Liow: Tighter Security At Airports

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 7 – All passengers using KL Sentral to enter Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 would be screened as a security measure against terrorist threats. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said baggages would be inspected with a sensor and scanning machine. “Aside from KL Sentral, security control

KTMB Increases Trips On Butterworth-Padang Besar Route

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PADANG BESAR, Jul 7 – Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad has raised from six to 28 its electric commuter train service trips daily between Butterworth and Padang Besar beginning July 1 due to encouraging public response. KTMB president Lt Col (Rtd) Datuk Sarbini Tijan said the 400-passenger three-coach trains were almost always full

CITIC Telecom CPC Accelerates Business Expansion With Four-Pillar Strategy Reinforcing Its Innovation Mission

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HONG KONG, Jul 7 – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), today announced a four-pillar strategy under the company’s corporate mission – “Innovation Never Stops.” The new strategy aimed at accelerating its Asia Pacific business growth includes

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Completes Delivery Of 1st ABLASER Laser Micromachining System To Leading Domestic Manufacturer Of Precision Instruments

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TOKYO, Jul 7 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has completed delivery of its very first “ABLASER” laser micromachining system. The “ABLASER,” the first product developed by the company in its laser machining system business, was delivered to a leading

Car Bomb Kills 11 Soldiers In Libya’s Benghazi

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BENGHAZI, Jul 7 – A car bomb killed 11 soldiers in Libya’s second city Benghazi as they held evening prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a military source said Thursday. Benghazi has been hit by repeated bombings since troops under the command of controversial General Khalifa Haftar drove

Abdul Rahman Wants Public To Understand EPU Easily

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 7 – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan wants to expose the public on the functions of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in simple terms. He said the people should understand the functions of the EPU given that it is an important national central agency. He said

IGP Warns Media About Giving Publicity To Daesh Militants

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar warned of stern action against media practitioners who allow the Daesh militant group to convey their message to the public. He said media which went for scoops or sensational stories by interviewing Malaysian Daesh militants in Syria. For example, he

Syria Declares 72-Hour Ceasefire During Eid

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DAMASCUS, Jul 7 – The Syrian army said Wednesday it was observing a 72-hour ceasefire across the country for the holidays marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The announcement did not say if the truce extends to jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group or Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front,

A Woman Shot To Dead By An Unknown Assailant

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 – Bukit Jalil Fire and Rescue department spokesperson said a woman was shot dead by an unknown assailant near a petrol station in Jalan Hujan Emas, Taman OUG here today. He said police received a distress call from public about 2pm, claiming that that an accident had taken

Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing

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TOKYO, Jul 6 – Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan today announced that they have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world. In order to take the advantage of cloud computing to

GSR GO Scale Capital Signs Non-Binding Framework Agreement With SPI Energy To Pursue Investment Opportunities In The Alternative Energy Industry

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BEIJING, Jul 6 – GSR GO Scale Capital today announced it has signed a non-binding framework agreement with SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (“SPI Energy”) (Nasdaq: SPI) for the issuance of US$500 million worth of convertible bonds (CB) by SPI Energy, addressing investment opportunities in the alternative energy industry. Pursuant to the

George Town Special Area Plan Will Gazetted On Aug 1

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 6 – George Town Special Area Plan (SAP) will be gazetted come Aug 1, according to Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh. More than 5,000 buildings in the 259.42ha site, 2,569 buildings and the buffer zone comprising 2,444 buildings, will now be governed by stringent development

Shafee: Normal, Proper For Apandi To Prosecute Guan Eng

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 5 – Having the Attorney-General (A-G) conduct the prosecution in a high-profile case, especially involving a dignitary or minister, is normal and more proper, says the senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah. In the case of Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali personally conducting the prosecution against Penang

Myanmar Official Charged For Suu Kyi Slur

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YANGON, Jul 5 – An official in Myanmar has been charged with defamation for referring to Aung San Suu Kyi with a slur parroted by the former junta she spent decades campaigning against, police said Tuesday. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) swept historic polls in November, with the veteran activist

GTF Is Growing Into A Major Asian Arts Event

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 5 – The seventh annual George Town Festival (GTF) will make its return to Penang 29 July 2016 – 28 August 2016. The past editions of the festival have always been about the arts – discovering local talent and bringing in world class shows at affordable prices for the people. This year,

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