Trump Says Cabinet Picks Free To Express Own Ideas

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great

Encrypted Messaging Platform WhatsApp Denies “Backdoor” Claim

A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read. The Guardian report, which describes the vulnerability as a “backdoor”, notes that independent security researcher Tobias Boelter identified the issue in April 2016, when he says he reported it to

Obama Admits Trump Transition ‘Unusual’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – US President Barack Obama has admitted that the transition period leading to Donald Trump’s inauguration has been “unusual” and warned that the CEO’s “improvisational” style might not translate well to the presidency. In excerpts of an interview with the CBS news program “60 Minutes” released on Friday, Obama

Drug Suspect Drowns In Attempt To Escape Police

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 14 – A 27-year-old drug suspect is believed to have drowned last night after attempting earlier to escape from police at Kampung Bekok, Hulu Besut. Besut District police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said today that Muhamad Ekraam Maidin’s body was found at 9.50pm. “He was involved in

Abang Johari Tun Openg Sworn In As New Sarawak CM

KUCHING, Jan 13 – Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, 66, is the new chief minister of Sarawak, taking over from Tan Sri Adenan Satem who died on Wednesday. The Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president, attired in a black baju Melayu, took his oath of office as the sixth Chief Minister

Perodua Denies Facebook Free Myvi Campaign

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 – Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), today denied that it was carrying out a campaign to give away 15 new Perodua Myvi cars, as posted on the “Perodua Malaysia Company” Facebook account. In a statement today, Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Zahari Husin said Perodua

Trump Pick Could Talk His Way Into War

BEIJING, Jan 13 – Prospective US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said Friday, warning Donald Trump’s nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words. The comments came after the former ExxonMobil CEO told US senators that he would

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