Razif Aziz: Skills Can Be Taught But Not Attitude

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This week we get thoughts and views from government agency Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd COO and Malaysian Business Angels Network executive director Razif Aziz. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? Over the last 22 years I have had the privilege of being involved in a

Flash Flood Caused By Retention Pond

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GEORGE TOWN, May 15 – The flash flood which struck Lebuhraya Thean Teik here last Saturday was due to the nearby retention pond which is badly maintained. State local government, traffic management and flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the state government’s engineers had identified the cause to be the

Remand Extended On Two Suspects In PUZ Case

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GEORGE TOWN, May 15 – The remand order on the 50-year-old Penang Tithes Management Centre (PUZ) high-ranking officer and one of his personnel has been extended for four days. Magistrate Mohamed Amin Shahul Hamid today allowed the extension until May 18. Both of them were brought to Penang Court Complex handcuffed at

N. Korea’s ‘New Missile’ Has Unprecedented Range

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SEOUL, May 15 – North Korea said Monday it had successfully tested a new type of rocket in its latest missile launch, as analysts said it showed an unprecedented range that brought US bases in the Pacific within reach. Sunday’s launch was of a “new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket” named

Japanese Military Plane With Four Crew Missing

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TOKYO, May 15 – Japan’s defence ministry sent planes and helicopters to search for a military aircraft with four crew members aboard that went missing earlier Monday. The LR-2 reconnaissance plane disappeared from radar near Hakodate airport on the northern island of Hokkaido while flying to pick up a patient in Hakodate

Malaysiakini CEO Charged For Airing Offensive Video

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – Premesh Chandran, Malaysiakini’s chief executive officer, was today charged at the Cyber Court for two offences under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Premesh, a non-executive director of KiniTV Sdn Bhd, was charged for allegedly airing an offensive video titled: “Khairuddin: Apandi Ali not fit to be the

N.Korea Says Sunday Missile Launch Was New Type Of Rocket

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SEOUL, May 15 – North Korea’s latest missile launch was a successful test of a new type of rocket, Pyongyang’s state media reported Monday. Sunday’s launch was of a “newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12”, the official KCNA news agency said, adding that leader Kim Jong-Un “personally oversaw the test-launch of the

Researchers Eye Possible North Korea Link To Cyberattacks

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WASHINGTON, May 15 – Security researchers reported Monday signs of a potential North Korean link to global cyberattacks that have wreaked havoc on computer networks. In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted computer code that showed similarities between the “WannaCry” malware and

China Touts ‘Project Of The Century’

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BEIJING, May 14 – Chinese President Xi Jinping touted today China’s new Silk Road as “a project of the century” at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalisation. Xi said they should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy. He told this on the opening of

AirAsia And Everbright Sign China Joint Venture MOU

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BEIJING, May 14 – AirAsia Berhad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Everbright and Henan Government Working Group to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC) in China. It outlines how the parties will incorporate a joint venture to be known as AirAsia (China) for the purposes of operating a low-cost aviation business

2,485 Temporary Work Permits Issued To Chinese Workers In Johor

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KOTA ISKANDAR, May 14 – The Immigration Department has issued 2,485 temporary work permits as well as 1,682 employment and professional visit passes to foreign workers of Chinese nationals working in four construction locations in Johor.  State Unity and Human Resources Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the four locations, included Forest

Johor Introduces Six Measures To Upgrade State Education Quality

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KOTA ISKANDAR, May 14 – Six long term measures have been planned to upgrade the quality of education in Johor, including the capacity of teachers and school administrators for the 21st Millennium Learning (PAK21). Johor Environment, Health, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat (pix) said the state government wanted to

Thai Forces Kill 9 ‘Drug Smugglers’ In Golden Triangle

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BANGKOK, May 14 – A gunfight between Thai security forces and a band of Golden Triangle drug smugglers left nine traffickers dead, a senior official said Sunday, the latest clash sparked by the booming regional trade in narcotics. Narongsak Osotthanakorn, governor of northern Chiang Rai province, said the firefight broke out on

Manhunt For Hackers Behind Global Cyberattack

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LONDON, May 14 – International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout.  The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack,

Bribery: TNB Project Manager, Woman Released On Bail

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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 – A Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) project manager and a woman who were remanded for five days by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption, have been released today. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the duo aged 55 and 51, to be

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