Delivery services a booming industry

WITH the Movement Control Order (MCO) once again taking away the pleasure of physical shopping, a further increase in demand for courier services is anticipated. While courier services are deemed essential and companies are running at full tilt, some may fulfil deliveries at a slower rate in compliance with reduced manpower and social distancing measures. […]

Micron Malaysia commits to hiring retrenched workers, nurturing talents amid pandemic

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 25  — Micron Technology Inc, a US-headquartered provider of memory and storage solutions, is committed to offering employment opportunities to Malaysian workers who have been retrenched amid the COVID-19 pandemic as well as nurturing local talents. Micron Malaysia human resources director Moorthy Murugaiah said the company had joined the National Economic Recovery Plan’s (PENJANA) hiring and […]

Senior N.Korean diplomat defected to S.Korea

SEOUL – A senior North Korean diplomat who was acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to the South with his family, reports said Monday (Jan 25). Mr Ryu Hyun Woo reached South Korea in September 2019 and sought asylum, according to the Maeil Business daily, but his arrival was kept secret until now. About 30,000 […]

‘Asia’s El Chapo’ Has Been Arrested

TSE CHI LOP, one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and a man who’s been described as “Asia’s El Chapo”, was arrested in Amsterdam on Friday. The 57-year-old, Chinese-born Canadian national is alleged to have headed up an international drug syndicate known as “The Company” or “Sam Gor”: an organisation that dominated Asia-Pacific’s $70 billion-a-year drug […]

15 Chinese military planes intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI — Fifteen Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Jan. 24), marking the 20th intrusion this month. Two People’s Liberation Army Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare planes, two SU-30 fighter jets, four J-16 fighter planes, six J-10 jet fighters, and one Shaanxi Y-8 reconnaissance plane conducted sorties in […]

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

BEIJING – Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls. State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday afternoon, their eyes shielded to protect them after […]

China’s daily Covid-19 cases rise, driven by previously asymptomatic patients

SHANGHAI — China reported a climb in new Covid-19 cases driven by a spike in infections among previously symptomless patients in north-eastern Jilin province, official data showed on Monday (Jan 25). The total number of confirmed cases in the mainland rose to 124 on Jan 24 from 80 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a […]

Ada pihak sengaja rosakkan pagar LPT2 untuk buka laluan lembu ragut rumput

KEMAMAN: Sebanyak 174 kes kerosakan pagar dilaporkan di Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT) sejak 2017. Pengurus Perniagaan Wilayah Timur LPT2 Sdn Bhd, Roszi Ibrahim berkata, keadaan itu menyebabkan pihaknya terpaksa memperuntukkan RM5 juta sejak 2018 bagi pemasangan pagar baru di lebuh raya berkenaan. “Pagar keselamatan itu dirosakkan oleh pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab selepas kerja pemotongan rumput di […]