Monday, 30 May 2011

North Korea leader celebrates 'successful' trip to China

2011-05-30 NORTH KOREAN leader Kim Jong-il (pictured) and his son and heir apparent celebrated the "successful" outcome of his trip to China last week, state media said yesterday, without elaborating on what was achieved.The North held art...

China hits back at Vietnam over territorial dispute

2011-05-30 CHINA has hit back at claims it violated Vietnam's marine sovereignty in a new spat over disputed areas of the South China Sea, accusing Hanoi of harming Beijing's interests in the region.Vietnam's state media quoted the foreign ministry Friday as...

JWJII Expedition to trace Malay heritage heads to Cambodia

2011-05-30 A MALAYSIAN expedition to trace Malay heritage in Southeast Asia and China over 25 days is heading to Cambodia Sunday from Thailand. !The Jejak Warisan Jawi II (JWJII) expedition, on four-wheel-drive vehicles, will travel about 800km from this city...

Muhyiddin tells BN members to focus on general election

2011-05-30 DEPUTY Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday instructed members of Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to focus on ensuring the coalition's victory in the next general election instead of being preoccupied with their party elections...

3 detained for alleged human trafficking

2011-05-30 THREE people, including two foreigners, were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Lahad Datu on May 24 for suspected human trafficking involving illegal immigrants. !Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who confirmed this...

Bin Laden's end stern warning to terrorists

2011-05-30 OSAMA bin Laden's death should serve as a warning to all terrorists that they will be brought to justice in the relentless campaign against violent extremism, according to the US ambassador to the Philippines, where American troops are helping...

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Suicide bomber kills eight tribesmen in Pakistan

2011-05-29 A SUICIDE bomber targeting a pro-government tribe yesterday killed at least eight people and wounded 11 others at a market in a restive Pakistani tribal area, officials said.The attacker blew himself up at Pasht bazaar in the northwestern Salarzai...

IN BRIEF

2011-05-29 Mahathir dischargedfrom hospitalKUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) on May 18 for a chest infection, was discharged yesterday, said his aide Sufi Yusoff. He said Dr Mahathir would be...

S Korea to keep demand for North apology

2011-05-29 SOUTH KOREA will not abandon its demand for an apology from the North over the sinking of a warship and shelling of an island last year as a precondition to resume dialogue, a minister said yesterday.Unification Minister Hyun In-taek, who oversees...

Kashmir group seeks investigation into 1,4000 'missing'

2011-05-29 A HUMAN rights group in Indian Kashmir yesterday said it had documented the cases of more than 1,400 people who were victims of "enforced disappearances" in the revolt-hit region.The group said it had submitted the list of 1,417 names to...

Typhoon approaches Japan, may threaten nuke plant

2011-05-29 JAPAN'S crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is not fully prepared to deal with violent storms, officials admitted yesterday, as the country braced for Typhoon Songda to hit.The storm system was located about 30km (20 miles) southwest of Miyako-jima...

Japan detects high radiation levels off coast: report

2011-05-29 JAPAN has revealed radiation up to several hundred times normal levels has been detected on the seabed off the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a report said yesterday.The science ministry announced late Friday highly radioactive materials were...

Najib urges M'sians to recognise UN peacekeepers sacrifices

2011-05-29 IN COMMEMORATION of the International Day of the UN Peacekeepers today, Prime Minister Najib Razak urged Malaysians to join him in recognising and saluting those men and women as well as their families for the sacrifices they have made for the sake...

Philippine typhoon death toll rises to three

2011-05-29 THE death toll from Typhoon Songda in the Philippines rose to three yesterday as rescuers retrieved the body of a miner trapped in a flooded tunnel, officials said.A 24-hour rescue effort near the northern town of Tuba failed to save the miner, who...

Hanoi, Beijing in new South China Sea row

2011-05-29 VIETNAM has accused Beijing of "violating" its marine sovereignty and worsening a row over disputed areas of the South China Sea after Chinese ships damaged a PetroVietnam exploration boat, state media said.The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry...

Nepal's leaders battle to avert fresh crisis

2011-05-29 NEPAL'S ruling parties were to hold 11th-hour talks yesterday to try to avert a fresh political crisis, with hours to go before parliament's term expires.Nepal's parliament, or Constituent Assembly, was elected in 2008 with a two-year mandate to...

US lawmakers seek to extend Myanmar sanctions

2011-05-29 US LAWMAKERS this week proposed to extend sanctions on Myanmar, saying that the regime has not made true efforts to improve treatment of its people despite a political transition.The annual legislation, which has passed easily in Congress in the...

Saturday, 28 May 2011

S Korea jails Somali pirate

2011-05-28 A SOUTH KOREAN court yesterday jailed a Somali pirate for life for trying to murder the captain of a hijacked ship, while three others were sentenced to between 13 and 15 years in prison.Judges said it was " beyond any reasonable doubt"...

Clinton asks Pakistan to do more

2011-05-28 US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday she was even more committed to Pakistan after Osama bin Laden's killing, but said the country needed to do more in its battle with Taliban militants.Clinton is the most senior US official to visit...

US, India seek to step up security cooperation

2011-05-28 TOP US homeland security officials were set to discuss stepping up cooperation with their Indian counterparts yesterday in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing in Pakistan.Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who arrived in India on...