UN: North Korea Further Out Of Reach On Human Rights

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GENEVA, Mar 13 – An escalation in hostilities on the divided Korean peninsula have further closed off opportunities for dialogue with the isolated government of Kim Jong Un, the United Nations human rights investigator on North Korea said on Monday. Tomas Ojea Quintana voiced concern that between 80,000 and 120,000 people

North Korea ‘Preparing For Biggest Nuclear Test’

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SEOUL, Mar 13 – Satellite images show that North Korea could be laying the groundwork for what could be its biggest nuclear test to date, according to a Washington-based research institute. The isolated country is carrying out “substantial tunnel excavation” at its nuclear test site, which could support an explosion up

Najib: Chong Wei, You Made All Malaysians Proud Of You

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 – World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s victory in the All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 certainly had Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak rejoicing. “Datuk Lee Chong Wei you made all Malaysians proud of you! Superb display of skills and fighting spirit,” the Prime Minister said

Trump Barrels Ahead With Plan To Gut ‘Obamacare’

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WASHINGTON, Mar 12 – President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press ahead with a controversial plan, slowed by bickering within his Republican party, to repeal Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. “We are making great progress with healthcare. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming together to get job done!”

Nicol Lifts First PSA World Tour Title After 14 Months

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 – Malaysian squash queen, Datuk Nicol David finally ended her 14-month wait to secure her first PSA World Tour title since December 2015 after winning the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca Women’s Squash Open title in Colombia on Saturday (Sunday in Malaysia). Second seeded Nicol showcased a dominant

Chong Wei And Lin Dan On Course For One Final Showdown

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BIRMINGHAM, Mar 11 – Lin Dan and Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei, the two outstanding male players of the 21st century, closed in on an unexpected showdown when they reached the semi-finals of the All-England Open on Friday. Chong Wei, three times the All-England Open champion, produced a light-footed performance belying the

Trump-Trudeau: An Unlikely Alliance

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OTTAWA, Mar 11 – While other world leaders have been disparaged by Donald Trump or faced ire at home for trying to woo his White House, Canada’s progressive prime minister Justin Trudeau has struck up an unlikely alliance with the US president. Trudeau has been called the “anti-Trump” in a German newspaper,

Ringgit To See Range-bound Trading Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 – The ringgit is likely to see range-bound trade next week with the support level at 4.4390 and resistance of 4.4625, according to Hong Leong Bank (HLB) Research. It said it is also not impossible for the US dollar to retreat next week, which would allow for a

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