Guan Eng Slammed BN Rep On A-G’s Report

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 25 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Air Putih) schooled Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmaker after they slammed the state government for not spending all funds allocated to them in the previous Budget and also other several issues.  Muhammad Farid Saad (BN-Pulau Betong) told Lim that the Auditor-General’s

MACC Questions Six Over RM12m Labuan Food Court

LABUAN, Nov 24 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called in at least six people, including government servants, to facilitate investigations into a RM12 million food court being built in Tanjung Purun. However, there has been no arrest or seizure. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the commission’s investigation

5.6 Quake Shakes Japan, No Tsunami Risk

TOKYO, Nov 24 – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook northeast Japan early Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, two days after a powerful tremor triggered a tsunami near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. There were no risks of seismic waves or immediate reports of damage from Thursday’s quake, which struck at 6.23am

Trump Taps Nikki Haley As US Ambassador To UN

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 – President-elect Donald Trump has tapped South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations, US media reported Wednesday. The Republican rising star has accepted the offer, The Washington Post cited a source familiar with Trump’s transition process as saying. The daughter of Indian immigrants,

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

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