Bird Flu: No New Infection Detected

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 – An operation to destroy fowls and eggs in a bid to stem the outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in Kelantan has been conducted at all 36 locations confirmed positive with the virus. Therefore, the 36 locations are in the six districts in the state.  The Veterinary Service

Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

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PARIS, Apr 9 – Sex workers protested in central Paris on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of a French law which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex. The protesters, mostly young women but including some men, held up banners saying “Stop the fines, our aggressors, AIDS, repression and

Kelantan H5N1: No New Locations And Infections Reported

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 – The Veterinary Services Department (JPV) announced there have been no new locations detected to be positive for the bird flu (H5N1) in Kelantan in the last 10 days. JPV in a statement today said, to date, 36 areas were confirmed positive for H5N1, which involved six districts,

Najib: BN Committed In Upholding Islam

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 – Although much has been said about the position of Islam in the country, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government remains committed in supporting Islam in line with the Federal Constitution. The prime minister said this was in line with Article 3 of

Initial Reports Bordering On Fake News, Says Shabudin

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 – Following is the full statement issued today by Tasek Gelugor Member of Parliament Datuk Shabudin Yahaya in response to reports of “Rapists asked to marry underage victims”:  Initial reports of “Rapists asked to marry underage victims” in Malaysia are inaccurate, bordering on Fake News. 1. Recently,

20 Dead In Myanmar Boat Crash

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YANGON, Apr 8 – At least 20 people were killed when their passenger boat collided with a river barge in western Myanmar, a state-run newspaper reported Saturday. The boat carrying 80 passengers sank shortly after a “head on collision” with the cargo ship on Friday evening in a river near Pathein, a

Trump Announces Army Secretary Pick

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WASHINGTON, Apr 8 – President Donald Trump on Friday announced his pick for the next secretary of the US Army, a state senator from Tennessee. In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised the nomination of Mark Green for the top civilian job in the Army. “Mark will provide strong civilian leadership,

Trump’s Far-right Backers Rebel Over ‘Hoax’ Syria Attack

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WASHINGTON, Apr 9 – Far-right backers of US President Donald Trump rebelled Friday after he ordered a missile strike to punish Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people. Bandying the hashtag #Syriahoax, leaders of the “Alt-Right” white nationalist fringe lashed out at the president for abandoning his election

TEPCO Announces Equity Investment In Moixa Energy

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TOKYO, Apr 8 – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) has announced a £500,000 equity investment in Moixa Energy Holdings, the UK’s leading residential battery and platform for managing storage services. (CEO: Simon Daniel, Headquarters: London). “We are excited to welcome Moixa to our modest, but growing portfolio of

Water Supply In KL, Gombak Fully Restored

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 – The water supply to several areas in the federal capital and Shah Alam that experienced disruption due to power failure at the Bukit Tadun Pump House has now been fully restored beginning 10am. The water disruption had started since 4pm yesterday. However, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn

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

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