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Drug lords taken down

EXCLUSIVE: For close to six years from 2009 to 2015, drug rings from two countries ran rampant in Malaysia, smuggling drugs into the county from places like Nigeria and China, and sending drug mules to South American countries.

Nation

Heavy rains in the south, warm up north until April

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians down south can expect rainy weather to persist until April while those up north will have to bear with warm days.

CAP baffled by demolition

Troubled lot: Heritage building at the Runnymede is facing uncertain times.

GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang is baffled by the demolition of ancillary buildings at the Runnymede property in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Regional

N. Korea closes Kaesong complex

South Korean vehicles transporting employees working at the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) wait to pass the gateway at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea. - Reuters

SEOUL: North Korea ordered the immediate expulsion of all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and the seizure of their factory assets in response to Seoul’s decision to shut down the complex.

Zika research to be published rapidly

PARIS: Top research institutions, funders and publishers said they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily and free.

World

South Korea, U.S. to discuss advanced missile defence system as early as next week

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

North responsible for consequences from Kaesong shutdown - South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday that North Korea would be held responsible for any consequences after the North kicked out South Korean workers and froze the assets of companies at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex.

Environment

Education

The monkey swings in

 Fun activity: Pupils form the Chinese character “Hou” which means “Monkey” during their practice session.

Like the Lunar New Year year animal that’s smart, curious and enthusiastic, schoolchildren hope to use their knowledge, skills and creativity for a great year ahead.

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