US Not ‘Bullying’ Malaysia Says Obama

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PUTRAJAYA, April 27 – US President Barack Obama has denied that Washington is ‘bullying’ Malaysia in the ongoing negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Instead, he said, he himself was being bullied by his own (Democratic) party on the pact while protests against the agreement was more due to

Vogue For Virtue Charity Fashion Show 2014

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BAYAN LEPAS, April 27 – Queensbay Mall’s Vogue For Virtue 2014 is aims to make charity fashionable, which comprises of two major highlights, the month-long Model Search and the Charity Fashion Show with celebrities that took place at 7.30pm on 26 April 2014 at the mall’s Central Atrium. In essence,

Bluefin-21 Faces Second Technical Issue Since Maiden Mission

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PERTH, April 26 – The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) codenamed Bluefin-21 faced a second technical issue Friday since its maiden underwater mission to search for the whereabouts of missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), which oversees the search operation, said the unmanned-vehicle was brought up

PBAPP To Submit Water Tariff Review

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – PBA Holdings Bhd’s (PBAHB) unit Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP), after obtaining consent from the Penang state government, will submit a water tariff review proposal. In a statement here today, PBAHB said its subsidiary will submit the proposal to the National Water Services Commission (SPAN),

Muslims Should Avoid Saying “Rest In Peace”

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – Muslims are not encouraged to say, “rest in peace” to a non-Muslim upon the latter’s death. Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha said saying those words had implications on a Muslim’s faith if the real meaning was not understood, as saying “rest in

Raw Water From Disused Mines Safe For Use

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KLANG, April 25 – Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has dismissed claims that the state government’s move to use raw water from disused mining pools to meet Klang Valley’s water needs would cause health problems because of the heavy metal content. He said water from disused mines was

Yan Petroleum Industrial Zone To Become A Reality Soon

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BALING, April 25 – The Yan Petroleum Industrial Zone (ZIPY) will be realised soon following the signing of a partnership agreement between Merapoh Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd (Merapoh) and China Energy Huacheng Industrial Investment Co Ltd (China Energy), said Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir. He said China

Obama To Launch MaGIC In Cyberjaya On Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – US President Barack Obama is expected to launch the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya on Sunday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is also expected to accompany Obama at the event. MaGIC’s establishment was announced by Najib at last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Airline Profit Expectations Remain Strong, Says IATA

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – Airline profit expectations remain strong and broadly in line with levels seen over the past year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. In its Airline Business Confidence Index quarterly survey of airline Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and heads of cargo in April, respondents expressed confidence that

Malaysia Eyes Increased Investment From Obama Visit

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – Malaysia is hopeful that the state visit by United States (US) President Barack Obama will boost foreign investment inflows, especially from the US, to this country, said Malaysia’s special envoy to the US Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis. He said Obama’s presence here would enhance investor

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