North Korea Celebrates Nuclear Test

PYONGYANG, Sept 7 – North Korea held a mass celebration for the scientists involved in carrying out its largest nuclear blast to date, with fireworks and a mass rally in Pyongyang. Citizens of the capital lined the streets Wednesday to wave pink and purple pom-poms and cheer a convoy of buses carrying

Asteroid Florence Has Two Moons

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 – Florence, an asteroid that came within 7.0km million of Earth last week, has two small moons, according to radar images obtained by Nasa. Radar images obtained between Aug 29 and Sept 1, when Florence came closest to Earth, reveal that the asteroid is about 4.5km in size, the

AirAsia Wins Asean Business Award For Tourism

MANILA, Sept 7 – AirAsia has won this year’s Asean Business Award for Priority Integration Sector – Tourism. The award recognises outstanding performance in the Asean priority integration sector of tourism. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes accepted the award on behalf of the company at the Asean Business Awards (ABA) 2017 ceremony held

CAP Urges Gov’t To Reintroduce Inheritance Tax

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 – The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has proposed that the government reintroduce the inheritance tax and to revise existing taxes to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. Its president SM Mohamed Idris said the inheritance tax and other forms of taxes such as

DAP Rep proposes MRTFor Penang

SHAH ALAMSept 7 – The Selangor government is urged to immediately sign the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) as it is the only state government in the country that has not yet done so. Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah said the commission was still waiting for feedback from

DAP Rep Proposes MRT For Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 –A DAP state assemblyman today proposed that the Penang government build a Mass Rapid Transit line instead of the North Coastal Paired Road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang. Teh Yee Cheu, who is the assemblyman for Tanjung Bungah, said the road would affect thousands of residents

Khazanah Eyes Investment Opportunities In Central Asia

ASTANA, Sept 6 – Khazanah Nasional Bhd, plans to widen investment activities beyond Turkey and is eyeing potential opportunities in Central Asia, a region it has no presence yet. Executive director of Finance/chief financial officer Datuk Mohd Izani Ghani said the investment could be varied, with the exception of the oil

All Media In Malaysia Subjected To Act 588

KUALA BERANG, Sept 6 – All media and online portals in Malaysia must be aware that their operations are subjected to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588). Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said the Act had long been introduced to control the reporting of news which were

Qamar Wan Noor Appointed As New COO Of SPAD

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 – The Land Public Transport Commission has appointed Qamar Wan Noor as its new chief operating officer (COO), effective today. In a statement here, SPAD said Qamar will be responsible for the transformation of the transport industry as a whole, encompassing goods transport, bus and taxi services and

Stop The Presses: NY Daily News Sold For US$1

NEW YORK, Sept 5 – The New York Daily News, the storied century-old tabloid known for its provocative headlines, has been sold for US$1 (RM4.26), in the latest sign of turmoil in the newspaper sector. The deal which closed over the weekend allows Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times and

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