Strong Winds, Rough Seas To Persist Till Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Strong Northeasterly winds of 50-60 kmph with waves up to 4.5 metres over the waters off Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, East Johore, Tioman, Bunguran, Kuching, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Sulu are expected to persist till Sunday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said this in a statement Friday. “Category

QZ8501: Pings Detected By SAR Team

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JAKARTA, Jan 9 – Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet have detected pings in their efforts to find the black box recorders, Santoso Sayogo, an investigator at the National Transportation Safety Committee, told Reuters. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar

Malaysian Ship Bombed By Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – A Malaysian-registered fishing vessel which allegedly conducted illegal fishing activities was bombed by Indonesian authorities yesterday. According to Indonesian news agency Jakarta Post, the trawler was sunk by the republic’s police in North Sumatra for illegal fishing off Pandan Islet recently. The agency quoted North Sumatra

French Forces Hunt Charlie Hebdo Massacre Suspects

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PARIS, Jan 9 – Elite French security forces deployed helicopters in a night-time manhunt Thursday for the two brothers accused of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary forces combed through an area in the Aisne region near where

Paris Attack: “I Saw Horror”, Says Survivor

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PARIS, Jan 9 – When a masked gunman burst into the Charlie Hebdo editorial meeting and fired off a hail of bullets, journalist Laurent Leger threw himself behind a corner table and hid as horror unfolded around him. The journalists were wrapping up their weekly meeting when they heard what sounded

Tan Sri Sabri Ahmad A Person Of Strong Integrity

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SHAH ALAM, Jan 8 – Former FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd group president and chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Sabri Ahmad was described as an individual with strong integrity and a role model for the family. According to his brother, Datuk Mohd Zuhuri Ahmad, Sabri was a patient, intelligent and

Shell Confirms RON97 Shortage In Kuching And Miri

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KUCHING, Jan 8 – Shell Timur Sdn Bhd today confirmed that a number of its retail stations in Kuching & Miri are experiencing a shortage of Shell V-Power 97 due to a disruption in supply. Shell Malaysia Upstream communications advisor Zulkifli Baba Noor in a statement here today said the company

MH370: Search Ongoing, Priority To Find Debris

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 – The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) had utilised all data from the bathymetric survey work to prepare its initial plan for the underwater search that will be shared to all parties involved.  In a statement on their website, ATSB stated that the plan included search

QZ8501: 84 Divers Plunge To Recover Wreckage

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JAKARTA, Jan 8 – Scores of divers plunged into the Java Sea on Thursday to search the wreckage of an AirAsia jet for the black box recorders that could reveal why the plane crashed, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said. Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar screens over the northern Java Sea

Paris Attack: Youngest Of Three Suspects Surrenders

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PARIS, Jan 8 – An 18-year-old implicated alongside two brothers in the bloody attack against a satirical weekly in Paris has surrendered to police, according to a source close to the case. “Hamyd Mourad handed himself in to police… on Wednesday at 11.00pm (2200 GMT) after seeing his name circulating on

Tesco Cuts Prices, Seeks To Win Back Customers

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LONDON, Jan 8 –  Tesco delivered its first salvo in a fight back against the growth of discount supermarkets today by cutting the price of hundreds of branded products such as Hovis bread, Kellogg’s cornflakes and Stella Artois lager. Britain’s biggest supermarket group, like rivals Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, is losing

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