Trump Versus The Rest As Violent G20 Wraps Up

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HAMBURG, Jul 8 – US President Donald Trump heads Saturday into the final day of a fractious and violent G20 summit in Germany at odds even with America’s traditional Western allies. Negotiators from the world’s 20 top economies were expected to have worked all night trying to hammer out a final summit

Japan Floods Death Toll Rises To 15

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TOKYO, Jul 8 – The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, media reported Saturday, as rescuers continued work to bring out isolated survivors. Raging rivers overflowing with water and mud have devastated swathes of Kyushu – the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands –

Zahid: RoS To Act Professionally On DAP Re-election

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BAGAN DATUK, Jul 8 – The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has been asked to act professionally in handling the new DAP central executive committee (CEC) re-election in a legitimate and transparent manner, to enable delegates to elect 20 valid and recognised CEC members. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Malaysia Close To Getting US Visa Waiver

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – The United States is close to granting visa waiver status to Malaysia. The US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) will enable Malaysians to travel there for tourism, business or transit for up to 90 days without a visa. According to a report in The Star, US Ambassador Kamala

Ringgit Ends Flat Against Greenback

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – The ringgit ended flat against the US dollar today amid mixed sentiment in the market, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local note remained unchanged at Thursday’s close of 4.2970/3000 against the greenback. The dealer said the escalating conflict between the US and North Korea, issues surrounding US monetary policy, as well as US

IGP: More Time Needed On JJPTR Probe

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – Police require more time to conduct investigations into the high-yield investment scheme JJ Poor to Rich (JJPTR) due to the immense volume of documentation, according to the nation’s top cop Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said they need time to analyse the structure of the scheme

Fifth tvOS 10.2.2 Beta For Apple TV Rolling Out

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Apple has released the fifth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV. The new tvOS beta allows developers who are registered with Apple’s developer program to test their apps on the upcoming software update for Apple TV. tvOS 10.2.2 beta follows the release of tvOS 10.2.1 which is the current public version.

IGP Concedes Some Policemen Take Bribes During Random Checks

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has conceded that a handful of policemen received bribes from foreigners while conducting random checks. He said the matter was not easy to control and the police have taken various drastic measures, including taking action against the personnel concerned.

Bursa Malaysia Ends Lower On Profit-Taking

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 – Bursa Malaysia ended broadly lower today, reversing yesterday’s gains as profit-taking emerged mostly in key heavyweights and blue-chips. At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 10.60 points to 1,759.93 after fluctuating between 1,759.46 and 1,768.61 throughout the day. Key heavyweights, Maybank and TNB, lost two sen each

‘Some’ Job Cuts Confirmed By Microsoft

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 7 – Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations. “Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” Microsoft said

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