Sony Sinks Deeper Into Red

TOKYO, Oct 31 – Sony reported its net loss for the April-September period ballooned to nearly US$1 billion (RM3.29 billion), as the embattled electronics firm continues to struggle in the cut-throat smartphone business. The firm said its net loss came in at ¥109.1 billion, way up from a ¥16.5 billion shortfall

With Ebola Battle Brewing, Obama Heads To Maine

Portland, Oct 31 – When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn’t come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine. But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and states over their rules for health workers returning from

Day 4: Anwar’s Final Sodomy 2 Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy 2 appeal at the Federal Court began Tuesday with submissions by defence counsels Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram and N. Surendran. The hearing continued on Wednesday with Surendran wrapping up his submission, followed by submissions for the defence by Sangeet

Thai Prime Minister, An Ex-General, Is A Millionaire

BANGKOK, Oct 31 – Asset disclosures by members of Thailand’s military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption. The state National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday released the asset declarations of the 33 Cabinet ministers, 25 of whom are millionaires in

Two Sons Of Flight MH370 Passenger Sue MAS

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 – Two sons of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 today filed a suit against Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS), Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general and three others for compensation over the loss of their father after the flight went missing enroute from Kuala

Mahathir Explains Why More Muslims Becoming Jihadists

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today one factor that drives more Muslims into becoming jihadists is the inability of Islamic countries to defend the Ummah. He said this alleged failure of the Islamic countries frustrated Muslims, and ordinary people who had no power might think

GST Registration Rises To 115,289 As Of Oct 30

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 – The number of companies registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) stood at 115,289 as of Oct 30, an increase of 2,679 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. In a statement, the department said the latest data showed a continuing

TNB To Proceed With Track 4A Power Plant

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 – Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will proceed with the Track 4A power plant at Pasir Gudang and expects to finalise the project cost with the engineering, procurement and construction contractors (EPCC) by early next month, said president and chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Ir Azman Mohd said.

Liow: Flooding At KLIA2 Was Something ‘Expected’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 – The minor flood at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2’s (KLIA2) apron recently was something “expected” even during the time the airport was being constructed, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Speaking on the water retention at the apron that was revealed through a

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