Low risk of earthquakes in Malaysia, says ministry

MALAYSIA is not completely free from the risk of earthquakes, the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Ministry said today. In a statement, the ministry said the effects of earthquakes in Sumatra and the movement of the Indian-Australian tectonic plate can result in the activation of ancient faults along the length of Peninsular Malaysia, which […]

2 tonnes of cocaine found floating off Sicily

MORE than €400 million (RM19.4 million) worth of cocaine has been found floating off Sicily in packages likely left by a cargo ship for traffickers to bring ashore, Italian police said today. In “one of the largest” drug hauls ever made in Italy, police intercepted 70 packages, which were tied together and contained around 2t […]

Berlusconi out of intensive care, hospital confirms

DOCTORS treating former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi confirmed today he has been transferred to an ordinary hospital ward, after a week and a half in intensive care in Milan.   The 86-year-old billionaire media mogul was admitted to the San Raffaele hospital on April 5, and was later revealed to be suffering from leukaemia and […]

Govt allocates extra RM3 million to support national literary efforts

THE government has approved an additional allocation of RM3 million for the management of Yayasan Karyawan as well as RM2 million to fund efforts to popularise the literary works of national laureates.  Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said the initiative aimed to give recognition to national laureates and allow up to 60 new titles to be […]

Top G7 diplomats seek consensus on China after Macron remarks

THE G7’s top diplomats began talks in Japan today, looking to project a unified message on concerns about China after controversial remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron. The foreign ministers are keen to move past the firestorm created by Macron’s assertion, following a trip to Beijing, that Europe should avoid “crises that aren’t ours”, and […]