Thai Cops In Huge Meth Pill Seizure

BANGKOK, Feb 18 – Police in Thailand seized more than seven million methamphetamine tablets on Saturday following a dramatic car chase, highlighting how drugs continue to pour into the country from the notorious Golden Triangle region. Investigators said three speeding pick-up trucks failed to stop at a checkpoint in norther Lampang province,

Bursa Malaysia To Trade Firmer Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb18 – Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade firmer next week, boosted by an increase in investor confidence following the better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) data for the country released on Thursday. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice President/Head of Retail Research Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan said the benchmark

Tanjong Datu By-election: BN Wins By Bigger Majority

LUNDU, Feb 18 – Barisan Nasional has won the Tanjong Datu by-election with an even bigger majority than in the last Sarawak state election. BN candidate Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu defeated Parti Reformasi Negeri Sarawak’s (STAR) Johnny Aput and Rapelson Richard Hamit from Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) Baru, by a majority

North Korean Man Remanded For Seven Days

SEPANG, Feb 18 – The North Korean man who was arrested to assist in the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong-nam, on Monday, was remanded for seven days beginning today. Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat confirmed this when contacted and informed that the remand order was issued by

North Korean Arrested Over Kim Jong-nam’s Killing

NORTH KOREA, Feb 18 – Malaysian police have arrested a fourth suspect believed to be linked to the death of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. According to a statement by Malaysian police on Saturday, the suspect was arrested a day earlier in Selangor state and was identified as 47-year-old Ri

Trump Denies Campaign Had Pre-election Contact With Russia

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 – President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year’s US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as “fake news”. Trump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded

Islamic State-claimed Bomb Kills 70 At Pakistan Shrine

SEHWAN, Feb 17 – At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded Thursday when a bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, officials said, after a series of attacks which have shaken optimism over recent improvements in security. The Islamic State group (IS) claimed the attack, the deadliest

N. Korea Female Agents Are Regime’s Weapon Of Choice

SEOUL, Feb 16 – North Korean female assassins, armed with good looks and poison tools, are now the weapon of choice for a ruthless regime stalking its opponents, a high-profile defector told AFP on Thursday, after the latest apparent assassination. Hardy male agents wielding guns or knives have been ditched in favour of their

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