Many Still Indifferent Over EPF Nomination

KUCHING, Dec 29 – Most employees are aware of the importance of declaring a nominee or administrator for their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings, and consider it an important responsibility. However, only a few can give the correct answer when asked about such things as policies, terms, rules and so forth, because

Apartment Fire Kills 12 In New York’s Bronx

NEW YORK, Dec 29 – A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York’s deadliest fire in decades, officials said. The devastating blaze broke out shortly before 7:00pm (0000 GMT Friday, 8am Malaysia time)

Wintry Weather Disrupts UK Power, Flights And Roads

LONDON, Dec 28 – Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather hit large swathes of the country. More than 73,000 homes were left without power in central and southern English regions through the morning, due to snow and high winds.

KTMB Extends Commuter Service on New Year’s Eve

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 – Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be extending the operation time for its commuter service to 2am on Jan 1 in conjunction with the New Year’s eve celebration. In a statement today, KTMB said they would provide additional train service covering the KL Sentral-Batu Caves,

Two Dead In Blast At Ecuador Restaurant

QUITO, Dec 26 – A Christmas Eve explosion at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital killed two people including a child, and injured 12, authorities said on Monday. The incident left a seven-year-old boy and an 82-year-old woman dead, according to the mayor’s office in Quito, updating an earlier toll of one fatality.

Uphill Task For Mahathir, PPBM In GE14

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) have been seen as facing serious challenges to stay relevant in view of the upcoming 14th general election (GE14) following disputes and crisis within the party this year. Since its establishment over a year ago, PPBM

MAHB Apologises For Erroneous Christmas Bunting

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 25 – Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has apologised for an erroneous Christmas bunting with misspelled words in its “Mary Christmas” and “Happy New Years” greetings at Kota Baru Airport that went viral on social media. MAHB in a statement posted on its Facebook page today, said the red

Vice Mayor: 37 Feared Dead In Philippine Mall Blaze

DAVAO, Dec 24 – Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were “zero”, Paolo Duterte, Davao’s vice mayor,

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