EPF Savings May Not Suffice For Retirement

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 10 – Financial planning for retirement is crucial to ensure a comfortable lifestyle. Universiti Utara Malaysia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)Prof Dr Noor Azizi Ismail said a retiree, particularly if he is an urbanite needed at least RM1,500 monthly to sustain. He said private sector workers should not totally depend on

Exco: No ‘Public Drinking Policy’ Gazetted In Selangor

SHAH ALAM, Nov 10 – Selangor has not gazetted any policy on public consumption of alcohol related to action against individuals drinking openly in public places, said Local Government, New Village Development and Legalising of Factories Committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah. However, he said, the local authorities and the police could

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Opens

HONG KONG, Nov 10 – The ninth HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opened today and continues through 12 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This morning’s opening ceremony was officiated by Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong

Trump Election Win Prompts Protests Across US

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 – Protesters burned a giant orange-haired head of Donald Trump in effigy, lit fires ins the streets and blocked traffic lanes late Wednesday as rage over the billionaire’s election victory spilled onto the streets of US cities. From New York to Los Angeles, thousands of people in around 10

Banco Neon Selects Gemalto To Deliver Innovative Visa Quick Read Card Targeted To Millennial Generation In Brazil

AMSTERDAM, Nov 10 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, was selected by Banco Neon, a millennial-targeting smartphone-based Brazilian bank to deliver innovative Visa Quick Read debit cards to its customers. This innovative card design groups together important information, including account number, expiration date and security

Clarify Status Pulau Jerejak – BN Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 10 – Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) urged the Penang DAP clarify the status of Pulau Jerejak, which reportedly will be developed into a luxury integrated resort. Its Chairman, Teng Chang Yeow, said the Chief Minister is taken to task over an announcement by Tropical Island Resort Sdn Bhd

The Highs and Lows of Regenerative Medicine

TSUKUBA, Nov 9 – Researchers are trying to find ways to control cellular response in vitro using engineered materials in a continuous pursuit to regenerate injured or diseased tissues. Recent studies have found that nanoscale structure of the materials, on which such cells are cultured, affect how well they proliferate and

VICE Media Announces Launch Of VICE Indonesia

MACAU, Nov 9 – VICE Media, the world’s leading youth media brand, today announced a major market expansion into Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest nation. VICE will launch a full-scale operation in Indonesia, producing local content and creative agency services to reach the skyrocketing young population of over 100 million

New Asia-Pacific Study Reveals Scripps Networks Interactive As The Undisputed Leader Of Lifestyle Programming And Brand Affinity In Pay-TV

MACAU, Nov 9 – In a recent pay-TV study of viewer behaviors and lifestyle habits in Asia-Pacific, Scripps Networks Interactive found its channel portfolio significantly outranked its competitors in the food, home and travel lifestyle categories. The channels, which include Asian Food Channel, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel, have a

Taiwan Ex-President Ma In Court In Leak Case

TAIPEI, Nov 8 – Taiwan’s ex-president Ma Ying-jeou appeared in court Tuesday as a defendant for the first time since leaving office, protesting his innocence in a political leaks controversy. Ma is accused of pressuring a former prosecutor-general to leak secrets about a confidential judicial probe in 2013 and of defaming a

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