One China Policy ‘Not Negotiable’

BEIJING, Jan 15 – Beijing on Saturday warned the US that the One China policy was non-negotiable, after Donald Trump suggested he could abandon the decades-old diplomatic principle and boost ties with Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang in a statement said it is not up for negotiation. He said there

Najib: ‘Tun M Is Now U-turn Champion’

PEKAN, Jan 15 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak described Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a ‘U-turn champion’ as he often changed his stand lately including on the issue of giving the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M). Najib said that on Dec 26, Dr Mahathir himself had made a statement that

PPBM Is Officially Launched

SHAH ALAM, Jan 15 – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) was officially launched here tonight. The launching ceremony, which was performed by its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Malawati Stadium, was also attended by PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. In his speech, Dr Mahathir touched on, among others, how

Penang CNY Open House On Feb 5

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 14 – The DAP-led state government will hold the state Chinese New Year open house on Feb 5 at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Shang Wu, here from 12 noon to 2pm. State Tourism Development and Culture Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang said all Penangites and members

Trump Says Cabinet Picks Free To Express Own Ideas

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great

Encrypted Messaging Platform WhatsApp Denies “Backdoor” Claim

A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read. The Guardian report, which describes the vulnerability as a “backdoor”, notes that independent security researcher Tobias Boelter identified the issue in April 2016, when he says he reported it to

Obama Admits Trump Transition ‘Unusual’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – US President Barack Obama has admitted that the transition period leading to Donald Trump’s inauguration has been “unusual” and warned that the CEO’s “improvisational” style might not translate well to the presidency. In excerpts of an interview with the CBS news program “60 Minutes” released on Friday, Obama

Drug Suspect Drowns In Attempt To Escape Police

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 14 – A 27-year-old drug suspect is believed to have drowned last night after attempting earlier to escape from police at Kampung Bekok, Hulu Besut. Besut District police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said today that Muhamad Ekraam Maidin’s body was found at 9.50pm. “He was involved in

Abang Johari Tun Openg Sworn In As New Sarawak CM

KUCHING, Jan 13 – Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, 66, is the new chief minister of Sarawak, taking over from Tan Sri Adenan Satem who died on Wednesday. The Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president, attired in a black baju Melayu, took his oath of office as the sixth Chief Minister

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