Zahid To Meet MIC Leaders Next Week

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 – Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to meet with the MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam next week to discuss problems faced by the party. Zahid said the leaders were also expected to announce the

Facebook Beats Forecasts With Strong Profit Gains

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29 – Facebook said Wednesday that profit soared on the wings of mobile ad revenue but stressed it is more concerned with investing in the future than making quick cash. While earnings figures surpassed market forecasts, Facebook executives strived to temper expectations, while stressing they plan to continue aggressively

IS Releases New Audio Message By Japanese Hostage

BEIRUT, Jan 29 – The Islamic State group released a message late yesterday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaeda. The audio was released as Jordan had offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group

No Happy Meal For McDonald’s CEO

NEW YORK, Jan 29 – Fast-food giant McDonald’s replaced president and chief executive Donald Thompson yesterday, after the company turned in another poor quarter of sales and earnings last week. The firm behind the world-famous Big Mac had been under pressure from investors to take swift action after seeing the business weaken

Singapore To Block Remote Gambling Websites Effective Feb 2

SINGAPORE, Jan 29 – Websites that provide, facilitate, advertise or promote remote gambling services will be blocked from Monday when the Remote Gambling Act (RGA) comes into effect, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Wednesday. In a statement, MHA said payment transactions related to unlawful remote gambling activities will also

Nik Aziz’s Health Improving, Says Son

KOTA BHARU, Jan 29 – The health of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat who is being treated at the intensive care unit of Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian here was reported to be improving today and is expected to return home soon. His son, Nik

Facebook And Instagram Suffers Widespread Outage

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 –  Users worldwide were unable to log on to two of the world’s largest social networks, Facebook and Instagram, for close to an hour today (Jan 27). Netizens around the globe reacted in surprise, shock and panic on Twitter after Facebook and Instagram went offline at 2.25pm. Services

Microsoft Profit Dips As Revenue Rises

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27 – Microsoft on Monday reported that its quarterly profit dipped as revenue increased with help from sales of Surface tablets, Xbox One consoles and cloud services. Profit fell 10 percent from a year ago to $5.9 billion while revenue hit $26.5 billion in the quarter ended on December

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