UDA To Build 1,500 PR1MA Homes In Kuala Pahang

PEKAN, Oct 15 – UDA Holdings Berhad (UDA) plans to build 1,500 units of affordable homes through the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Project (PR1MA) in Kuala Pahang near here. Its chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Shafei Abdullah said UDA had held discussions with PR1MA on the project involving 58.6ha. “PR1MA has agreed to let

Tropical Storm, Strong Winds And Rough Seas Expected

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 – Typhoon Sarika was detected 1,248km northeast of Sandakan, Sabah at 8pm last night, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. According to a statement issued by the department last night, Hurricane (Sarika) was detected at latitude 13.9 North, longitude 126 East with movement toward the west-northwest at slow

Grieving Thailand To Begin King’s Official Mourning

BANGKOK, Oct 14 – Massive crowds of black-clad Thais lined Bangkok’s streets Friday hoping to see King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s body borne to his palace, as the nation grieved for a monarch whose passing leaves the country facing an uncertain future. Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away at 88 on Thursday after

Sultan Of Kelantan, The People’s Ruler

KOTA BARU, Oct 14 – The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V who has been elected the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong at today’s special meeting of the Conference of Rulers to succeed Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is a King of the people and very close to the hearts of the people

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets w/ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Confirms New Development Center

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his trip to Japan this week as chronicled by the leader’s Facebook page (via Macotakara). In the meeting, the Japanese PM noted that without Japanese innovation, the iPhone couldn’t have been developed. Speaking of development… Cook also unveiled that a new development center in Yokohama (Tsunashima

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies At 88

THAILAND, Oct 13 – Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years on the throne, the palace says. The king, 88, was widely revered in Thailand. He was seen as a stabilising figure in a country hit by cycles of political turmoil and multiple coups. He had been

Report: Two Women Say Trump Touched Them Inappropriately

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 – Two women have accused Donald Trump of touching them inappropriately in the past, The New York Times reported Wednesday, with one saying she was groped and another recounting him kissing her on the mouth – charges that the Republican presidential nominee hotly denied. The report follows the release of

PAC To Table 10 Reports In Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – The Public Accounts Committee will table 10 reports in the Dewan Rakyat at the Third Meeting, Fourth Session of the Thirteenth Parliamentary sitting. Two reports are on Smuggling and Misappropriation of Subsidised Diesel, and Certified Paddy Seeds Subsidy Programme (Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry). Two are on

Girl Tries To Burn Down School In Facebook Dare

HANOI, Oct 13 – A Vietnamese teenager inadvertently set herself on fire after trying to burn down her school in an ill-fated social media dare, local media reported Wednesday. In a video which has gone viral online, the 13-year-old girl can be seen pouring petrol in front of a door at her

Petra Jaya Hospital Project 36% Off Schedule

KOTA SAMARAHAN. Oct 12 – The Petra Jaya Hospital project in Kuching is 36% off schedule, according to Sarawak Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim. She said the project which was originally scheduled for completion next month was only expected to be ready by June next year.  Dr Jamilah told this to reporters

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

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