Perak Adopts ‘Smart Postman’ App

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TANJUNG MALIM, Jul 21 – A postman’s job is mainly to deliver letters and parcels, but now, they have also become the “eyes and ears” of the authorities to help the local community through the “Smart Postman” application. Perak was chosen as the first state in Peninsular Malaysia for postmen to use

BNM Releases Strategy Paper On VBI

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), in collaboration with the Islamic finance industry, has released a strategy paper on Value-based Intermediation (VBI) to articulate strategies to strengthen the roles and impact of Islamic banking institutions (IBIs) towards a sustainable financial ecosystem. In the meanwhile the central bank said the

Report: Facebook To Test News Story Paywalls

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 20 – Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday. The leading social network has become a major source of news for people, triggering complaints by publishers that

ALE And PGi Deliver Audio Conferencing To Maximize The UC&C Experience

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SINGAPORE, JUL 20 – ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced it is working with PGi, the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration solutions, to deliver integrated high-definition (HD) audio conferencing for its collaborative communications platform, Rainbow. In today’s business environment, conference calls make up more than half

Trump Son To Testify Before US Senate Panel Next Week

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WASHINGTON, Jul 20 – President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a former campaign manager will testify before Congress next week as part of US investigations into the Trump team’s alleged contacts with Russia, a Senate panel announced Wednesday. Donald Trump Jr and Paul Manafort are scheduled to testify in an open hearing

RTM Stops Airing Despacito Song

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 20 – Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will cease broadcasting the global hit song, Despacito, on all its radio and television stations immediately, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the RTM evaluation panel decided to withdraw the approval to play the song after a

Convictions In Major Thai Human Trafficking Trial

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BANGKOK, Jul 19 – A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences on Wednesday in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general, and the grim but lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand’s junta launched a crackdown in May 2015

Ishak Was A Loving Father

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SEREMBAN, Jul 19 – Lenggeng assemblyman Ishak Ismail, who died of heart complications yesterday, has been described as a loving brother and father. His elder sister, Asnah Salleh, 69, said although Ishak was vocal in politics, he was very affectionate towards his four children. “We have been close with each other since

Montenegro Coup Plot Trial Adjourned

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PODGORICA, Jul 19 – The trial of two pro-Russian opposition leaders and 12 others over their role in an alleged bid to topple Montenegro’s government was adjourned Wednesday after claims the prosecutor was biased. The 14 suspects, who risk lengthy jail terms, include Democratic Front leaders Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic as

Petrol Price Remain In The Same On This Week

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 19 – The petrol prices across the board remain the same as last week for the next one week on July. The prices will come into effect on Thursday until July 26. The new price after Goods and Services Tax (GST), the retail price of petrol is as follows: RON95 : From RM

Police Nab Two, Hunt For Another Five For Rioting

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JOHOR BARU, Jul 19 – Police have arrested two men and are hunting for five more, suspected of rioting using deadly weapons in front of a house in Taman Skudai Baru, Skudai here last week. Iskandar Putri District Police chief ACP Noor Hashim Mohamad said the duo, aged 27, were detained after

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