Typhoon Kalmaegi Slams Philippines, Cuts Power Lines

PHILIPPINES, Sept 14 – A strong typhoon slammed into the rice-producing Philippine northern region today, cutting power and communications lines and forcing people to flee to higher ground, national disaster agency officials said. Packing central winds of 130 kmh and gusts of up to 160 kmh, Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall

Najib Hostage To Extremists, Says Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 –  Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has shown that he lacks the will to stand up to extremists by failing to fulfil his promise to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, DAP said today. Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said Najib’s promise to repeal the colonial-era

Preserve Malaysia’s Unity, Says Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) today reminded Malaysians to preserve the nation’s unity. He said the people should take pride in that the unification of the states of the peninsula with Sabah and Sarawak had created a unique, harmonious and fast-developing Malaysia. “Every

Chinese Output Growth Slows To 5-Year Low In August

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – China’s industrial production growth slowed sharply to 6.9% in August, its lowest level for more than five years, official data for the world’s second-largest economy showed today. The figure, which measures output at factories, workshops and mines, marked an abrupt slowdown from the 9% year-on-year

PAS Explores How To Keep Khalid As Selangor MB

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – PAS is exploring the possibility of retaining Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor menteri besar (MB) as a means of resolving the impasse in the state. Selangor deputy speaker Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang raised this possibility

Kit Siang Calls For Royal Probe Into UPSR Leaks

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – A Royal Commission of Inquiry should be established to investigate the recent leakage of UPSR examination papers, which affected almost 500,000 students, said veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang. Lim said it was time a full-scale investigation be conducted into the frequent leaks involving national

More Malaysian Remains From MH17 Identified

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – The remains of several more Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 have been identified after undergoing an identification process in Amsterdam, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic). “After being verified by the Dutch, the remains will be repatriated. In Amsterdam, the

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