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Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate - 16/06 6:21 pm

## Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate Over 800,000 commit suicide around the world annually, and suicide is the second biggest cause of death among people between 15 and 29. Los Angeles (AFP) -- The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the ..





Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels - 16/06 6:21 pm

Having lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, Antarctica could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked. Paris (AFP) -- Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesday that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked. Two-fifths of that ice loss occurred in the last five years, a three-fold increase in the pace at which Antarctica is ..



Jho Low offers to meet MACC in Dubai - 14/06 5:27 am

Top judges quit as new government cleans house - 13/06 6:09 pm

NFCorp to continue with committal proceedings against Rafizi - 13/06 3:11 pm

## NFCorp to continue with committal proceedings against Rafizi KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) will continue with committal proceedings (contempt of court) against PKR vice president Mohd Rafizi Ramli after he refused to remove an article about NFC from his blog and Facebook. Its lawyer Noor Farhah Mustaffa and executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail told reporters this, when met after case management in chambers today before High ..





PSC revision a good news: Tony - 13/06 3:11 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has hailed Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook's call for a review of the passengers service charge (PSC) to reflect the respective airport facilities. On his latest post on Twitter, Fernandes said that the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) provide different facilities, hence the PSC should be different. "In my opinion, airline passengers have ..





Warm words from North Korea on Cold War frontier - 12/06 7:37 pm

## Warm words from North Korea on Cold War frontier A conductor changing the latest newspaper edition showing images of Kim Jong Un in Singapore, at a newsstand on a Pyongyang metro platform. Photo courtesy: AFP Panmunjom (AFP) -- On the world's last Cold War frontier, where troops have long faced off at the truce village that divides the two Koreas, propaganda broadcasts have fallen silent and soldiers from the North are hopeful a historic summit will herald a new era for their country. The ..





Sarawak BN out, GPS in - 12/06 7:37 pm

Gabungan Parti Sarawak will continue to defend the right of Sarawakians while working closely with the federal government. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily KUCHING, June 12 (Bernama) -- All the four component parties of the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) today announced their unanimous decision to leave the coalition and group themselves in a new Sarawak-based Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition. They are Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Progressive Democratic ..





New car project to boost Malaysian engineering prowess: PM - 12/06 7:37 pm

## New car project to boost Malaysian engineering prowess: PM Mahathir: Having a new national car project will help boost Malaysia's engineering capability. Photo courtesy: Bernama TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that having a new national car project would help boost Malaysia's engineering capability. The Prime Minister noted that when he first started the Proton car project back in the 1980s, Malaysia had no knowledge whatsoever about how to build cars but gradually ..





Trump, Kim share historic handshake - 12/06 7:37 pm

Kim Jong Un shaking hands with Donald Trump during their historic meeting at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa islan. Photo courtesy: AFP Singapore (AFP) -- Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shared warm words and a historic handshake Tuesday as they held an unprecedented summit to confront a decades-old nuclear stand-off and enmity stretching back to the Cold War. The two men clasped hands beneath the white-washed walls of an upscale hotel in neutral Singapore, before sitting down for a half-day of ..





Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic': WWF - 10/06 1:48 pm

## Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic': WWF WWF says the Mediterranean has record levels of "micro-plastics" which can be found increasingly in the food chain, posing threat to human health. Photo courtesy: AFP Marseille (AFP) -- The Mediterranean could become a "sea of plastic", the WWF warned on Friday in a report calling for measures to clean up one of the world's worst affected bodies of water. The WWF said the Mediterranean had record levels of "micro-plastics," the tiny pieces ..



PM confirms arrest warrants against Jho Low, Nik Faisal - 9/06 5:23 am



Jack Ma to meet Mahathir soon over DFTZ - 9/06 5:23 am

The meeting between Tun Mahathir and Jack Ma will be arranged through a local entrepreneur who prefers to remain anonymous. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Sin Chew Daily) -- Alibaba founder Jack Ma will visit Malaysia soon in order to meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the Digital Free Trade Zone (DTFZ) project. The meeting will be arranged through a local entrepreneur who prefers to remain anonymous. The entrepreneur has confirmed with _Sin Chew Daily_ that ..



Hishammuddin not contesting party post - 9/06 5:23 am

Penang-born NZ mayor to donate to THM - 9/06 5:23 am



Kim Jong Un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit - 8/06 4:29 pm

## Kim Jong Un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X waving outside a building in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: AFP Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X at an underground train station in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: AFP Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X yawning on the sofa at his studio in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: AFP Singapore (AFP) -- A Kim Jong Un lookalike said Friday he was questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit ..





