Friday, Nov 30


Rising trade risks sees KLCI stumble in late trade


KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips stumbled in late selling pressure on Friday, capping a volative November amidst disappointing corporate results, with trading value surging past the RM4bil mark.

Indonesia military joins manhunt for 87 inmates after jailbreak


JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian soldiers and police joined a manhunt on Friday for 87 inmates still on the run after escaping from a prison in the western province of Aceh, officials said.

World leaders set to convene Argentina summit clouded by disputes


BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A summit of the world’s top economies will open on Friday with leaders struggling over fallout from a U.S.-China trade war that has roiled global markets and bracing for the kind of divisive geopolitical drama that…

Relocation reprieve for temple may be short-lived


PETALING JAYA: A reprieve on relocation for the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple may be short-lived, if One City Development gets its way in court next week when it files to strike out the application for an injunction by devotees.

Cops receive notice on Perkasa AGM


KUALA LUMPUR: The police have received a notice on Malay rights group Perkasa's annual general meeting, says the Kuala Lumpur police chief.

Ukraine mulls 'mirror actions' after Russia's capture of ships


KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine is considering whether to respond in kind with "mirror actions" after Russia fired on and captured three Ukrainian navy vessels last weekend, Ihor Huskov, a senior official at the state security service (SBU) told…

Russia has no plans to ban entry to Ukrainian men - RIA cites lawmaker


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia does not plan to ban Ukrainian men from entering the country in a tit-for-tat response to a broad entry ban imposed by Ukraine, RIA news agency cited Russian lawmaker Frants Klintsevich as saying on Friday.

Airline boss takes 20% pay cut in penance for drunk JAL pilot


NEW DELHI: A drunk pilot has just cost the president of Japan Airlines 20 percent of his salary for a few months.


Teenager files suit after suffering from botched circumcision


KUALA LUMPUR: A teenager who suffered permanent disability after a circumcision procedure went awry eight years ago, has filed a suit against two government hospitals and four others for negligence.

Facebook says COO Sandberg asked for info on Soros


Facebook on Nov 29 said that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg asked staff to look into whether billionaire critic George Soros had a financial interest in tarnishing the social network.

SoftBank becomes first Japan firm to forgo IPO price range, keeps view at 1,500 yen


TOKYO: SoftBank chalked up another first in Japan on Friday, setting a single indicative price of 1,500 yen for its telco IPO rather than a price range as usual, pegging the deal at 2.4 trillion yen ($21.16 billion) in the country's…

RAM Ratings reaffirms Toyota Capital Malaysia's ratings


KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings has reaffirmed the ratings of Toyota Capital Malaysia Sdn Bhd's RM2.5bil debt notes but there are concerns about its weak profitability.

Smith leads by one in Australian PGA Championship defence


SYDNEY (Reuters) - Defending champion Cameron Smith shot a seven-under 65 to open a one-shot lead after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast on Friday, as home favourite Marc Leishman moved into contention.

At least 23 Afghan civilians killed in U.S. Helmand air strike - U.N.


KABUL (Reuters) - A United Nations investigation has found that at least 23 Afghan civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in a U.S. airstrike in the southern province of Helmand this week, the latest in a growing toll of…

Retain IPCMC Bill drafted by RCI, government urged


KUALA LUMPUR: The government should retain the original Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill drafted by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), says civil society groups.

Amazon under fire in Europe as Germany adds antitrust probe


Amazon.com Inc’s “double role” as Germany’s largest retailer and biggest online host for smaller stores is the target of an antitrust probe into the terms the company sets for other sellers, the German Federal Cartel Office said.

Facebook exempts news publishers from political ad archive


Facebook Inc said it will stop including some publishers’ advertising in its political ad archive following months of criticism from news organisations.

U.S. State Department approves sale of new artillery rocket system to Poland


WARSAW (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers to Poland to strengthen security in the region and modernise the country's military, the U.S. Defense Security…

Australian kids walk out of school to protest climate inaction


SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of children walked out of school across Australia on Friday in protest against government inaction on climate change, prompting a rebuke from a minister who said they were setting themselves up for "failure".

No suspicion of criminal cause behind unscheduled landing of Merkel's plane - German Air Force


BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Air Force said on Friday that there was no suspicion of criminal activity after a malfunction forced a plane carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina to make made an unscheduled landing.

Court nullifies BN's GE14 victory for Cameron Highlands seat (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Election Court has nullified Barisan Nasional's victory in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in GE14, paving a way for re-election after finding elements of corruption.

Sri Lanka recall trio for two-test tour of New Zealand


COLOMBO (Reuters) - Batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Sadeera Samarawickrama have been recalled by Sri Lanka after a year out of the side for next month's two-test series in New Zealand.

Winks says in-form Spurs have Arsenal in their sights


(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has said Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal in the Premier League has come at the perfect time for his in-form team.

Syria did not shoot down Israeli war plane - RIA cites source


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian air defences shot down several targets but did not shoot down an Israeli war plane on Thursday, Russia's RIA news agency cited an unnamed Syrian security source as saying on Friday.

Syria says downs 'hostile targets' in suspected Israeli attack


AMMAN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Syrian air defences shot down "hostile targets" on Thursday, state media said, in an area regional intelligence sources said contains Iran-backed assets, while Russian media said no Israeli jet had been downed…

Optional warning light could have aided Lion Air engineers before crash - experts


SINGAPORE/SEATTLE (Reuters) - An optional warning light could have alerted engineers about mechanical faults on Lion Air's Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed last month, experts said, sparking an industry debate over whether installing the…


Ukraine bans entry to Russian adult men - border service chief


KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has banned Russian adult men aged 16-60 years from entering Ukraine, the head of the border service Petro Tsygykal said in a televised meeting on Friday.

MH370: Family members hand over pieces of debris to Anthony Loke

PUTRAJAYA: Family members of those on board the ill-fated MH370 have surrendered five new pieces of debris, believed to be part of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft which went missing in 2014.

SoftBank sets indicative IPO price at Y1,500/share, unchanged from initial estimate


TOKYO: SoftBank Corp has set an indicative price of 1,500 yen ($13.23) per share for its IPO, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, making the deal worth 2.4 trillion yen ($21.16 billion) in one of the world’s biggest-ever listings.

China’s Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products


Chinese social media giant Weibo is making a push into foreign markets and is considering launching new products in different languages, a senior executive said, brushing off concerns over censorship and credibility.