Friday, February 12, 2016
When two black holes collided some 1.3 billion years ago, the joining of those two great masses sent forth a wobble that hurtled through space and arrived at Earth on September 14, 2015, when it was picked up by sophisticated instruments, researchers announced.
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The price of crude oil has drop more than 70pc over the past 18 months and is currently trading at around US$30 a barrel.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, PetGas said both parties had agreed to mutually terminate the agreement.
"In view of the prolonged uncertainty of the Regasification Terminal Lahad Datu (RTLD) project, the parties to the shareholders' agreement (SHA) for Regas have mutually agreed to terminate the said SHA effective Feb 10, 2016."
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
The 16-story Weiguan Golden Dragon complex was the only building to collapse during Saturday's magnitude-6.4 earthquake, which otherwise caused limited damage in the southern city of Tainan.
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In the Philippines, the BBL is the cornerstone of a peace pact between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Muslim-dominated Mindanao.
The historic peace deal was signed in March 2014 after 17 years of negotiations, and was expected to end decades of secessionist war that had cost the nation more than 120,000 lives.
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Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikhlas) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah said the protest will take place outside the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.
“We will protest... But for now, we are giving the government a month to reconsider the matter,” Ridzuan told a press conference.
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However, earlier this month, Koo and her husband made a trip to Kuala Lumpur to surrender their Malaysian passports for the sole purpose of making a full withdrawal of their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings. (Savers are allowed full withdrawal at age 55.)
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Abraham Idjirani, the sultanate’s spokesman, said it has yet to receive a reply from the Malaysian government after sending in a written request for the conference to be held.
“The sultan’s concern is to find a resolution to this long-standing dispute and the way forward is an international conference on the matter,” the Manila-based spokesman was quoted telling local daily The Star through a phone conversation.
The spokesman said the suggested international conference be attended by the sultanate’s officials, Philippine and Malaysian officials as well as representatives of Sabah’s natives.
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Yak Yew Chee, a senior banker at Swiss-based BSI Singapore, has emerged for the first time as a key figure in Singapore's money laundering probe, according to documents released at Singapore High Court last week.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Commanders and followers of a wanted leader of the Philippines' one-time biggest Moro revolutionary group have declared his son as second-in-command during an assembly in the troubled southern province of Sulu.
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Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who disclosed this, said a review was under way for routes which would no longer be subsidised, ahead of the renewal of the contract with MASwings in 2017.
Routes served by other airlines such as from Kota Kinabalu to Sibu would no longer be subsidised, the MCA president told reporters after attending a Sabah MCA Chinese New Year gathering here yesterday.
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Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police were currently tracking down the culprit.
The owner of Facebook account "Aidil Radzi" said he would rock the capital city and the PM's residence with bomb blasts "this Saturday" because the prime minister had made life difficult for the people.
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The Daily Star of Bangladesh reported, quoting cabinet secretary Md Shafiul Alam that the government hoped to send 1.5 million workers to Malaysia over the next three years.
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He said it was discouraging to see no improvement in the recent Ops Selamat 8 statistics.
“We will increase enforcement as that is the only way to change the attitude of the people. Maybe we will suggest to increase the compound amount as motorists seemed to have no problems in paying the current RM300,” he said at the Bukit Aman police headquarters today.
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It also ruled that civil courts were the proper forum to decide on the dissolution of marriages where one spouse had converted to Islam.
The apex court also ruled that Izwan Abdullah be given custody of his eight-year-old son while S. Deepa was granted custody of their 10-year-old daughter.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
She said the government has seemingly lost its interest in the resource-rich island and makes a priority the fight for the sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
Despite her poor survey ratings, Jacel Kiram is optimistic that Filipino voters will eventually realize the need to have a Moro representative in the Senate.
There has been no Moro voice in the Senate for two decades now after Mamintal A.J. Tamano and Santanina Rasul.
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Emergency workers came across the tin cans during the rescue operation, Taiwan's state-owned Central News Agency reported. They appear to have been used as construction fillers in beams.
