Bursa Malaysia Ends Marginally Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – Bursa Malaysia closed marginally lower today on mild profit taking in selected key heavyweights and in line with regional peers. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 0.80 of-a-point easier at 1,744.95, after moving between 1,744.33 and 1,750.35 throughout the day. On the broader market, losers

Singaporean Couple Jailed For Starving Philippine Maid

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SINGAPORE, Mar 27 – A Singaporean couple who starved their Philippine maid until she weighed just 29kg (64 pounds) were jailed Monday, in a case described as “shocking” by prosecutors who are appealing for stiffer sentences. Trader Lim Choon Hong, 48, was sentenced to three weeks in jail and fined Sg$10,000 (RM31,750),

14,238 Rumawip Units Involving 23 Projects Under Construction

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – Some 14,238 units of Rumah Mampu Milik Wilayah Persekutuan (Rumawip) involving 23 projects are currently under construction and expected to be completed between this year and 2020. As many as 25,308 units of Rumawip involving 43 projects have been approved, while 26,138 units (44 projects) are still

Nicol’s Sixth Title Bid At British Open Ends

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 –Malaysian squash queen, Datuk Nicol David’s sixth title bid at the ongoing British Open Squash Championships came to an end after the world number seven player suffered a shocking defeat in the semi-finals late Saturday (Sunday in Malaysia). The 33-year-old Penangite who was seeded sixth, lost

100-kilo Gold Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum

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BERLIN, Mar 27 – Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of US$1 million and weighing 100kg from Berlin’s Bode Museum on Monday. According to German media, the stolen coin is the “Big Maple Leaf”, a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The coin, 53cm (21

Ringgit Up Against Us Dollar At Close

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today as it became among the most sought after currencies by investors as they shifted their interest from the greenback, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4090/4130 against the greenback compared with 4.4230/4280 last Friday.

Trump To Roll Back Obama Clean Power Plan

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WASHINGTON, Mar 27 – President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to undo his predecessor Barack Obama’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fuelled power plants, according to the new environmental chief. Speaking on ABC’s Sunday talk show “This Week”, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said rolling back Obama’s

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