• Another accident from driving against traffic flow
    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 3: A man was injured in the abdomen after the car he was driving collided with a BMW driven by a woman against the flow on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway slightly after midnight on Monday. Northeast district police chief ACP Soffian Santong said the accident happened at about 12.30 am … Read more
  • Jakarta-Bandung “Whoosh” HSR cuts travel time to 40 mins from 3 hours previously
    JAKARTA, Oct 2: The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), named ‘Whoosh,’ began operations on Monday, offering significant benefits to Indonesia, especially in terms of boosting employment opportunities and stimulating economic activity. The nomenclature ‘Whoosh’ was inspired by the distinctive sound generated by the high-speed train. It is also an acronym in the Indonesian language for ‘Waktu … Read more
  • David Beckham was “clinically depressed” after 1998 World Cup red card
    LONDON, Oct 2: Victoria Beckham has said the backlash David Beckham received after he was given a red card in the 1998 World Cup left him “clinically depressed”. A new Netflix series titled ‘Beckham’ is set for release on Wednesday and it takes a look into the former football star’s career with interviews from Posh and … Read more
  • New pangolin species found in China
    KUNMING (China), Oct 2: Chinese researchers have discovered a new pangolin species based on genomic data collected from pangolin scales. The new pangolin species was named Manis mysteria, or the Asian mysterious pangolin. Notably, more than 100 years have passed since the last time researchers discovered a pangolin species, the Philippine pangolin. Pangolins are among the … Read more
  • New Zealand develops new drought-predicting tool for farmers to be better prepared
    WELLINGTON, Oct 2: New Zealand has launched a new tool to predict dryness and drought 35 days into the future, which will help farmers and growers be better prepared for challenging weather conditions. The free tool, developed by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), using … Read more
  • Two US scientists share 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine
    STOCKHOLM, Oct 2: Two scientists, Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman from the United States, won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications, the Nobel committee announced on Monday. Through their groundbreaking findings, which have fundamentally changed the understanding of how mRNA interacts with the human immune system, … Read more
  • Dad goes the extra mile to realise varsity dream of Temuan Orang Asli daughter
    KOTA BHARU, Oct 2: Forty-one-year-old Eron Binchar of the Temuan tribe in Pahang is proof that a father’s love knows no bounds when he not only borrowed a car but also endured an arduous 300-kilometre (km) drive to ensure his daughter could chase her dream of pursuing her education at a local university. Eron, a resident … Read more
  • Be thorough with applications, HR Minister advises employers seeking foreign workers for 3 sub sectors
    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21: Employers seeking to get foreign workers under the three subsectors of barbers, goldsmiths, and textiles workers were today advised by Human Resources, Minister V.Sivakumar, to be thorough with their applications, as no appeals will be entertained if their applications are rejected. A quota of 7,500 foreign workers has been allocated to the … Read more
  • Court directs Tommy Thomas’ OS to be converted to civil suit and disposed off via trial
    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 (Bernama) — The High Court here today has directed the originating summons (OS) filed by former attorney-general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas regarding an investigation report on the contents of his memoir titled ‘My Story: Justice In the Wilderness’, to be converted to a civil suit and disposed off via full trial. … Read more
  • Court dismisses Dr Mahathir’s application to obtain documents from Anwar
    SHAH ALAM, Oct 2  (Bernama) — The High Court here today dismissed an application by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to obtain certain documents that purportedly support his RM150 million defamation lawsuit against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Lawyer Alliff Benjamin Suhaimi, representing Anwar, when contacted by Bernama, said Judicial Commissioner Zaharah Hussain dismissed Dr Mahathir’s application on … Read more
  • Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hints at cabinet reshuffle
    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 1: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi indicated that there maybe a reshuffle of the cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim soon. Ahmad Zahid said one of the reasons is to fill the post of the Minister of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living following the demise of … Read more
  • Ban on single-use plastic in UK comes into force
    LONDON, Oct 1: Bans and restrictions on supplying single-use plastics have come into force in the United Kingdom.  From Sunday, all businesses, including retailers, takeaways, food vendors and hospitality firms, can no longer sell certain plastic items. The ban will apply to single-use plastic cutlery, balloon sticks and polystyrene cups and food containers. Meanwhile, the … Read more
  • Body of missing Indian tourist found in Gunung Jasar brought down by helicopter
    CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Oct 1 (Bernama) — The body of Indian national climber, Nandan Suresh Nadkarni, 44, who went missing since September 22 in Gunung Jasar was brought down at 11.20 am, said Pahang police chief, Datuk Seri Yahaya Othman. Yahaya said the victim’s body was airlifted by a helicopter of Ipoh Air Operation Force (PGU) after efforts to carry the … Read more
  • Hundreds protest in London against Rosebank oilfield approval
    LONDON, Oct 1 (Bernama-dpa) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London’s Whitehall on Saturday to demand a rethink of the approval for the controversial Rosebank offshore oil development, reported German news agency (dpa).  “We are used to U-turns and the government can do a new one over Rosebank,” said Robin Wells, of the Fossil Free London … Read more
  • MACC pledges to reduce leakages, recover country’s assets
    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 1 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will focus its efforts on improving the country’s economy by reducing leakages and recovering the nation’s wealth, said its Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki. In line with the changing times, he said, MACC had adopted a modern and professional approach to combating corruption and reducing leakages, thus recovering … Read more