Main Players: Myanmar’s Refugee Crisis

BANGKOK, Sept 14 – Violence coursing through western Myanmar has sparked an exodus of hundreds of thousands of stateless Muslim Rohingya, generating international alarm at the blistering animosity fuelling a cycle of bloodshed in the region. Here are the main players in the spiralling crisis. The refugees The United Nations says some

Bursa Malaysia Extends Losses To Close Lower

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – Bursa Malaysia extended yesterday’s losses to close lower today, in line with most regional peers, on continued profit-taking in selected heavyweights, consumer and technology counters, dealers said. At the close, the key FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 4.70 points weaker to end at 1,781.37 after

Russian Prisons Boss Arrested On Graft Charges

MOSCOW, Sept 14 – The deputy head of Russia’s prison service has been arrested and charged with embezzling some US$2.8 million (RM11.76 million), investigators said Thursday, the latest eye-catching graft case in the country. Oleg Korshunov is accused of syphoning off funds from a major state contract to supply fuel and

Najib Coy On General Election Date

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 14 – With various possible dates being bandied about, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has yet to give any indication of when the 14th general election will be held. Queried on the matter by a reporter at the end of his three-day working visit here on Wednesday,

World’s Oldest Panda Dies Aged 37 In China

SHANGHAI, Sept 14 – The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37 — more than 100 years in human years — her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave “Basi” an emotional send–off befitting a minor celebrity.  Basi outlived most of her peers by nearly two

Najib Open To Out-Of-Court Settlement With Pua

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and MP Petaling Jaya Utara may explore the possibility of a settlement, in a defamation suit over video clip in relation to a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah’s court. Both parties may want to explore for a possibility

Seri Mutiara Cup 2017: Day 1 Match Results

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – The Seri Mutiara Cup 2017 basketball tournament opened with four pulsating games yesterday. Below are the match results after the first day of the tournament. GROUP A Kano Pillars vs Tochigi Brex This match between the Nigerian and Japanese leagues’ champions proved worthy of their national

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