S. Korea’s Park Denies Involvement In Corruption Scandal

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SEOUL, Jan 1 – South Korea’s impeached President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday repeated denials of involvement in a snowballing corruption scandal and said rumours have been “getting out of hand”, Yonhap news agency reported. “Rumours, stories and broadcasts have been distorted and false information has been getting out of hand,” she was quoted as

School Session Affected In Three Flood-Afflicted States

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 – The school session in several schools in Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor was postponed due to floods and the big wave phenomenon. In TERENGGANU, 22 out of 501 primary and secondary schools delayed commencing their new session as the roads leading to the schools were flooded while some schools

New Thai King Urges Unity In New Year’s Eve Address

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BANGKOK, Jan 1 – Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn urged his subjects to unite in a New Year’s Eve speech delivered on Saturday, his first major address to the politically-split nation since ascending to the throne. Thailand has been gripped with grief ever since the October passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a

828 Summonses Issued During RTD Operations In Penang

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BUTTERWORTH, Jan 1 – A total of 828 summonses for various offences were issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) in the operations in conjunction with the Christmas and also the 2017 New Year celebrations throughout Penang beginning Dec 24.  State RTD Director Noorul Habib Abdul Guduse said throughout the operation

Istanbul Nightclub Attack Kills 39 In New Year Carnage

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ISTANBUL, Jan 1 – Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016. The assailant shot dead a policeman and a civilian at the

CAP: About 500 Kuala Kedah Residents Use Damaged Road

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KEDAH, Jan 1 – About 500 residents in Kampung Sematang Tepi Laut and Kampung Tengku Laksamana, Kuala Kedah, Kedah face various problems  because of the access road to their village is badly damaged. The road conditions not only affect their comfort but also could threaten the safety of the villagers if not

Taiwan Won’t Cave To Beijing Threats, Says President

TAIPEI, Dec 31 – Taiwan will not bend to pressure despite China returning to its “old ways” of intimidation, President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday, following Beijing’s protests over her call to US President-elect Donald Trump. China has stepped up military drills near Taiwan since the call earlier in December, in a move

33 Terengganu Schools Cannot Reopen Tomorrow Due To Floods

KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 31 – Thirty-three schools in Terengganu will not reopen in the new year as scheduled tomorrow. The floods have made sure of that. These schools are either flooded, the access roads are flooded or they are being used as flood relief centres.  Terengganu Education Department director Shafruddin Ali Hussin said

Man Arrested For Threatening New Year’s Eve In Sydney

SYDNEY, Dec 30 – Counter-terrorism police have arrested a man in Sydney for allegedly making threats against New Year’s Eve celebrations in an online blog, authorities said Friday. The arrest came a week after police said they had foiled a “significant” Islamic State-inspired terror plot for Christmas Day targeting central Melbourne with

RON95, Diesel Prices, To Go Up In January

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 30 – The retail prices of RON95 and diesel are expected to go up in Jan due to an increase in the price of crude oil in the world market this month, said Finance Ministry Strategic Communications director Datuk Lokman Noor Adam. He said the retail price of

Former World No 1 Ana Ivanovic Retires

PARIS, Dec 30 – Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much. The 29-year-old Serbian held the top spot for 12 weeks in 2008, the season when she claimed her sole Grand Slam success by

BR1M 2017 Registration Extended To January 13

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – The closing date for the registration of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2017 which should have ended tomorrow, has been extended to Jan 13. According to a statement by the Finance Ministry issued today, the application could be made online at https://ebr1m.hasil.gov.my or any branch

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