Rohingya people in Rakhine. Some 1,000 people gathered after Friday prayers

MCMC Blocks Access To Steam Over ‘Fight of Gods’

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 8 – The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has ordered Internet service providers to block access to the popular websites functioning as digital distribution platform of a video game, “Fight of Gods”, which has been seen as a threat to the sanctity of religion and inter-racial harmony in

Najib Chairs BN Supreme Council Meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today chaired a meeting of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council at Menara Dato’ Onn here. Najib, who is Umno president and BN chairman, arrived for the meeting at 3.30pm and was greeted by the leaders of the BN component parties.

Abim Advises Social Media Users Over Rohingya Issue

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 – The Malaysian Muslim Youth Movement (Abim) today advised social media users against circulating negative perceptions and allegations about the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia to the extent of raising public hatred towards them. Abim secretary-general Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said it would be more noble for the people

Kedah Close To Reaching 40,000 Housing Manifesto Target

SUNGAI PETANI, Sept 8 – The 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) has allowed more people in the lower and middle income groups, particularly young earners to own their first home. Housewife Norhalila Salleh, 47, noted that PR1MA units cost lower compared to the market price for houses in the same range. “Most

Britain Backs Kicking N.Korean Workers Out Of EU

TAPA, Sept 8 – Britain backed Friday moves to expel North Korean workers from the European Union as part of fresh sanctions to punish Pyongyang after its latest nuclear test. Foreign minister Boris Johnson told AFP there was a “wide measure of agreement” among his EU counterparts to forge ahead with new

Malaysia To Host Asean Makerthon 2017

CYBERJAYA, Sept 8 – Malaysia is hosting the inaugural Asean Makerthon 2017 and Internet of Things (IoT) Information Sharing Workshop beginning today until Sept 10, at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) former headquarters in Cyberjaya. MCMC said the event was a regional initiative in line with the objectives of

TM And Grab Collaborate In Three Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 – Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Grab recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in three potential areas including utilising Grab for Work (GFW), Grab’s corporate transport management solution for TM’s employees and customers. With the collaboration, both companies will explore opportunities towards implementation of GFW,

US Court Deals Blow To Trump Travel Ban

LOS ANGELES, Sept 8 – A federal court in California dealt a new blow Thursday to the Trump administration’s travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country. It is the latest twist of the legal wrangling touched off by President Donald Trump’s ban, first announced in January with

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