Hong Kong Democracy Rally Marks China National Day

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HONG KONG, Oct 1 – Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to mark China’s national day with a pro-democracy rally and voice growing fears that the city’s liberties are under threat from Beijing. The protest which was dubbed an “anti-authoritarian rally” also comes after recent arrests of

MACC Chief Upset Over Kit Siang’s Remark

IPOH, Sept 29 – Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad today described opposition leader Lim Kit Siang as uncivilised over the latter’s reference to monkeys in associating him with regard to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad issue. Dzulkifli said he was open to criticism from the DAP leader but it should be

Twitter Reveals Russia-Backed Ads Ahead Of US Election

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 – Twitter on Thursday revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 from a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. A Twitter statement said the social media group shared data with congressional investigators about ads from RT,

The Hidden Suffering of Poultry

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 – Malaysians consume chicken meat and eggs on a daily basis yet hardly a thought is given to the horrendous conditions in the modern livestock raising systems known as ‘factory-farming’.  Malaysia is largely self sufficient in poultry meat production with over 81% of  the local domestic demand for

1.8 Million Thais Visited Malaysia Last Year

BANGKOK, Sept 29 – About 1.8 million tourists from Thailand visited Malaysia in 2016, representing a growth of 32.5 per cent over the corresponding period in 2015, according to Tourism Malaysia Thailand. The trend of strong growth in tourist arrivals from Thailand is expected to continue this year, said its director,

More Supplies Needed As Villagers Flee Vanuatu Volcano

WELLINGTON, Sept 27 – Villagers fleeing a volcanic eruption in Vanuatu face food and water shortages in overcrowded evacuation camps, aid workers and reports said Wednesday. About 7,000 people on the island of Ambae – in the Pacific archipelago’s north – have left their homes after the Manaro Voui volcano rained rocks

PIVB: Oil Price To Balance At US$50 In 2H17

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 – Public Investment Bank Bhd (PIVB) has reinforced its “overweight” view on the oil and gas (O&G) sector after the overnight benchmark Brent crude oil price closed at US$58.44 per barrel, hitting its highest levels since July 2015. In a note today, the research house said the

Bursa Malaysia Mixed At Mid-Morning

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 – Lack of fresh catalysts weighed on Bursa Malaysia which turned mixed at mid-morning. At 11.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 1.35 points lower at 1,764.24 from Tuesday’s close of 1,765.59. The index opened 2.03 points better at 1,767.62. Market breadth was positive

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