Indonesian Tearfully Denies ‘Poisoned Coffee’ Murder

JAKARTA, Oct 12 – An Indonesian woman accused of murdering her college friend by slipping cyanide into her coffee broke down in tears Wednesday as she took the stand to deny carrying out the crime. Prosecutors are demanding that Jessica Kumala Wongso, an Australian permanent resident, be jailed for 20 years for

China House Collapse Survivor A Left-Behind Child

BEIJING, Oct 12 – The little girl who survived a building collapse in China in her dead father’s arms is a “left-behind” child who had just arrived for a reunion with her migrant worker parents, state media reported Wednesday. China has hundreds of millions of migrants who have moved from the countryside

No Possibility Yet Of PBK Cooperating With PPBM In GE14

SIBU, Oct 12 – Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) today stated there was no possibility yet of it cooperating with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) in the coming 14th general election (GE14). Lanang PBK division secretary, Frankie Anong said in principle, the struggles of the two political parties were different. “We are championing

Dutch Freeze Court Action Against Pokemon Go Makers

THE HAGUE, Oct 11 – Dutch authorities have suspended plans to sue the US makers of Pokemon Go, after the company deleted its virtual pets from a protected beach in The Hague, a municipality spokesman said on Tuesday. The so-called Pokestops and Pokegyms, which attract Pokemon and allows players to buy accessories

WHO: Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific

MANILA, Oct 11 – The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia

Water Supply At Sungai Semantan Plant Pollution Free

KUANTAN, Oct 11 – The water at the Semantan raw water plant in Temerloh, which is transferred to the Langat and Cheras water treatment plants (LRA) in Selangor, is free from any odour contamination from Saturday until today. Pahang Department of Environment (DOE) director Rosli Zul said the reading was zero based

Trump’s Female Supporters Oblivious To Sleaze Scandal

WILKES-BARRE, Oct 11 – Lewd remarks about groping women? It’s locker-room banter. Accusing former US president Bill Clinton of sexual abuse? He had to. Left for dust in the polls? Pollsters lie. Donald Trump’s supporters appear oblivious to the gravity of his latest scandals and hemorrhaging support among lawmakers from his Republican

Clinton Draws Record Crowd As Trump Flounders

COLUMBUS, Oct 11 – An invigorated Hillary Clinton commanded a record crowd of more than 10,000 supporters Monday, leaving Donald Trump floundering as America’s top elected Republican all but conceded the White House. The former secretary of state looking to make history as America’s first woman commander-in-chief held an evening rally at

Najib Chairs Mentri Besar And Chief Ministers’ Meeting

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 11 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today chaired the Mentri Besar and Chief Ministers’ 127th meeting at Perdana Putra here. Also present at the meeting were cabinet ministers including Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak, and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr

Taiwan Calls For Renewed Talks With China

TAIPEI, Oct 10 – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday called for a resumption of talks with China and pledged that “anything” can be on the table for discussion. Relations with Beijing have deteriorated under Taiwan’s first female president, whose China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took office in May after a landslide

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