Man Arrested For Threatening New Year’s Eve In Sydney

SYDNEY, Dec 30 – Counter-terrorism police have arrested a man in Sydney for allegedly making threats against New Year’s Eve celebrations in an online blog, authorities said Friday. The arrest came a week after police said they had foiled a “significant” Islamic State-inspired terror plot for Christmas Day targeting central Melbourne with

RON95, Diesel Prices, To Go Up In January

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 30 – The retail prices of RON95 and diesel are expected to go up in Jan due to an increase in the price of crude oil in the world market this month, said Finance Ministry Strategic Communications director Datuk Lokman Noor Adam. He said the retail price of

Former World No 1 Ana Ivanovic Retires

PARIS, Dec 30 – Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much. The 29-year-old Serbian held the top spot for 12 weeks in 2008, the season when she claimed her sole Grand Slam success by

BR1M 2017 Registration Extended To January 13

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – The closing date for the registration of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2017 which should have ended tomorrow, has been extended to Jan 13. According to a statement by the Finance Ministry issued today, the application could be made online at https://ebr1m.hasil.gov.my or any branch

Felda: Eagle High Deal Vital To Our Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – The Federal Land Development Authority’s (Felda) decision to acquire a stake in Indonesia’s PT Eagle High Plantation Tbk (EHP) is vital to its progress as it has reached a stage where it needs to reinvent itself after six decades in the industry.  Felda deputy director-general (management)

Obama Hits Russia For Election Meddling

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 – President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States.  Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin’s government

The Launching Of Down To Earth Life Market At Straits Quay

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 18 – The launching of Down-To-Earth Life Market was happening at Straits Court, Straits Quay on Tuesday morning. The event was collaboration between ADUN Tanjong Bunga YB Teh Yee Cheu and Persatuan Komuniti Ros Merah Pulau Pinang  is an encouraging programme to help spread awareness about leading a healthy lifestyle. This farmer’s market is a good

Beijing Issues Red Alert For Severe Air Pollution

BEIJING, Dec 15 – Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 Thursday, as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days. From 8pm on Friday, half of Beijing’s private cars will be ordered off the road, with an

Senate Passes Supply Bill 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 – The Dewan Negara tonight passed the Supply Bill 2017 which provides a budget of RM260.8 billion for government expenditure next year. It was approved after the third reading by Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani and seconded by Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin

Trump Sits Down With Tech Execs, Including Critics

NEW YORK, Dec 15 – Donald Trump held talks Wednesday with some of America’s most powerful tech executives in a bid to mend fences with a largely pro-Hillary Clinton Silicon Valley, promote job creation and facilitate trade. The afternoon summit at Trump Tower in New York gathered some of the wealthiest and

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