koreanpress http://e.koreanpress.net koreanpress ko Wed,28 Nov 2007 01:00:00 +0900 john@koreanpress.net koreanpress http://e.koreanpress.net http://e.koreanpress.net/img/logo.gif N. Korean ambassador given 48 hours to leave Malaysia http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1869 ariari77 North Korean ambassador Kang Chol has been declared persona non grata in Malaysia and has been asked to leave the country within 48 hours. The Foreign Ministry informed Kang Chol of the decision after he failed to turn up at the ministry in Putrajaya.STATEMENT BY YB DATO’ SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN,MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA REGARDING THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT’S DECLARATION OF HIS EXCELLENCY MR. KANG CHOL, THE AMBASSADOR OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AS PERSONA NON GRATA Pursuant to my instructions, His Excel... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 17:19:21 +0900 Park In-bee storms to victory in Singapore http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1868 ariari77 Inbee Park provided the galleries at Sentosa Golf Club with a masterclass in putting on the final day of the HSBC Women’s Champions, as she claimed her second victory in the prestigious tournament.The Olympic champion and winner of seven Majors was unstoppable on the New Tanjong Course, leaving the rest of the field in her wake as she notched up eight birdies in ten holes. Her score of 8-under-par 64 set a new course record and saw her claim the title by a single stroke over second placed Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, at 19-under-par.To her cre... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 16:56:06 +0900 Singapore Airlines Stewardess Found Dead in SF Hotel Room http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1867 ariari77 Vanessa Yeap, a 38-year-old leading flight attendant for Singapore Airlines checked in at a San Francisco hotel for a layover of a long-haul January 28 flight. She and other crew member were to report back for a 1 a.m. flight on February 1, meaning they would have to check out of the hotel a few hours before their schedule.But because Vanessa did not show up in the lobby, her co-workers decided to check her room. There, they found the flight stewardess lifeless in her room.The crew attempted to resuscitate Vanessa but failed to revive her. According t... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:03:27 +0900 Malaysia’s most wealthy people in the spotlight http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1866 ariari77 In a year in which tycoons and their businesses faced headwinds both locally and globally, fortunes were made and lost by the nation’s wealthiest.From currency shocks, commodity price fluctuations and a property glut right down to an overall decline in business sentiment, some were able to capitalise on these events, while others saw their fortunes taking a hit.The biggest increase in wealth was made by 56-year-old Datuk Koon Poh Keong of Press Metal Bhd. Shares of the aluminium producer surged more than 100% last year, propelling him 18 rungs to ... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:52:47 +0900 Malaysia’s growth is one that developed countries can only drea... http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1865 ariari77 Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak vowed that the government will always place the security and welfare of the people first, as Malaysia welcomes New Year 2017. Thanking the police and armed forces for their huge efforts in maintaining public order and security, the Prime Minister gave his assurance that the government would remain vigilant over security matters.The Prime Minister's message is reproduced below:As we begin 2017, first let me express my deepest gratitude to Tuanku Abdul Halim ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah for his service to Malaysia. His Ma... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:20:39 +0900 Growth expected to be over 1pc, Govt watching economy closely: PM... http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1864 ariari77 The world is in flux and there are difficult and uncertain times ahead with profound angst and discontent over globalisation in developed countries, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is confident that Singapore can still do well in this climate, he said in his New Year message on Saturday (Dec 31)."Whatever the challenges, I am confident that Singapore will pull through, because of the spirit and resilience of our people," he said, citing the likes of swimmer Joseph Schooling, para-swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh and other upstanding Singap... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:13:51 +0900 Private economists lower growth forecast for Singapore http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1863 ariari77 The Republic’s economy is expected to grow by 1.4 per cent this year, according to private-sector economists who have slashed their forecast in the latest quarterly survey by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The economists had projected growth to be 1.8 per cent in the previous survey in September. For 2017, the 22 economists polled expect Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 1.5 per cent, also down from their previous forecast of 1.8 per cent.The MAS survey, which was released on Wednesday (Dec 14), came after wea... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:45:01 +0900 Malaysia to Stop Hosting Formula One After 2018 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1862 ariari77 Country to focus on popular Motorcycle Grand Prix, extending contract through 2021Malaysia will stop hosting Formula One Grand Prix races once its contract ends in 2018 and will give way to Motorcycle GrandPrix, tourism minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Monday.The International Automobile Federation, the governing body of motor sport, wasn’t immediately available for comment.“I think the people have lost interest (on F1),” Mr. Nazri said after his session at the parliament in Malaysia’s capital. “However, if Moto... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:46:23 +0900 Ha Na Jang to Defend Title on the new Tanjong http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1861 ariari77 Reigning champion Hana Jang has confirmed that she will defend her title at the 2017 HSBC Women’s Champions, taking place at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore 2 – 5 March 2017.The tenth edition of the HSBC Champions will take place for the first time on the recently renovated New Tanjong course after four enthralling years on The Serapong at Sentosa.Jang, who become the third South Korean after Jiyai Shin (2009) and Inbee Park (2015) to hold aloft the prestigious trophy in March, famously celebrated her ninth title with a now famous Beyonc&eacu... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:25:47 +0900 Gardens By The Bay's new rock garden http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1860 ariari77 “What do you think that looks like?” could be an oft-heard refrain from visitors to Gardens by the Bay’s newest attraction, The Canyon. Featuring more than 60 one-of-a-kind rock forms naturally sculpted by Mother Nature, the 0.4 hectare rock garden launched today by Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance, seeks to take visitors on a journey of discovery and imagination. Designed by established Japanese landscape designer Jun-ichi Inada, The Canyon, which is located just steps away from the Far... