Malaysia’s Industrial Production To Grow 4.9% In February

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 7 – Malaysia’s industrial production is expected to grow stronger in February 2017 to record 4.9% growth year-on-year compared to 3.5% in January. According to Moody’s Analytics, a division of Moody’s Corp engaged in economic research and analysis, Malaysia’s industrial production was likely to rebound in February after the

Police Arrested Suspect Involved In Hit-and-run Accident

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 7 – OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police have attested the suspect of a hit-and-run accident which caused the death of a 58-year-old woman, Foo Swee Wah. The suspect was arrested at Penang Hospital and later brought to the northeast district traffic police station. Mior said the suspect

North And South Korea Face Off On Pyongyang Football Field

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PYONGYANG, Apr 7 – South Korea’s flag will fly in Pyongyang on Friday as its women’s football team takes on their neighbours in the first ever competitive soccer match between the two countries hosted by the North. The only previous encounter between them in Pyongyang was a pro-unification match between the men’s

Malaysia To Quit F1 Next Year

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 7 – Malaysia will no longer be organising the Formula One (F1) race after the government agreed to terminate the organising contract starting next year. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the contract had to be terminated following sharp decreasing returns to the country compared to the

Five Indian Workers Burnt To Death By Molten Rubber

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NEW DELHI, Apr 7 – Five Indian factory workers were burnt to death Thursday in the western city of Jaipur after tons of molten rubber leaked at a tyre manufacturing unit, police said. At least 10 workers were putting raw rubber into a furnace when it cracked, pouring the substance onto seven

Motorcyclist Flees After Ramming Into A Woman

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 6 – Biker flees after ramming into a woman, who was crossing the busy road at Jalan Burma, Penang here this afternoon about 1:20pm. The motorcyclist slammed into the women who was crossing the busy Jalan Burma by walking along the zebra crossing. The motorcyclist dropping a motorcycle

Trump, Xi Hold First Summit With N. Korea At The Fore

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WASHINGTON, Apr 5 – Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet face-to-face for the first time Thursday, opening a new chapter in the world’s most consequential relationship amid growing crises over North Korea and trade. The presidents of the world’s two pre-eminent economic and military powers will rendezvous in the south Florida sun

Bursa Malaysia Ends Mixed, CI Down 2.52 Pts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5 – Bursa Malaysia ended mixed today with the composite index closing in the negative territory, weighed down by selling in selected heavyweights led by Hong Leong Bank and Genting. At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) eased 2.52 points to end at 1,744.67 against Tuesday’s close

6 Dead, 2 Missing In Portugal Firework Factory Blast

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LISBON, Apr 5 – An explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Portugal left at least six people dead, with two others missing, a top interior ministry official said Wednesday, revising higher an earlier toll. Authorities were still probing the cause of the blaze and working to identify the bodies, said Jorge

Ringgit Rebounds On Bargain Hunting

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5 – The ringgit snapped a six-day losing streak to close higher against the US dollar today on the back of bargain hunting amid cautious sentiment in the market, dealers said. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4295/4325 against the greenback compared with 4.4300/4330 on Tuesday. A dealer

Four Killed In Suspected Bomb Blast In Pakistan

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LAHORE, Apr 5 – At least four people have been killed and 10 wounded in a blast which appeared to have been an attack targeting a census team in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, officials said. Security officials had cordoned off the area on Bedian Road in the bustling capital of

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