T’ganu Health Dept Confirms Pregnant Woman Died Of H1N1

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Apr 16 – The Terengganu Health Department has confirmed that a pregnant woman has died of the Influenza A virus (H1N1), as circulated on social media recently. Its director Dr Mohammad Omar however, denied that the outbreak was worsening in the state. “The woman was admitted to the hospital on

Anti-Trump Protesters Across US Press Him On Tax Returns

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WASHINGTON, Apr 16 – Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has repeatedly refused. The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for annual tax filings, a massive date

Khairy: BAM Gentleman Agreement Crisis Almost Over

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 16 – The crisis of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in deciding on a presidential candidate at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 29 is almost resolved. Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said a discussion with the two candidates, namely, BAM acting president, Tan Sri Mohamed

Khairy: BAM Gentleman Agreement Crisis Almost Over

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 15 – The crisis of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in deciding on a presidential candidate at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 29 is almost resolved. Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said a discussion with the two candidates, namely, BAM acting president, Tan Sri Mohamed

Fourth Mexico Reporter Shot Dead Since March

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MEXICO CITY, Apr 15 – Gunmen shot dead a veteran crime reporter in northeastern Mexico on Friday, his employers said, becoming the fourth journalist to be murdered in the gang-plagued country in six weeks. Maximino Rodriguez Palacios “was shot and killed” outside a store as he arrived in his car at around

Bursa Malaysia To Consolidate Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 15 – Bursa Malaysia is expected to consolidate further next week given the soft regional backdrop, a dealer said. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President and Head of Retail Research, Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan said the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBMKCLI) declined 1.2% the last two weeks as

Ringgit Expected To Strengthen Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 15 – The ringgit is expected to strengthen against the US dollar next week, as sentiment for the greenback is expected to be influenced by geo-political tensions, a dealer said. Measures announced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to strengthen financial markets, including revising rules to allow investors to fully

PM Najib Launches JR Plus To Face GE 14

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 15 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today launched Jentera Jalinan Rakyat Plus (JR Plus), which will function as a platform together with the Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) election machineries in facing the 14th General Election (GE14). Najib, who was accompanied by his wife Datin

US Assessing ‘Military Options’ As North Korea Test Looms

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WASHINGTON, Apr 14 – The United States is assessing military options in response to North Korea’s weapons programs, a White House foreign policy advisor confirmed Friday, saying another provocative test was a question of “when” rather than “if.” As speculation mounted that Pyongyang is preparing to fire a trial nuke or missile

Najib: BN Ready For GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) is ready for the 14th General Election (GE14) even if it is called earlier. Najib, who is also BN chairman and Umno president, said intensive preparations had been and were being carried out by Umno

KJ: Hishammuddin’s Appointment Gets Full Support From Cabinet

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 14 – The appointment of Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as the Minister With Special Functions at the Prime Minister’s Department received full support from the cabinet ministers, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said all cabinet ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed

Unpredictable Trump Unsettles China As N. Korea Policy Wobbles

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BEIJING, Apr 14 – From Twitter threats to Tomahawk missiles, US president Donald Trump’s unorthodox and seemingly impulsive approach to foreign policy has unsettled China, piling new pressure on its hands-off North Korea policy. As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, Beijing appears alarmed by Trump’s strident pronouncements as it tries to

Lawyers: Man Dragged Off United Flight Plans To Sue

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CHICAGO, Apr 14 – The man dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking an international uproar, suffered a broken nose and concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, adding that he is planning to sue. David Dao was released from the hospital overnight and was at a “secure location,” attorney Thomas Demetrio said at

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