N. Korean Envoy Summoned Over Conspiracy Claim

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 – Malaysia on Monday summoned the North Korean ambassador over his accusation that Kuala Lumpur was conspiring with “hostile forces” as it investigates the murder of leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother, the foreign ministry said. Kuala Lumpur also recalled its envoy to Pyongyang after a spat which erupted after

Najib: 5.7% Dividend Rate Announced By EPF Good Enough

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 – The 5.70% dividend rate announced by the Employees Provident Fund (KWSP) for 2016 is good enough given the challenging conditions in the global economy last year, which has caused many countries to record slow economic growth. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the economic uncertainty

Trump Refers To Non-existent Sweden Terror Incident

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 – Bowling Green, Atlanta and now … Sweden? US President Donald Trump was speaking to supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to the Scandinavian country as the site of a terror incident – the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack. He was addressing a campaign-style rally

Malaysia Summons North Korean Ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 – Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned North Korea’s ambassador, Kang Chol, today to seek an explanation on accusations he made against Malaysia’s government in his press conference on Feb 17, following the alleged killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.  The Malaysian ambassador in Pyongyang has

Thai Police Order Thousands Out Of Temple

BANGKOK, Feb 19 – Thai police ordered thousands of worshippers to leave the country’s biggest Buddhist temple today so it can intensify its search for its former abbot, who is wanted on money-laundering charges. Thailand’s ruling junta used a special emergency law on Thursday to let police explore the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple

Seoul: Police Probe Shows N. Korea Behind Kim Murder

SEOUL, Feb 19 – Malaysia’s investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother shows that the Pyongyang government was behind the assassination, South Korea said Sunday. Police have arrested one North Korean suspect and are seeking four more North Koreans who left the country last Monday, the day Kim Jong-Nam

N. Koreans In Malaysia Keep Low Profile After Kim Killing

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 – Malaysia’s only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un’s brother, with security guards turning customers away. Pyongyang Koryo is the most visible symbol of a 1,000-strong

FAP Told To Stop The Rot

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 19 – The Penang Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) today urged the Football Association of Penang (FAP) to take immediate action to rectify the Penang football team’s pathetic performance. Its Information chief Fahmi Zainol said FAP must revamp the FAP management from the top to bottom, including the coach. “The

Hundreds Of Rohingya ‘Return Home’ From Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 19 – Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since October to

Launching Of The First Green Sports Complex In Penang

PAYA TERUBONG, Feb 19 – The RM21.4 million Relau City Sports Complex in Penang, which boasts Olympic-class swimming and diving pools, was launched by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at Relau here this morning. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said work on the two-storey building was completed within the 20-month stipulated

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