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

Penang Will Not Implement Water Rationing For April

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PENANG, April 2 – The efficient water supply management implemented by Penang Water Supply Corporation or PBAPP has allowed Penang to avoid water rationing in April 2014. If April 2014 proves to be another dry month, the Penang State Government and Perbandanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) will implement a

Powerful Quake Hits Chile, Tsunami Warning

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SANTIAGO, April 2: A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at 846 pm local time (2346 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile’s northern

Another 620,237 Selangor Households To Face Water Cuts

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – More than 6.7 million Selangor residents will face water cuts, when the fourth phase of water rationing takes effect on April 4. National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chairman Datuk Ismail Kassim said that the phase will affect nine districts here: Gombak, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alan, Kuala Selangor,

MH370 Tragedy: Pilot, Air Traffic Control Radiotelephony Transcript

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – The full transcript of communications between Flight MH370 and the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control has been released, revealing nothing ‘abnormal’. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein said the transcript had been shared with the families of passengers. “There is no indication of anything abnormal in the

Moderate Air Quality In 14 Areas At 8 AM Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – The air quality throughout the country was generally good as of 8 am today, although 14 places had a moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) reading. The Department of Environment (DoE) reported on its website that among these 14 areas were Nilai (with an API of

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