End of road for Sarawak BN next week? - 7/06 6:48 pm

The new alliance will be neither pro-BN nor pro-PH, but will work closely with the federal government for the sake of Sarawak's development. KUCHING, June 7 (Sin Chew Daily) -- Sarawak's BN component parties are expected to announce soon their decision to quit BN in order to form a new local political alliance. According to a source, the new alliance will be neither pro-BN nor pro-PH, but will work closely with the federal government for the sake of Sarawak's development. From what we ..





Flying car startup backed by Google founder offers test flights - 7/06 6:48 pm

## Flying car startup backed by Google founder offers test flights San Francisco (AFP) -- A flying car project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page was closer to take-off on Wednesday, with a model for test flights by aspiring buyers. Kitty Hawk, funded by Page, unveiled a "Flyer" model it described as "an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight." The company was created last year in Google's home town of Mountain View, California, and has been testing a prototype in New Zealand. ..



Fed govt agrees to channel 5% oil royalty to state - 7/06 6:48 pm

## Fed govt agrees to channel 5% oil royalty to state PUTRAJAYA, June 7 (Bernama) -- The Federal Government has agreed to channel at least five per cent of the oil royalty received by the country directly to Terengganu as an oil producing state. Terengganu Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said the matter was agreed during the National Finance Council 2018 meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Finance Ministry here today. "It has been agreed upon in principle. ..



Ignore Muhyiddin's demand, Jamal tells Interpol - 6/06 5:22 am

BNM governor resigning? - 6/06 5:22 am

Recycling plastic, Japan style - 6/06 5:22 am



Anwar to become MP in months - 6/06 5:22 am

Anwar says he will become an "ordinary member of parliament" through a by-election within months. KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (MySinchew) -- PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he would become an "ordinary member of parliament" through a by-election within months. However, he said he would not contest Pandan parliamentary seat. "There will be problem with Pandan, because this will mean Kak Wan will have to quit her DPM post early." He added, "I will expedite the whole process, because ..



King consents to Tommy Thomas' appointment as AG - 5/06 3:11 pm



Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president - 5/06 3:11 pm

## Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president Howard Schultz says he is retiring from Starbucks, fueling speculation he may seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Washington (AFP) -- Howard Schultz, who built a small Seattle coffee chain into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced Monday he was retiring from the company, fueling speculation he may seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Schultz, 64, has been serving as executive chairman of Starbucks ..





Rosmah at MACC headquarters - 5/06 3:11 pm

Rosmah arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 10.43 am Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy: Bernama Rosmah arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 10.43 am Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy: Bernama Rosmah arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 10.43 am Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy: Bernama PUTRAJAYA, June 5 (Bernama) -- Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was seen arriving at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ..





If possible, we want Jamal arrested today: Muhyiddin - 4/06 4:04 pm

## If possible, we want Jamal arrested today: Muhyiddin Muhyiddin: If possible, we want him (Jamal) arrested today, but we have to go according to procedures. Photo courtesy: Bernama KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (MySinchew) -- Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pointed out that the police had sought the assistance of Indonesia to track down the whereabouts of Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunus. "If possible, we want him (Jamal) arrested today, but we have to do things according to the ..





Hadi meets PM in Putrajaya - 4/06 4:04 pm

PAS President Datuk Seri Hadi Awang met Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the latter's office in Putrajaya this morning. Photo courtesy: Tun Mahathir's Facebook PUTRAJAYA, June 4 (MySinchew) -- PAS President Datuk Seri Hadi Awang met Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the latter's office in Putrajaya this morning. Accompanying Hadi were Terengganu menteri besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar and Datuk Mustafa Ali. The pictures of the Prime Minister with his visitors were posted on his ..





Private sector minimum wage announcement in August - 4/06 4:04 pm

## Private sector minimum wage announcement in August Human resources minister M. Kulasegaran says the government will make an announcement on the new private sector minimum wage by August. Photo courtesy: Bernama PUTRAJAYA, June 4 ( Bernama) -- The government will make an announcement on the new minimum salary for the private sector by August. Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said the National Wage Consultative Council (MPGN) would hold a meeting on June 13 to deliberate on the review ..





