Govt Spends RM14.44m Under TP1M Programme In Penang

BUTTERWORTH, Dec 10 – The federal government spent RM14.44 million under the 1Malaysia Maintenance Fund (TP1M) for the completion of 33 projects in Penang since 2013.  Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry deputy secretary-general (Urban Wellbeing) Datuk Halimi Abdul Manaf said the expenditure served as 100% funding for repair of

Giuliani Out As Trump Narrows Diplomat Pick

GRAND RAPIDS, Dec 10 – Donald Trump plunged his quest for America’s next top diplomat back into the spotlight Friday by confirming that one frontrunner, outspoken former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, will not join his cabinet. Giuliani had made no secret of his desire for the job, but came under media

Australia Theme Park Re-Opens Minus Killer Ride

SYDNEY, Dec 10 – Australia’s biggest theme park re-opened quietly Saturday without the water ride that killed four people and faces demolition. Two women and two men died on the Thunder River Rapids attraction at the once hugely popular Dreamworld tourist resort on the Gold Coast on Oct 25. Owner Ardent Leisure,

Umno Cautions Against Gambling Away Future

MALACCA, Dec 10 – Several Umno leaders have shared their views following the concern expressed by Prime Minister and Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak over the future of the Malays and Bumiputeras if there is a change of government after the 14th General Election. Zulkafli Ab Aziz of the

S. Korea Parliament Impeaches Scandal Hit President

SEOUL, Dec 9 – South Korean lawmakers on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-Hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests. The National Assembly ballot transfers Park’s authority to the prime minister, pending a decision by

Gemalto To Acquire 3M’s Identity Management Business

AMSTERDAM, Dec 9 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 3M’s Identity Management Business for US$850 million. 3M’s Identity Management Business is comprised of 3M Cogent Inc., which provides a full spectrum of biometric solutions

Clinton Warns Of Danger Of Fake News ‘Epidemic’

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – Hillary Clinton issued a stern warning Thursday against the proliferation of fake news, branding it an epidemic with “real world consequences” that must be addressed in order to protect the nation’s democracy. The Democrat Clinton lost last month’s presidential election to Republican Donald Trump in a shock upset,

Trump Meets Ohio Victims, Environment Pick Slammed

COLUMBUS, Dec 9 – President-elect Donald Trump sought Thursday to comfort victims of an apparent jihadist-inspired attack in Ohio while under fire for picking a global warming skeptic as his new environment chief. The 70-year-old property tycoon, who has never previously held elective office, has spent the majority of his time since

US Democrats Demand Intel On Russian Vote Interference

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – Top US Democratic lawmakers have demanded that President Barack Obama release details on alleged Russian interference in last month’s election, fearing the issue will be swept under a rug when Donald Trump assumes office in January. The Republican president-elect has repeatedly rejected the idea that Moscow had

Perlis State Assembly Passes 2017 State Budget

KANGAR, Dec 9 – The Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting today passed the State Development Expenditure totalling RM46,370,640 after a three-day debate by almost all the Barisan Nasional Assemblymen and opposition members. The State Assembly also passed the 2017 Supply Enactment, Islamic Religious Administration (Amendment) (Perlis) 2016 Enactment and the Mineral Enactment

Solomons Escape Serious Damage After Powerful 7.7 Quake

SYDNEY, Dec 9 – A major 7.7-magnitude quake struck Friday off the Solomon Islands triggering severe shaking and a tsunami warning, but there were no reports of any serious damage, officials said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said there could be possible “widespread, hazardous” tsunami waves, forcing villagers to flee to

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