China Fines Tech Firms Over Online Content

BEIJING, Sept 26 – China has fined several of the country’s biggest technology firms for failing to remove illegal online content as the authorities intensify their policing of the internet. Three web giants operating popular social media services have received “maximum penalties” for allowing the publication of pornographic, violent and other sorts

Shooting Incident At Philippine Presidential Compound

MANILA, Sept 26 – A shooting incident took place within the presidential compound of the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte and is being investigated, his spokesman said Tuesday. The incident occurred at an elite security force camp within the sprawling presidential grounds, which include a house where Duterte resides, said spokesman Ernesto Abella. He declined

Black Entertainment Television Heads To Korea In Asia First

NEW YORK, Sept 26 – Black Entertainment Television, the premier US network geared toward African Americans, is launching Tuesday a version in South Korea in its first expansion into Asia. The South Korean BET channel, available both on traditional television and through streaming, will feature the network’s signature shows as well as

Nestle Sets Formal Margin Target

ZURICH, Sept 26 – Food giant Nestle on Tuesday set a formal margin target, as several of its rivals have done, fulfilling another demand by activist shareholder Third Point. “The company will detail how it will reach its mid-single digit organic growth target by 2020, and will announce an underlying trading

China Disrupts WhatsApp Ahead Of Communist Party Meeting

BEIJING, Sept 26 – Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in the

North Korea Says Trump Has Declared War

NEW YORK, Sept 26 – North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The White House dismissed the claim as “absurd”. Speaking to reporters outside his New York hotel, Foreign

White House: Trump To Host Thai PM On Oct 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 – US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan–O–Cha at the White House on Oct 3 as the pair seek to enhance warming ties and cooperation. Ties between the countries had been strained following a coup orchestrated by former Thai army chief Prayut three years ago,

MAHB, Honeywell In Partnership For Airfield Lighting Project

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 – United States-based software solutions provider, Honeywell, has partnered Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Malaysia Airports Sdn Bhd (MASB), for a multi-million dollar airfield ground lighting control and monitoring system project. Malaysia Airports Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the partnership would enhance the safety,

Najib: EPF Enjoys Higher Returns From US Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) investment in the United States is part of its global investment strategies to enable contributors to enjoy higher dividends, said Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. The Prime Minister said the US investments has brought higher returns of 11.1% to the EPF compared

RM5.5b Selangor Bio Bay Project Launched

KLANG, Sept 25 – Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd (CSSB) has launched the Selangor Bio Bay (SBB) mixed-development project in Pulau Indah. Launched by Selangor Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali on Sunday, the RM5.5 billion project is sprawled over a 433ha area and will be built in three phases –

Bumiputera Vendor Development Programme Generates RM114b

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – The Vendor Development Programme (VDP) under the Bumiputra Economic Empowerment Agenda has generated RM114 billion since its launch in September 2013 until August this year, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said. The Prime Minister said under the programme, government-linked companies (GLCs) not only developed Bumiputra vendors, but

Water Disruption In Raub On Thursday

KUANTAN, Sept 25 – More than 5,000 user accounts in Raub near here will face water supply disruption on Thursday to facilitate cleaning work at the Sungai Bilut Water Treatment Plant. Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP) said in a statement here today that the task was scheduled to start at 8am

PM Announces Incentives For TM Employees

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – Any pregnant employee of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) can return home from work one hour earlier. This is one of several incentives provided by the TM management that was announced today by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The incentives are related to holidays, education

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