China Orders Media Giant Sina To Improve Censorship

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BEIJING, April 12 – China’s government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country’s most popular news websites unless it “improves censorship”, state media reported, in a rare public glimpse into controls over the press. The online portal “distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in media hype”,

Malay Politics In Danger If Attacks On Najib Continue

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 – Utusan Malaysia has demanded that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad  stop his criticism against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, fearing that more of such attacks could threaten Malay politics. Awang Selamat, the pseudonym for Umno-owned Utusan’s weekend edition Mingguan Malaysia collective editorial team, said Dr Mahathir should consider

Making Waves

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 – What’s the health of the Straits of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping waterways in the world and an important fishing ground for local commercial fishing industry? A group of scientists was on board RV Discovery, Malaysia’s most sophisticated research vessel, operated by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

No Place For Politics In Sports

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SUBANG JAYA, April 11 – There is no place for politics in sports, Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said after demanding in no uncertain terms that the “Kita Lawan (We Will Fight)” slogan be replaced as the state contingent’s slogan for their campaign in next year’s Malaysia Games

Rompin Parliamentary By-Election To Be Held On May 5

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 – Polling for the Rompin parliamentary by-election will be on May 5 while the nomination will be held on April 22. The by-election was called following the death of incumbent Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis.Jamaluddin was killed in a helicopter crash in Semenyih last Saturday, along with five other

Prepaid GST Issue To Be Put To Rest Next Month

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GEORGE TOWN, April 10 – The issue of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on prepaid mobile reload coupons will be resolved by next month, the Customs Department has assured. Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said telco operators will sit down in a meeting later this month to solve the

KLIA Wins Best Duty-Free Shopping Destination Award

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NEW DELHI, April 9 – The Malaysian tourism industry received a boost among travellers from the Indian sub-continent when KL International Airport (KLIA) was adjudged the ‘Best Duty-Free Shopping Destination’ in a readers’ poll conducted by Travel + Leisure, India’s leading luxury and travel magazine. Malaysia also shared the ‘Best Food

Malaysian Tourist Missing While Trekking In Nepal

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KATHMANDU, April 9 – A Malaysian tourist has been reported missing since Sunday (Malaysia is two hours, 15 minutes ahead of Nepal) while trekking in the Pokhara-Mustang route in Western Nepal. Nepal Deputy Inspector-General of Police Pankaj Shrestha said Dennis Lee Thian Poh, 47, was last seen on Sunday in Ghorepani,

BMW Recalls Almost 80,000 Vehicles In China

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CHINA, April 9 – ​German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW has recalled almost 80,000 of its vehicles in China due to flaws in their engines, China’s quality regulator said Wednesday. Some 53,310 X3 vehicles produced between October 2011 and December 2013 have been recalled, according to a statement from China’s General Administration of Quality

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