Langkawi Tourism Association Objects To Tourism Tax

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LANGKAWI, Jun 9 – The Langkawi Tourism Association foresees a drop of up to 20% in domestic tourist hotel occupancy on the resort island with the imposition of the tourism tax on July 1. LTA chief executive officer Zainudin Kadir said the forecast was based on the fact that the tourists were

Business Leaders Demand Answers Over Brexit Strategy

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PARIS, Jun 9 –  Business leaders are demanding a new direction for Brexit negotiations in reaction to the General Election. The Federation of Small Businesses has called for a delay in the start of talks due to the political fallout. Aston Martin has warned that future investment could be at risk without clear

Acid Attack On Shortlisted SUPP GE14 Candidate

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SIBU, Jun 9 – A shortlisted candidate for the General Election 2014 (GE14) from the Sarawak United Peoples’ Part (SUPP) was injured in an acid attack here yesterday. SUPP Dudong Branch Deputy Chairman Wong Ching Yong, 59, sustained injuries to his face and the left side of his body after he was

Trump Lawyer Rejects Comey Testimony, Hints At Prosecution

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WASHINGTON, Jun 9 – President Donald Trump’s private lawyer denied bombshell allegations made by the sacked FBI director James Comey on Thursday, suggesting the ousted lawman should be prosecuted for leaking “privileged information.” The president “never told Mr Comey ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty’ in form or substance,” attorney Marc Kasowitz

Uber Woes Mount Ahead Of Workplace Probe Report

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 9 – Uber has parted ways with another top executive, in the latest dent to the reputation of the ridesharing giant as it prepares to release the results of a probe into workplace misconduct. The executive, Eric Alexander, read and discussed medical information about a woman raped in India

Only 120 Taxi Drivers Registered For Scheme Under Socso

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 – Taxi drivers throughout the country should immediately join the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme to get coverage provided by Socso. Socso Chief Executive Datuk Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said since it was enforced on June 1, only 120 of the 100,000 taxi drivers in the country had

Osram Opens Its First SSL HQ And R&D Centre In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 8 – The official opening of Osram Opto Semiconductors Solid State Lighting (SSL) Division Headquarters (HQ) and Research & Development (R&D) Centre in Penang at Osram Pen 33 here this morning with the present of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. It marks the second time in three years

Experts, Microsoft Push For Global NGO To Expose Hackers

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TALLINN, Jun 8 – As cyberattacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job of unmasking the hackers behind them. Dubbed the “Global Cyber Attribution Consortium”, according to a recent report by the Rand Corporation think-tank, the

Chinese Apple Staff Suspected Of Selling Private Data

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BEIJING, Jun 8 – Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation run by Apple employees selling computer and phone users’ personal data. Twenty-two people have been detained on suspicion of infringing individuals’ privacy and illegally obtaining their digital personal information, according to a statement Wednesday from local police in

Italian Muslims Disown London Attacker, Fear Backlash

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BAZZANO, Jun 8 – Italy’s Muslims fear a backlash from the London attacks could undermine their already fragile position in the country after one of the attackers was identified as half-Italian. Youssef Zaghba, 22, was one of three men shot dead by police after a jihadist van attack and stabbing spree in

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