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  • ABNxcess launches ABN4U – ‘Access for All Schools’ programme (video)

    SUBANG, Nov 11–Asian Broadcasting Network (ABNxcess) today launched the ABN4U ‘Access for All Schools’ programme as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to provide high-speed internet access to all. Under this initiative, schools which are located in its Home Serviceable (HS) area will be connected with the 10 Mbps fixed high-speed internet and [...]

  • MAICCI: Tun Mahathir’s criticism of Najib “unwarranted”

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23–Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent criticism of the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is “unwarranted”, said Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry Secretary-General, M. Davendran. He said the association will continue to voice its concerns regarding issues which could affect the Malaysian economy. &# [...]

  • World Ebola fears grow with Europe on alert; Peace Corps evacuates from affected areas

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) —There are mounting fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned [...]

  • Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last week, pays users [...]

  • Soup kitchens banned within Kuala Lumpur city centre, FT minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 3–Soup kitchens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur have been given until Monday to relocate their premises outside the city centre or face being fined, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Masor. He said that soup kitchens will no longer be allowed to operate within a 2km radius of [...]

  • S’pore to raise entry fees for foreign-registered cars, goods vehicles effective Aug 1

    SINGAPORE, July 1– Come Aug 1, the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee for foreign-registered cars entering Singapore will be raised to S$35 from S$20 per day, while the Goods Vehicle Permit (GVP) fee for foreign-registered goods vehicles will be raised to $40 from S$10 per calendar month, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA). In a statement today, LTA [...]

  • Verdict on use of “Allah”, Altantuya murder case on Monday

    By Suriati Sidek Ahmad PUTRAJAYA, June 21– All eyes will be on the Federal Court this Monday where proceeding of two high profile cases will be held, one on the use of the word “Allah” and the other on Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case. On that day the Federal Court, which is the highest court, has been [...]

  • Local products with ‘E’ code halal for Muslims – Jakim

    PUTRAJAYA, May 27  – Local products with the ‘E’ code in their halal certificate can be consumed by Muslims, according to the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim). Jakim director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said food products with the E code or number on the labels were not necessarily processed through haram or prohibited sources. “However, consumers shou [...]

  • Government releases satellite data on missing plane

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (AP) — The Malaysian government today released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine the flight path of the missing jetliner, information long sought by relatives of some of the 239 people on board. But independent experts said the communication logs didn’t include key assumptions, algorithms and metadata [...]

  • Giant pandas “Fu Wa” and “Feng Yi” arrive in Malaysia

    SEPANG, May 21– The giant panda pair of Fu Wa and Feng Yi arrived safely here today from China to start a new life in Malaysia for the next 10 years. They arrived at MAScargo Complex of KL International Airport (KLIA) Airport at 7.53am via a special MAScargo Airbus 330-200 (MH6462) from Chengdu, China. Natural Resources and Environment [...]

  • Malaysia to host biggest-ever stamp exhibition for philatelists

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21–Have you ever wanted to view some of the best designed stamps in the world. Well, you are in luck! Pos Malaysia Berhad, together with the Communications and Multimedia Ministry will be organising the biggest philatelic event – KL World Youth Stamp Exhibition (KLwyse) to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention [...]

  • Mysterious sculpture recovered from River Seine

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have found a mysterious stone sculpture at the bottom of the River Seine, which may have been there for centuries. On Thursday night, water police pulled the 2-foot-by-nearly-3-foot (60 centimeter-by-90- centimeter) sculpture of a human figure with wavy hair from the depths of the river beneath Paris’ oldest standing bridge, [...]


    By Balan Moses AT a time when the usefulness of Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools in Malaysia is being questioned by various quarters, an answer comes by way of the 20,000 Chinese students who passed the UPSR examination applying to join Chinese high schools. As for Tamil schools, I don’t know how many students have [...]

  • US consumer group lists ’10 worst toys’ for kids

    BOSTON (AP) — A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet (44.2 meters) and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts consumer watchdog group. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or [...]

  • Bill Cosby hunkers down as scandal rages

    NEW YORK (AP) — After Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he’d repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America’s dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed. But in recent weeks as allegations of other sexual assaults have taken hold in published reports and on social [...]


    By Balan Moses THE mudflow and landslides that killed five in Cameron Highlands last Wednesday and caused untold misery to scores of others is a tragedy in more ways than one. The human toll and damage notwithstanding, the price the public had to pay due to official malaise was astronomical. People who had been living [...]

  • New book claims Jesus married Mary Magdelene

    A researcher says he has found new evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that early Christians considered her a deity. Canadian-Israeli documentary-maker Simcha Jacobovici has attracted attention and criticism with revisionist Biblical theories in the past. He claims an ancient manuscript in the British Library relates the story of Jesus, his wife [...]

  • Google M’sia celebrate ‘SuperMokh’ with doodle

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13–In conjunction with the late Datuk Mokhtar Dahari 61st birthday, Google Malaysia today featured one of the country’s greatest football player with his very own doodle. During the 1970s, Mokhtar played for Malaysia and Malaysia became an Asian powerhouse by defeating giants such as South Korea and Japan. He was nicknamed Super [...]

  • WHO says more than 5,000 have now died of Ebola

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic. This is the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, with more than 14,000 people sickened, the vast majority in the West African countries of [...]

  • Historic comet landing: Five questions answered

    DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — The European Space Agency has achieved a historic first — landing a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a comet speeding through our solar system at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph). Here are answers to five questions about the space mission: HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO LAND ON A COMET? Nothing like Wednesday’s landing [...]