N. Korea Official Lambasts France Over Nuclear Criticism

PYONGYANG, Sept 9 – A senior North Korean official has lashed out at France after it warned Pyongyang’s nuclear ambition could pose a threat to Europe, saying Paris must abandon its own atomic weapons first. Ri Tok-Son, deputy director of the foreign ministry’s European department, said France’s claim that a nuclear missile

North Korea Urges Nuclear Build-Up On Anniversary

SEOUL, Sept 9 – North Korea’s state media marked the nation’s founding anniversary Saturday with calls for a nuclear arms buildup, in defiance of mounting international sanctions. South Korea’s military said it was keeping close tabs on the North amid speculation it could stage a missile launch or another nuclear test to

Woman Threatening MPSJ Officer Case Under Police Probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 – Police have launched an investigation into the case of a woman who allegedly threatened a Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) enforcement officer, a video of which went viral on social media last Wednesday. Serdang district police chief ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said apart from screaming

King Confers Awards On 103 Recipients

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 – Three prominent figures were among 103 recipients conferred fedaral awards and honours for 2017 at Istana Negara here today in conjunction with the birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V. They were Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif and two former Cabinet ministers, Tun Michael Chen

Ontario Announces Plans For Marijuana Sales

MONTREAL, Sept 9 – Canada’s most populous province announced plans Friday to begin sales of marijuana in government-regulated shops and over the internet by mid 2018 when recreational use of the drug becomes legal. Ontario’s Justice Minister Yasir Naqvi said a dozen shops will be open on July 1, 2018 and the

Pregnant Woman’s Suicide Roils China

BEIJING, Sept 9 – Ma Rongrong’s labour pains were–unbearable. For hours she had begged for a C-section to ease her agony. After–multiple requests were refused, she jumped five floors from a hospital window–in northern China to her death. Ma’s family and her doctors have blamed each other for denying her the–surgery that

Rohingya Exodus To Bangladesh Nears 300,000

COX’S BAZAR, Sept 9 – Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh in the 15 days since new violence erupted, the United Nations said Saturday. The figure has jumped about 20,000 in a day. “Some 290,000 Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh since Aug 25,” said Joseph Tripura, a spokesman for

King Graces Investiture In Conjunction With Birthday

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today graced an investiture for federal awards and honours at Istana Negara here in conjunction with His Majesty’s birthday. His Majesty arrived at Istana Negara accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor

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

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