Saturday, 18 June 2011

Philippines sends navy ship to disputed waters

2011-06-18 THE Philippines said yesterday it would send its ageing navy flagship into disputed South China Sea waters amid rising tensions with Beijing over their competing claims.However defence department spokesman Eduardo Batac insisted the deployment was a...

China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions

2011-06-18 CHINA will boost its coastal forces by adding ships and 6,000 personnel by 2020, state media said yesterday, a move likely to raise tensions with neighbours staking rival claims to waters thought to hold vast reserves of oil and gas.The expansion of...

Forum to discuss ICT projects in Bimp-Eaga

2011-06-18 THE 4th Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (Bimp-Eaga) CEO Forum on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is expected to discuss key projects aimed at improving telecommunication and ICT services in the remote...

'Egay': More rains expected in Mindanao

2011-06-18 TROPICAL Depression Egay is expected to dump rains on Mindanao and Eastern Visayas, the weather bureau said yesterday.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Egay was expected to enhance the...

Kuching gateway for regional free flow of goods and services

2011-06-18 KUCHING has bright prospects as the gateway for a freer flow of goods and services between Malaysia and IndonesIa via West Kalimantan, especially under the Asean Economic Community, says International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.He...

Friday, 17 June 2011

Blood red moon

2011-06-17

North Korea tells Seoul to hand over refugees

2011-06-17 NORTH KOREA yesterday demanded the return of nine of its citizens who defected by boat and warned that cross-border relations would suffer otherwise, Seoul officials said.The three men, two women and four children crossed the tense Yellow Sea border...

IN BRIEF

2011-06-17 Malaysian King attends rulers meetingKUALA LUMPU: Malaysian King Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin attended the 224th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at the Istana Negara here yesterday. He arrived at Istana Negara at 11.30am accompanied by Prime...

Five Pakistanis killed in cross-border attack

2011-06-17 SEVERAL hundred militants crossed the border from Afghanistan yesterday and stormed a village in Pakistan's lawless tribal district, killing five civilians, Pakistani officials said.Afghan officials denied any cross-border attack and accused...

Indian graft activist threatens new protest

2011-06-17 A VETERAN Indian activist yesterday threatened to launch another protest against corruption, accusing the government of trying to scuttle a proposed anti-graft bill.The 73-year-old Anna Hazare's threat came four days after Swami Ramdev, a celebrity...

China sends ship 'to protect sovereignty'

2011-06-17 CHINA sent one of its biggest civilian maritime patrol ships into the South China Sea to protect its "rights and sovereignty", official media said yesterday, a move likely to raise tensions with neighbours staking rival claims to waters...

Myanmar rebels eye China mediation after clashes

2011-06-17 MYANMAR ethnic minority rebels yesterday appealed for China to help end a deadly standoff with government troops as Beijing called for calm after people fled across the countries' shared border. Fierce fighting began a week ago near a large...

Hackers disrupt 51 Malaysian websites

2011-06-17 FIFTY-ONE Malaysian government websites were hacked into overnight but no personal or financial data was compromised, government officials said yesterday, as the nation became the latest target of a cyber-war waged by online activists.The Southeast...

Sudan's Bashir cancels Malaysian visit

2011-06-17 SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, will no longer attend a weekend summit in Malaysia, said authorities who had been under pressure to cancel the visit.Bashir has "pressing engagements" and will not make it to...

Thai PM confirms escape of Cambodian suspect

2011-06-17 THAILAND'S caretaker Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday confirmed the escape a Cambodian spy, Thai news agency reported.However, he stressed that the nation did not fabricate the spy case following the incident.Three suspects on spying...

Thaksin seeks December return to Thailand

2011-06-17 THAKSIN Shinawatra, the ousted former prime minister backing his sister's bid to unseat the ruling party in Thailand's upcoming general election, is optimistic about the outcome - and a possible homecoming.The billionaire former telecommunications...

M'sia calls for concerted efforts against dengue fever

2011-06-17 MALAYSIAN Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has called for concerted efforts to fight dengue fever.He said the involvement of the people and community leaders in rural and housing areas through the "Communication for Behaviour Change...

Indonesia court jails Bashir for terrorism

2011-06-17 AN INDONESIAN court yesterday religious preacher Abu Bakar Bashir for 15 years for funding a terrorist group that was planning attacks against Westerners and political leaders.The 72-year-old preacher showed little emotion as judge Herri Swantoro...

Decision in Palawan murder case slammed

2011-06-17 OUTRAGE greeted the justice departments dismissal of criminal charges against a former provincial governor and five others tagged in the killing of Palawan broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega, a ruling that came out a day after another...

Damai Central new holiday destination

2011-06-17 DAMAI CENTRAL, a new resort-styled multi-purpose complex in Santubong, will become another tourist spot that will enhance Damai as Sarawak's premier holiday destination.Assistant Tourism and Heritage Minister Talib Zulpilip said the complex, sited...