MH370: China Vessel Back After 216-Day Search

KUALA LUMPUR, OCT 14 – After a 216-day search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Chinese vessel Haixun 01 returned to its base port in Shanghai on Sunday. Known for its breakthrough in China’s maritime search and rescue work, the ship was tasked to scour areas that included the Straits of Malacca,

Sudanese Man Dies Of Ebola In Germany

GERMANY, Oct 14 – A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has died in Germany. His death further raises questions of just how equipped health officials are in dealing with the disease. The 56-year-old man was Sudanese, a spokesman for the St. Georg hospital

Water Supply In KK Back To Normal Today

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 14 – The shortage of water supply to the residents of Kota Kinabalu City, Penampang and Putatan districts since Oct 7, will be back to normal, Tuesday, said Sabah Water Department Director, Ag Mohd Tahir Mohd Talib. He said water pressure to the affected areas would also be normalised

Sugar prices inflated in Malaysia?

CYBERJAYA, Oct 14 – Judging by how global sugar prices have fallen sharply in recent months, the commodity should now be cheaper in Malaysia. This was confirmed today by Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Ahmad Maslan after a briefing at the Inland Revenue Board headquarters here on new taxes proposed last

Billboard Too Large For Bridge Roof

JOHOR BARU, Oct 14 – An oversized billboard placed on the metal roof of a pedestrian bridge had probably contributed to it being blown off on Sunday afternoon. Two professors from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) said yesterday they believed the incident, attributed to the “torsion effect, caused the metal roof

Perak Menteri Besar’s Father Passes Away

IPOH, Oct 14  – The father of Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has passed away. Abdul Kadir Muhammad, 73, succumbed to a heart attack at 1.10 am this morning at Hospital Desa Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor. A statement from the Menteri Besar’s Office said the deceased would be buried at

Malaysians Must Learn To Save

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 – Bank Negara is calling on the people to learn financial management in the face of the rising cost of living. Assistant governor Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya said in a challenging climate of rising costs, Malaysians did not have enough savings for retirement and also had

Iraq Military Abandons Key Anbar Base To ISIS Militants

IRAQ, Oct 13 – Iraq’s military abandoned a strategically important base in Anbar province after heavy fighting with ISIS militants, provincial security force sources told CNN on Monday. The base outside the city of Hit was one of the Shiite-led government’s few remaining military outposts in Anbar, a predominantly Sunni province

Ringgit Ends Lower Versus US Dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – The ringgit ended lower against the US dollar on weak buying sentiment despite stronger regional currencies, a dealer said. At 5pm, the ringgit was quoted at 3.2605/2625 against the greenback compared with 3.2560/2580 on Friday. A dealer said the local unit eased on reaction to the

PKR Slams Najib For Refusal To Implement CGT

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – PKR vice-president and secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has slammed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for suggesting that the introduction of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in Malaysia could undermine the country’s capital market and its stock exchange. In a joint statement with PKR’s Commerce and Industries Bureau

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