AirAsia Preliminary Operating Statistics For The 1st Quarter 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 – AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the operating statistics for the 1st Quarter 2017 (“1Q17”). In 1Q17, the Group posted load factor of 89%, up 3 percentage points (“ppts”) from the same period last year. The total number of passengers carried increased 8% year-on-year

N. Korea Warns Of Nuclear Test ‘At Any Time’

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SEOUL, May 1 – North Korea warned Monday that it will carry out a nuclear test “at any time and at any location” set by its leadership, in the latest rhetoric to fuel jitters in the region. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high for weeks, with signs that the

7-year-old Fractures Hand In Motorcycle Rim Misadventure

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ALOR STAR, May 1 – A seven-year-old boy fractured his left hand when it got caught in the rim of his mother’s motorcycle which he was riding pillion, at Jalan Simpang Kuala yesterday. Kedah Fire and Rescue superintendent Mohd Naim Mat Jaaffar said five personnel in a fire truck arrived at the

Putin Knows Where MH370 Crashed, Says Investigator

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PETALING JAYA, May 1 – An investigator has claimed that Russian president Vladimir Putin knew where missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 had gone following its disappearance. According to a report by UK’s Daily Star, defence technology company Unicorn Aerospace founder and volunteer investigator Andre Milne said there was evidence the Russian leader

Rohani: Job Fair For People With Disabilities Next Month

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IPOH, May 1 – The northern zone Job Fair for People with Disabilities which will be held next month is the best platform to raise public awareness about the right of the disabled to work, thereby contributing to national development, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul

Sri Lanka Rescues 30 Rohingya Aboard Indian Boat

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COLOMBO, Apr 30 – Sri Lanka’s coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island’s territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an official said. The dhow operated by two Indians had entered Sri Lanka’s northern waters after crossing the sea border,

China Deports US Woman Convicted Of ‘Spying’

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WASHINGTON, Apr 30 – An American woman held for more than two years by China has been deported to the United States after being convicted of espionage, the US State Department confirmed on Sunday. Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in March 2015 at the Macau border after visiting mainland China with a trade

JPJ To Install Seven More AES Cameras By Yearend

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KUALA KUBU BARU, Apr 30 – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be installing seven more Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras before the end of the year, said its director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron. He said the cameras would be put up at accident-prone locations. “JPJ with the cooperation of the Road

25 Foreign Nationals Held In Prai

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BUTTERWORTH, Apr 30 – Some 25 foreigners, including three women, were arrested in an integrated operation by the Immigration Department and several other agencies at Flat Taman Pelangi, Prai here on Friday. Penang Immigration Department Enforcement Division head Khwaja Banthey Navaz Mohamed Haneef said in the operation conducted from 6pm to 10pm,

Trump: China ‘Putting Pressure’ On North Korea

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WASHINGTON, Apr 30 – Donald Trump thinks Chinese President Xi Jinping is “putting pressure” on North Korea, the US president said in an interview to air Sunday, as tensions mount over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. If North Korea carries out a nuclear test “I would not be happy,” Trump told the

Cuepacs: Over 49,000 Civil Servants Risk Bankruptcy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 – Over 49,000 civil servants might face the risk of bankruptcy following their failure in managing loan arrears, said Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) president Datuk Azih Muda. He said the group of civil servants were found to have applied for

RM50m Park And Ride Project For Rawang

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 – The government will build a ‘Park and Ride’ project costing RM50 million at Rawang KTM Komuter station. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the project would involve the construction of a large car parking area for the convenience of commuters and would also improve traffic

EC Confirms It Will Not Distribute RDPT

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 30 – The Election Commission (EC) today confirmed that it has issued instructions to state election directors to stop the distribution of the first quarter draft of the Supplementary Electoral Roll (RDPT) to political parties during the exhibition of the RPT draft. EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said

Chong Wei Suffers Another Defeat To Lin Dan

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 – National badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei suffered another defeat at the hands of China’s sensational shuttler Lin Dan and failed to advance to the final of the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, China today. According the championship’s website bwf.tournamentsoftware.com, Chong Wei, who is the defending champion

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