Obama Awards His Final Presidential Medals Of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 – Basketball star Michael Jordan, actor Robert De Niro and music legend Bruce Springsteen were among the 21 people honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday. During a ceremony at the White House President Barack Obama gave out the awards – the nation’s highest civilian honour –

S. Korea, Japan Sign Controversial Intelligence Deal

SEOUL, Nov 23 – Japan and South Korea signed a controversial agreement on Wednesday to share defence intelligence on North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul. South Korea’s defence ministry said the accord was “necessary” in the face of growing military threats from Pyongyang, which has conducted two

Trump Reverses Threat To Prosecute Clinton

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 – US president-elect Donald Trump backed away from a threat to prosecute his political rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, saying to do so would be “very divisive for the country.” During a meeting with New York Times editorial staff, Trump appeared to reverse the “lock-her-up” campaign rhetoric that had called his

Can Kedah Umno Retain State In GE14?

ALOR STAR, Nov 23 – All political parties are now geared towards preparing for the 14th general election, which many expect will be held next year. Many also expect the coming election to be more challenging than the 13th general election, which was held in May 2013. In Kedah, for example, the Mentri

Malaria Cases In Gerik On The Rise

IPOH, Nov 23 – The number of malaria cases in the Pos Kemar Orang Asli settlement in Gerik, 150km north of here, has increased to 52, with nine more cases detected yesterday. Perak Director of Health Datuk Dr Juita Ghazalie said the biggest number of cases, 44, was in Kampung Senangin, rising

Asia’s Largest Logistics And Maritime Conference Opens

HONG KONG, Nov 22 – The sixth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) today (22 November) launched its two-day run at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 70 leaders from the logistics and maritime industries are speaking at the conference. Today’s activities included the plenary session “China’s

Jokowi Moves To Stop ‘Growth Of Radicalism’

JAKARTA, Nov 22 – Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said yesterday he was determined to “prevent the growth of radicalism”, apparently responding to rumours that extremists were planning protests to destabilise his government. Officials say there has been mounting alarm within the government since more than 100,000 Muslims, led by hardliners, took

Finance Vice Minister Kiatchai Sophastienphong Suggests CLMVT Clearing House And ADR At Global Alliance Partners Investment Conference

BANGKOK, Nov 22 – Finance Vice Minister Kiatchai Sophastienphong of Thailand was the keynote speaker at the Global Alliance Partners Investment Conference hosted by KT ZMICO Securities Company (KT ZMICO) on 18 November 2016. He encouraged the group of professional investors, fund managers, and brokers to pursue more cross-border investments within

Taiwan’s TransAsia Closes Down After Fatal Air Crashes

TAIPEI, Nov 22 – Taiwan’s troubled TransAsia Airways said Tuesday the company would be dissolved in the wake of two deadly plane crashes, massive financial losses and an insider trading probe. Board members reached the decision to close the struggling airline during a hastily called board meeting, with all flights immediately axed. 

Kingsoft Announces 2016 Third Quarter Results

HONG KONG, Nov 21 – Kingsoft Corporation Limited (“Kingsoft” or the “Company”; HKEX:03888), a leading Chinese software and Internet service company, has announced its unaudited quarterly results for the three months ended 30 September 2016. For the third quarter of 2016, the revenue of Kingsoft increased 26% quarter-over-quarter and 48% year-over-year

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