President Dilma Rousseff Wins Re-Election In Brazil

Sao Paulo, Oct 27 – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won a hotly contested runoff election on Sunday. With more than 99% of votes counted, the incumbent Rousseff had 51.59% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition candidate Aecio Neves garnered 48.41%. Neves said he called to congratulate Rousseff, who thanked

Bank Rakyat Bags ‘Best Islamic Bank 2014’ Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – Malaysia’s largest Islamic cooperative bank, Bank Rakyat, was named the “Best Islamic Bank 2014” at the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, tonight. The annoucement was made by the bank’s chairman, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi, earlier today at the inaugural Bank

Met Dept Denies Issuing Tornado Warning

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – The Malaysian Meteorological Department has denied issuing a tornado warning for the federal capital and Putrajaya. Its deputy director-general (Climate and Weather), Alui Bahari said the public should not panic over rumours to the effect. “People should stop spreading such information citing it came from our department because

Students Try To Break Open UM Gate

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – Universiti Malaya is now in a lockdown by its security personnel ahead of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s arrival to address students for the “40 years: from UM to prison” later tonight. The university’s security has closed off the three entrances and barred entry to all vehicles.

Oppo Mobile To Go Into Non-traditional Distribution Channels

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Oppo Mobile, is strengthening its presence in Malaysia by moving into the non-traditional distribution channels such as offering in supermarkets and home appliance stores. Oppo Mobile Malaysia chief executive officer William Fang said since its inception in the local market in February

Asean Leaders Show Support For Anwar Ibrahim

PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 – The international support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be accorded justice by the Federal Court has gathered more steam after several Asean politicians joined in the chorus, today. This follows after PKR Youth launched a campaign called “Justice for Anwar Ibrahim” today, ahead of the

More Developing Commonwealth Nations Keen To Implement PPP

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 26 – More and more Commonwealth countries especially African countries are keen to implement Public-Private Partnership (PPP) undertaken by Malaysia in efforts to enhance infrastructure development in their own countries. According to the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, who is also President of the

Umno Gathering Views For Debate At Party’s AGM

KLUANG, Oct 26 – Umno is gathering views from the grassroots on core issues such as religion, race and monarchy for debate at the party’s annual general assembly next month. Its vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the collation of views was imperative to prevent the issues from becoming polemic and

PM Calls On Three Ailing Umno Veterans In Pekan

PEKAN, Oct 26 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on three ailing Umno veterans in his Pekan parliamentary constituency. They are Datuk Seri Ghazali Kasim, 83, and Datin Zamzam Abdul Samah, 81, of Kampung Parit Tengah and Abdul Rahman Ahmad, 76, of Peramu Jaya 3. Ghazali is a former

Indonesian President Appoints Technocrats To Top Economic Posts

JAKARTA, Oct 26 – Indonesia’s new president today appointed professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and implement much-needed reforms to deal with costly fuel subsidies, cooling investment and the country’s creaky infrastructure. Joko Widodo unveiled a cabinet of 34 ministers that was filled with political appointees and last-minute

Plug Leakages To Save MAS – Kayveas

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – Plugging leakages is one of the measures that can save Malaysia Airlines, even as the airline prepares for a milestone Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for minority shareholders on November 6, says Tan Sri M. Kayveas, Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport. “The system now gives

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