PTPTN Has Issued RM48.6b In Loans, Dewan Rakyat Told

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 – A total of 2,643,734 students have received loans to the tune of RM48.6 billion up to end-2016 from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) since its inception in 1997, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching said a

RM25m Allocated To Build Farm Roads, Dewan Rakyat Told

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 – A total of RM25 million has been specially allocated this year to build farm roads across the country to help farmers transport their produce, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said it was to facilitate farmers in

Simple Yoga Session To Bring 10,000 Smiles In Three States

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SHAH ALAM, Mar 15 – ‘Smile yoga’, a simple yoga exercise emphasising on relaxation techniques to enhance inner smile is to be conducted at Selangor, Perak and Malacca simultaneously on March 19. International Association For Human Values (IAHV) Malaysian chapter president, Lau Song Ngoh said the event which will commence 6am onwards

KL Is Second Top City In SEA For Quality Living

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PETALING JAYA, Mar 15 – Kuala Lumpur is the second top city in Asia with the best quality of living, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey released on Tuesday. Singapore is ranked as the best place to live in Asia for expatriates and 25th best in the world, while

CEO: Petronas In Stronger Position This Year

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 – National oil corporation, Petronas is in a stronger position, heading into 2017, after the transformation undertaken last year ensured group sustainability and future resilience. Petronas President/Chief Executive Officer Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said with the key prerequisites in place to transform Petronas and with the

Short-term Rates To Remain Stable On Bank Negara Intervention

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 – Short-term rates are expected to remain stable today on Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) continuous intervention to absorb excess liquidity from the financial system. The central bank estimated today’s liquidity at RM34.72 billion in the conventional system and RM12.10 billion in Islamic funds. BNM will conduct three

Ahmad Zahid Receives Courtesy Visit From Somalian DPM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today received a courtesy call from his Somalian counterpart, Mohamed Omer Arteh, at his office in Parliament building, here. At the half-hour meeting, both leaders discussed various matters related to Malaysia-Somalia ties. According to a statement issued by

Body Of Woman Found Floating Near Queensbay

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 14 – An unidentified body of a woman was found floating in a river next to the Putra Place Condominium in Queensbay near here. Barat Daya district police chief Supt Anuar Omar said police received a call about the discovery of a fully-clothed body, with face covered with

UN: North Korea Further Out Of Reach On Human Rights

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GENEVA, Mar 13 – An escalation in hostilities on the divided Korean peninsula have further closed off opportunities for dialogue with the isolated government of Kim Jong Un, the United Nations human rights investigator on North Korea said on Monday. Tomas Ojea Quintana voiced concern that between 80,000 and 120,000 people

North Korea ‘Preparing For Biggest Nuclear Test’

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SEOUL, Mar 13 – Satellite images show that North Korea could be laying the groundwork for what could be its biggest nuclear test to date, according to a Washington-based research institute. The isolated country is carrying out “substantial tunnel excavation” at its nuclear test site, which could support an explosion up

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