Moderate Earthquake Strikes Northern Indian Ocean

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, occurred at noon in the northern Indian Ocean on Thursday, according to the Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was located 809km southwest of Great Nicobar, India, and 1,453km southwest

BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Mixed This Morning

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – Shares on Bursa Malaysia opened mixed in early trade Thursday on mild buying interest, but weak market sentiment limited gains. At 9.06 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) index stood at 1,836.97, down 2.17 points, after opening three points lower at 1,836.14. Gainers outpaced

Search Back On For Wreckage

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PERTH: The search for wreckage of crashed Flight MH370 resumed Wednesday after the weather improved, with Chinese ships and Korean planes joining the hunt over a vast stretch of the Indian Ocean. Gale force winds, rain and big waves prevented any sorties being flown on Tuesday but 12 aircraft will be

Missy Franklin Wins Laureus Sportswoman

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KUALA LUMPUR: American swimmer Missy Franklin was awarded the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year at a glittering event at the Istana Budaya here. The 18-year-old rose to prominence at 17 after sweeping four gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012 – 100m and 200m backstroke, 4x200m freestyle and 4×100 medley.

New Satellite Images Detect 122 Potential Objects

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 – New satellite images have detected 122 potential objects that may be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 aircraft, approximately 2,557km from Perth, Australia. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said Wednesday, the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) yesterday received new satellite

Tian Chua and Rafizi Barred From Entering Sarawak

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PETALING JAYA: PKR’s vice-president Tian Chua and strategic director Rafizi Ramli were barred from entering Sarawak on Tuesday. Both the opposition MPs tweeted that they were stopped from entering the state and were asked to return to Kuala Lumpur. “Flight with @AnwarIbrahim @rafiziramli to Sibu; Rafizi & I were told not allowed

Cops Refuse To Release Findings Until Probe Completed

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will not release any findings on the passengers and crew of the Boeing 777 MH370 plane, which mysteriously ended in the southern Indian Ocean, as it will jeopardise the ongoing investigation, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.  Khalid, however, noted that the four areas

Chinese Tourists Angry Over Missing Plane

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BEIJING, March 25 — The controversy surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has prompted many Chinese tourists, who once saw Malaysia as an attractive holiday destination, to look elsewhere, travel agents said today. Eleven Chinese travel agents told Reuters that bookings between China and Malaysia had fallen severely, and that

F1 Grand Prix Concert Featuring Aguilera Cancelled

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Formula One Grand Prix concert featuring US star Christina Aguilera has been cancelled due to the MH370 crash. Petronas, which sponsors the Mercedes F1 racing team and the annual weekend concert, said it called off the show as “a sign of respect to the families and next-of-kin of

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