Anwar Reiterates No Rush To Be Next PM

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has reiterated that was no rush for him to be the next prime minister, as the country needed stability and a strong leader now. The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president elect and de facto leader of the governing Pakatan Harapan coalition said this

Saifuddin: Malaysia-Singapore Ties Very Good

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SINGAPORE, Jul 31 – Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Singapore are at a very good level, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said both governments saw the issues of the High Speed Rail (HSR) project and the 1962 water agreement as matters that needed to be tackled but nevertheless should not

WhatsApp To Limit Forwarding Of Messages

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NEW DELHI, Jul 22 – Following concerns from Indian government, messaging service WhatsApp said it was working towards limiting the forwarding of messages on its service, officials said. The move apparently has been taken following the continuous reminders from Indian government to the company to immediately contain spread of fake, motivated

Indonesian Media Applauds Malaysian Crowdfunding Response

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JAKARTA, Jun 5 – The Indonesian media is impressed with the caring attitude of Malaysian citizens in helping their government towards settling the country’s debts and called on Indonesians to follow the example. The Malaysian government’s efforts to set up “Tabung Harapan Malaysia” should be an inspiration for Indonesian nationals to

Investigators In MH17 Crash To Make Public Appeal

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BUNNIK, May 24 – Investigators will appeal to the public on Thursday to assist in their inquiries into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) nearly four years ago over eastern Ukraine. The airliner was shot down with a Russian-made missile on July 17, 2014, with 298 people onboard, two-thirds

Thai Police Seize 125kg Of M’sia-Bound ‘Ice’

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BANGKOK, Apr 14 – The police have derailed an attempt to smuggle 125kg of ‘ice’ (crystal methamphetamine) into Malaysia via Sungai Golok which separates the border between Kelantan and southern Thailand. A police team manning a security checkpoint in Kreeyor-Kholohtuvor Road near the Thai side of the narrow river seized the

BMW Faces U.S. Class Action Lawsuit Over Emissions

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FRANKFURT, March 27 – German carmaker BMW faces a class-action lawsuit filed in a New Jersey court on Tuesday for alleged emissions cheating on diesel vehicles including its X5 and 330d models. “BMW’s representations were misleading for failure to disclose its emissions manipulations,” the suit, which was filed in the

Uber Agrees To Sell Southeast Asia Business To Grab

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SINGAPORE, Mar 25 – Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in what would be the U.S. company’s second retreat from Asia. The deal, which could be announced

GE14: BN May Announce Candidates Earlier

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SYDNEY, Mar 19 – Barisan Nasional (BN) may announce its candidates for the 14th general election (GE14) earlier than the previous practice of announcing it two or three days before the election. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is also BN chairman, said this would allow BN to solve

Professor Stephen Hawking Dies Aged 76

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LONDON, Mar 14 – Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. His family released a statement on Wednesday confirming his death at his home in Cambridge. “We are deeply saddened that our

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