Bank Negara Explains First OPR Cut In Seven Years

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 14 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) yesterday explained that its first rate cut in seven years was to ensure that the monetary policy steers the domestic economy on a steady growth path amidst global uncertainties. In a statement released following its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday, the central

Road Closure To Make Way For MRT Construction

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 14 – There will be a continuation of a bound closure from Pizza Hut at Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) to Indah Water Konsortium, here for two and a half months starting July 15 to Sept 30, to facilitate construction work for the TTDI MRT Station. The closure

Ipoh In Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Must-Visits

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IPOH, Jul 14 – The Perak state government’s approach of making Ipoh city a “Hipster Town” has borne fruit as it is recognised as among the top 10 interesting destinations to be visited in Asia. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the approach had, among other things, revived some

Police Detain Four NS Football Fans For Assault

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KUANTAN, Jul 13 – Police detained four Negri Sembilan supporters for allegedly assaulting a Felda United supporter after the 2016 Malaysia Cup opening match between the two teams at the Tun Abdul Razak Stadium, Jengka, near Maran, last night. Maran District Police chief DSP Mat Rizal Mat Radzi said the male suspects,

Not Enough Women Doctors For Govt Suggestion

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 13 – The suggestion by the government to have only women doctors deliver babies at public hospitals is ideal, but impossible to be implemented, even in the long-run, said Dr Murizah Mohd Zain, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital. She said this was because the

Nasi Lemak Seller Gets Jail For Stealing Handbag

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 13 – A nasi lemak seller will be spending one month behind bars from today for stealing a Myanmar woman’s handbag at a Baptist church here. Magistrate Nur A’minahtul Mardiah Md Nor meted out the sentence to Cheong Chee Kheong, 45, after he admitted stealing a handbag belonging to

Maryland Unveils A New Secure Driver’s License Leveraging Gemalto’s Polycarbonate Technology

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AMSTERDAM, Jul 13 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has begun rolling out its new secure and redesigned driver’s license and identification (ID) card across the state. The polycarbonate-based driver’s license gives Maryland residents

Will Penang State Assembly To Be Dissolved?

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 13 – Penang State Assembly the possibility to be dissolved early due to the the issue of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was charged with two corruption in Penang High Court last month. However, DAP Organising Secretary Anthony Loke said DAP centre had yet to discuss the matter.

Boboiboy Galaxy Series To Be Screened At Year End

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 13 – Fans of animation character BoBoiBoy will get to see their hero in a new series, BoBoiBoy Galaxy at the end of this year. Animonsta managing director Nizam Razak said Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd, as producers of the BoBoiBoy series, had allocated RM5 million to make the new 26-episode animation show. “This is a rebranding

Cameron Chairs Last Cabinet As British PM

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LONDON, Jul 13 – David Cameron chaired his final cabinet meeting on Tuesday after six years as Britain’s prime minister, as incoming premier Theresa May prepared to form a new government to deliver Brexit. May led tributes to Cameron at the meeting, which was described by ministers as “emotional”, and posed for

A Drone Concern

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 12 – First-person view (FPV’s) or Remote controlled (RC) aircrafts have been a point of contention around the world with many countries imposing strict regulations on them while some have imposed an out-right ban. Countries like France, Germany, South Africa and Romania among others have banned it with South

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