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

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

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