Helicopter With Nine Aboard Crashes In Japan

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TOKYO, Mar 5 – A helicopter conducting a mountain rescue exercise crashed with nine local officials aboard in Japan on Sunday and at least three people are feared dead, officials and media reports said. A police helicopter located the crashed helicopter on a snowy mountainside in Nagano prefecture in central Japan, public

Trump Accuses Obama Of Tapping His Phones During Campaign

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WASHINGTON, Mar 5 – President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones during last year’s White House campaign, charges that his predecessor denied as “simply false”. “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October,

Tourism: Diving A Top Draw For Malaysia

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LABUAN, Mar 5 – Diving is a top draw in attracting tourists to Malaysia as the country offers over 40 diving destinations and marine parks, said Tourism Malaysia (TM) Deputy Director-General (Tourism) Datuk Seri Abdul Khani Daud. He said these dive sites did not only serve as ecotourism wonders but also as

Statement By Anifah Aman On N. Korean Envoy’s Explusion

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This is a statement by Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia regarding the Malaysian government’s declaration of Kang Chol, the ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as ‘persona non grata’. PUTRAJAYA, Mar 5 – Pursuant to my instructions, His Excellency Mr. Kang Chol, the Ambassador of

Fuel Price To Be Announced Weekly From April

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LARUT, Mar 5 – The ceiling price for fuel will be announced weekly from next month, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin. He said the imposition of the ceiling price will likely be announced on the Monday or Saturday for the week compared to the present, which is

N. Korea Hits Out At US Over Potential Terror Listing

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SEOUL, Mar 4 – North Korea warned Saturday that the US will “pay dearly” if it relists Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism following the murder of leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother in Malaysia last month. Kim Jong-Nam, 45, was killed on Feb 13 at a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport in an attack

Rubber Market Likely To Trade Cautiously Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 4 – The Malaysian rubber market is likely to trade cautiously next week on a lack of catalysts, said a dealer. He said the rubber market’s movement would depend on the performance of the ringgit against the US dollar, crude oil prices and its regional peers.  At 6

PM Congratulates National Women Divers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 4 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated national women’s diving pair Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Cheong Jun Hoong for winning the silver medal at the FINA Diving World Series 2017 held in Beijing last night. “Once again our queen divers Pandelela, Cheong Jun

Najib Announces Extension Of Sandakan Airport Runway

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SANDAKAN, Mar 4 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today announced the extension of the Sandakan airport runway to handle direct and chartered flights from China. The Prime Minister said the value management was being carried out to determine the contract price.  “I have asked the Transport Minister (Datuk Seri Liow Tiong

Republican Unity Frays In Obamacare Repeal Debate

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WASHINGTON, Mar 4 – Republican leaders and the White House presented a united front Friday in their bid to ditch Obamacare, but the replacement plan – still incomplete, still hidden from public view – is meeting increasing pushback from rank-and-file conservatives. With Democrats of a single mind to keep the landmark

Entertainment Expo, Hong Kong Opens Mid-March

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HONG KONG, Mar 3 – The 13th Entertainment Expo, Hong Kong will kick off on 13 March and continue through 25 April. Under the theme “Get into the Scene”, the expo features 10 spectacular events for film, television, music and digital entertainment, including three founding events and seven core events. The

Singapore Jails American For Child Porn, Underage Sex

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SINGAPORE, Mar 2 – An American mixed martial arts instructor was jailed for four years by a Singapore court Thursday for having sex with underage girls and possession of child pornography. Joshua Robinson met two Singaporean girls online, court documents showed, and pressured them into having sex with him. “There is no

Bottas In 8-Year Barcelona High As Ferrari Threaten

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BARCELONA, Mar 2 – Valtteri Bottas demonstrated his readiness to step into the shoes of retired world champion Nico Rosberg by setting the pace, but Ferrari showed further signs that they could challenge Mercedes this season on day three of pre-season testing in Barcelona. The limits of more powerful, faster cars

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