Azmin: No Supplementary Budget

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SHAH ALAM, Mar 29 – Selangor will not present a supplementary budget for 2017, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said in principle, the state government has decided not to have a supplementary budget, and this principle will be (held). “When we tabled our budget in the state

Cops Arrest Teenager Planning School Shooting In US

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WASHINGTON, Mar 29 – Police in Maryland have arrested an 18-year-old student who was planning a shooting at her school, after her family turned her in. Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins said Tuesday that Nichole Cevario had amassed firearms and potential explosives materials, as well as instructions to make a homemade bomb.

Ringgit Ends Lower Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today on lack of buying interest as investors shifted interest towards safe-haven currencies, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4170/4210 against the greenback compared with 4.4120/4150 yesterday. He said some traders also took profit, as

23 Evacuated After Floods Hit Alor Gajah, Malacca

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MALACCA, Mar 29 – Twenty-three victims from five families were evacuated after a flood occurred in Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah near here late last night. The Malacca State Disaster Management Committee said in a statement that the victims were evacuated to the Flood Relief Centre at the Taboh Naning Community Hall, near

Bursa Malaysia Ends Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – Bursa Malaysia closed lower today on persistent profit-taking led by Maybank, bucking the trend of its regional peers. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 4.01 points to close at 1,750.41 from 1,754.42, registered on Tuesday.  Earlier, the index opened 3.04 points higher at 1,757.46

US Leads Boycott Of Talks To Ban Nukes

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NEW YORK, Mar 28 – More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley spoke

Four PAS Divisions In T’ganu Sever Ties With PKR

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Mar 28 –Four PAS divisions in Terengganu adopted resolutions at their respective annual general meetings held recently to sever all political ties with PKR. Terengganu PAS commissioner Satiful Bahri Mamat said the four divisions were Marang, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus. “It was what the grassroots wanted. It

Four-day Negri Sembilan Book Festival, Beginning March 30

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SEREMBAN, Mar 28 – Great news for book lovers and avid readers! The Negri Sembilan Book Festival 2017 will be held for four days, beginning Thursday, in Seremban 2 near here. Jointly organised by the Negri Sembilan State Library Corporation (PPANS) and Negri Sembilan Reading Movement Committee, the book fest will be held

Gemalto Releases Findings Of 2016 Breach Level Index

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AMSTERDAM, Mar 28 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015.  Identity theft was

Paris Police Hold 35 After Violent Demo Over Chinese Death

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PARIS, Mar 28 – French police said Tuesday they had arrested 35 people after a demonstration by the capital’s Asian community over the killing of a Chinese man by a policeman turned violent. The Paris police force said that around 150 “members of the Asian community” gathered late Monday outside a police

Abang Johari Is Against Hudud Law In Sarawak

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KUCHING, Mar 28 – The Sarawak state government under its new Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg continues to stand firm in opposing the hudud law from coming to Sarawak. He said he want to make it clear that hudud is not applicable to Sarawak and he share the same stand made

Trump Poised To Roll Back Climate Protections

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WASHINGTON, Mar 28 – US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order,” a White House official

Appeals Court Declares PPS Lawfully Established

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 28 – The Court of Appeal today declared that the Volunteer Patrol Team (PPS) was lawfully established by the Penang state government. A panel of three judges led by Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, in allowing the state government’s appeal, set aside the Penang High Court’s decision which held

Waterspout, Flash Floods Hit Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 28 – After an hour of downpour this evening, several low-lying areas in the island and mainland were hit by flash floods while motorists who using the Penang Bridge also reported seeing a waterspout which occurred about 6:00pm today. Heavy traffic was also observed along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu

Bursa Malaysia Ends Marginally Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – Bursa Malaysia closed marginally lower today on mild profit taking in selected key heavyweights and in line with regional peers. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 0.80 of-a-point easier at 1,744.95, after moving between 1,744.33 and 1,750.35 throughout the day. On the broader market, losers

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