Strong Earthquake Hits Mexico, But No Tsunami Threat

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 – A strong earthquake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, hit Guerrero in Mexico at 1am Friday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement issued here, said the earthquake’s epicentre is at 240km east west of Mexico City, Mexico, and 15,031km north-east of Sandakan, Sabah. However, the quake

Anglers Found Headless Body Of Man

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GEORGE TOWN, May 9 – A headless body of man, from the waist to the calf, was found floating at Pantai Ocean View, Bandar Sri Pinang, here Thursday. An identity card belonging to S.Moneymaran, 50, of 13-1B Block 4E Jalan Semarak Api 1, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam , was found on

MAS And Firefly Warn Of Travel Package Scam

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and its low cost carrier, Firefly, have issued a warning of a travel package scam in the market. In a statement today the airlines said Musflyz Privilege, a local travel agent, not affiliated to either MAS or Firefly, was offering travel packages branded as “Masflyz”. The

UMNO General Assembly Dates Changed To Nov 25-29

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 – The UMNO General Assembly which was scheduled for the end of October, will instead be held from Nov 25 to 29. Party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Thursday said the five-day assembly would start with the delivery of the President’s Message on Nov 25,

Thai’s Constitutional Court Removes Yingluck From Office

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BANGKOK, May 7 – Thailand’s Constitutional Court today ruled that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was guilty and had abused her power in transferring out National Security Council (NSC) chief Thawil Plensri in 2011, and therefore would have to step down. Yingluck could no longer stay in her position as caretaker

HIV Cases Involving Youths Alarming – Hilmi

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GEORGE TOWN, May 7 – An increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases among youths, especially those aged between 20 and 30, is alarming said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. Hilmi said 78.8 percent of the cases involves youths who are between 20 and 30 years old. He said

GLE Centre Eyes RM4 Million Sales This Year

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KUALA TERENGGANU, May 7 – Kelantan-based coffee and cosmetics producer GLE Centre Enterprise aims to double its health drink sales to RM4 million this year from RM2 million last year. Managing Director Mohd Zulkifli Harun said the target is achievable based on the positive response to its products in Sabah and

Maxis Is Exclusive Carrier For HTC Devices

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 – Maxis Bhd has partnered with smartphone manufacturer, HTC, to become the exclusive carrier for the former’s devices, starting with the latest model, HTC One (M8), from May 8. In a statement here Tuesday, Maxis said currently it is the only local telecommunications company to offer the

Bonia Corp Incorporates New Subsidiary

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 – Bonia Corp Bhd has incorporated a subsidiary in Malaysia, Podium Retail Sdn Bhd, to carry out supply, retailing and dealing with fashionable goods, accessories and beauty products. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia Wednesday, Bonia said the incorporation of Podium Retail was funded by internal resources. Podium

Bomb Blasts In Hat Yai Injures 13

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HAT YAI, May 6 – Hat Yai, a popular tourist town located in southern Thailand was jolted by two bomb explosions which injured 13 people and damaged cars and buildings nearby. No Malaysians were listed among the injured victims who were treated at five hospitals in the town. Songkla police chief Maj

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