Seven Dead In India Firework Factory Blast

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 – An explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in eastern India killed seven workers and injured nine others in the hours before Thursday’s Diwali festival, officials said. Firework use hits a peak across India during the Hindu festival but New Delhi authorities have tried to restrict sales to

Mat Sabu Cleared Of Bukit Kepong Criminal Defamation Charges

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 19 – The Court of Appeal today cleared Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu of two criminal defamation charges over his remarks on the 1950 Bukit Kepong incident. A three-man bench comprising Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi and Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang dismissed the prosecution’s appeal and

YTL Corp & YTL Power Announce Boardroom Changes

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 – YTL Corporation Bhd and YTL Power International Bhd today announced boardroom changes after the demise of Tan Sri Dr Yeoh Tiong Lay. Yeoh, the founder of the YTL Group of Companies, was Executive Chairman of YTL Corporation and YTL Power International, passed away peacefully on Oct 18,

Bentong To Be First Smart City In Malaysia Under Obor

SERI KEMBANGAN, Oct 17 – The China Smart Creation (CSC) Smart Eco-Valley in Bentong, Pahang, benefiting from the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative, will be Malaysia’s first smart city. Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this was in line with the aspiration to turn the town into a smart

Malacca Puteri Umno Urged To Focus On Young Voters

MALACCA, Oct 17 – The Malacca Puteri Umno is urged to focus on efforts to track young female voters who have the potential to become new members of the movement ahead of the 14th General Elections (GE14). Its chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said such an effort needed to be effectively implemented

Salleh Tells MACC Chief To Remain Steadfast

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad should remain steadfast and not succumb to underhanded tactics to undermine him. He also urged the country’s chief graft the buster to continue with his

Japan PM Abe Sends Offering To War Shrine

TOKYO, Oct 17 – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Tuesday, risking protest from China and South Korea which see it as a painful reminder of Tokyo’s warring past. The conservative premier — who has been criticised for what some see as a

2 Hurt In Malaysia Cup Match Firecrackers Incident

IPOH, Oct 16 – Two men including a policeman were hurt in a firecrackers incident outside Perak Stadium after the first leg of the Malaysia Cup semifinal match between Perak and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) ended last night. District police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong said the victims were an Ipoh District

75 Malacca KPDNKK Prsonnel To Monitor Price Control

MALACCA, Oct 16 – The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry here will mobilise 75 of its enforcement personnel to monitor the implementation of the festive season price control scheme, in conjunction with Deepavali. Its director Jaiya Abu said the personnel would be at shopping centres, retail outlets and wet markets to

20 Dead As Huge Truck Bomb Rocks Somali Capital

MOGADISHU, Oct 15 – A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise. “Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the street and

Malaysian Short FilmIn Fly Film Festival

BUSAN, Oct 15 – Linguistic of Restaurant, a short seven-minute film from Malaysia is featuring in the Fly Film Festival which kicked off here last night. It is showcasing 32 films including feature films. The short is about life as a process, dealing with the art theme. Directed by Bebbra Mailin, a

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