Astro Eyes RM500 Millon Revenue Via Home-shopping

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 – Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is expecting to generate RM500 million in annual revenue by 2019 via its new joint-venture home shopping company, Astro GS Shop Sdn Bhd. Sixty per cent owned by Astro Malaysia and 40 per cent by Korea’s GS Home Shopping Incorporated, the company

MH370: China Foreign Ministry Full Statement

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 – Remarks by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying on Malaysia’s Statement Declaring MH370 an Accident. Since the incident of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took place, the families of those on board, including 154 Chinese nationals, have been gripped by enormous anxiety and grief. Today, based on available

MH370 Timeline

Jan 14, 2015 – Australian authorities has announced a fourth ship (Fugro Supporter) with enhanced search capabilities to join the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The search has been widened to 14,000 sq km of the sea floor. Nov 14, 2014 – Malaysia and Australia remain committed

Full Statement Of DCA DG On MH370

ANNOUNCEMENT ON MH370 BY DIRECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION MALAYSIA INTRODUCTION 1. My name is Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia and I am here today in my capacity as the Chairman of the MH370 High Level Technical Task Force (HLTTF). 2. As

Malaysia Declares MH370 An Accident

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 – Department of Civil Aviation officially declared the crash of Flight MH370 an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Its chief Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said that the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8,

Dengue Cases In Penang Rise By 164 Per Cent

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 30 – Dengue fever cases in Penang rose by 164 per cent to 398 cases as at Jan 24 this year, an increase of 247 cases compared to the 151 cases reported in the corresponding period of last year. State Committee for Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and

Yet Another ‘Explosive’ Find In Penang

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jan 29 – Penang police have launched an intensive investigation following the third discovery of an explosive item in a house in Kampung Tun Sardon here today. Penang CID Chief Datuk Mazlan Kesah said police were considering forming a special task force to probe the matter, as today’s discovery was the

MH370: Latest Updates From DCA

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 – The Department of Civil Aviation is expected to hold a press conference to update on the MH370 tragedy at 3.30pm at the DCA headquarters in Putrajaya.  The press conference will be carried “live” over Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).  The NSTonline team will also be updating

Zahid To Meet MIC Leaders Next Week

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 – Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to meet with the MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam next week to discuss problems faced by the party. Zahid said the leaders were also expected to announce the

Facebook Beats Forecasts With Strong Profit Gains

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29 – Facebook said Wednesday that profit soared on the wings of mobile ad revenue but stressed it is more concerned with investing in the future than making quick cash. While earnings figures surpassed market forecasts, Facebook executives strived to temper expectations, while stressing they plan to continue aggressively

IS Releases New Audio Message By Japanese Hostage

BEIRUT, Jan 29 – The Islamic State group released a message late yesterday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaeda. The audio was released as Jordan had offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group

No Happy Meal For McDonald’s CEO

NEW YORK, Jan 29 – Fast-food giant McDonald’s replaced president and chief executive Donald Thompson yesterday, after the company turned in another poor quarter of sales and earnings last week. The firm behind the world-famous Big Mac had been under pressure from investors to take swift action after seeing the business weaken

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