Anger Mounts Over London Tower Blaze

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LONDON, Jun 16 – Anger mounted in London on Wednesday over a devastating tower block blaze which killed at least 17 people, as police said some of the victims were left unrecognisable by the blaze. Locals yelled questions at Mayor Sadiq Khan as he walked through the west London neighbourhood where the

Brother: Singapore’s First Family Should Quit Politics

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SINGAPORE, Jun 16 – The Lee family which has dominated Singapore since its founding should quit politics after the current generation, the prime minister’s brother said Thursday as a bitter feud rages over their father’s legacy. The tightly ruled nation has been rocked by allegations from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings

Seven Killed, Dozens Hurt in China Kindergarten Blast

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BEIJING, Jun 16 – An explosion rocked a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, authorities said, as state media published images showing bloodied and unconscious victims. The blast occurred near the kindergarten and victims were taken to hospital, according to the Fengxian county government

Nhaveen’s Death Gets International Attention

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 – The tragic news of the passing of student T. Nhaveen, who was brutally assaulted by a group of youths in Jalan Kaki Bukit in Georgetown, Penang last Saturday, received not only local but also international attention on the social media. The 18-year old died at the Penang

Britain, EU To Begin Brexit Negotiations On Monday

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LONDON, Jun 16 – Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will begin between British and EU officials on Monday, the British government said in a statement. “The first round of talks that will see the United Kingdom leave the European Union will start on Monday June 19,” the Department for

EPF Warns Members Of False Messages, Scams

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 15 – The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has issued a warning to members of false messages and scams which have been circulating via the social media, short messaging service (SMS) and WhatsApp application. In a statement today, EPF said, it had identified a false SMS message sent to members,

Malaysian Family Among Those Evacuated In London Fire

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LONDON, Jun 15 – A Malaysian family was among those evacuated in the fire which destroyed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in West London yesterday. The fire, believed to have been caused by a faulty fridge on the 3rd or 4th floor of the 24-storey block in the North Kensington district

Five Years Of Wonder At Gardens By The Bay

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SINGAPORE, Jun 15 – Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s horticultural-themed attraction renowned for its Supertrees and cooled conservatories, celebrates its fifth anniversary in June this year. Built on land reclaimed from the sea, Gardens by the Bay opened in June 2012. Five years on, it remains unique in the region as

Deadly Fire Engulfs London Tower Block

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LONDON, Jun 14 – At least six people perished on Wednesday and many more are still missing after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower. As smoke continued to billow from the charred building, survivors voiced anger over longstanding

Egypt Parliament Agrees Island Transfer To Saudi Arabia

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CAIRO, Jun 14 – Egypt’s parliament approved on Wednesday a controversial maritime agreement with Saudi Arabia that transfers two Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said. The deal, which is still under challenge in court, had sparked rare protests in the country with the opposition accusing the

Microsoft Joins The Open Source Cloud Foundry Foundation

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Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the non-profit behind the open source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service project that’s currently in use by about half of the Fortune 500 companies. Microsoft is joining at the Gold Member tier where it joins the likes of Google (which joined last

IRB Collected 35% Of Targeted Taxes As Of May 31

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CYBERJAYA, Jun 14 – The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has collected about 35% in the targeted RM127.7 billion tax collection for this year as of May 31, said its chief executive officer Datuk Sabin Samitah. He said it’s a satisfying collection and it is expected that in the third and fourth quarters,

IGP: Police Use ‘iCOPS’ Camera To Enhance Ops Selamat

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 – The police will utilise the Intelligent Compound Online Payment System (iCOPS) camera to enhance the effectiveness of the Ops Selamat 11/2017 from Sunday to July 2. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the camera was able to detect the presence of vehicles by scanning the

UN: Less Than 30% Of Pledged Yemen Aid Delivered

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SANAA, Jun 14 – Less than 30% of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to US$1.1 billion (RM4.68 billion) in aid to war-torn Yemen, which the UN Office for the

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