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Archive for August 21st, 2012

August 21, 2012
duc

HANOI: Vietnam police have arrested a top banking tycoon on suspicion of illegal business activities, the government said on... More ››

August 21, 2012
sung

SEOUL: South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said today it would invest about US$4 billion in its US plant to increase... More ››

August 21, 2012
german

FRANKFURT: German engineering giant Siemens, which is increasingly feeling the effects of the economic downturn, is to slash “thousands”... More ››

August 21, 2012
note

TORONTO: Canada’s central bank has apologised for editing out the image of an Asian female scientist from the early... More ››

August 21, 2012
epff

The current payments for incapacitation and death are inadequate, says the trade union. More ››

| August 21, 2012
Baljit Singh

Such a legislation is needed because jumping from one party to another is a betrayal of the voters' mandate,... More ››

August 21, 2012
soros

NEW YORK: Billionaire money manager George Soros reported a nearly two percent stake in Manchester United Plc yesterday, in... More ››

August 21, 2012
higher

HONG KONG: Asian shares edged higher in quiet trade today, shrugging off eurozone debt worries even after Germany and... More ››

August 21, 2012
FEATURE
eating chocolate

Top 5 most addictive foods. More ››

August 21, 2012
jalani

BAM is still depending on Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Kiat/Tan Boon Heong to continue seeking medals for... More ››

August 21, 2012
FEATURE
moran levi

'I give the music listener the best of both worlds when I take the warmth of an acoustic instrument... More ››

August 21, 2012
Woman reaches for a can of Heineken at a restaurant in Bangkok

SINGAPORE: Shares of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) soared to a record in Singapore trading today after Dutch brewer... More ››

| August 21, 2012
COMMENT
Polis

How does the IGP explain the never-ending deaths in police lock-ups and the erosion of faith in the police... More ››

August 21, 2012
ipo

Facebook fell to a new low below US$19 a share, compared to the US$38 underwriters charged for the 421... More ››

August 21, 2012
Hudud PAS UMNO

It is not political differences but religious strife that will undo the country. More ››

August 21, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Alwyn Lau, via e-mail The Sessions Court conviction of national tenpin bowler Noor Afizal Azizan for... More ››

August 21, 2012
COMMENT
bilik darjah

Teach for the Needs believes that there are many Malaysians who want to help contribute towards education empowerment, so... More ››

August 21, 2012
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Suspension of the Mumbai and New Delhi flights has impacted Malaysia's aim of transforming itself as a tourism hub... More ››

August 21, 2012

FMT LETTER: From K V Soon, via e-mail On behalf of the concerned community of Malaysian Buddhists, we’d like... More ››

August 21, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Jane Tyler (UK), via e-mail There is a poster frequently seen on many social networks sites... More ››

| August 21, 2012
Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi

PAS Youth leader Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi does not want Karpal Singh to rock the boat. More ››

August 21, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Agilan Ramachanthiran, via e-mail I recently read with happiness the news that the Prime Minister Najib... More ››

| August 21, 2012
COMMENT
accident site_file pix

The bodies continue to pile up on Malaysian roads and the Transport Ministry must move into high gear to... More ››

August 21, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Lesley Henderson-Bradbrook (UK), via e-mail I would like an explanation from the Natural Resource & Environment... More ››

August 21, 2012
apple

NEW YORK: Apple yesterday dethroned longtime rival Microsoft as the most valuable company in history based on the value... More ››

August 21, 2012
FBL-ENG-PR-EVERTON-MAN UTD

LIVERPOOL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticised his own players for failing to utilise Robin van Persie’s talents... More ››

August 21, 2012
zappo

LOS ANGELES: The Mars rover Curiosity zapped its first rock on Sunday with a high-powered laser gun designed to... More ››

August 21, 2012
pole

WARSAW: Stung by the end of an economic miracle which let him sell Poland as a green island of... More ››

August 21, 2012
japan

TOKYO: Japan urged China yesterday to protect its citizens after anti-Japanese protests rocked Chinese cities on the weekend, and... More ››

August 21, 2012
park

GOYANG: South Korea’s ruling conservatives picked Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the country’s slain strongman yesterday as their candidate... More ››

August 21, 2012
wolf

BERLIN: Senior German politicians stepped up the pressure on Greece to stick to its reforms before the Greek prime... More ››

August 21, 2012
mine

JOHANNESBURG: A quarter of the workforce returned yesterday to the Marikana platinum mine where 44 men were killed last... More ››

August 21, 2012
FEATURE

MIAMI: CIA agents have written books about it. Former President George W. Bush has explained why he thought it... More ››

August 21, 2012
media

YANGON: Myanmar abolished direct media censorship yesterday, the latest dramatic reform by its quasi-civilian regime, but journalists face other... More ››

August 21, 2012
UN

BEIRUT: United Nations military observers left Damascus yesterday after a four-month mission in which they became helpless spectators of... More ››

August 21, 2012
FEATURE
People from India's northeastern states sit inside train bound for Assam state at the railway station in Kolkata

NEW DELHI: The anonymous text message on Bhumidhar Das’ mobile phone was chilling: “Muslims will attack and kill our... More ››