Shares Fall As Philippine Bank Hit By Fraud

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MANILA, Aug 1 – The value of shares in the Philippines’ second-largest bank fell Friday after it was hit by fraud, which reports said may amount to nearly US$50 million (RM214.3 million). The Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted unnamed bank officials as saying one of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.’s vice presidents has

Etihad Helping Australia With Plane ‘Terror Plot’

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SYDNEY, Aug 1 – Etihad Airways said Tuesday it was helping Australian police with their investigation into an alleged plot to bring down a plane, as authorities sifted through evidence from counter-terrorism raids. Four men were arrested in Sydney on Saturday evening, with security tightened across all major Australian domestic and international

IWK Recovers 87% Of Outstanding Bills

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) has successfully recovered 87% of the RM8 billion outstanding sewerage bills that have accumulated since 1997, acting IWK chief operating officer Mohamed Haniffa Abdul Hamid said. He said this was due to the consortium’s proactive efforts to enhance public awareness on the importance

Xi: China Will Protect Its Sovereignty

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BEIJING, Aug 1 – China will be fiercely protect its sovereignty against “any people, organisation or political party”, President Xi Jinping warned it on Tuesday, as the country was celebrated the 90th anniversary of its military, the People’s Liberation Army.  The message comes as the ruling Communist Party faces political resistance

Water Disruption In Klang From Aug 10

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 – Certain areas in Klang would be affected by water supply disruption from Aug 10 for Air Selangor to carry out equipment replacement works in its water distribution system. Its Group Corporate Communications Department chief Amin Lin Abdullah in a statement here said the disruption would be from

Scaramucci Out As Trump’s New Chief Of Staff Takes Reins

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WASHINGTON, Aug 1 – Foul-mouthed spin doctor Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House communications director Monday, just 10 days after being named to the post and hours after Donald Trump’s new chief of staff was sworn in. The 53-year-old New Yorker – whose vitriolic rant against colleagues gained him global notoriety

2017 Babies Expected To Live Up To 74.8 Years

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 1 – Malaysians born in 2017 are expected live up to 74.8 years, said the Statistics Department. According to Abridged Life Tables, Malaysia, 2015-2017 issued by the department, the expectation has increased 0.5 years compared to 74.3 years for the 2011 babies. The department said the life expectancy at birth in

Salleh: TN50 To Give Malaysia A New Face

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 31 – The National Transformation 2050 (TN50) plan will give Malaysia a new face in 2050, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said that based on government discussions with various quarters on TN50, the new face was about the people leading a good

Deadline For Race To Host EU Agencies After Brexit

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BRUSSELS, Jul 31 – European Union countries faced a deadline Monday to submit their bids to host the post-Brexit locations of key banking and medical agencies currently based in London. The list of official candidate cities for the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after 2019 will be

Unqualified Applicants Awarded Low-Cost Houses In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 31 – Adherence to the terms and conditions of application for Low-Cost Housing Programs (PPKR) in Penang was unsatisfactory as there were applicants who exceeded the qualification for getting the houses while those who were truly qualified were still waiting for their houses, according to the Auditor-General’s Annual

Apple Removes Some VPN Services From Chinese App Store

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BEIJING, Jul 31 – Apple has removed software allowing internet users to skirt China’s “Great Firewall” from its app store in the country, the company confirmed Sunday, sparking criticism that it was bowing to Beijing’s tightening web censorship. Chinese internet users have for years sought to get around heavy internet restrictions, including

Dear Singapore, Nice Try But … Who’s The Copycat?

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 31 – Malaysian burger joint myBurgerLab will introduce the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang burger ahead of Merdeka Day. This comes after the release of the Nasi Lemak burger by McDonald’s in Singapore. The new burger sparked debate between Malaysians and Singaporeans on social media, and myBurgerLab has been called

AG’s Report: All 25 Ministries Performed Well In 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 31 – All 25 ministries performed excellently last year compared to two years before that, according to the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 Series 1. The gist of the federal government’s financial statements and financial management of the ministries/ departments/ federal statutory bodies contained in the report shows an overall improvement

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