UPDATE: Tight Security At UM Gates

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – Univeristi Malaya (UM) gates are tightly monitored by guards with everyone, regardless students or staff being questioned comprehensively before permitting entry. UM security guards together with two upper management members stand guard at the university’s Kuala Lumpur gate since 6pm today in preparations for the

Day Of Reckoning For Anwar Ibrahim?

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – Will the highest court in the country maintain the five-year jail sentence PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has to serve for having sodomised his former aide, enhance or reduce the jail term, or overturn his conviction? These are the questions on the minds of

1Media 1Malaysia Cyclothon Participants Visit 3 Museums Up North

GERIK, Oct 26 – Participants of the 1Media 1Malaysia cycling expedition covering 2,400 kilometres around Peninsular Malaysia, have so far visited three museums in the northern part of the peninsula. These include Galeri Banding Memori Lebuh Raya Timur Barat, located near Tasik Banding, Perak, a ‘Pillbox’ stronghold for observers used to

Malaysia To Host Asean Skills Competition Again In 2016

HANOI, Oct 26 – Malaysia will be hosting the Asean Skills Competition for the third time in 2016. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abdul Muttalib announced this here today. Ismail, who is also the Malaysian Skills Competition Council chairman, said all 10 Asean members of were unanimous in the decision to

Police To Lockdown UM Tomorrow To Prevent Anwar Forum

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 26 – Universiti Malaya will be in a police lockdown tomorrow over a student event where Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been invited to speak, according to a letter to students purportedly written by  UM’s vice-chancellor of student affairs Professor Datuk Dr Rohana Yusof. It said police have informed

Apple Under Fire For ‘Low Wages’

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The five-time presidential candidate wrote in a letter published by

Malaysia joins 20 nations to set up AIIB

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – MALAYSIA has joined 20 proposed founding member countries to set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with an initial authorised capital of US$50 billion (RM164 billion). One fifth of the initial US$50 billion will be paid-up, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement yesterday. Malaysia

TPPA ‘Set To Conclude This Year’

MELBOURNE, Oct 25 – Australia’s Trade Minister Andrew Robb says the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPPA) is starting to take shape and “should be concluded by year’s end”, the Australian Associated Press reports. The deal will send a signal about the importance of the Asia-Pacific region, especially during a time of

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