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

California Professor In Hiding After Anti-Trump Rant

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 – A California college professor who told her students that Donald Trump’s election was an “act of terrorism” has gone into hiding after her comments prompted a firestorm and death threats. Olga Perez Stable Cox, who teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, fled the

Jailani: MCMC Blocks Over 5,000 Websites For Various Offences

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) blocked 5,044 websites for various offences under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 since 2015 until October this year. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said, out of the total, 4,277 are pornographic websites that were offensive and

China Warns Taiwan Over Independence After Trump Call

BEIJING, Dec 14 – China warned Taiwan that declaring independence would be a “dead end”, state media said Wednesday, after the island’s democratically elected president phoned Donald Trump in a precedent-breaking move. Beijing’s stance of opposing and blocking “Taiwan independence splittism” is “firm and unmovable”, Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman An Fengshan said

Translation Firm Seeks Emoji Expert

LONDON, Dec 14 – A London translation agency said on Tuesday it is advertising for its first “emoji translator” to help meet the “challenges posed by the world’s fastest-growing language”. Based in the City of London financial district, Today Translations advertised on its website for a translator whose job will consist of

Najib: UMNO Will Remain Strong

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is confident that Umno will remain undeterred against the trickery of the opposition who envy the solidarity shown by the party during its general assembly last week. He said the opposition was now in a desperate and disorganised state, so

45,000 Left Homeless After Indonesia Quake

JAKARTA, Dec 10 – Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after a devastating earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people, an official said on this Saturday, leaving communities in ruins as aid trickled into the disaster-stricken province.  “We have 45,300 people evacuating in several places as of Saturday

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