Obama Sends 1,500 Troops To Iraq

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 – President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900. The White House said in a statement that it will

Camerons Floods Man-Made, MP Must Act

CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Nov 8 – The cause of the recent Cameron Highlands floods was man-made, and the blame has been placed on its Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri G. Palanivel. Regional Environmental Awareness of Cameron Highlands (Reach) president Ramakrishnan Ramasamy, in making this claim today, added that ironically Palanivel was also the

1Malaysia Media Cycling Event In PD On Monday

PORT DICKSON, Nov 7 – A cycling event is to be held here on Monday to further promote Port Dickson as a tourist town, according to the Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board. Its general manager, Baharudin Jali, said today 60 people had already signed up for the 1Malaysia Media Cycling Programme which

Sodomy II: Proceedings Adjourned To A Later Date

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 7 – The proceedings of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s final sodomy appeal at the Federal Court today will see the continuation of submissions by the defence team. Former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, who is also leading a team of 14 lawyers representing Anwar, will present his

Melaka JPJ Offers Free Car Windscreen Tint Inspection

MELAKA, Nov 7 – The Melaka Road Transport Department (JPJ) is offering a free service for motorists to check their vehicle windscreen and window tint to ensure that it meets the specifications. Director Azaharuldin Abdullah said the free inspection was available at the Bukit Katil JPJ Enforcement Division between 9 am and

TNB Releases Water In Stages

CAMERON HIGHLAND, Nov 6 – Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) was forced to release water in stages as the water level in the Sultan Abu Bakar dam, Cameron Highlands, rose sharply and reached a critical level within a short time, following heavy rains yesterday. In a statement here today, TNB said the

Downpour Causes Flash Flood In KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 – Torrential rain has reduced city traffic to a crawl and flash floods were reported in several places, including the New Pantai Expressway. A PLUS Expressway Traffic Control Centre spokesman said traffic around Klang Valley almost came to a standstill due to poor visibility “Traffic was

Obama Sends Secret Letter To Iran

Washington, Nov 7 – President Barack Obama’s administration is trying to open channels of communication with Iran regarding the war on ISIS. Amid revelations that Obama sent a letter to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month pointing out the countries’ shared interest in beating ISIS, a senior U.S. official

Bank Negara Appoints Two New Assistant Governors

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today announced the appointment of two new Assistant Governors, Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour and Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin. Assistant Governor Shaik Abdul Rasheed would be responsible for the Strategic Management, Human Capital Development Centre and IT Services Departments, BNM said in a

F&N Expects Continued Revenue Growth

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 – Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) expects continued revenue growth for the financial year 2015 and surpass its yearly average, says non-independent and non-executive director, Datuk Ng Jui Sia. He said the key strategic thrusts would continue to be 100 Plus isotonic drinks which were well-positioned

Abbott To Meet Putin Over MH17 Probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 – Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott is set to meet the Russian president during the APEC summit in Beijing and urge him to pressure pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to work with airline investigators probing the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Wall Street Journal reported today that both,

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