Iskandar To Be Face Lee Chong Wei On Finals

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 23 – World No. 51 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia who pulled off a pleasant surprise in the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold by beating World No. 9 K. Srikanth of India with 27-25, 21-9 in the semifinals match at the Arena Spice, here, today. Iskandar will be facing

Airasia Launches Inaugural KK-Wuhan Flight

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 23 – Low-cost carrier AirAsia launched its inaugural flight from Kota Kinabalu (KK) to China’s central Wuhan province at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). Flight AK2138 departed with some 120 passengers on board or more than 70 percent of the flight load consisting mostly of Malaysians at 6.55pm and

Thai Police Nab Malaysian Over Burglaries In Betong

BETONG, Jan 23 – Thai police arrested a Malaysian believed to be involved in burglaries around Betong district, Yala, over the past month. Betong district Assistant Police chief, Polis Lt Piyawat Khomsri, said the Malaysian identified as Tan Si Wa, 34, lived in Betong after marrying a Thai woman three months ago.

Witness Says Alvin Tan Fled Country To Avoid Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 – A witness told the Sessions Court here that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) believes that controversial blogger Alvin Tan has fled to the United States to avoid attending trial proceedings against him. “It was based on a report obtained from the police. MCMC made

Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin Fought His Way Into Semifinals

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin fought his way into the Grand Prix (GP) Gold Malaysia Masters semifinals after beating tournament’s eighth seed, Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong at the Arena Spice, here, today. He took 36 minutes to defeat his opponent 21-11, 21-15 in the quarterfinals match. He said he feel happy

Kian Meng, Lai Peng Cruises Into Malaysia Master Semi-Final

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Malaysia’s mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing fought his way into the Grand Prix (GP) Gold Malaysia Masters semi-finals after beating Keigo Sonoda and Naoko Fukuman of Japan mixed doubles pair at the Arena Spice, here, today. They took 36 minutes to defeat their opponent 21-10,

Mukhriz States Loyalty To UMNO

ALOR SETAR, Jan 22 – Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, facing an expression of no-confidence from Kedah UMNO leaders, said he remains loyal to UMNO and dismissed assumptions he would switch to another party. He said what he wanted to do now was to strengthen the party to face the

Road Closure For Thaipusam Procession In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Several roads in Penang to be closed for the progressively from 6am on Saturday to 6pm on Monday to make way for Thaipusam festival celebration here this weekend. About 1,500 police personnel will be working round the clock to ensure smooth celebration of Thaipusam festival. Penang deputy police chief

TPPA To Give Made-In-Malaysia Medical Devices Wider Access

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) says the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will provide wider market access for made-in-Malaysia medical devices into TPPA countries especially the US, with which Malaysia has no free trade agreement. “We believe the TPPA will enable medical device manufacturers

El Nino To Affect Yield, Quality Of Rice

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 – The high temperatures due to the El Nino phenomenon currently sweeping the country is expected to affect the quality of rice produced, resulting in cracked and chalky rice grains, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry. In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said that the

Chong Wei Fought His Way Into Quarterfinals

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 21 – World No. 5 Dato’ Lee Chong Wei fought his way into the Grand Prix (GP) Gold Malaysia Masters quarterfinals after beating Derek Wong Zi Liang of Singapore at the Arena Spice, here, today.  He took 28 minutes to defeat his opponent 21-10, 21-10 in the third round match. Dato’ Lee Chong

Lawyer: PM Najib Denies Receiving RM42m Into His Bank Account

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Prime Minister Najib Razak denied receiving RM42 million from SRC International into his personal bank account, said the lawyer for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday. Based on a written statement, Najib had previously admitted to receiving the funds, according to The Malaysian Insider. “SRC International is

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