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

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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