PUTRAJAYA, April 23 (Bernama) -- A public-private partnership initiative, PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd, was launched today to unleash innovation capabilities among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under one platform.

Bernama offers its heartfelt condolences to the families of passengers and crew of MH370   
  • The probe of mechanical problems of MH192 is still ongoing - Hishammuddin
  • Government is engaging consultation with Petronas for venturing new phase of MH370 search - Hishammuddin
  • Memorandum of Approve for investigation team of the missing MH370 has been agreed by the Cabinet on Wednesday - Hishammuddin
  • Western Australian Police attended to a report of material washed ashore 10km east of Augusta, 332km South of Perth
  • No contact of interest found by Bluefin 21 today - Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein


By Safarina Mohd Fathoni

SANDAKAN (Bernama) - The establishment of a residential area for blind couples in Taman Cahaya has helped them to lead an independent and normal life.

By Alan Ting

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Will Barisan Nasional (BN) contest in the Bukit Gelugor by-election after the parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of its incumbent Karpal Singh?


General

KOTA BAHARU, April 23 (Bernama) -- The 68-year-old solo cyclist, Wan Hashim Wan Mahmood, who made history by cycling throughout Peninsula Malaysia for 28 days, is heading back to Kuala Lumpur, but this time to receive a certificate of recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).


Politics

PETALING JAYA, April 22 (Bernama) -- Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has withdrawn from the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) presidential race, leaving its incumbent and his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to retain the post uncontested.






Business

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) -- The Boeing Company today reported its first-quarter revenue increased 8.0 per cent to US$20.5 billion on higher commercial volume.


Sports

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 (Bernama) -- The Football Association of Johor has decided to sack On Jabbar as the team manager of Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDT II) for his alleged altercation with a match official last Saturday.


Features

By Elmi Rizal Alias

JAKARTA (Bernama) -- The recent general election in Indonesia provided a new perspective of the electoral process in the world's third biggest democracy after India and the European Union.

Unlike in Malaysia, the experience one undergoes during the election process to choose parliamentarians and local representatives is something totally different, laid back, simple and orderly.


World News / NAM News Network (NNN)

MANILA, April 23 (Bernama) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with a final closure and mutually satisfactory conclusion reached between Manila and Hong Kong over the 2010 Manila hostage crisis, Xinhua news agency reported.