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

Weekend Toll Rate Discount On Smart Highway

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 – Syarikat Mengurus Air Banjir dan Terowong Sdn Bhd (SMART), the operator of the smart tunnel, is offering a 10% discount on the toll rate from 6am on June 17 to 6am on June 18 to encourage motorists to use the facility during their shopping in the

30 Injured In London Tower Blaze

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LONDON, Jun 14 – A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London before dawn Wednesday, causing dozens of casualties and trapping residents inside. Rescue services, giving an early toll, said 30 people had been hospitalised, and eyewitnesses said they had seen others fall or jump from the stricken

Trump To Roll Back Some Of Obama’s Cuban Outreach

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WASHINGTON, Jun 14 – US President Donald Trump has vowed to revisit all of his predecessor’s diplomatic successes and failures, but is he ready to slam the door on Cuba? On Friday, he is expected to unveil a new policy on relations with Cuba after Barack Obama painstakingly restored ties with the

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