BWF ‘Provisionally Suspends’ Chong Wei

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 – The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has provisionally suspended Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation. The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August. “The BWF has

AirAsia Load Factor Rises Two Per Cent In Q3

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 – The AirAsia Group recorded a two per cent increase in load factor to 78 per cent in the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 versus the same period last year. AirAsia Bhd, in its preliminary operating statistics released today, said at the group level, number

Islam Is Fair In Meting Out Punishment

BANGI, Nov 10 – The decision by the Court of Appeal in declaring the enactment under the Negeri Sembilah Syariah law which prohibits Muslim men from dressing up and behaving like women as being unconstitutional has to be looked at as a whole. Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Najib Saddened By Bakri Omar’s Death

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed sadness over the passing of former inspector-general of police, Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Omar, who died this morning. “I received news of the passing of the former inspector-general of police, Tan Sri Bakri Omar with sadness. “May

Moody’s Expects Increase In Asean Banks’ Bond Issuances

SINGAPORE, Nov 10 – Asean banks will increasingly turn to capital markets, particularly by issuing bonds, in order to fund their lending operations, says Moody’s Investors Service. Its assistant vice president/analyst, Alka Anbarasu, said loan growth in most parts of the Asean region has steadily outpaced deposit inflows over the past several

Need To Surmount Damaging Unsustainable Lifestyle – Muhyiddin

NAGOYA, Nov 10 – Malaysia has urged the international community to address challenges associated with unsustainable patterns of life collectively or risk jeopardising future generations. In making the call, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin noted that today’s world continued to face various critical challenges such as human-induced climate change, the

China’s ‘New Type’ of Ties Fail to Sway Obama

BEIJING, Nov 10 – When Xi Jinping stood next to Hillary Rodham Clinton and addressed a high-powered lunch audience on the seventh floor of the State Department nearly three years ago, he was still China’s vice president and only the heir apparent to the Communist Party leadership. But even during that visit he

Muhyiddin To Visit Japan, Australia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will represent Malaysia at the Unesco World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development during a two-day working visit to Nagoya, Japan from Sunday, followed by a trip to Australia. In a statement, the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office said Muhyiddin, who is also Education

Delayed Hong Kong, Shanghai Stock Link Up ‘Soon’

HONG KONG, Nov 9 – China will announce a start date for a delayed trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai’s stock exchanges “soon”, Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said today. The bourse connection originally slated for last month is expected to allow the equivalent of US$3.8 billion (RM12.7 billion)

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