126 Confirmed Leptospirosis Cases In Flood-Hit States

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 22 – A total 753 suspected cases of leptospirosis have been detected in flood-hit states with 126 people confirmed to be suffering from the disease. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said two of them were volunteers that were in the states to help the flood victims, emphasising the importance of

Najib Prays For Nik Aziz’s Good Health

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today prays for the good health of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who is being treated in a Kelantan hospital since Tuesday. “Hopefully Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz is blessed with good health by Allah and

Convicted Murderer Sirul Azhar Held In Australia – IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Convicted murderer Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar has been arrested by immigration authorities in Australia, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday. Khalid said that based on the information he had received from Australian authorities, Sirul Azhar was arrested on Tuesday in Queensland for

Moderate Earthquake Hits Southern Sumatra, Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale hit southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 10.34 pm today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake epicentre was at 179 km southeast of Bengkulu, Indonesia and 775 km southwest of Pontian, Johor. The quake did not pose

Maybank IB Issues 8 New Call Warrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) is issuing eight new European style cash settled call warrants over ordinary shares, with an issue size of 100 million each. In a statement here Wednesday, Maybank IB said the structured warrants, which will be listed today, were issued

Visa Fee Waiver A Boost To Tourism, Says RHB Research

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – RHB Research Institute says it believes the visa fee waiver for tourists, including from China, announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday would boost tourist arrivals. The research house said visa appplicants could potentially save an average of RM50 per application. “As of

Facebook Acting Against Fakes

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21 – Facebook has a new fix for fibs. The Menlo Park, California-based social media company yesterday said it has updated its service to reduce the number of hoaxes that appear in users’ news feeds. Facebook said it would step up efforts to limit circulation of bogus “news stories” in

MRT Corp To Continue With MRT Line 2

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has announced its effort to continue develop the MRT Line 2, this year. This has emerged following the government’s decision to review Budget 2015 due to the latest global economic climate as well as maintain MRT Corp development expenditures

School Bus Fares Should Go Down

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) has urged transport operators especially school bus operators to lower the fares in line with the drop in petrol and diesel retail prices. KPDNKK enforcement director Mohd Roslan Mahayudin said this was because the bus operators were among those

Ringgit Down After Budget Revision

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – The ringgit extended its losses against the US dollar on selling pressure amid concerns over the country’s economic growth, dealers said. At 9 am, the ringgit was quoted at 3.6220/6250 against 3.6060/6730 at 5pm yesterday. A dealer said the market was reacting to the adjustments in economic targets

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