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:53:47 +0900 Featuring the largest collection of sculptural rocks in Singapore, The Cany... Inaugural Singapore Writers Festival Access Programme http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1859 ariari77 For the first time, Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities will be able to participate in the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) organised by the National Arts Council.The British Council announced their support towards the SWF’s first-ever Access Programme. The SWF Access Programme will introduce sign language interpretation for Deaf and hearing impaired participants at 12 selected SWF events. This pilot initiative hopes to increase arts access for local beneficiaries, and enable opportunities for them to be a part of the Festival.The Access Progra... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 13:00:02 +0900 British Council lends support to Singapore Writers Festival to make the fes... Malaysia introduces new airport tax http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1858 ariari77 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has revised the passenger service charges (PSC), or airport tax, in Malaysia, and introduced a new and lower PSC tier for travel to Asean countries effective Jan 1 next year.The revised rates are: RM11 for domestic flights (up from RM6 at klia2 and RM9 at all other airports), and RM35 for flights to Asean countries from all airports in Malaysia (currently RM32 at klia2 and RM65 at KLIA).For flights to international destinations excluding Asean, the PSC is RM50 (up from RM32) for departures from klia2 and RM73... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:55:34 +0900 Cheaper charges for Asean flights from Jan 1 ANZ to sell Asia wealth and retail units to DBS http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1857 ariari77 ANZ’s chief executive has defended the Australian bank’s embattled presence in Asia following the sale of its retail and wealth management units — businesses that his predecessor had described as “stepping stones” into the region.Shayne Elliott, head of the Melbourne-based lender, on Monday announced the sale of operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Indonesia, marking the bank’s second major Asian divestment this year.Singapore-based DBS agreed to buy the businesses, which represent total deposits of... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:23:34 +0900 Embassy of ROK hosts SOULE BEAT performance 2016 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1856 ariari77 Korea lovers, mark your calendars and catch some of the best Korean performance at the Soul Beat cultural performance from 7 November to 8 November 2016. The Soul Beat performance which is organized by organized by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia in collaboration with Korea Foundation and University of Malaya offers a unique chance for Korea lovers to experience the vibrancy of the Korean culture. The performance will be held at Perdanasiswa Auditorium of the University Malaya Kuala Lumpur. Besides showcasing and promoting Korean perf... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:18:29 +0900 Stop Hosting F1 Malaysia ! http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1855 k t Kim (Kuala Lumpur=Koreanpress) K T Kim = Malaysia good to take a break, Sport Minister said we should stop hosting" the Malaysia grand prix Sepang International Circuit has been the home of the Malaysian event since it joined in 1999, but falling ticket sales and television viewership.SIC chief Razlan Razali told "maybe Malaysia good to take a break.When we first hosted the F1 it was a big deal. First in Asia outside Japan. Now so many venues.But No first mover advantage. That is Not a novelty. The Malaysian sports minister Khairy Jamalu... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:00 +0900 Look at the neighbouring Singapore Grand Prix are much higher. Innovative fuel saver “PLAUMAI” starts up http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1854 ariari77 Innovative saver of fuel and exhaust fumes “PLAUMAI” starts up in Southeast Asia market- Reduce fuel waste of cars, motorcycles, buses, heavy machineries and ships- “Just put it into fuel tank”…Available to use semi-permanently without side effects - A contract for exclusive import and distribution in 10 Southeast Asian countries completed(Singapore=Koreanpress) KP News Team = A S.Korean developer and manufacturer, PlauMaiEco Co., Ltd. of PLAUMAI CPSULES (Developer and CEO, Mr. Shin Uen-Jang) signed an exclusive cont... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:56:20 +0900 Scientists: Climate change no longer reversible http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1853 ariari77 The Earth has exceeded the threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm) in carbon dioxide emissions that scientists agree will send the planet towards irreversible climate change.The planet surpassed the symbolic limit this month in what climate researchers believe is a permanent manner, at least for the foreseeable future.More worryingly for scientists was the fact that this limit was breached in the month of September, traditionally the period when carbon emissions are at their lowest due to the growth plants that are critical for the absorption of carb... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 16:46:26 +0900 Changi Museum ranks as top museum in Singapore http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1852 ariari77 Changi Museum has snagged the top spot in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice awards under the ‘Top 10 Museums in Singapore’ category for the second year running.According to the travel website, Changi Museum is also the only winner from Singapore to be featured in the Asia list. It is ranked 16th in Asia, moving up five spots from its previous ranking of 21 in Asia last year.With new, modern museums like the National Gallery and ArtScience Museum taking centrestage in Singapore’s arts and cultural scene, Changi Museum’... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:54:07 +0900 Singapore Zoo trials new outdoor system that cools air to 24°C http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1851 ariari77 The Singapore Zoo is trying out a new outdoor air-cooling system that can bring down temperatures to as low as 24°C, while using less energy than an average air conditioner.The Airbitat Smart Coolers were developed by Innosparks, a subsidiary of ST Engineering. Four units were put on trial on Aug 25th(Thursday) at the Singapore Zoo’s ticketing area for a six-month trial. If successful, 80 to 100 units will be installed in “cool zones” in all four of Mandai Park Holdings’ wildlife parks: the Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night S... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:44:41 +0900 S’pore-designed outdoor cooling system now on trial uses 80% less energy ... K-Food Fair 2016 Fosters Export Opportunities in Malaysia http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1850 ariari77 To further encourage the growth of Korean food and beverage (F&B) products in Malaysia, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) hosted the K-Food Fair Malaysia 2016 at both Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, and One Utama Shopping Centre.Hosted under the slogan “Safe and Healthy Lifestyle with Premium K-Food!”, a seminar and media conference session was held on 25 and 26 August, where twenty (20) F&B exporters and forty (40) buyers took part in export co... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:02:13 +0900