Maybank Indonesia Announces New President / Ceo

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JAKARTA, Apr 3 – Maybank Indonesia Tbk (Maybank Indonesia) today announced the appointment of Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Datuk Abdul Farid Alias as its new President Commissioner. Maybank Indonesia Head of Corporate Communications and Branding Esti Nugraheni, said in a statement, that Abdul Farid was taking over

Trump Says US Is Ready To Act Alone On North Korea

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POTOMAC FALLS, Apr 3 – President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump’s comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President

5.5 Earthquake Rocks Southern Sumatera

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – An earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked southern Sumatera at 9.55 pm yesterday. The area hit is 105km Northwest of Bengkulu. A statement issued by Malaysian Meteorological Department said that the quake was located 578km Southwest of Pontian, Johor. No tsunami threat was issued due to

France Offers €1 Billion To Strike-hit French Guiana

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CAYENNE, Apr 1 – France Saturday announced a billion euros (RM4.72 billion) aid for strike-hit French Guiana, as representatives of the Guianese told visiting ministers the South American territory should be given “special status”. The vast South American territory, which is administered as a region of France, has been in the grip

Suu Kyi’s New Govt Faces First Test At Myanmar Polls

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YANGON, Apr 1 – Aung San Suu Kyi’s government faced its first test at the ballot box on Saturday in by-elections around Myanmar seen as a barometer for growing disillusionment with her party’s first year in power. The euphoria that surrounded the democracy icon’s landslide electoral win in 2015 has ebbed as

Masir Kujat: Policy On Intake Of North Korean Workers Stays

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KUCHING, Apr 1 – The policy on the intake of foreign workers from North Korea for certain economic sectors is continued based on the existing procedure. Deputy Home Minister Masir Kujat said the intake would depend on the need of the private sector in the construction and coal mining sectors. It is learnt

Ministry: S. Korea Cargo Ship Missing Off Uruguay

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SEOUL, Apr 1 – A South Korean cargo ship has gone missing in waters off Uruguay after making a distress call, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Saturday. The Stella Daisy with eight South Korean and 16 Filipino crew members on board disappeared Friday after sending a text message that it was sinking, the

Flash Floods Hit Penang Again

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 1 – After two-hour of downpour this evening, just before 7pm, caused several parts of low-lying areas in the state were hit by flash floods.  Among the badly affected areas were Bayan Baru and Jalan Kampung Relau where cars were reportedly stuck in floodwaters that rose as high

17 Missing in Indonesia Landslide

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JAKARTA, Apr 1 – Seventeen people were missing and feared buried after a landslide struck Indonesia, the national disaster agency said Saturday. The landslide hit Banaran village in Ponorogo district, East Java on Saturday morning, damaging up to 30 houses. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purno Nugroho said there are conflicting reports about

Penang Digital Library To Operate 24 Hours In May

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 1 – The Penang Digital Library, the first digital library in Malaysia, will operate round the clock, effective this May 1, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. He said the library was launched in August last year and had since, received up to 2,000 visitors a month. He

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