From Mohd Shukri Bin Ishak

ANKARA, April 16 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's three-day official visit to Turkey beginning Wednesday will further bilateral relations between Malaysia and Turkey, said Malaysia's Ambassador to Turkey, Amran Mohamed Zin.

Bernama extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those on board MH370   
  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.5 per cent to 109.9 in March 2014 against 106.2 recorded in the same month last year, says the Statistics Dept
  • MIHAS 2014 sales up 21 per cent to RM966.4 million
  • Petronas Dagangan is allocating RM500 million for capital expenditure this year to increase retail network and improve operating efficiency, says its chairman Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
  • Malaysia has dispatched naval auxiliary vessel 'Bunga Mas 6' to assist in search operation for missing Flight MH370 - Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein


By Norshazlina Nor'azman

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Till today the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) Flight MH370 remains the main story in the newspapers, news portals and television.

By Manik Mehta

NEW YORK, (Bernama) -- United States President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, which takes in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, at the end of April is expected to focus on a number of bilateral and regional issues.


General

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- The current police Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) is adequate and just needs more refresher courses in self-defence, Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Eradication Department Director Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said Wednesday.


Politics

KOTA BAHARU, April 16 (Bernama) -- The National PAS Supporters Assembly (DHPPP) will not play a role at all to explain to the non-Muslims, especially in Kelantan, on the Hudud law which PAS aspires to implement in the state.






Business

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- The Perodua Viva has received the "Value-For-Money Car of the Year (1.3L and below)" award for the seventh year at the Frost & Sullivan's Malaysia Award Ceremony here Wednesday night.


Sports

From Zuriati Zulmi

ALOR SETAR, April 16 (Bernama) -- China asserted their dominance in the BWF World Junior Championships when the country was represented in nine of the 11 individuals or pairs who marched into the semifinals Wednesday.


Features

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Formal dining has been elaborately mentioned in stories as old as Homer's Odyssey and the Illiad where kings and aristocrats were depicted dining with gold or silver utensils.


World News / NAM News Network (NNN)

MOSCOW, April 16 (Bernama) -- A Russian rocket 'Soyuz-U' with Egyptian telecommunications satellite 'Egypt-sat' is due to be launched from the 31st launching pad of spaceport Baikonur on Wednesday, Russia's Itar-Tass news agency reported, quoting a source in Russian space agency, Roscosmos, as saying.