Australia Sends Spy Planes To South Philippines

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SYDNEY, Jun 23 – Australian military spy planes will start flying missions over the southern Philippines to help in the fight against Islamic militants terrorising the area, the government said Friday. Fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been battling troops for a month around Marawi city in the Mindanao

Sarawak Accepts Implementation Of Tourism Tax

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KUCHING, Jun 23 – The state government has accepted the implementation of the tourism tax which will be enforced from July 1, says Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. He said the decision was made after the matter was discussed in the state cabinet meeting

FA Terminates Bookies Sponsorship Deal

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LONDON, Jun 23 – Leading English bookmaker Ladbrokes saw their four-year sponsorship deal with the English Football Association (FA) terminated after just a year on Thursday. FA Chairman Greg Clarke thinks it is incompatible for his body to preach about enforcing severe anti-gambling laws – no player, coach or indeed club staff

Trump Rides High After Republican Election Win

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WASHINGTON, Jun 22 – President Donald Trump basked Wednesday in a Republican victory in a closely-watched election in Georgia, telling cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally in Iowa that “the people love us.” Tuesday’s congressional election had been widely cast as a referendum on the young administration as it battles a swirling

Perak JPJ Inspects 515 Buses In Raya Ops

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IPOH, Jun 22 – The Perak Road Transport Department (JPJ) inspected 515 express buses at four bus terminals in the state from June 18 until yesterday as part of the ongoing Aidilfitri ‘Ops Bersepadu’ operation. JPJ deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Yusoff Ayub said 22 summonses were issued during the period for various

World Population To Reach 9.8b In 2050, UN Says

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UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 – The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s numbers to surpass China’s in just seven years, a UN report said Wednesday. Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in the world,

Kalanick’s Ride As Ubert CEO Comes To An End

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 22 – Uber Technologies Inc chief executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company that has revolutionised

PR1MA In RM5b Deal With Four Banks For Working Capital

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 22 – Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia has signed an agreement with four banks to raise RM5 billion through a combination of a sukuk programme and revolving credit facility, to be used as a medium-term credit facility to support its commitment to 89 PR1MA projects. The agreement was signed by Maybank

Wall Street Journal Sacks Top Reporter Over Ethics Violations

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WASHINGTON, Jun 22 – The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired a top correspondent over ethics violations after a news agency investigation uncovered potential business dealings with an Iranian-American businessman who was also a source. Jay Solomon, the newspaper’s chief foreign affairs correspondent and author of a book on secret deals involving

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems And Sumitomo Corporation Sign Contract With Tunisian Company of Electricity And Gas For Construction Of Gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant

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TOKYO, Jun 21 – Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG) for a gas-fired combined cycle power plant with a generation capacity of 450 MW in Rades, in Ben Arous Governorate, the

Clinical Libolo Leap From Bottom To Top

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JOHANNESBURG, Jun 21 – Clinical Recreativo Libolo of Angola leapt from last to first in a CAF Confederation Cup group Tuesday by trouncing previous leaders Zesco United of Zambia 3-0 in Calulo. Congo Brazzaville-born Julsy Boukama-Kaya scored in each half for the home side before Brazilian Fabricio Simoes finished off the visitors

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