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Firefly flight returns to Penang due to faulty landing gear

Channel News Asia - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Firefly Airlines has confirmed that its flight FY1002, which departed from Penang International Airport at 6.55am for Kota Bahru on Thursday had turned back and landed safely in Penang at 7.30am.
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Government never rejected hudud, says Najib

The Star Online - ‎25 minutes ago‎
ALOR SETAR: The Federal Government has never rejected the implementation of hudud, however, there are loopholes and shortcoming that need to be addressed before the law can be implemented in Malaysia, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun ...
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Bukit Gelugor by-election May 25, nomination May 12

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎1 hour ago‎
EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said this by-election would use the 2012 electoral roll that had been combined with the electors' registration for the first, second, third and fourth quarters of 2013.
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MH370 search: police tight-lipped about debris

Brisbane Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
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Jalan Bukit Bintang between Chulan Square, Menara Worldwide remains closed

New Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: The 500-metre stretch of Jalan Bukit Bintang between Chulan Square and Menara Worldwide will be closed to all traffic beginning today.

Obama pressured not to meet me, says Anwar

Malaysia Kini - ‎7 hours ago‎
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim believes United States President Barack Obama is under pressure not to meet him when the US leader visits Malaysia this weekend.
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WHAT A HYPOCRITE! Extremists have no place in M'sia, Khairy tells students ...

Malaysia Chronicle - ‎18 hours ago‎
Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has denounced political and religious extremists in Malaysia, saying they did not belong "in our society".
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PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted - ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - It is only the beginning of the end. Malacañang on Thursday said that while the Hong Kong and Philippine governments have come to an agreement on the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy, they are still working on the concerns of the ...
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Democrat urges Yingluck to testify to Constitutional Court

The Nation - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Democrat Party Thursday called on caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to testify to the Constitutional Court by herself in the case related to unlawful transfer of National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri.
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Cops suspect Indonesian captain, chiefs in $3.1m high-sea diesel theft

Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An oil tanker's captain, chief officer and chief engineer may have been in cahoots with pirates who pulled off a daring theft on board the vessel Naniwa Maru 1. The three - all Indonesians - were missing ...
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Cambodia tourism expands

TTR Weekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHNOM PENH, 23 April 2014: Cambodia's Council of Ministers says the country earned US$2.5 billion in tourism related revenue in 2013 on more than 4 million tourist arrivals.
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Ban: Security Council Must Act on Violations in Syria

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kai-moon said the U.N. Security Council must take action to address what he called "flagrant violations" of international law in Syria, where millions of people cannot get badly needed humanitarian aid.
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Barack Obama treads carefully in Japan over issue of disputed islands

The Australian - ‎6 minutes ago‎
SHOWING solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama has affirmed that the US would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.
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Chinese court releases Japanese cargo ship

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt after compensation was paid, a court statement said. The Shanghai Maritime Court seized the Baosteel Emotion ship, owned by Mitsui OSK Lines, on Saturday.
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Brazil passes new law to protect online privacy of internet users

Firstpost - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a “Bill of Rights” for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks.
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Caps Declare May Day Anti-GST Protest Rally Illegal - ‎15 hours ago‎
Participants of an anti-GST rally holding banners in front of Parliament before the tabling of Budget 2014 in Kuala Lumpur October 25, 2013.

Baby Boom to Drive Sukuk Sales in Global Hubs: Islamic Finance

New Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic banks are reaping the benefits of a baby boom among Muslim families, encouraging global finance hubs including Hong Kong and the U.K.
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Officers to conduct drug tests at bus terminals

The Malay Mail Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Deputy transport minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi announced that officers from the National Anti Drug Agency (AADK) will be posted to main bus terminals nationwide to administer drug tests on bus drivers.

New Honda City chalks up 10000 bookings within a month

The Star Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Within a month of its launch on March 20, the fourth generation Honda City had received 10,000 bookings. PETALING JAYA: The new Honda City received 10,000 bookings within a month of its official launch on March 20, and Honda Malaysia says it expects ...
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Favourites Low Khai Jei and SEA Games Champion Princess Mary Superal ...

Bernama - ‎4 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 (Bernama) -- Favourites Low Khai Jei from Perak and Princess Mary Superal of Philippines stretched their respective leads in the Boys and Girls U-18 category after the second round concluded in yesterday's RSGC AmBank Junior ...
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Selangor complete AFC Cup campaign in style by whipping Maldives Club ...

New Straits Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
SHAH ALAM: Selangor ended their 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC Cup) campaign in style by whipping Maziya Sports & Recreation Club of the Maldives 4-1 in a Group F match at the Shah Alam Stadium tonight.

GYMNASTICS: Loo in Youth Olympics

New Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
NATIONAL gymnast Jeremiah Loo Phay Xing has booked a ticket to August's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on merit. Malaysian Gymnastic Federation (MGF) honorary secretary N. Shanmugarajah said Loo qualified for the Games through the 13th ...

OCA President Backs Vietnam's Withdrawal To Host ASIAD

Bernama - ‎1 hour ago‎
HANOI, April 24 (Bernama) -- President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah on Wednesday supported Vietnam's withdrawal from hosting the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD 18) in 2019, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
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5 things you need to know Thursday

USA TODAY - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Michael Phelps is expected to come out of retirement. Michael Phelps is expected to come out of retirement and compete in his first meet since the 2012 Olympics on Thursday and Friday at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz.
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TV series 'Indian Summers' to be shot in Penang

The Star Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has been chosen as the location for an international drama series following an extensive global search for a suitable site.

Six tribes ritual to kick-off Kaamatan

New Straits Times - ‎Apr 22, 2014‎
KOTA KINABALU: The rituals of six tribes involving Mount Kinabalu will take centre stage in this year's Sabah Fest 2014, the annual premier event which marks the kick-off of the month-long Kaamatan festival.

Pahang assemblymen visit Lynas plant

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎2 hours ago‎
KUANTAN, April 24 (Bernama) -- For the first time, all 42 members of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly visited the Lynas Corporation Ltd (Lynas) rare earth plant in Gebeng, near here yesterday.

Sacred mountain

New Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has the area's three significant icons - two mountains and its native residents. At 2,329m, the smoke-spewing Mt Bromo sits in the massive Tengger caldera with a staggering diameter of 10km, surrounded by Laut Pasir ...
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Asteroids hit Earth with force of nuclear blasts

Times of India
3 hours ago
Written by
Kounteya Sinha
LONDON: Findings released for the first time by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization - which operates a network of sensors that monitors Earth around the clock, listening for the infrasound signature of nuclear detonations - confirmed that between ...
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Permata Kurnia To Work With Relevant Ministries To Develop National Plan For ...

Bernama - ‎18 hours ago‎
PUTRAJAYA, April 23 (Bernama) -- The National Permata Kurnia Centre, a centre specifically built for children afflicted with autism, will bring on board other relevant ministries to develop a national plan for the condition.
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Ugandan fishing town crippled by AIDS

The Sun Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
WHEN you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV.