Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, Apr 26 – Two Hong Kong independence activists who were barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year were arrested and charged Wednesday over chaos at the city’s parliament. Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were arrested at their apartments Wednesday morning and were charged with illegal assembly and

Report on the Successful Demonstration of Innovative Basic Technologies For Future Optical Access Network “Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network”

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TOKYO, Apr 26 – Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Keio University, KDDI Research, Inc. and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. have jointly challenged the advanced future network for 2030 and beyond by conducting innovative studies on “Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network”. Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network

Special Financing Scheme For PR1MA Homeowners

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 26 – PR1MA homeowners are urged to apply for the special end-financing scheme, Skim Pembiayaan Fleksibel (SPEF), that has been made available since February this year.  Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia in a statement said those interested can apply for this scheme through their partner banks –  Maybank, CIMB, RHB and

Southeast Asian Leaders To Avoid Direct China Criticism

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MANILA, Apr 26 – Southeast Asian leaders will express concern this week about an “escalation of activities” in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising China, according to the draft of a summit statement. The statement, set to be released on Saturday at the end of a two-day leaders’ meeting in

YouTube Kids Comes To Smart TVs

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YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that’s more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobile-only application, YouTube Kids will now be offered on a range of smart TVs, including those from LG, Samsung and Sony, which

Thai Media Rebuked Over Facebook Live Of Child Murder

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BANGKOK, Apr 26 –Thai media came under fire Wednesday for publishing images of a man killing his infant daughter in a Facebook Live video, a grim case that sparked outrage and raised fears of copycat killings. The video, filmed Monday on the southern resort island of Phuket, showed Wuttisan Wongtalay hang

Malaysia Ranks 24th In Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 – Malaysia is progressing in its digital transformation agenda, ranking 24th in the Huawei Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2017, a notch higher from its 25th position last year. According to a report published on the GCI website, the United States topped the index’s list of 50 nations, followed

Trump Stresses Importance Of Remembering Holocaust Lessons

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WASHINGTON, Apr 25 – US President Donald Trump on Monday stressed the importance of remembering lessons of the Holocaust, underscoring the need to “remain vigilant against hateful ideologies and indifference.” Trump said every generation must learn and apply the lessons of the Holocaust so that such horror, atrocity, and genocide never

Najib Hands Out RM80m To religious Schools Nationwide

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 25 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today handed an allocation of RM80 million to registered pondok schools, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rakyat (SMAR) and tahfiz (religious) institutions. The Prime Minister said the allocation under the Special Fund for Improvement and Maintenance of Schools as announced in Budget 2017 aimed at

Malaysia’s International Reserves Remain Strong

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 – Malaysia’s international reserves remain strong at RM423.2 billion or US$95.7 billion as of April 14. Deputy Finance Minister Senator Datuk Lee Chee Leong said the reserves level is sufficient to finance 8.2 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short term external debt. “At the

N. Korea Marks Military Anniversary With Firing Drill

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SEOUL, Apr 25 – Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flashpoint region. Speculation had mounted that Pyongyang could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch

Touch n’ Go Minimum Top Up Shelved

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 – Highway concessionaires have been ordered to postpone imposing the minimum RM30 top up rate for the Touch n’ Go cards at the toll plazas so as not to burden motorists. Deputy Works Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said the move to impose the minimum top up

Hilmi: Return Unused Medicines To Avoid Wastage

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BALIK PULAU, Apr 23 – Patients with unused medical supplies from government hospitals or clinics are advised to return them to avoid wastage as well as to save on the cost of expensive medications, said Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya. He said all types of drugs which have not

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