Friday, 15 July 2011

Jakarta mulls ending fuel subsidies for private vehicles

2011-07-15 INDONESIA may ban private vehicles from using subsidised fuel after the Islamic festive season of Eid al-Fitr, which falls in end-August, a director at the energy ministry said yesterday.!But the government has yet to discuss the issue with the...

IN BRIEF

2011-07-15 Massacre suspect tags Arroyo for graftMANILA: One of the suspected masterminds in the most gruesome killing in Philippine history unloaded another bombshell on Wednesday against former president Gloria Arroyo, this time accusing her of receiving...

US airs concern on Malaysia crackdown

2011-07-15 THE United States yesterday voiced concern about Malaysia's weekend crackdown on an opposition-backed rally and said it would keep an eye on developments.Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to end Saturday's electoral reform rally and...

Reds warn vs endorsement delay

2011-07-15 THE red-shirt leadership has warned Thailand's election commission of an angry backlash from the movement over its decision not to endorse any of its leaders who won places in the House of Representatives in the recent general election.Thida...

MASwings eyes KK-Brunei route

2011-07-15 IF everything goes to plan, MASwings may start introducing its Kota Kinabalu-Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) route and Kuching-Pontianak (Indonesia) services in October.This move will mark the airline's foray into international operations, in...

Sarawak urged: tap business opportunities in Kalimantan

2011-07-15 SARAWAKIANS are urged to tap the investment and business opportunities in Kalimantan. Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president, Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Openg, said Kalimantan, especially west Kalimantan, has a lot of potentials with...

Hunt on for Mumbai blast culprits

2011-07-15 INDIA'S home minister said yesterday that crude bombs hidden to cause maximum injuries were used in the triple Mumbai blasts that killed 17, as investigators began their hunt for the perpetrators. Home Minister P Chidambaram refused to speculate...

Yingluck survives 'noodlegate' but pressures seen building

2011-07-15 CALL it "noodlegate". As cameras clicked, Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured) a, sleeves rolled up, stirred a dish of spicy noodles at a market, surrounded by hungry voters ahead of a crucial election.!The event, designed...

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Three terror attack kills 20, wound 81 in Mumbai

2011-07-14 THREE simultaneous blasts killed 20 people and injured dozens more in Mumbai yesterday, in the deadliest attack on India's commercial capital since the traumatic 2008 assault by militants.The bombs exploded in busy districts in the south of the...

Afghan blast kills 5 French soldiers

2011-07-14 FIVE French soldiers were killed yesterday by a suicide bomber, in a blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy's battle to defend his country's role in Afghanistan just a day after he returned from the country.Some of Sarkozy's likely rivals in next year's...

Afghan leader buries brother

2011-07-14 A WEEPING Afghan President Hamid Karzai yesterday led thousands of mourners at the funeral of his brother, whose assassination could fling southern Afghanistan into renewed instability.Ahmed Wali Karzai may have been dogged by allegations of links...

IN BRIEF

2011-07-14 170,000 'like' FB page urging Najib to goKUALA LUMPUR: A Facebook petition has seen more than 170,000 people back a call for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit, days after an electoral reform rally was broken up by police firing tear gas....

Indonesian police end religious school siege

2011-07-14 DOZENS of religious students holed up in a school suspected of being a bomb factory melted away yesterday as security forces moved in to end a three-day armed standoff, police said.Police and soldiers surrounded the school in Bima town, West Nusa...

Obama to attend East Asia summit

2011-07-14 US PRESIDENT Barack Obama will participate in talks by the 18-nation East Asia Summit in Bali later this year, the State Department confirmed Tuesday.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was traveling to Indonesia later this month partly to prepare...

China sea claim shaky: Manila

2011-07-14 CHINA'S refusal to allow a UN-backed tribunal to rule on a South China Sea territorial dispute indicates Beijing's claim stands on shaky legal ground, the Philippines said yesterday.China and the Philippines have overlapping claims to parts of the...

Call for more trade between Sarawak, peninsula

2011-07-14 CHIEF MINISTER Abdul Taib Mahmud hopes that the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) will help drive up trade between the state and Peninsular Malaysia.He said that some of the spin-off effects of the development of heavy industries in Score...

Court to hear Taib's objection to Ambiga's suit

2011-07-14 THE High Court has set Aug 3 to hear the Sarawak Chief Minister's preliminary objection to the leave application for judicial review filed by Bersih 2.O chairman S Ambiga to challenge a notice refusing her entry into Sarawak during the last state...

Palawan environment well-managed

2011-07-14 THE environment of Palawan province is very well-managed, well-funded and well-endowed, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) quoted the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon JP Paje as saying yesterday.Paje said that the...

Minister warns against illegal open burning

2011-07-14 THE government will not hesitate to issue compound fines or take up legal action against those conducting open burning without any permit from the state Natural Resources and Environment Board(NREB)."It's dry weather now and also a burning...

500,000 to register during Sabah's amnesty

2011-07-14 ABOUT half a million illegal immigrants in Sabah are expected to benefit from the state government's 15-day amnesty programme for illegals, beginning July 18.State Secretary Sukarti Wakiman said the figure included wives and children of the illegals...