Monday, 9 May 2011

Election boost for S'pore opposition

2011-05-09 THE win by the Singapore opposition Workers' Party in six seats may appear modest but it was the opposition's best performance since Singapore became independent from the Malaysian federation in 1965.It upstages a previous best of four seats in 1991...

Pakistani terror suspect held

2011-05-09 CZECH police have detained a Pakistani national wanted on an international warrant for murder and terrorism, Czech Interior Minister Jan Kubice said on Sunday.The suspect was detained last week after applying for asylum in the central European...

S Korea president on Germany, Denmark, France trip

2011-05-09 SOUTH Korean President Lee Myung-Bak departed Sunday for a week-long visit to Germany, Denmark and France aimed at cementing ties before a sweeping free trade pact with the European Union takes effect.Lee will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Japan officials stand by commitment to N-power

2011-05-09 JAPANESE officials said on Sunday they were committed to nuclear power after the prime minister called for a plant to close, but that the target of obtaining half of Japan's electricity from nuclear power by 2030 needed a rethink.!Prime Minister...

Cambodian police, factory workers clash

2011-05-09 AT LEAST 15 people were injured when armed police broke up a protest in Cambodia yesterday by at least 2,000 mostly female garment workers demanding unpaid bonuses after their plant was closed by a fire, police and witnesses said.!Police armed with...

NZ searches for 6 missing off Kiribati

2011-05-09 A SEARCH was under way yesterday for six young people, including an eight-year-old girl, missing in a canoe off the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, New Zealand rescue authorities said.A New Zealand Air Force Orion has been dispatched to the...

Malaysia to re-draw electoral boundaries

2011-05-09 THE Election Commission (EC) is carrying a preliminary study on the redelineation of electoral constituencies, said the chairman of the Election Commission, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.He said that under Article 113 (2) of the Federal Constitution...

SPDP head: Snap should close shop

2011-05-09 THE glory days of the Sarawak National Party are long gone and its supporters should realise that Snap is no longer a reliable political platform, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party vice-president Sylvester Entri Muran said yesterday.After all its...

Australia defends unfinalised refugee plan with Malaysia

2011-05-09 AUSTRALIA yesterday defended plans to send hundreds of asylum seekers to Malaysia, saying it was an important signal to people smugglers, but refugee advocates slammed the proposal as cruel.Australia wants to transfer 800 boat people to Malaysia...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Opposition to make gains in Singapore poll: media

2011-05-08 THE Singapore opposition looked on course to win up to six seats in yesterday's general election, tripling its presence in parliament, local media reported.The Straits Times quoted a candidate of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) as...

IN BRIEF

2011-05-08 Pakistan leadersurged to quitISLAMABAD: Pakistan's elected leaders yesterday came under mounting pressure to resign in the wake of a US commando operation that killed Osama bin Laden not far from the capital Islamabad. Navy SEALs in three...

Scores of Japanese oppose N-power

2011-05-08 THOUSANDS of people rallied in Japan yesterday to demand a shift away from nuclear power after an earthquake and tsunami sparked the world's worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl a quarter-century ago.Braving spring drizzle, thousands of demonstrators...

Osama 'lived for 5 years in house'

2011-05-08 OSAMA bin Laden's wife said the al- Qaeda kingpin had lived with family in a compound in Abbottabad for five years before he was shot dead by US forces, Pakistani security officials said yesterday.His Yemeni wife was shot in the leg during the US...

Bombs kill 7 in Thai south

2011-05-08 SUSPECTED separatist rebels killed three soldiers and four policemen in two powerful bombings in southern Thailand yesterday as violence intensified in the restive region bordering Malaysia.The troops were killed instantly and two were seriously...

M'sia agrees to take asylum seekers

2011-05-08 MALAYSIA has agreed to take hundreds of asylum seekers who land in Australia illegally in what Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday called a "big blow" to people smugglers.Under the bilateral agreement, up to 800 boat people who try to...

China to uproot 240,000 from disaster-prone areas

2011-05-08 AUTHORITIES plan to move nearly a quarter of a million people this year from disaster-prone areas in northern China into newly-built homes, state media reported yesterday.About 240,000 will be moved in the first stage of a ten-year project to shift...

China, Central Asian countries hold drill

2011-05-08 CHINA, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan conducted a joint anti-terror drill in the restive western region Xinjiang, where anger against Beijing has led to attacks on police, state media reported yesterday.The one-day exercise last Friday was aimed at...

27 die in Indonesian plane crash

2011-05-08 A PLANE carrying about 25 passengers and crew crashed into the sea during a downpour yesterday in eastern Indonesia, killing everyone on board, a navy officer told local radio."I can confirm that all the passengers were killed when the plane...

17 killed inIndonesia landslide

2011-05-08 A LANDSLIDE and flash floods triggered by heavy rain killed 17 people and inundated four villages on Indonesia's Java island, a disaster management agency spokesman said yesterday.The incident happened late last Friday in Garut district, West Java...

Asean sees sparks fly over border row

2011-05-08 CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Thai government's reluctance to sign the Terms of Reference (TOR) shows the lack of goodwill on its part to accept Indonesian observers in peacefully resolving the border dispute in accordance with the...