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

GST Registration At 104,504 As Of Oct 24

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – The number of companies registering for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was at 104,504 as of Oct 24, an increase of 1,525 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. In a statement here today, it said the latest data showed an increase in

Two Dead In Washington High School Shooting

MARYSVILLE, Oct 25 – A student opened fire in the cafeteria of a high school here on Friday, killing one female student and critically injuring four other students before killing himself, according to police officials. The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School forced hundreds of students to hide in classrooms and then, over

Girl Dies Of Ebola In Mali’s

BAMAKO, Oct 24 – A two-year-old girl died of Ebola in Mali yesterday, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation, a source in the prime minister’s office told AFP. “Unfortunately she died between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm,” said the source, adding that the girl’s death

Who Will Replace Anwar If He Goes To Jail?

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – Pakatan Raykat’s de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction involving his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan at the Federal Court on Aug 28. The big question remains on who would replace Anwar, as he faces the prospect of prison if convicted? Speaking to news portal,

PM: Maal Hijrah Inspires Spirit Of Innovation

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – MALAYSIA, as a progressive Islamic nation, will always emulate the spirit of Saiyidina Umar al-Khattab’s innovative administration as the basis for the country’s transformation and development agenda, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The prime minister, in his Maal Hijrah message on his website,, yesterday

Weak Earthquake Hits Pulau Banggi, Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 24 – A weak earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, occurred at 1.40 pm Friday in Pulau Banggi, Kudat, near here, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 328km southwest of Palawan, Philippines, and

Suspicious Substance Reported At Canadian Consulate In Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Oct 24 – Turkish authorities are investigating a suspicious substance at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul, and unspecified security incidents also are being investigated at two other foreign consulates in Turkey’s largest city, the country’s emergency management agency said Friday. Authorities are investigating incidents at the German and Belgian

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