Head: Burnt Tahfiz Block A Temporary Building

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – The students of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Religious Residential School were supposed to move to the original block which had been renovated at the end of this month, said its head Mohd Zahid Mahmod. He said the block where the fire broke out was a temporary building while

Major Shake-Up For Australia Media

SYDNEY, Sept 14 – Controversial changes to Australia’s media laws passed the upper house Thursday, paving the way for a significant concentration of ownership, in a move welcomed by the industry. Under legislation introduced in the 1980s to protect diversity, media companies are blocked from owning television, radio, and newspaper assets in

China’s Sharing Economy Now Embraces Sex Dolls

BEIJING, Sept 14 – China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country’s love affair with the “sharing economy” to an erotic extreme with a line of rentable sex dolls. Touch, a Chinese sex-products retailer, on Thursday launched its “Shared Girlfriend” service in Beijing, featuring Chinese, Russian,

MACC Refers To A-G On Legal Action Against Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sent an application to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for approval to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his refusal to apologise to the commission for his defamatory statement. MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the

Malaysia To Play North Korea In Pyongyang

SHAH ALAM, Sept 14 – Malaysia will have to play their 2019 Asia Cup Group B qualifying match against North Korea in Pyongyang on Oct 5, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Secretary-General Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said the AFC had decided to schedule the match

Ringgit Closes Lower Against US Dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – The ringgit closed lower in tandem with most Asian emerging currencies as the US dollar was holding steady ahead of the release of the US inflation data later today which will offer a guide on the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) action. At 6pm, the local unit was quoted

Main Players: Myanmar’s Refugee Crisis

BANGKOK, Sept 14 – Violence coursing through western Myanmar has sparked an exodus of hundreds of thousands of stateless Muslim Rohingya, generating international alarm at the blistering animosity fuelling a cycle of bloodshed in the region. Here are the main players in the spiralling crisis. The refugees The United Nations says some

Bursa Malaysia Extends Losses To Close Lower

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – Bursa Malaysia extended yesterday’s losses to close lower today, in line with most regional peers, on continued profit-taking in selected heavyweights, consumer and technology counters, dealers said. At the close, the key FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 4.70 points weaker to end at 1,781.37 after

Russian Prisons Boss Arrested On Graft Charges

MOSCOW, Sept 14 – The deputy head of Russia’s prison service has been arrested and charged with embezzling some US$2.8 million (RM11.76 million), investigators said Thursday, the latest eye-catching graft case in the country. Oleg Korshunov is accused of syphoning off funds from a major state contract to supply fuel and

Najib Coy On General Election Date

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 14 – With various possible dates being bandied about, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has yet to give any indication of when the 14th general election will be held. Queried on the matter by a reporter at the end of his three-day working visit here on Wednesday,

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