AirAsia X Berhad’s Second Quarter 2017 Financial Result

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SEPANG, Aug 24 – AirAsia X Berhad (“AAX” or “the Company”) today reported its financial results for the Second Quarter (“2Q17”) ended 30 June 2017. The Company recorded its seventh consecutive quarter profit with its RM47.4 million profit after tax recorded in 2Q17. Revenue grew 17% year-on-year (“YoY”) to RM1.0 billion mainly

Najib Chairs Meeting Of Umno Supreme Council

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the Umno president, began chairing a meeting of the Umno Supreme Council at about 3.30pm today at the party headquarters at Menara Dato’ Onn here. Najib was greeted upon arrival there by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri

AKU 1 Vehicle Registration Plate Fetches RM200,000 Bid

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IPOH, Aug 24 – The vehicle registration number AKU 1 fetched the highest bid of RM207,898.90 among the bids for the AKU series of numbers offered by the Perak Road Transport Department. Its director, Mohd Zawawi Zakaria, said the highest bid for the number AKU 8055, which resembles AKU BOSS, was RM74,000.

At Beijing Book Fair, Publishers Admit Self-Censorship

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BEIJING, Aug 24 – Just days after the world’s oldest publisher briefly caved in to Chinese censorship demands, international publishing houses are courting importers at a Beijing book fair, with some admitting they keep sensitive topics off their pages. The censorship controversy that hit Cambridge University Press (CUP) sent a chill along

Selangor BN Expresses Concern Over Unisel Issues

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 24 – The Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) today expressed its sadness and concern over the issues that have tarnished the good name of the Universiti Selangor (Unisel), which was set up by the then BN-led state government in 1999. Deputy chairman Datuk Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan said the

It’s Now ‘1Malaysia Negaraku’

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today launched the 1Malaysia Negaraku (1Malaysia MyCountry) icon that combines the 1Malaysia concept and the Negaraku initiative, thus symbolising the consolidation of the message and platform to foster national unity. Launching the icon at Perdana Putra here in the presence of

Social Media Instrumental In Eroding Patriotism, Says NGO

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 – Patriotism among Malaysia’s youth has been eroded by incessant provocation in social media, says a non-governmental organisation (NGO) leader. “Today’s generation are easily influenced and believe everything that are ‘served’ to them on social media and this has indirectly planted hate and mistrust in them of our

Youth Charged With Trafficking In 198.45kg Of Cannabis

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JITRA, Aug 23 – A 22-year-old youth was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with trafficking in 198.45kg of cannabis. However, no plea was recorded from Muhammad Hariz Abdul Malek, as the case is under the jurisdiction of the high court. The accused allegedly committed the offence at the Immigration, Customs,

14 AirAsia Flights To HK, Macau And China Cancelled

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 23 – Typhoon Hato has grounded 14 AirAsia flights to Hong Kong, Macau and China from Malaysia. The airline in a statement issued today said all affected guests for the flights today (Wednesday) have been notified by AirAsia. It said they strongly encourage all guests to update their

SEA Games: Indonesia Calls For Calm Over Flag Blunder

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JAKARTA, Aug 23 – The Indonesian government Wednesday asked people not to overreact to a gaffe that saw Indonesia’s flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine, after protests were staged in several cities. Protests, burnings of replica Malaysian flags and angry denunciations of the Malaysian government erupted in cities

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