Hajiji's position strengthened after three reps quit Warisan

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan has been dealt another blow as three of its assemblymen, including the party’s Wanita chief announced they are quitting to be independents who are friendly to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor. Read full story

3 Warisan reps quit party

THREE Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) assemblymen – Norazlinah Arif (Kunak), Mohammad Mohamarin (Banggi) and Chong Chen Bin (Tanjong Kapor) – announced they are leaving the party today. Norazlinah, who is Warisan Wanita chief, along with the party’s supreme council members Mohammad and Chong, in a joint statement today said that they would remain independent and would support the […]

UK faces biggest round of health service strikes

NURSES and ambulances staff stepped up their demands for better pay today to combat the UK’s cost of living crisis with their biggest round of health service strikes. The stoppages – part of a wave of industrial action across the UK economy – will see nurses and paramedics take action on the same day for […]

Australian company saves bankrupt UK car battery firm

AUSTRALIAN company Recharge Industries is to take over Britishvolt, a bankrupt startup planning a gigafactory for electric vehicle batteries in the UK, administrators overseeing a rescue deal said today.   Financial group EY said in a statement that it had chosen Recharge as preferred bidder for Britishvolt, which collapsed last month, and expects the purchase to […]

Anwar’s visit to strengthen Malaysia-Thailand bilateral ties

PRIME Anwar Ibrahim’s maiden visit to Bangkok, Thailand starting Thursday is set to further advance bilateral relations between the two neighbours and help them reach their 2025 goal of US$30 billion (RM126 billion) in bilateral trade. Deputy secretary-general to Thai prime minister and acting government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, in a statement, said Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o-cha […]

German factory orders rebound in December

GERMAN industrial orders rebounded strongly in December, official data showed today, the latest sign Europe’s top economy is proving resilient in the face of shocks from the Ukraine war. New orders, which provide a foretaste of industrial output, rose 3.2% against the previous month, federal statistics agency Destatis said.

Quake kills over 1,400 in Turkey, Syria

THE most powerful earthquake in nearly a century struck Turkey and Syria early Monday, killing over 1,400 people in their sleep, levelling buildings and causing tremors felt as far away as Greenland.  The 7.8-magnitude night-time tremor, followed hours later by a slightly smaller one, wiped out entire sections of major Turkish cities in a region […]