Sarawak BN Youth, PBB Youth Welcome State Cabinet Reshuffle

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KUCHING, May 7 – Sarawak Barisan Nasional Youth and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth today welcomed the cabinet reshuffle announced by Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg yesterday. Sarawak BN Youth chairman cum PBB Youth chief Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the new state Cabinet line-up announced yesterday and

Mustapa: Umno-PAS Cooperation Strengthens Malay Unity

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JELI, May 7 – Unity among the Malays is now stronger with the informal cooperation that has been forged between Umno and PAS, Kelantan Umno Liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today. The Umno Supreme Council member also said the cooperation had also made PAS members more affable towards Umno

French Election Turnout 28.23% At Midday

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PARIS, May 7 – Turnout in France’s presidential election stood at 28.23% at midday on Sunday, the interior ministry said, down from 30.66% at the same point in the 2012 presidential ballot. Sunday’s figure was slightly down on the midday participation rate of 28.54% recorded during the first round of the election

Mustapa Denies Malaysian Economy To Crash By September

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JELI, May 7 – International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has denied an allegation that the Malaysian economy will crash by September. He dismissed it as an unfounded claim and a rumour as the country was preparing for the 14th general election. Mustapa said so far, no one could

Khairy: BN Needs Fresh Image

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 7 – Barisan Nasional (BN) needs to have a fresh image and cannot be seen as just for the older generation, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. Khairy said BN candidates to be nominated for the 14th General Election (GE14), must be seen as people capable of representing everyone

Walkies! Big Dogs And Small Join Bangkok Fun Run

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BANGKOK, May 7 – From tiny chihuahuas to 60kg mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners jogged through a Bangkok park on Sunday to raise money for charity. Nobody was racing against the clock at the “Maa-Rathon” – maa is Thai for dog – and there was no prize for the fastest

6,000 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean In Two Days

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ROME, May 7 – Some 6,000 migrants hoping to head to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday in dozens of frantic operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard. Some 3,000 were picked up Saturday by the navy, coastguard, EU border agency Frontex and several NGOs, the coastguard said in

Cannes Lions 2017 Jurors Announced

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LONDON, May 5 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced the juries who will select the world’s best work to win the coveted Lions awards. The Lions’ winners will be honoured at awards ceremonies taking place across the eight day Festival, from 17-24 June. Encompassing a

Five Thais Charged With Royal Defamation For Facebook ‘Shares’

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BANGKOK, May 4 – Five men were charged with violating Thailand’s draconian royal defamation law for sharing Facebook posts written by an exiled dissident academic, a human rights lawyer said Thursday. The case is the largest known lese majeste prosecution so far under Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended the throne

Fake ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Creator Jailed Two Years

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NEW YORK, May 4 – A Massachusetts court on Wednesday sentenced a man for attempting to defraud a Hollywood studio of millions of dollars by falsely claiming to have created the characters from the 2008 movie Kung Fu Panda. Jayme Gordon, 51, from Boston, was found guilty last November on four counts

Use Touch ‘n Go’ To Reduce Congestion On PLUS

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BAGAN SERAI, May 4 – The Malaysian High Authority (MHA) is asking motorists to use the ‘Touch ‘n Go’ card facility being enforced on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) since April 26. MHA chairman Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said the use of the card would reduce congestion, especially during festive seasons besides

Does BNM Condone Illegal Forex Trading?

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GEORGE TOWN, May 4 –  JJPTR, CYL, Richway Global Venture and BTC I-system all have one thing in common; they are major money game schemes that have been in the limelight recently BUT for the wrong reasons. The president of Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) S.M Mohamed Idris said CAP

JJPTR Investors Media Shy

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GEORGE TOWN, May 4 – An investor of the troubled high-yield investment company JJPTR refused to speak to the media over fears of making the situation worse. He was approached by reporters at the office in Jalan Perak here but declined to speak, claiming media attention would make things worse. He said

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