Electricity Restored In Flood-Stricken States

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – The operations of 88 electrical substations in Perak, which were suspended due to recent floods, have been fully restored at 8am today. Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Distribution Division senior general manager (Operations, Region 2) Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid said several electrical substations in Perak, Kelantan and Pahang

Najib And Wife Attend ‘Tahlil’ For Late Father

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak attend a ‘tahlil’ prayer and ‘yassin’ recital ceremony for his late father, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein at the Ar-Rahah Mosque, Kampung Kerinchi here tonight.  Also present was the prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Najib’s mother Tun

Government To Study Visa Exemption For Chinese Tourists

KULAIJAYA, Jan 14 – The government will look into visa exemption for tourists from China as a move to attract them to the country. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the visa exemption was discussed at the Cabinet meeting today. “The Cabinet should have discussed the

CIMB, RHB & MBSB Cease Discussions On Mega Merger

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) announced Wednesday that they have ceased discussions on the proposed merger and creation of a mega Islamic bank in light of the current economic conditions. “We had thoroughly deliberated the merger, and

Khazanah Records Steady Performance

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – Khazanah Nasional Bhd has reported a steady performance in 2014, with its net worth adjusted (NWA) up 9.2 per cent to RM110.8 billion as at Dec 31, 2014 compared with RM101.5 billion a year ago. Its managing director, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, said since the start of

Facebook Puts Warning Labels On Graphic Videos

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 – Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network said Tuesday. The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger

World Bank Sees Growth Pick-Up For Developing Countries

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – The World Bank on Tuesday predicted a pick-up in economic growth for developing countries, spurred by falling oil prices and despite a slight slowdown in global engine China. Developing countries’ growth in gross domestic product (GDP) — the broad measure of a country’s output of goods and services

QZ8501: Analysing Black Boxes Need Mental Strength

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – Despite being an investigator for almost two decades, analysing the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 will be one of the toughest challenge for Nurcahyo Utomo, who knew the pilot personally. The National Transportation Safety Committee investigator, Nurchayo said his previous experience listening to recording from black boxes

IGP Slams Guan Eng For Questioning Paulsen’s Arrest

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has hit out at Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for questioning last night’s arrest of human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and claiming that the nation’s top cop was practising double standards. In a response to The Rakyat Post today, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the

QZ8501: Flight Data Recorder In Good Condition

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – Flight data recorder (FCR) retrieved from the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 which has safely arrived in Jakarta is in good condition. National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) Pilot investigator Captain Santoso Sayogo said they are in the midst of cleaning the black box before data from the

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