South Korea’s Moon Rising After Park Sank

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SEOUL, Mar 11 – The front-runner to succeed South Korea’s impeached president Park Geun-Hye after her dismissal over a corruption scandal is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer. The irony is that Moon Jae-In of the Democratic Party was once chief of staff to left-leaning president Roh

M’sian UN Employees Who Left N. Korea To Stay In Beijing

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KEPALA BATAS, Mar 11 – The two United Nations employees who were among 11 Malaysian nationals stranded in North Korea, arrived safely in Beijing yesterday and will reside there for the time being. Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican said Stella Lim and Nyanaprakash Muniandy, who are with the UN’s World

SPM Results Out On March 16

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 11 – The results of the 2016 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will be out next Thursday (March 16). The Education Ministry (KPM) in a statement here today said candidates can get their results from their respective schools after 10am on March 16. Private candidates will get their results via

High Court Rejects Selangor Govt’s Bid To Cross-examine EC Chairman

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 9 – The High Court here today dismissed the Selangor government’s application to cross-examine Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah (pix) in its legal action on the proposed redelineation of electoral boundaries for parliamentary and state constituencies in the state. Judge Azizul Azmi Adnan made the decision

Qualifying For World Cup Part Of Aspiration For TN50

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SERI ISKANDAR, Mar 9 – One of the aspirations of the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) is for the Malaysian football team to qualify for the World Cup, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. In addition, Khairy also wants universities in Malaysia such as Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) to be on par

Penang Aims To Have “World Tallest Mural” Soon

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 9 – Five Malaysian artists are set to make their way into the Guinness Book of Records by painting the “world’s tallest mural” on Penang’s iconic Komtar building. The World’s Tallest Mural project, which is sponsored by Only World Group (OWG), will see the artists attempting to paint on

Southeast Asian Nations To Patrol Oiracy-prone Waters

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MANILA, Mar 9 – The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in piracy-plagued waters, Manila’s defence secretary said Thursday, after a wave of attacks that saw Islamic militants kidnapping and murdering foreigners. The Abu Sayyaf, a kidnap-for-ransom network that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, has been kidnapping

Bursa Malaysia Ends At Intra-day Low

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 9 – Bursa Malaysia ended at an intra-day low today on the back of US Federal Reserve’s interest rates enactment uncertainty, dealers said. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended 8.12 points weaker at 1,717.42 from 1,725.54 on Wednesday. The index opened 2.33 points lower at 1,723.21 and

Stuck Between Gangs And Trump, Migrants Halt In Mexico

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MEXICO CITY, Mar 9 – When a gang threatened to kill Rocio, her husband and their two small children, they fled their native Honduras, hoping for asylum in the United States. Now they are stuck in Mexico, too scared to risk being deported from the United States under President Donald Trump’s crackdown

No Need To Refer To SSM On BR1M Failed Aplications

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 8 – Those who failed in their 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) applications need not to go to the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) for any clarification. SSM, in a statement today, said the failure in the BR1M application did not carry any significant impact on registration with SSM.

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