N. Korea State Media Confirms Arrest Of US Professor

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SEOUL, May 3 – North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of a US professor for trying to “overturn” the regime, as tensions spike between the isolated nuclear-armed nation and Washington. Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, became the third American held in the North when he was detained at the capital’s airport

Abe Announces Plan To Revise Japan’s Pacifist Charter

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TOKYO, May 3 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced plans to seek the first-ever changes to Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution and said he wants the revisions to take effect in 2020. The changes, which would spell out the status of the nation’s “self-defence” military forces, were announced as Japan marked

Agong Officiates ‘Pameran Raja Kita’

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 – Sultan Muhammad V has opened Pameran Raja Kita (Our King’s Exhibition) at the Royal Museum here in conjunction with his installation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. His Majesty was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the ceremony. Sultan Muhammad

Pregnant Woman Charged With Hurting Husband

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PETALING JAYA, May 2 – A woman who is two-month pregnant pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here to a charge of causing hurt on her husband. M. Chandrakala, 22, was charged with hurting R. Elangovan, 23, at a field at Jalan Nuri 7/4, Kelana Jaya here, at 11am last April

2nd Cambridge English Graduation Day 2017

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GEORGE TOWN, May 2 – 445 graduates obtained Cambridge English Certificate, where 26 of them are beneficiaries of pilot classes under The Brighter Future Project. This year, 14 preparation centres have involved in conducting Cambridge English courses and classes by GPEX. All candidates have scored with distinction and acquired Common European Framework

Abolishment Of Cabotage Policy Good For Sarawak, Says State Minister

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KUCHING, May 2 – Abolishment of the cabotage policy will create a lot of convenience and is good for Sarawak’s timber industry, according to a state minister. Sarawak Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship, Trade and Investment Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan who is also state Resource Planning and Environment Minister II,

MAS Aircraft Tyres Deflated After Landing At KLIA

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SEPANG, May 2 – Two tyres of Malaysia Airlines flight MH726 from Jakarta deflated after landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The 7.13am incident, involving a Boeing 737-800 (738) aircraft, has caused the Runway 2 at KLIA to be closed. Malaysia Airlines in a statement today said passengers and crew in

Police Arrest Two Over Ampang Brawl

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 – Police have arrested two men for being involved in a brawl near the Ampang Hospital at 3.15am on Monday. Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said a police patrol intervened after a brawl broke out between 80 individuals. “Police approached the group and ordered them

China Calls For New Talks With North Korea On Nukes

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UNITED NATIONS, May 24 – China’s UN ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the “very strong” need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearisation.  Liu Jieyi, whose country is closest to North Korea,

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

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