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月归档:六月 2014

Uneasy calm

STATISTICS don’t lie. The US stock market is hitting new highs, just like many other exchanges around the world. The volatility index, also known as the fear index, is at a low. But somehow, it does not seem like the markets are poised for a bull run. Instead, fund managers generally agree that this …

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Disgraced Suarez goes home, Brazil feel pressure

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The furore over Luis Suarez’s heavy ban for biting filled the void of the first game-free day at the World Cup in Brazil on Friday, with his Italian victim Giorgio Chiellini leading the criticism of the Uruguayan’s record punishment. The Italy defender feared t …

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Pandas the toast of the zoo

KUALA LUMPUR: They didn’t do much, except walk and eat but that was enough to create excitement for those seeing Xing Xing and Liang Liang at Zoo Negara’s Giant Panda Conservation and Exhibition Centre. The centre was opened to the public yesterday. Student Harris Haiqal Shaan who had been waiting t …

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New firm to revive Plaza Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: The revival of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project in Jalan Pudu here is headed the way of controversy, with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) looking to appoint a new company to undertake the job. Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib revealed yesterday that DBKL did not rec …

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They are militants – and flaunting it

KUALA LUMPUR: Unlike the mercenaries of old who fought shy of publicity, Malaysian militants joining the “jihadist” movement in Syria are openly boasting about their exploits, posting selfies and videos on Facebook and YouTube. At least four of them are openly sharing their photographs and experienc …

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