Moderate Earthquake In Sumatra

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 6.59am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorogical Department.  It said in a statement here today that the epicentre was located at 2.6 degrees north and 96 degrees east, 25km southeast

Vegetable Prices Shoot Up

KLANG, Jan 10 – Certain vegetables which used to be sold at RM3 per kg previously are now being priced at RM10 per kg in the Klang Valley. Most traders claimed that it was due to floods despite the fact that those vegetables were not produced by the flood-hit states. In fact, spinach, green beans and mustard

“My Condolences To The Family,” PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub who passed away today. Najib in his twitter said, “My condolences to the family of Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub. His contribution to

Johor Hit By Floods Again, Number Of Victims Rise

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Johor has been hit by floods again and four relief centres were opened in Segamat to provide shelter for 130 evacuees from 35 families. This new development has caused the overall number of flood victims in the country to rise to 17,719 people tonight as compared to 17,628 in the

Two More AirAsia Crash Victims Identified

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Two more victims of the ill-fated AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea on Dec 28, have been identified Friday. They were Martinus Djomi and Marwin Sholeh, both males, said AirAsia Indonesia in a statement here today. It said the Indonesian Police Disaster Victim Identification Department (DVI POLRI)

Engine Breaks Down, Penang Ferry Turns Back

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BUTTERWORTH, Jan 9 – A Penang ferry on its way from the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal here to Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda, George Town had to turn back after its engine broke down at 10.30am Friday. A spokesman for the ferry operator said its crew found the engine room to

Najib Expresses Appreciation Of Flood Volunteers

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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday expressed his appreciation for all volunteers including university students who were went to the ground to assist flood victims. He said the assistance was extended regardless of their time and energy to help victims get back to their

Strong Winds, Rough Seas To Persist Till Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Strong Northeasterly winds of 50-60 kmph with waves up to 4.5 metres over the waters off Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, East Johore, Tioman, Bunguran, Kuching, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Sulu are expected to persist till Sunday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said this in a statement Friday. “Category

Malaysian Ship Bombed By Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – A Malaysian-registered fishing vessel which allegedly conducted illegal fishing activities was bombed by Indonesian authorities yesterday. According to Indonesian news agency Jakarta Post, the trawler was sunk by the republic’s police in North Sumatra for illegal fishing off Pandan Islet recently. The agency quoted North Sumatra

Tan Sri Sabri Ahmad A Person Of Strong Integrity

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SHAH ALAM, Jan 8 – Former FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd group president and chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Sabri Ahmad was described as an individual with strong integrity and a role model for the family. According to his brother, Datuk Mohd Zuhuri Ahmad, Sabri was a patient, intelligent and

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