Tag: 2020

1MDB, SRC debts: With RM44.54b outstanding, here’s how much Putrajaya will have to pay next year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- Putrajaya has to repay RM3.272 billion in 2021 in loan installments and interest on debts, out of a combined outstanding amount of RM44.5 billion of government-guaranteed debts owed by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International...

MoF: Govt hasn’t decided on Malaysia Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- The Malaysian government is not involved in plans to "save" any airline company to avoid being seen as giving bailouts or discriminating against rival airlines that do not receive such aid, the Finance Ministry has said. In a written parliamentary...

Stateless teen born here and adopted by Malaysians wins chance to take citizenship bid to Federal Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 25 -- A stateless Malaysia-born boy who has been legally adopted by a Malaysian couple in Penang will now get another attempt in court to seek to be recognised as a Malaysian citizen. The teenage boy - identified only as C to...

BSF officer crawls 150 feet into tunnel used by Jaish terrorists, finds Pak imprint

India, Nov. 24 -- The director general of the Border Security Force (BSF), Rakesh Asthana, on Monday ordered intensified patrolling of the international border with Pakistan in the Samba and Rajouri sectors of Jammu & Kashmir with the objective of unearthing more cross-border tunnels...

IRB slaps Maxis with RM140m tax bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 21 -- Maxis' wholly-owned subsidiary Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd (MBSB) has beenservedwith a RM140 million tax bill by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB). This is due to notices of additional assessment with penalties for the assessment year of 2016 and 2017. It is...

What is next for Anwar after dealings with Umno?

Anwar and Mahathir
Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition leader, got his hands dirty in dealings with Umno to form a new government. This has left him stranded with a chaotic Pakatan Harapan alliance in limbo despite the show of unity among them. There is no doubt about it. Anwar got...

Detained citizen journalist in China faces jail for reporting on Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan

India, Nov. 19 -- A Chinese citizen journalist who reported on the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan could face five years in jail after being formally charged with spreading false information. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was detained in May while covering stories on the...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...

Resilience: Nasa, SpaceX sends four astronauts to International Space Station aboard Falcon 9

India, Nov. 16 -- Nasa and SpaceX on Sunday is set to launch four astronauts on a flight to send them to the International Space Station. This is Nasa's first mission where they are sending astronauts on a full-fledged mission aboard a privately owned...

Deepawali 2020: From Bachchans to Shah Rukh Khan, these stars throw the biggest Bollywood Diwali parties

India, Nov. 14 -- Diwali this year will not be the same as always due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that doesn't mean we cannot reflect and revisit all the fun we used to have during the festival season. So today, let us look...