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The passenger could have sneaked the bomb on to the Daallo Airlines flight on Tuesday, a source told the Wall Street Journal.
Only one person died as a result of the explosion, Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, but he has not yet been named as a potential suicide bomber.
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Monday, February 8, 2016
The Post reported that Kotey was a 32-year old convert to Islam who grew up in Shepherd's Bush, West London, and was of a mixed Ghanaian and Greek Cypriot background.
His name was confirmed by a U.S. intelligence official and other people familiar with British nationals in Syria, the newspaper reported.
If the report is correct, Kotey would be the second "Beatle" identified, after "Jihadi John," or Mohammed Emwazi, was unmasked in 2015 as the militant filmed beheading American, British and Japanese hostages on videos released by IS, also known as ISIS. Emwazi was killed in a drone strike in Raqqa, Syria, in November.
The group of four IS jailers and torturers were nicknamed the "Beatles" by their foreign prisoners because of their British accents.
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|Ace Jay Garban held captive for over 10 months in troubled south after being seized alongside younger sister, later found dead|
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Citing information relayed by "concerned citizens" and some attendees, Joint Task Group Sulu chief Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado said the whole day assembly took place at Camp Astana in Sitio Bakud, Barangay Kagay.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016
More than 350 people were rescued from damaged structures, many from a 16-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, officials told CNN. At least 16 of the dead were from the Weiguan Jinlong building, CNA said.
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"This is not about protecting sensitive security information but about not allowing the truth to emerge about corruption and abuse of power of those in the high echelons of power.
"Any such amendments will make us a complete dictatorship," Ambiga told Malaysiakini.
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The country's attorney-general, Mohamad Apanda Ali, has declared the money was a donation from one of the nine sons of the late Saudi king Abdullah, but insists the motive is nobody else's business.
"Why are people asking for the reason for the donation? You have to ask the donor. He has billions in his coffers … if he wanted to give the money, what's the problem?" Mr Apandi told the Sin Chew Daily newspaper.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016
The aircraft, with 239 people on board, vanished while on a scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014 and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean off western Australia.
Next week the Chinese ship will take on a side-scan sonar from a US company which says it is more accurate and can create an image of large areas of the sea floor, the Voice of America reported.
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A Saudi minister has been quoted as saying that a private Saudi citizen may have been the source of a RM2.6 billion deposit in Najib Razak’s private bank accounts in 2013.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was quoted by the New York Times yesterday as saying that he accepted the Malaysian attorney-general’s opinion that there had been no wrongdoing.
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Zika, linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, is primarily transmitted through mosquito bites, but word surfaced this week of infections through sex and blood transfusions, and news of the presence of the virus in the saliva and urine of two patients prompted new worries.
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The accounts frozen since mid-2015 were targeted "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts," said Twitter, which is under pressure from governments to act but is also keen not to be seen as effectively censoring free speech.
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TAIPEI (Taiwan) - A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday, collapsing two high-rise residential towers and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds.
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Currency traders have been betting against the Saudi peg, and those of other regional oil producers, in the wake of oil’s price collapse.
Societe Generale said yesterday it saw at least a 25% chance of a near-term devaluation or 40% if oil prices stay at current levels throughout 2016.
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"It was a legitimate agreement. I did my job and I got paid for it. And I never paid any official," the former aide of Datuk Seri Najib Razak was quoted by FT as saying, adding that the deal's execution spanned eight years.
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A crackdown in the wake of January's gun and suicide assault on the Indonesian capital has uncovered a complex web of small militant cells working at the behest of competing ringleaders in Syria, shedding light on the nature of IS infiltration far from its Middle East heartland.
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has arrested two men who allegedly uploaded offensive content onto a social media network in December last year.
The MCMC said today that the men, aged 26 and 57, were picked up in raids early this week in Alor Setar and Kota Baru respectively.
“The communications equipment of the suspects were confiscated to facilitate investigations,” it said in a statement.
