AirAsia QZ8501: Another Body Identified

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – Indonesia’s Disaster Victim Identification Police Department (DVI POLRI) team has identified the remains of one more victim of crashed Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 as Cindy Clarissa Soetjipto. AirAsia stated in its updated statement, here, tonight that AirAsia Indonesia officially handed over the passenger’s remains to her

Sony, Target Closing Canada Stores

TORONTO, Jan 16 – Sony Corp says it is closing all 14 of its retail stores in Canada as it refocuses its business. The Japanese electronics company yesterday said the closures will result in 90 layoffs. Spokesman Ved Khan says the stores will be closed over the next six to eight weeks.

‎MOE Forms Disaster Management Research Centre

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 16 – The Education Ministry has established a National Research Excellence Centre and it would focus on disaster management in the country. Its minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, said a special research fund for disaster management and flood mitigation projects worth RM20

Ringgit Lower Against US Dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 –  The ringgit opened marginally lower against the greenback this morning due to lack of buying support, a dealer said. At 9.00 am, the ringgit was quoted at 3.5740/5770 against 3.5590/5620 at 5.00 pm on Thursday. The ringgit pulled up yesterday from a near six-year low earlier

Ponggal Celebrated At MIC HQ

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – About 500 people attended the MIC’s Ponggal celebration this year. The first of the three-day celebration, namely Vettu Ponggal, was held at the headquarters on Jalan Rahmat as a way to seek blessing for the party’s ‘home’. Vettu Ponggal is often held at home and with the

2015 Budget may be restructured: PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – There is a possibility the 2015 Budget will be restructured, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “I will come out with a statement (on this) next week,” he told reporters after receiving the flood relief assistance from China here today. Najib was asked whether the

KL Aims To Attract 16mil Tourists By 2025: Mayor

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – The Kuala Lumpur Tourism Master Plan 2015-2025 aims to attract 16 million tourists and RM79 billion in revenue by 2025. Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the target was set based on the increasing number of tourist arrivals and receipts for the past 10 years.

US Man Arrested Over IS-Inspired Plot To Attack Capitol

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 – A US man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State militants, according to the Justice Department and the FBI. Christopher Cornell, 20, was taken into custody after he purchased two semi-automatic weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition in the US state

How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises

When you have a question at a small company, you always know who to ask. But as corporations grow, it becomes impossible to remember everyone’s names, let alone their areas of expertise, and communication channels flood with noise. Facebook At Work, the company’s new enterprise collaboration suite, could change that. Familiar

Seven Killed In Tapah Fiery Crash

TAPAH, Jan 15 – At least seven people died in an accident involving a bus at Km326.3 of the North South Expressway near the exit of Tapah here. In the 1.15am incident, the bus, which was carrying 30 passengers, was on its way from Kuala Kurau to Genting Highlands. District police

QZ8501: Two More Remains Identified

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – Two more remains of the ill-fated AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 victims were identified as Jie Stephanie Gunawan and Christanto Leoma Hutama. With the identification of the female and male victims by the Disaster Victim Identification Police Department of the Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI), 10 more

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