US Democrats Demand Intel On Russian Vote Interference

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – Top US Democratic lawmakers have demanded that President Barack Obama release details on alleged Russian interference in last month’s election, fearing the issue will be swept under a rug when Donald Trump assumes office in January. The Republican president-elect has repeatedly rejected the idea that Moscow had

Perlis State Assembly Passes 2017 State Budget

KANGAR, Dec 9 – The Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting today passed the State Development Expenditure totalling RM46,370,640 after a three-day debate by almost all the Barisan Nasional Assemblymen and opposition members. The State Assembly also passed the 2017 Supply Enactment, Islamic Religious Administration (Amendment) (Perlis) 2016 Enactment and the Mineral Enactment

Solomons Escape Serious Damage After Powerful 7.7 Quake

SYDNEY, Dec 9 – A major 7.7-magnitude quake struck Friday off the Solomon Islands triggering severe shaking and a tsunami warning, but there were no reports of any serious damage, officials said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said there could be possible “widespread, hazardous” tsunami waves, forcing villagers to flee to

Trump Taps China Ambassador, Consults Obama

NEW YORK, Dec 8 – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday selected a political ally with close ties to China as ambassador to Beijing, stressed his determination to create US jobs and revealed he consulted with Barack Obama on his cabinet picks. The Republican’s election victory shocked the US establishment and alarmed

RM2.38b Spent On Subsidy To Stabilise Cooking Oil Price

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 – The government spent RM2.38 billion on sudsidy from 2013 until April, this year to stabilise the price of cooking oil in the interest of the people. Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman, Datuk Hasan Arifin said the government’s decision of getting the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism

Urgent Appeal For Supplies After Strong Indonesia Quake

MEUREUDU, Dec 8 – Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesia earthquake that killed nearly 100 people, as officials urgently appealed Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake levelled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected

Obama Praises Japan Ties On Pearl Harbour Anniversary

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 – President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the alliance between Japan and the United States exactly 75 years after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour that led to America’s entrance into World War II. President-elect Donald Trump also marked the milestone anniversary with a message praising the “American heroes”

NovogeneAIT Singapore, The Genome Institute Of Singapore Forge Public-Private Partnership To Establish Whole Genome Sequencing Centre In Singapore

BEIJING, Dec 8 – Novogene, a leading commercial provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise; AITbiotech Pte Ltd, a Singapore biotechnology company; and the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) announced today that NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore (NovogeneAIT) will establish a joint whole genome sequencing

Statement By Executive Chairman, Mr Chen Tong

SINGAPORE, Dec 7 – With reference to recent corporate developments and media reports, Mr Chen Tong, the Executive Chairman of ISR Capital Limited (“ISR Capital” or “the Company”), wishes to make following statement: Having been appointed as Executive Chairman of ISR Capital on 18 November 2016, I wish to make

Jonathan Spink Heads CASBAA Board 2017

HONG KONG, Dec 6 – Following its first meeting on 06 December, the CASBAA Board of Directors announced that Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the next 12 months. With almost three decades of experience in the pay television industry, Jonathan

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