From Mohd Shukri Ishak

ANKARA, April 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysian businesses should seize the opportunities to expand and flourish in Turkey to take advantage of the growing bilateral ties, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Bernama offers its heartfelt condolences to the families of passengers and crew of MH370   
  • Preliminary analysis of oil sample collected by ADV Ocean Shield confirmed it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid: JACC
  • Part of ceiling at PWTC collapses in military bomb demonstration during DSA 2014 show, two soldiers injured - Fire and Rescue Department
  • Shell announces deepwater gas discovery offshore Malaysia in Block SK318, operated in a joint interest with Petronas Carigali
  • MCA, Gerakan, SUPP, LDP unanimously voiced their opposition to PAS' proposal to table a bill on Hudud in Parliament - Party leaders
  • Oman's Information Minister Abdul Muniem Mansur Al-Hasani calls on Malaysia's Communication and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek in Putrajaya


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 17 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) plans to acquire new safety assets, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 since March 8.


Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 (Bernama)-- The briefing session on the School-based Assessment (PBS) system for parents will be carried out periodically throughout the country beginning May.






Business

By Noor Soraya Mohd Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and Turkey today successfully signed a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Ankara, Turkey, that would serve as the catalyst to boost bilateral trade to US$5.0 billion in 2018.


Sports

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 (Bernama) -- Cagla Buyukakcay who becomes the first Turkish player to be in the quarter finals of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament will face an uphill task after drawing defending champion Karolina Pliskova in the 2014 BMW Malaysian Open.


Features

By Emin Madi

KENINGAU (Sabah) (Bernama) -- Petrus Yuyah, 43, and Sait Jaafar, 50, live about 250 km apart but they share a life-long dream that stands testimony to the government's noble intention of bringing socio-economic transformation to the rural areas in Sabah.


World News / NAM News Network (NNN)

ASTANA (Kazakhstan), April 17 (Bernama) -- A supranational body to regulate the integrated financial market of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus within the Eurasian Customs Union will be created in 2025, Azerbaijan's Trend news agency reported, quoting chairman of Kazakhstan's National Bank Kairat Kelimbetov as saying.