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PAC hopes for 'immediate' 1MDB audit

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) welcomes Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's instruction for an audit on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and hopes it will be carried out immediately.

Google doodles on noodles

PETALING JAYA: Google honoured the 105th birthday of Taiwanese-Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando - the man who introduced instant ramen to the world - with a series of charming animated doodles on Thursday.

Malaysian-born Guy Sebastian to represent Australia at Eurovision song contest

SYDNEY: Malaysian-born Guy Sebastian will represent Australia in the 60th Eurovision song contest in May in Vienna.

M'sian IS militant updates followers on social media

PETALING JAYA: Like many others his age, Muhamad Wanndy Muhamad Jedi, 25, uses Facebook to keep in touch with friends. Only, instead of sharing cat memes or photographs of food, he is more likely to share a video depicting a beheaded man in Syria.

Australia floats prisoner swap to save Indonesia pair

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia on Thursday proposed a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th-hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed.

World's oldest person turns 117 in Japan

TOKYO (AFP) - The world's oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan.

US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

MANILA (AFP) - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II.

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (3rd L) leaves after he was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in central Seoul March 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Yonhap

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a forum held in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, officials said.

Maidens pin their hopes on fruit

GEORGE TOWN: She is not a damsel in distress, but a hopeful maiden in a quest for Mr Right.

Bright future ahead: Kaventhran (left) and Kabilan proudly holding up their STPM results after receiving their cheques from Palanivel as a reward for their achievements.

Blindness no barrier to STPM high achiever

PUTRAJAYA: Smiling broadly, 20-year-old P. Kaventhran held up his exam results specially printed out in Braille and proudly declared that nothing is too difficult to achieve.

WTW says with the additional 5.89 million sq ft by year-end, it will continue to be a tenants’ market.

Office rental rates to remain stagnant

PETALING JAYA: Rental rates for office space in the Klang Valley is expected to remain stagnant in 2015 due to anticipated incoming supply of nearly six million sq ft this year. According to CH Williams Talhar & Wong’s (WTW), with the additional 5.89 million sq ft by year-end, it will continue to be a tenants’ market.

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