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

UN Voices Concern Over Bangladesh Child Marriage Law

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DHAKA, Mar 2 – The United Nations voiced its criticism Thursday over a controversial new law in Bangladesh that allows underage children to be married off by their parents. The new rule keeps the minimum marriageable age for males at 21 and for females at 18 but relaxes the restriction for “special

PureCircle Completes RM185m (US$42m) Stevia Plant Expansion

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ENSTEK, Mar 2 – PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world’s leading producer of high-purity stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry, yesterday marked the completion of a RM185m (US$42 million) expansion of its stevia plant in Malaysia with a ceremony attended by the Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water,

AG: North Korean In Murder Probe To Be Released, Deported

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 2 – A North Korean man in custody in the probe into the murder of a fellow countryman will be released and deported as soon as possible. Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali told Bernama today, this is because there is insufficient evidence to charge 47-year-old Ri Jong-Chol. Jong-Chol has been

Beijing Pushes ‘China Solution’ For Governing Web

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BEIJING, Mar 2 – Beijing said Thursday it will push a “China solution” to global cyber governance after releasing its first strategy paper outlining a vision of the web where individual countries control the information that flows across their borders. The roll out is part of an effort by Beijing to play

Raikkonen Makes Splash As Hamilton Sits Tight

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BARCELONA, Mar 2 – Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time on a track artificially soaked to test wet conditions as Lewis Hamilton’s first week of testing fizzled to a premature end on Thursday. Raikkonen’s best time of 1min 20.872 came late in the day in Barcelona as the track dried out

Mustapha Admits Involvement With North Korean Company

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 1 – Veteran Umno secretary-general Datuk Mustapha Ya’akub has admitted his involvement in setting up a company, International Global System (M) Sdn Bhd (IGS), which was linked to Glocom company (Global Communications Co) selling battlefield radios from North Korea. He said his involvement was strictly business following recommendation

Liow: All Local Airports Safe

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KAJANG, Mar 1 – Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today reassured that all local airports were safe. Liow said the public need not worry about the security aspects in the airports including at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2) which was the location for the murder of North Korean Kim

Kim Jong-nam Murder: Two Women Charged With Murder

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 – Two women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, have been charged with his murder at the Magistrate’s Court, here today. The women, Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam and Siti Aisyah from Indonesia, allegedly smeared deadly VX nerve agent on Mr Kim’s face

Global Oil Prices Broadly Flat, In Tight Range

LONDON, Feb 28 – Global oil prices were broadly flat on Tuesday, continuing to trade in a tight range with the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) bullish production cuts offset by increasing crude production from the United States. The Opec has so far surprised the market by showing record compliance

Globe Telecom Selects NEC And Netcracker To Accelerate Digital Transformation And Infrastructure Virtualization

TOKYO, Feb 28 – NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology announced today that Globe Telecom has selected them to support its digital transformation initiative and lay the foundation for next-generation infrastructure, including virtualization. Globe will use Netcracker’s sophisticated OSS suite and comprehensive Service Orchestration solution, a component of NEC/Netcracker’s Hybrid Operations

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