Sabah Wanita BN Lists 20 Candidates For GE14

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KOTA KINABALU, Jun 29 – Sabah Wanita Barisan Nasional has submitted a list of 20 old and new faces as possible candidates for the next general election to Wanita BN chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. Its chairperson, Datuk Armani Mahiruddin, said all the 20 had the potential to be fielded in

AirAsia X Touches Down In Honolulu, Hawaii

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HONOLULU, Jun 29 – Flight D7 001 from long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport today with a remarkable load factor of over 90%, marking the airline’s first foray into the US. The four times weekly route departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Honolulu, Hawaii via

Smooth Traffic Flow On All Major Expressways

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 29 – The traffic flow on major expressways is reported still smooth and under control as at 9am today. A spokesman at the Traffic Control Centre of the North South Expressway (PLUS) said traffic was reported slow moving only from Bukit Tagar to Bukit Beruntung due to an accident

MH17 Team Hopes Emotional Videos Will Bring New Leads

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THE HAGUE, Jun 29 – International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses. It is hoped the videos of family members talking about the pain of losing their loved

Canada: Top Court Orders Google To Block Website Search Results

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OTTAWA, Jun 29 – Canada’s top court on Wednesday ordered Google to remove a website from its worldwide search results, in what some experts are calling a landmark international copyright protection case. The original injunction, which the Supreme Court upheld, had been requested by Canadian telecommunications equipment manufacturer Equustek Solutions, which successfully

US Demands More Security On International Flights To US

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WASHINGTON, Jun 29 – The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes. Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a ban on

Trump’s Business Partner Slapped With Travel Ban

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JAKARTA, Jun 28 – Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, who is building resorts in Bali and West Java to be managed by Trump Hotel Collection, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text message. Tanoesoedibjo has been given a 20-day

Commissioner: Brexit To Blow €20b Hole In EU Budget

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BRUSSELS, Jun 28 – Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union could leave the remaining 27 countries with a €20 billion (RM97.4 billion) hole in their budget to fill, a commissioner said Wednesday. EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, of Germany, called on the bloc to improve the efficiency of its spending in the

JCB International Partners With e-commerce PSP, MoneyNetINT

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LONDON, Jun 28 – JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd, has entered into an agreement with MoneyNetINT Ltd, the global foreign exchange and international payments company, to process JCB transactions for MoneyNetINT e-commerce merchants situated in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Having recently

Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Passenger

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LOS ANGELES, Jun 28 – A 46-year-old Uber driver was charged on Tuesday with raping a female passenger at a North Hollywood motel, Southern California, while the 24-year-old woman was unconscious, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Alaric Spence faces up to 15 years

Malaysia Committed In Stopping Human Trafficking

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pix) today reiterated Malaysia’s commitment to stop human trafficking. Malaysia’s collective efforts in combating human trafficking locally and regionally was bearing fruit as the country improved its position in the international Trafficking in Persons Report 2017, Najib wrote on his

Li: China Can Control Risks, Meet 2017 Growth Target

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DALIAN, Jun 28 – China is capable of achieving its full-year growth target and controlling systemic risks despite challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday, adding that maintaining medium to high-speed long-term growth will not be easy. Beijing targets economic growth of around 6.5% in 2017, compared with the 6.7% pace delivered in

Google Fined Record €2.4b By EU In Anti-trust Case

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BRUSSELS, Jun 28 – The European Union (EU) slapped Google with a record €2.4 billion (RM11.5 billion) anti-trust fine yesterday, in a fresh assault on a US tech giant that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said Google had “abused its market dominance” as

Liow Commends Pilot, Cabin Crew Of Problem-hit AirAsia X Plane

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 – Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has commended the AirAsia X pilot and cabin crew for their professionalism and courage in handling an emergency situation involving Flight D7237 last Sunday. “I take this incident seriously and I have directed the Department of Civil Aviation director-general and relevant authorities

China Mobile Communications And NTT DOCOMO Develop World’s First Multi-Vendor eSIM System For IoT

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TOKYO, Jun 27 – China Mobile Communications Corporation and NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that they have jointly developed the world’s first multi-vendor embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) system within their commercial environments based on the GSMA’s Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC3.1 (GSMAv3.1) standard. The system enables interoperability between

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