Report: Tensions High, N Korea Readies Nuclear Test

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WASHINGTON, Apr 13 – North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported this on Wednesday. The 38 North analysis group had described that the test site as “primed and ready.” “Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test

HCK Capital Replies To Bursa Query

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 13 – HCK Capital Group Bhd said the recent rise in its share price and trading volume could be due to its share split and rights issue exercises, after it was queried by Bursa Malaysia yesterday. Last week, HCK, which is involved in the property, food, technology and media

Hishammuddin Appointed As Minister With Special Functions

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 – The Minister With Special Functions at the Prime Minister’s Department was necessary due to the current landscape of the country, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. Hishammuddin, who was appointed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to the portfolio yesterday said the position was a pro-active

Ringgit Closes Higher Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today as traders shifted their interests to Asian currencies, including the ringgit, on continued geopolitical tensions. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4250/4300 against the greenback compared to 4.4310/4360 previously. A dealer said the greenback continued to remain

FBI Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser’s Russia Links

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WASHINGTON, Apr 12 – The FBI investigated Trump campaign adviser Carter Page last year over worries he could have been working for Russia, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. In the first confirmation that the government conducted surveillance on President Donald Trump’s team, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a rare warrant to

Mahdzir: 92% Of Schools Exceed Parents’ Participation Target

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 11 – About 92% of 10,180 schools exceeded the target of 65% parents’ presence and involvement in school activities last year. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (pix) said the achievement involved six main activities under the Parents’ Toolkit, Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025). The activities are registration day, setting targets

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