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

iPhone 8 Dummy Model Surfaces With Edge-to-edge Display, No Rear Touch ID, Elongated Power Button

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The rumor mill for the iPhone 8 is seemingly flip-flopping between two distinct designs for Apple’s 2017 flagship iPhone, one made of aluminium and another more drastic look with a curved glass front and back. The latest unverified leaks from today depict the latter device. These photo show an iPhone made of glass and stainless steel with the front screen

Top Conservationist Wounded In Kenya Gun Attack

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NAIROBI, Apr 23 – Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallman was Sunday seriously injured after being shot in her conservation park in Kenya’s drought-stricken centre. The 73-year-old, whose best-selling autobiography “I Dreamed of Africa” was made into a film with Kim Basinger playing Gallman, was “shot in the stomach during an attack”

Thailand’s Worawi Vows To Challenge FIFA Ban

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BANGKOK, Apr 23 – Former Thai football chief Worawi Makudi has vowed to push FIFA to lift its ban on him after an appeals court in Bangkok overturned his conviction for forgery. Worawi, who had a long and tumultuous tenure in charge of Thai football, was banned for five years by FIFA

N. Korea Detains US Citizen

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SEOUL, Apr 23 – A US citizen has been arrested as he tried to fly out of North Korea, becoming the third American to be detained there, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Sunday. There was no immediate official confirmation of the reported arrest, which would come at a tense time in

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