NIBONG TEBAL, April 17 – Fire destroyed a section of a factory producing egg trays in Jalan Dato Keramat here today, causing loss estimated at over RM1 million. Penang Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Nafis Ariff Abdullah said no one was injured in the fire which occurred at about
IPOH, April 17 – The installation of the Automated Enforcement System (ARS) cameras should not be politicised as it is an effort by the government to reduce road accidents, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said implementation of the system was not aimed to penalise, but
PUTRAJAYA, April 17 – Eleven of the 18 Malaysian students who were affected by the earthquake which struck Kumamoto prefecture in Japan had arrived in Fukuoka. A statement issued by Wisma Putra said the remaining seven students are still at their respective evacuation centres and awaiting further instruction from the authorities.
PUTRAJAYA, April 17 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission had advised all quarters to stop issuing any statement pertaining to the issue on the purchase of a bungalow by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. In a statement here today, MACC said it was to avoid confusing the public as investigation on
TOKYO, Apr 17 – Heavy rains were expected through Sunday after Japan’s Kyushu region was struck by twin earthquakes, hampering the search for survivors and forcing nervous residents into crowded evacuation centers. At least 32 people have died in the latest Kyushu earthquake, according to Kumamoto Prefecture’s disaster management office.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 – After the conversion to Islam of a Christian teenager by international preacher Dr Zakir Naik in Kemaman last Thursday, another four non-Muslims recited the syahadah (declaration of the Islamic faith) Saturday night. One of them was 23-year-old Hurender Bal Singh, from India, who made the decision
ECUADOR, Apr 17 – A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 9 miles, or 14 kilometers, north-northwest of Pedernales, Ecuador killing at least 28 people. The massive quake struck at about 6:58 p.m. local time Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake’s epicenter was just under 100 miles (about
KUCHING, April 16 – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) hopes the Children (Amendment) Bill 2015 can be fully implemented in September 2017. Its Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the ministry hoped the bill could be tabled in Dewan Negara, scheduled to sit on April 18 to
PENDANG, April 16 – There is no cancellation in the padi planting activity schedule for the 1/2016 Season in the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA) area although the hot weather will persist until June. MADA chairman Datuk Othman Aziz said the water levels at the three major dams supervised by MADA,
PUTRAJAYA, April 16 – All the accusations and allegations against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the RM2.6 billion donation issue should be stopped immediately, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said a statement issued by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, who confirmed the
KUCHING, Apr 16 – DAP secretary-general, who is also Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng and Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow was allowed through Sarawak immigration this morning, despite expecting blocks from the state’s immigration authorities. Lim had yesterday gave an advance notice to the state immigration before travelling to
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has urged all television stations to cancel the proposed live telecast of the debate on the Taman Manggis land in Penang as the case was under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He said if the
KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 – AirAsia Bhd yesterday had received approval from Bursa Securities for its proposed issueance and allotment of 559 million new ordinary shares of ten sen each on April 14, 2016. The shares will be issued at RM1.84 per share and be satisfied in cash. In a filing to
KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 – All the 18 Malaysian students in three universities in the Kumamoto prefecture in Japan that was hit by an earthquake last Thursday are reported safe, said Wisma Putra. Wisma Putra in a statement issued here said the Malaysian Embassy in Japan had contacted all the students concerned
LUNDU, April 16 – A total of RM640 million have been allocated for Sarawak under the 11th Malaysia Plan for flood mitigation projects to be carried out in stages, says Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said these included the mitigation project at the Sungai Batang
KUMAMOTO, Apr 16 – A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday, killing at least 11 more people, injuring many more and bringing down buildings, media reported, just over a day after a quake killed nine others in the same region. Authorities warned of damage over a wide area, as reports came
Gemalto Deploys Secure Element Based Applet To Accelerate The Development Of Mobile Payments On Wearables
AMSTERDAM, Apr 15 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has provided a secure element based applet for smart wearables launched by China UnionPay Co. (CUP), one of the world’s major payment associations with total transactions reaching USD 1.9 trillion in the first quarter of 2015.
TOKYO, Apr 15 – Fujitsu today presents the latest evolution of the Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision. It proposes a different approach to help organizations incorporate digital technology into the heart of their business, strengthen competitiveness and grow the top line as well as the profit. It also outlines practical
GEORGE TOWN, April 15 – DAP secretary- general Lim Guan Eng has urged the Sarawak state government to allow the party’s members of parliament, assemblymen and leaders to enter the state. Lim said he had written a letter on the matter to Sarawak chief minister, Tan Sri Adenan Satem on Tuesday
PUTRAJAYA, April 15 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today received a courtesy call from well-known Islamic preacher from India, Dr Zakir Naik. The 30-minute meeting took place at the deputy prime minister’s office at the Perdana Putra Building here. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister,