Second witness called in Soh Chee Wen’s penny stock crash trial

SINGAPORE, April 23 (NNN-Bernama) – The second witness was called today on the sixth day of the 2013 penny stock crash trial involving Malaysian businessman John Soh or Soh Chee Wen and his co-accused Quah Su-Ling. Alex Chew, a dealer at RHB Securities Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly known as DMG…

India To Buy Crude From Other Producers After US Tightens Iran Sanctions

By Shakir Husain NEW DELHI, April 23 (NNN-BERNAMA) — India will buy more oil from other producers after the United States announced it will discontinue issuing waivers to key importers of Iranian oil as part of Washington’s strategy to tighten trade sanctions against Iran. “We are adequately prepared to deal…

All is well at Sydney Opera House

SYDNEY, April 23 (NNN) — Australia’s Sydney Opera House late Tuesday announced in its twitter account that all was alright at the performing arts centre following an earlier report today that hundreds had been evacuated following a gas leak. “Fire and Rescue NSW and gas company, Jemena, have confirmed that…

Malaysia Signs ASEAN Trade In Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). “Both Agreements would strengthen and enhance trade in services and investment respectively among member states of ASEAN,” Minister of International Trade and…

Death toll from Philippines earthquake rises to 16

MANILA, April 23 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The death toll from Monday’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the northern Philippines has risen to 16, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Tuesday. Ricardo Salad, executive director of the council, said the earthquake also left 81 people…

Philippines orders inspection of Manila’s gov’t buildings following Monday earthquake

MANILA, April 23 (NNN-PNA) — The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) has ordered an inspection of government buildings and infrastructures in Metro Manila following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Luzon on Monday. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim, MMDRRMC concurrent head, issued a…

Sri Lanka blast victims to be laid to rest today

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 23 (NNN-NEWSLK) – The funeral of devotees who died during the Easter Sunday Holy Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, will be held at 9.00 am today, following a service conducted by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. The decision was reached during a discussion presided over by St…

Brunei Sultan for “just and permanent solution” to Rohingya crisis

Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (right,2nd) listen to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (center) speaks at the banquet hosted at Royal Banquet Hall Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei. Photo courtesy of BSSNEWS BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, April 23 (NNN-BSS) – Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal…

South Korea invites North to commemorate first Moon-Kim summit anniversary

SEOUL, April 23 (NNN-Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in will be confronted with a host of thorny tasks when he returns from a weeklong visit to Central Asia on Tuesday evening. In foreign and security affairs, he is expected to push in earnest for the dispatch of a special envoy to…

US sanctions waviers mean nothing to Tehran

Tehran, April 23, (NNN-IRNA) – As Iran regards the US sanctions on the country as illegal, it basically gives no credit to exemptions from these sanctions, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday. Mousavi made the remarks a few hours after White House issued a statement saying US…
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