1 month Raya bonus for Selangor civil servants - 4/06 4:04 pm

Azmin announces a special Raya payment of a month's salary for 17,109 state civil servants to be paid on June 25. Photo courtesy: Bernama SHAH ALAM, June 4 (Bernama) -- Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today announced an Aidilfitri special payment of a month's salary for the 17,109 state civil servants, to be paid on June 25. He said the payment involved a total sum of RM31.2 million. He also said that the 755 civil servants of seven federal agencies in the state would be ..





Mission impossible for US cities wanting to respect Paris climate deal - 2/06 6:28 pm

## Mission impossible for US cities wanting to respect Paris climate deal General view of Philadelphia city center. Photo courtesy: AFP Philadelphia (AFP) -- When President Donald Trump announced the US exit from the Paris climate deal one year ago, the mayor of Philadelphia was among those who vowed to keep carrying the torch. "Philly is committed to upholding at (the) local level the same commitment made by the US in the Paris climate agreement," tweeted the sixth largest US city's mayor, Jim ..





Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes: WHO - 2/06 6:28 pm

## Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes: WHO Around 3 million deaths linked to tobacco use globally each year are caused by cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and stroke. Photo courtesy: AFP Geneva (AFP) -- While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization warned there was too little awareness of tobacco's impact on the human heart. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the UN health agency hailed that ..





Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile - 2/06 2:51 pm

## Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile Neuroscientists have discovered how to manipulate the brain to make sweet things off-putting, but the method has yet to be tested in humans. Paris (AFP) -- Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Neuroscientists said they have discovered how to manipulate the brain to make sweet things off-putting, and bitter ones nice. Mooting promise for an obesity treatment, ..





Placid Singapore braces for Trump-Kim storm - 2/06 5:18 am

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Photo courtesy: AFP Members of the media taking photographs of workers putting barricades along a road next to Fullerton Hotel, where Kim Jong Un's de facto chief of staff Kim Chang Son is staying. Photo courtesy: AFP Singapore (AFP) -- Singapore hotel rooms are being snapped up, police are preparing to lock down the city and thousands of journalists are set to jet in for the greatest media circus on Earth -- the US-North Korea summit. Top officials are ..





Joint Malaysia-Indonesia manhunt for Jamal - 2/06 5:18 am

The police will join forces with Indonesian authorities on a manhunt to locate Jamal's whereabouts. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily KAJANG, May 31 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysia Police will join forces with Indonesian authorities on a manhunt to locate the whereabouts of Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos who is believed to have fled to an island in the neighboring country. According to a local newspaper, Jamal, who is also Sungai Besar Umno division chief, is believed to have escaped to Tanjung Balai, ..





Rafizi spared jail sentence, bound over for exposing 1MDB report - 1/06 4:06 pm

## Rafizi spared jail sentence, bound over for exposing 1MDB report Rafizi Ramli is spared the jail sentence after the Court of Appeal binds him over to be of good behavior for two years for exposing a page of 1MDB audit report. Sin Chew Daily file photo PUTRAJAYA, June 1 (Bernama) -- PKR vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli was spared the jail sentence after the Court of Appeal here today bound him over to be of good behavior for two years for exposing a page of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd ..





Anwar: Canberra complicit in Malaysia corruption - 1/06 4:06 pm

## Anwar: Canberra complicit in Malaysia corruption Sydney (AFP) -- Leading Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim claimed Friday that Australia was complicit in alleged corruption by the former government as he called on Canberra to send home a policeman implicated in a murder scandal. Former opposition leader Anwar slammed Canberra's "tainted" policy towards ousted prime minister Najib Razak's administration, which was sensationally ousted in last month's election. Anwar, who was jailed by Najib ..



AG withdraws appeal over committal proceedings against LGE - 1/06 4:06 pm



Fixed prices for RON95, diesel - 31/05 9:54 pm

The finance ministry says retail prices of RON95 and diesel will be fixed at RM2.20 and RM2.18 per liter respectively. PUTRAJAYA, May 31 (MySinchew) -- The finance ministry said in a statement today that retail prices of RON95 and diesel would be fixed at RM2.20 and RM2.18 per liter respectively. Meanwhile, the price of RON97 will remain the same until June 6, and vary with market fluctuation after June 7.



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New York Times At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan The Straits Times Water flows out from cracks in a road damaged by an earthquake in Takatsuki, Osaka, on June 18, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS. Train guide electric boards tilt following an earthquake ..
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