Pressure Mounts On Hong Kong Leader Over Payout Amid Crisis

HONG KONG, Oct 12 – Democratic lawmakers in Hong Kong demanded anti-graft officers investigate a $6.4 million business payout to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Thursday, as political fallout grows from massive student-led protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city. The controversy ratchets up the pressure on the pro-Beijing

Police Confirm Former KUIS Student In Syria

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 – Police have confirmed that former Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS), Syamimi Faiqah left for Syria on Oct 4 and is believed will join militants of the Islamic State (IS) there. Federal Police Special Branch principal assistant director (Counter-Terrorism Division) SAC Datuk Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay said

Chaos In Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 – Heavy rain this evening wreaked havoc in several parts of the city, with over 12 trees falling in different areas, causing massive traffic jams as well as train delays. In one incident, a tree was believed to have fallen over a police booth in Kampung Attap

Everest Climber Finally Makes It To Convocation Hall

KUANTAN, Oct 12 – After having to put on hold her studies at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) for almost two years, Mount Everest climber Myrza Fasha Md Hamyrudin finally made it to the convocation hall. Yesterday, she graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Myrza Fasha,

Creative Industry Players Hail Budget 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 – Creative industry players have welcomed the Budget 2015 tabled yesterday, saying it would spur the growth of the digital economy. Tan Choon Sang, Malaysia Country Manager of 3D modelling software producer Autodesk, said the government’s RM100 million Digital Content Industry Fund set up under the Communications and

When Action Is Certainly Louder Than Words

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 – In Malaysia, it is easy to talk the walk, especially politicians and civil servants. They can declare a slogan, mouth a parable, give advice and sketch out a vision faster than sprinter Usain Bolt. But asking them to walk the talk is a different matter.

Gang 21 Boss Target Of Grenade Attack Says Paper

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 –The hand grenade attack at a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday was targeted at the kingpin of Gang 21. The gang boss known as “Ah Hai”, The Star reported today, has led the underworld gang for more than 20 years. The 53-year-old has been running illegal businesses,

Hackers Expose Trove Of Snagged Snapchat Images

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 – A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online on Friday, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after beng viewed. In what was being referred to as “The Snappening,” people who used a third-party programme instead

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