Afternoon Rain, Thunderstorm In Most States

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 – Rain and thunderstorms are expected to occur in the afternoon till evening in most states, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. A spokesman said when contacted today that the affected areas included the west coast of the peninsula – Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Selangor and

Ministry Hopes For Bigger PPR Allocation In 2018 Budget

KOTA TINGGI, Sept 2 – The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry hopes to receive a bigger allocation under the 2018 Budget. Deputy Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said a bigger allocation would enable the ministry to carry out more People’s Housing Projects (PPRs) in the states. “We intend to have

Health Ministry To Submit Official Letter To S’pore Govt

KLUANG, Sept 2 – The Health Ministry will submit an official letter to the Singapore Government on dissatisfaction over the republic’s online news portal which published a baseless report pertaining to the country’s healthcare services and medical personnel. Minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the letter would be submitted in

BN Contributions To The People Apparent

SEMPORNA, Sept 2 – The contributions of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to the people are clear, apparent and according to the requirement of the people, including the blue tank, said Sabah Assistant Finance Minister Datuk Ramlee Marahaban here today. Ramlee, who is also Sabah Umno deputy information head, said every

Rain, Thunderstorm In Most States

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 – Rain and thunderstorm are expected to occur in most states in the afternoon today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. A spokesman said isolated rain had been forecasted for the coastal areas of Kedah and Penang, and cloudy in other states, this morning. “However, in the afternoon,

TV Streaming Pioneer Roku Files For Stock Market Debut

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2 – Online streaming television pioneer Roku on Friday filed paperwork to raise as much as US$100 million with an offering of stock on the Nasdaq exchange. Roku was early to the trend of viewers “cutting the cord” and shunning traditional cable television in favor of streaming shows

ACCA Examination On Sept 4-8 As Scheduled

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 – The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) written examination will be held as scheduled on Sept 4-8. The Education Ministry in a statement today said the examination involved 35 centres and 21,706 candidates in the 13 states. The ACCA examination would be held simultaneously worldwide in five

US Ban On North Korea Travel Comes Into Force

SEOUL, Sept 1 – Washington’s ban on US citizens travelling to North Korea came into force on Friday, with the two countries at loggerheads over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions. The measure was imposed following the death of student Otto Warmbier, 22, in June, a few days after he was sent home in a

Mumbai Building Collapse Death Toll Jumps To 33

MUMBAI, Sept 1 – The death toll from a building collapse in India’s commercial capital Mumbai jumped to 33 Friday after rescuers pulled more than a dozen bodies from the rubble overnight. Officials said 22 men, eight women and three children died when the residential building gave way on Thursday morning in

Tropical Storm Lidia Heads For Mexican Resort

MEXICO CITY, Sept 1 – Tropical Storm Lidia bore down on the plush Mexican resort area of Los Cabos Thursday, dumping torrential rains on a wide swath of the country and prompting officials to evacuate residents. Lidia formed Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean and was already wreaking havoc along the coast and

Spain Orders N. Korea Embassy To Reduce Staff

MADRID, Sept 1 – Spain told the North Korean embassy on Thursday to reduce its staff in the country in protest against Pyongyang’s repeated missile launches and nuclear weapons tests. North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes “create a serious threat to peace in the region and to global security,” the foreign

Malaysia Marks National Day In A Show Of Love, Solidarity

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 – Malaysians from all walks of life today celebrated National Day 2017 around the country in an overwhelming expression of love for their motherland and solidarity, reminiscent of their forefathers’ patriotism and unity at the time the nation gained independence. Adults and children alike thronged the venues

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