SYDNEY, Jan 22 – A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries. The tremor struck 40km (25 miles) west of Panguna on Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island at a depth of 153 kilometres
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Thousands of multi-coloured lights and Chinese lanterns was lighted up with fireworks display was happened at Kek Lok Si temple in George Town here this evening together with the present of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Also present were State Public Works, Utilities and Public Transportation
MANILA, Jan 22 – Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in waters off the southern Philippines, Manila said Saturday, an area that has seen repeated kidnappings for ransom by Islamist militants. Authorities said the three Indonesians went missing on Wednesday in waters bordering the Philippines and Malaysia but the circumstances of their
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng urged Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to respect the lunar new year celebration. He voiced his surprise how police have seem to overlook Jan 27 being the eve of Chinese New Year when they wanted to record his statement, something which had already
YANGON, Jan 21 – Myanmar’s leadership was fending off a barrage of criticism on Friday over the Rohingya crisis, which a UN rights official said was destroying hope for the country’s first elected government in a generation. More than 66,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in the
KUANTAN, Jan 21 – The water level in several areas in the city here has risen to between 0.1m and 0.3m following continuous heavy rain since this morning. Kuantan police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh said the water level began rising about 8.30am after the rain started at 6am, affecting roads such
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – US President Donald Trump placed the battle against Islamic extremism at the heart of his foreign policy as he took office on Friday, vowing to work with allies to destroy the jihadist threat. “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against
SEREMBAN, Jan 21 – Malaysia will implement the Road Charge (RC) to all foreign registered vehicles entering the country, including from Indonesia, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Liow, who is also MCA president, said the rate would be RM20, same as the fee imposed on vehicles entering from Singapore.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put “America first,” taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office. Hundreds of thousands of people stood on the rain-splattered National Mall to see the 70-year-old Republican
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 – The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) targets to collect between RM40 billion and RM42 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) this year compared with RM41.2 billion in 2016, said its Director-General Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad. He said the department would continue with its programmes to engage the
LifeProof is releasing a new version of its NUUD waterproof case with a new design fit the for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new style accommodates the larger cameras on both models and increases the water resistance from splash resistant to water proof for up to 6.6 feet.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Malaysia may look into the possibility of pursuing bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with the relevant Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members should the TPP Agreement (TPPA) fail to materialise, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The country would also prioritise strengthening the
MANILA, Jan 21 – Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in waters off the southern Philippines, Manila said Saturday, an area that has seen repeated kidnappings for ransom by Islamist militants. Authorities said the three Indonesians went missing on Wednesday in waters bordering the Philippines and Malaysia but the circumstances of their
BAGAN DATUK, Jan 21 – The visa approval period for foreign students in the country has been shortened from 30 days to 14 days. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is also Home Minister said the matter was decided at a high level meeting on intake of foreign
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 – About 50 students participated in AMPLIFY Conference which had launched at Penang Institute here this evening. The purpose of this event is to raise the awareness, communicating skills and leadership skills among the high school and college students regarding the Penang issues before enter to University.
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 19 – The Court of Appeal ruling that the government has no right to sue organisers of the Bersih rally to recover losses for damaged public property incurred in the rally, stands. This follows the Federal Court decision today, in dismissing the government’s application for leave to appeal against that
SEOUL, Jan 19 – Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, announced that the company will showcase the world’s fastest and most advanced face recognition technology at Intersec 2017. At the show, Suprema will showcase a prototype version of long-awaited FaceStation 2, the company’s flagship face recognition terminal which is
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 19 – The by-election for the Tanjong Datu State Assembly seat in Sarawak will be held on Feb 18, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. He said that the Election Commission, at its special meeting on Wednesday, also fixed the nomination day for the by-election for
KUCHING, Jan 19 – Yang Dipertua Negri Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife, Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib today attended the swearing-in of the Sarawak state cabinet and assistant ministers, with no new faces in the line-up. The ceremony held at Dewan Lapau in the State Legislative Assembly building, Petra Jaya
HONG KONG, Jan 19 – The award presentation ceremony of Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards 2016 (QOEA), organized by Quamnet, successfully held on 12 January 2017 at The American Club Hong Kong. The representatives of the awarded enterprises and honorable guests convened, sharing the joy of achievements and exchanging ideas of