The MCMC said the improper use of networks or services was an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Yak Yew Chee, whom sources said is responsible for dealings between BSI in Singapore and entities linked to Malaysian state-owned investment fund 1MDB, withdrew the request in Singapore's High Court on Friday, his lawyer Roderick Martin told the court.
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High Court Justice Stephen Chung, however, ordered another 16 Filipinos to enter their defence.
The judge also ordered an amendment of charges for the three Malaysians in the case.
The charges against all 30 accused were framed under Section 121 of the Penal Code for waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Section 130E for recruiting persons to be members of a terrorist group.
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Speaking at the opening of a new school building for the Chung Hua Primary School in Kuching, Adenan noted that Singaporeans spoke English well and said he saw no reason why Sarawakians could not follow the rest of the world in mastering the language.
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What’s an emergency defecation situation? As Hilary Barry–that’s the reporter who agrees she might be losing her job–explains it, it’s something that occurs when a Malaysian diplomat goes to the home of a woman without pants and leaves a steaming pile of excrement on her doorstep.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The aim is to avoid contaminating the blood supply with the virus, said to AABB, the group that represents most blood donation groups in the United States.
Infection of pregnant women with the Zika virus may be linked to microcephaly — unusually small heads — in infants.
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"The command is indeed committed to finish off the Abu Sayyaf, that's why we are pouring in forces there," said Maj. Filemon Tan, spokesman for the Armed Forces' Western Mindanao Command.
"If you want to corner the Abu Sayyaf, we have to add forces there," Tan added.
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The works are now featured on the UK’s BBC channel, through its ‘BBC Trending’ section, which reports on trending topics on the Internet, worldwide.
Digital artists started posting the caricatures online in solidarity with artist Fahmi Reza, who was told he was under police watch for uploading a poster of Najib in clown face for an anti-Sedition Act campaign.
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“Oh no,” she replied, “it’s such an important holiday, people begin preparations way ahead.”
Although I’m back in the East Bay now, part of me is still in China, wishing I could celebrate this New Year of the Monkey appropriately, with festive decorations and symbolic lucky foods. As I headed to a job in downtown Oakland last week, the clever Monkey spirit must have heard my wish, because I happened to pass the perfect store on the edge of Chinatown, called Chanco. Its personable owners, husband and wife Jimmy and Sandra Lam, were happy to help me find everything I need to warmly welcome this year’s Fire Monkey (who is supposed to usher in a year of passion, creativity, and joy).
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
“As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp. That’s nearly one in seven people on earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, friends, and family,” WhatsApp said in a blogpost.
“In India, more photos are sent using WhatsApp than in any other country in the world. As one of WhatsApp’s largest countries, it’s not surprising that the second-highest number of groups is here,” the company said.
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The leader who was all smiles at the press conference to announce his resignation, told reporters that he was always openly critical of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s leadership but will be even more so now that he has given up his post.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
He is also seeking leave for a judicial review to challenge A-G Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali's decision in ordering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to close its investigations into both matters.
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Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abd Rashid Harun said the information was just rumours and he appealed to the public to stop believing them and refrain from spreading unverified news.
News about terrorist threats which went viral via WhatsApp since yesterday was believed to have been spread by irresponsible parties after police assets and personnel were deployed in several operations and roadblocks around the city area.
"The deployment of assets and personnel is a normal practice and has nothing to do with any incident or threat as claimed in the news," he told reporters after launching 'Ops Selamat 8' in conjunction with the Chinese New year celebration in Kota Kinabalu today.
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Some say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is an American agenda to re-assert American leadership over the Trans-Pacific economies to counter the growing China influence he said.
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Khairuddin said the anti-graft body should investigate Apandi over his recent decision not to frame charges against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the RM2.6 billion donation and SRC International Sdn Bhd because of “insufficient evidence”.
KOTA KINABALU - Daily Express, a leading Sabah English daily in broadsheet, has denied in a page one story on Tuesday, tucked at the bottom right, that it failed to contact Federal Minister Ismail Sabri before running a story recently on turtle eggs. “Following the report — on the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) — Daily Express contacted the Minister’s office for his response but was refused.”
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