Air Quality Reaches Unhealthy Levels In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 12 – Haze has made its seasonal comeback to Penang, with an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded at the Universiti Sains Malaysia station on the island here today. With levels peaking slightly over 100 API, the situation is presently the worst in the country, before was Banting,

Woman Crushed To Death By Container In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 12 – A physically-disabled woman was killed instantly at a bus stop in Air Itam here when a parked 32.5 tonne container toppled on her. P’ng Eow Hong, 48, who had “short leg syndrome”, a disability since birth, was waiting at the bus stop opposite the Air Itam post office when the

Guan Eng Warns Pakatan Leaders To Be Careful

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 11 ― Pakatan Rakyat leaders must be prepared to face more “action” against them now that authorities have successfully convicted Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP’s Lim Guan Eng warned. The Penang chief minister pointed out that his state executive councillor, Chong Eng, is being investigated over her recent

Move Over 5K iMac, 8K Displays Are On The Way Next Year

The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display may have the highest resolution screen in the world today, but it seems Apple will have to up its game next year if it wants to retain that title: 8K displays are expected to arrive sometime in 2016. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced Embedded DisplayPort

UN Rights Office Expresses Dismay Over Anwar Ruling

GENEVA, Feb 10 – The UN Human Rights office said today it was “disappointed” by the Malaysian Federal Court ruling upholding the conviction on sodomy charges of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “The bottom line for us is the charge in this case should not be a criminal offence,” UN human

Bersih 2.0 Questions Judicial Independence

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 – The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) has expressed its disappointment with the Federal Court today following the verdict against Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his Sodomy 2 case and described it as “a black eye for judicial independence”. In a media statement released by the coalition,

US Embassy Here Criticises Malaysian Federal Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 – The US embassy here has reacted to the Federal Court decision to uphold the 5-year jail sentence of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Below is the full statement released on the embassy’s website a short while ago: “The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by the

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