Penang Matta Fair Targets RM17m In Sales

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 5 – The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) is optimistic of achieving its target of RM17 million in sales in conjunction with the Penang Matta Fair to be held at the Straits Quay Convention Centre here, from Oct 13 to 15. Its president Datuk Hamzah Rahmat

SUPP Opposed To Idea Of Choosing Direct Candidate

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 5 – Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) remains firm on its principle of not supporting the idea of having direct candidates contesting on behalf of Barisan Nasional (BN), especially for the upcoming Pujut state seat by-election. SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said if this was again practised,

Oil Prices Gain As Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties With Qatar

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LONDON, Jun 5 – Oil rose on Monday after top crude exporter Saudi Arabia and other Arab states cut ties with Qatar, driving up prices on concerns over increased tension in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain closed transport links with top liquefied natural gas (LNG)

100% Increase In Dengue Case In Kedah

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ALOR STAR, Jun 5 – Kedah recorded a total of 712 dengue cases between January and June 3 this year, an increase of 100% from the 356 cases reported during the corresponding period last year. State health director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said the highest increase was reported in the Kuala Muda

AirAsia Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Pontianak To Kuching

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KUCHING, Jun 5 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline today celebrated its inaugural flight from Pontianak, Indonesia to Kuching. The newly addition Kuching – Pontianak route will operate with 7 times weekly direct flights. The inaugural flight landed at Kuching International Airport at 1350hrs and was welcomed by YB Datuk Haji

Eisai To Present Results Of Phase III Trial Of Lenvima (Lenvatinib) As First-Line Treatment For Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma In Oral Session At 53rd ASCO Annual Meeting

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TOKYO, June 5 – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that the results of a Phase III trial (Study 304) of its in-house discovered and developed anticancer agent lenvatinib mesylate (product names: Lenvima/ Kisplyx, “lenvatinib”) against the comparator sorafenib as first-line treatment for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, will be orally presented during

Eisai To Present Results Of Phase Ib/II Study Of Anticancer Agent Lenvima (Lenvatinib) In Combination With Anti-PD-1 Antibody Pembrolizumab

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TOKYO, June 5 – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced the first results for metastatic endometrial carcinoma obtained from a Phase Ib/II study (Study 111) of its in-house developed multi-kinase inhibitor lenvatinib mesylate (product names: Lenvima/Kisplyx, “lenvatinib”) in combination with the MSD (known as Merck & Co., Inc.) anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab (brand

EC Receives Notice On Nenggiri Vacancy

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KOTA BARU, Jun 5 – The Election Commission has confirmed that it has received a notice on the vacancy of the Nenggiri state seat from the Kelantan State Assembly Speaker’s Office following the incumbent Datuk Mat Yusoff Abdul Ghani being disqualified due to bankruptcy. A spokesman for the EC’s Kelantan branch

Police Arrest 12 People Over London Attack

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LONDON, Jun 4 – British police arrested 12 people Sunday in connection with the attacks in London that left seven people dead, after raiding several addresses in Barking, a suburb to the east of the capital. The force said in a statement said the investigation into last night’s horrific attack in

Crowds Gather For Hong Kong Tiananmen Vigil

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HONG KONG, Jun 4 – Thousands were expected at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Sunday night to mark 28 years since China’s bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil to see a major

Thai Army Increases Patrols Along Thai-Malaysian Border

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NARATHIWAT, Jun 4 – The Thai military has increased patrolling along the Thai-Malaysian border in Narathiwat province to prevent the smuggling of goods, people, firearms and explosives. Thai Army chief General Chalermchai Sittisart who visited the 2nd Border Defence Company of the Narathiwat Task Force in Takbai, Narathiwat, today said the deployment

Outrage And Solidarity Over ‘Cowardly’ London Attacks

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PARIS, Jun 4 – British and world leaders on Sunday condemned the attacks in Central London, reacting with both outrage and solidarity. Britain London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was “a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night,” adding: “There is

Trendy London Neighbourhood Turns Terror Target

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LONDON, Jun 4 – A historic part of London that fell into decline after the closure of the docks, the scene of Saturday’s terror attack is now a bustling part of London where hipsters and City workers rub shoulders. The London Bridge and Borough Market area is also very multi-ethnic and international,

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