Japan marks 28 years since deadly sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway

JAPAN marked the 28th anniversary today of the deadly sarin nerve gas attacks carried out by the Aum Shinrikyo cult on the Tokyo subway system that left 14 people dead and injured more than 6,000. A vigil was held at Kasumigaseki subway station in the Japanese capital where one of the deadly attacks took place, with station […]

Thai PM dissolves parliament, calls for polls

THAI Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha dissolved the country’s parliament today, setting up a general election in May as the former coup leader seeks to extend army-backed rule. The vote pits unpopular former army chief Prayut, who came to power in a 2014 putsch, against the daughter of billionaire former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, whose shadow still […]

8,000 people displaced by floods in Batu Pahat

AUTHORITIES in Johor say 7,972 people were in flood relief centres as of 8pm today, down from 8,650 at 4pm, prompting the closure of three temporary relief centres. The State disaster management committee (SDMC) said the centres at SA Kangkar Merlimau, SK Air Hitam and Felcra Sri Wangi were closed.

Breaking Touch 'n Go’s monopoly will create healthy competition, say experts

THE government’s proposal to end Touch ’n Go’s (TnG) monopoly in the public transport fare and toll collection payment system has been described as a rational move to create healthy competition and offer users additional options.  Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) Business School Economic Analyst Associate Prof Dr Aimi Zulhazmi Abdul Rashid said having more service […]

Philippines to announce new bases US can use

THE Philippines and the United States will soon announce the location of four additional military bases in the Southeast Asian country that American soldiers will be allowed to use, officials said today. The longtime treaty allies agreed last month to expand cooperation in “strategic areas” of the country as they seek to counter China’s growing […]

Pasir Gudang City Council suffers RM250,000 in damages to cable thefts

PASIR GUDANG: The Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG) has suffered RM250,000 in damages due to cable theft activities at the city’s moon kite sculpture located between the Pasir Gudang Highway and Jalan Besar intersection (near the KPJ Pasir Gudang Specialist Hospital), here. Read full story

Malaysian Bar has roughly 21,570 members

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar membership currently stands at approximately 21,570 members, says the Malaysian Bar chief executive officer Rajen Devaraj. Read full story