Perak JPJ Inspects 515 Buses In Raya Ops

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IPOH, Jun 22 – The Perak Road Transport Department (JPJ) inspected 515 express buses at four bus terminals in the state from June 18 until yesterday as part of the ongoing Aidilfitri ‘Ops Bersepadu’ operation. JPJ deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Yusoff Ayub said 22 summonses were issued during the period for various

World Population To Reach 9.8b In 2050, UN Says

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UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 – The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s numbers to surpass China’s in just seven years, a UN report said Wednesday. Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in the world,

Kalanick’s Ride As Ubert CEO Comes To An End

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 22 – Uber Technologies Inc chief executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company that has revolutionised

PR1MA In RM5b Deal With Four Banks For Working Capital

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 22 – Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia has signed an agreement with four banks to raise RM5 billion through a combination of a sukuk programme and revolving credit facility, to be used as a medium-term credit facility to support its commitment to 89 PR1MA projects. The agreement was signed by Maybank

Wall Street Journal Sacks Top Reporter Over Ethics Violations

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WASHINGTON, Jun 22 – The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired a top correspondent over ethics violations after a news agency investigation uncovered potential business dealings with an Iranian-American businessman who was also a source. Jay Solomon, the newspaper’s chief foreign affairs correspondent and author of a book on secret deals involving

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems And Sumitomo Corporation Sign Contract With Tunisian Company of Electricity And Gas For Construction Of Gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant

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TOKYO, Jun 21 – Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG) for a gas-fired combined cycle power plant with a generation capacity of 450 MW in Rades, in Ben Arous Governorate, the

Clinical Libolo Leap From Bottom To Top

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JOHANNESBURG, Jun 21 – Clinical Recreativo Libolo of Angola leapt from last to first in a CAF Confederation Cup group Tuesday by trouncing previous leaders Zesco United of Zambia 3-0 in Calulo. Congo Brazzaville-born Julsy Boukama-Kaya scored in each half for the home side before Brazilian Fabricio Simoes finished off the visitors

After Trump Tweet, China Says It Works Nonstop On N.Korea

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BEIJING, Jun 21 – China said Wednesday it has made “unremitting” efforts to ease tensions with North Korea after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Beijing had not succeeded in helping. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was not the “focus and the crux” of the issue on the Korean peninsula

Flash Flood Warning As Tropical Storm Cindy Heads Towards US

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MIAMI, Jun 21 – Weather monitors warned Wednesday of tornados and potentially deadly flash floods as Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico headed towards the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. At 0600 GMT (2.00pm) Cindy was located about 325km south of Morgan City, Louisiana, and 435km southeast of Galveston, Texas,

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

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UBER Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transportation regulations globally

US And China Officials Meet Under North Korea Cloud

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WASHINGTON, Jun 21 – Senior US officials will meet their Chinese counterparts Wednesday to seek a tougher line on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions – despite President Donald Trump implying this is already a lost cause. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are to meet top Beijing diplomat State

NEC Participates In INTERPOL World 2017

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TOKYO, Jun 21 – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced its participation in INTERPOL World 2017, Singapore, from July 4 – 7, 2017.  INTERPOL World provides a platform for law enforcement and industry to build partnerships, aiming to develop innovative solutions to global security challenges. “NEC will showcase solutions that

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