Yet Another Strong Earthquake Strikes Chile

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 – A strong earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, occurred near the northern coast of Chile at 9.37 am Friday, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said. It said in a statement that the earthquake’s epicentre was located 47km southwest of Iquique, Chile, and 17,815km southwest of Pontian,

Ex-MAS Chief Urges China To Tone Down Approach Over MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — China should reconsider and tone down its aggressive approach over the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, the airline’s former chairman Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid. Munir, noted that Malaysia and China have always had a cordial relationship since diplomatic ties were formalised 40 years

Public Will Revolt If Forced Into Corner Says Anwar

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Citizens will take to the streets in dissatisfaction if the government frustrates the expression of their will in elections, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said. During an interview with UK news outlet Channel 4, the opposition leader said that while Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was choosing the peaceful

Chinese Tourist, Filipino Resort Worker Abducted In Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU, April 3 – A Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted by a group of men from Pulau Singahmata near Pulau Bum-Bum in Semporna near here, according to the Eastern Sabah Security Command (EssCom). EssCom director-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek confirmed in a statement today that the

Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base in Tex

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Multiple people were killed and others injured Wednesday when a shooter opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, a senior military official and law enforcement official told. The officials said the suspected shooter was among the dead. The initial report is the incident started as a soldier-on-soldier attack, law enforcement sources told. The

Najib, Abbott Visit Pearce Airbase

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PERTH, April 3 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak visited the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Pearce base, here today, to get a firsthand look at the search operation for the missing Malaysian airliner. He arrived at 7.30 am and was welcomed by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at

17 Lorry Tanker Drivers Claim Unfair Dismissal

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 2 – Seventeen lorry tanker drivers of a transport company in Kampung Mengkuang here alleged they were terminated without notice or compensation by the company. A representative of the group, Jamaludin Ismail, 43, said they only received their dismissal letter effective March 31 and were only informed that

MH370 Tragedy Will Not Affect Malaysia And China Relationship

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – The Chinese government is grateful and appreciates the efforts made by the Malaysian government in the search operations for the missing Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370. Its ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang also described the Malaysian efforts as being “excellent.” He added that the incident would not

Najib Launches RM10 Billion ASB2 Unit Trust Scheme

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Wednesday launched a RM10 billion Amanah Saham Bumiputera 2 (ASB2) unit trust scheme. The 10 billion-unit scheme will be managed by Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Malaysia’s biggest fund manager. Najib said PNB has apportioned RM10 million to be disbursed

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