China’s local symptomatic Covid-19 cases rise as Jilin outbreak grows

BEIJING, March 15 ― Mainland China posted a steep jump in daily Covid-19 infections today, with new symptomatic cases more than doubling from a day earlier to a two-year high as a virus outbreak expanded rapidly in the country’s northeast. A total of 3,507 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms were reported yesterday across more […]

Ship from same firm that blocked Suez Canal runs aground in US

WASHINGTON: A massive container ship, owned by the same company whose vessel last year blocked the Suez Canal, has run aground near the US port of Baltimore, US officials said Monday. The Ever Forward, a 1,096-foot (334-meter) vessel ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay shortly after leaving a Baltimore port Sunday night, said the executive […]

China does not want to be ‘affected’ by Russia sanctions: Foreign minister

BEIJING: China’s foreign minister has said his nation does not want to be impacted by Western economic sanctions on Russia, state media reported Tuesday, as pressure grows on Beijing to withdraw support from an isolated Moscow. “China is not a party to the crisis, still less wants to be affected by the sanctions,” Wang Yi […]

Mohon bantuan bukti bergambar, video kes kematian Adib

Kuala Lumpur: Jawatankuasa Khas Siasatan Kes Kematian Allahyarham Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, hari ini memutuskan untuk mendapatkan kerjasama daripada orang awam yang mempunyai sebarang maklumat atau bukti bergambar serta video kejadian. Perkara itu diputuskan dalam mesyuarat kali kedua selepas kerajaan pada hari ini menerima Laporan Interim daripada Jawatankuasa Khas Teknikal Kematian Allahyarham Muhammad Adib Mohd […]

Tidak lapor suapan, ahli perniagaan didenda RM20,000

SHAH ALAM: Seorang ahli perniagaan didenda RM20,000 atau penjara enam bulan di Mahkamah Sesyen di sini, hari ini, kerana gagal melaporkan kepada Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) atau polis berhubung suapan wang tunai bernilai RM30,000 pada 27 Januari lalu. Low Kenree, 44, mengaku bersalah atas pertuduhan itu yang dibacakan jurubahasa di hadapan Hakim Rozilah Salleh. […]

Chelsea urge ministers to allow ticket sales despite asset freeze

LONDON, March 15 — Chelsea are pressing the British government to allow ticket sales despite an asset freeze as a result of sanctions imposed on Russian owner Roman Abramovich. Ministers have placed the Premier League club under a special licence after taking the action against the billionaire last week as part of a set of […]

Maxis appoints two new directors

PETALING JAYA: Maxis Bhd has appointed two new independent and non-executive directors to its board. The newly appointed directors are Ooi Huey Tyng and Uthaya Kumar A/L K Vivekananda, it said in filings to Bursa Malaysia yesterday. Ooi is currently an independent director at AIG Asia Pacific Board, Pacific Century Group, Bridgetown 3 SPAC and a member […]

Berkshire Hathaway stock price touches US$500,000 for first time

NEW YORK: The share price of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc reached US$500,000 (RM2.09 million) for the first time yesterday, reflecting the company’s status as a defensive stock in a market unsettled by events in Ukraine and rising inflation. Berkshire’s Class A shares have risen 10% in 2022, outpacing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, […]

Monsoon transition phase: Public urged to pay attention to weather warnings

KUALA LUMPUR: The public is advised to take heed of warnings issued by the relevant authorities to be more prepared to face the monsoon transition phase from yesterday until mid-May. Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said in contrast to the Northeast Monsoon which is associated with rainfall for a long […]