Joe Biden sworn in as US president, says ‘democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — Joseph R. Biden Jr. is being inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president. But after weeks of tension and a violent attempt to block certification of his election by predecessor Donald Trump, he inherits a country that is as divided politically and racially as it is hurting from the effects of COVID-19. Here are the latest developments during Biden’s first 100 days in office, as his administration attempts to fulfill his electoral promise: “Help is on the way.”

Moderate earthquake hits north of Maluku Sea, Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the north of Maluku Sea, Indonesia, at 7 am today. According to the Malaysian Meteorology Department, it occurred 132 kilometres (km) east of Bitung, Indonesia, at a depth of 83km. However, the quake posed no tsunami threat to Malaysia. BERNAMA

Aktiviti ekonomi negara terus berfungsi sepanjang tempoh darurat – Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Jan — Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hari ini memberi jaminan bahawa aktiviti ekonomi negara akan terus berfungsi sepanjang tempoh darurat namun tertakluk kepada pematuhan prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dan penguatkuasaan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan. Malah, beliau menegaskan bahawa kerajaan akan turut memastikan aktiviti ekonomi tidak terhenti agar rakyat dapat terus bekerja manakala perniagaan, perdagangan dan industri mampu beroperasi seperti biasa. “Kerajaan juga komited untuk memastikan amalan-amalan tadbir urus terbaik terus diamalkan sepanjang tempoh pelaksanaan darurat ini. “Organisasi kawal selia negara yang diiktiraf di peringkat antarabangsa iaitu Bank Negara… Read More

Najib was 1MDB showrunner – former CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer (CEO) told the High Court today the real shareholder of 1MDB was the government and the show was run by the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, 47, said even though the 1MDB board has the power to deliberate and make decisions, it will all came down to Najib as he held the veto power. He said this when referred to Article 117 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A) of 1MDB,… Read More