Ahmad Zahid Urges Corporate Bodies To Carry Out CSR

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BAGAN DATOH, Jun 22 – All corporate bodies have been urged to carry out their corporate social responsibility (CSR) to help the less fortunate.Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the riches owned should be shared and it should be shared with sincerity. “This is not about the

RHB Wholesale Banking To Take Off On July 1

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 22 – In line with the corporate reorganisation exercise, RHB Banking Group yesterday announced the establishment of wholesale banking strategic business sector effective July 1 which will be led by group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli in the interim. In a filing with the stock exchange yesterday, RHB

29 Filipinas Rescued From Trafficking In Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 – Police have rescued 29 Filipinas who had been trafficked to work in bars, the Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Wednesday. The women were rescued from two bars in the town of Bintulu, Sarawak on June 9 after the embassy brought reports of trafficked women to

Salleh Dares Dr Mahathir To Become Leader Of The Opposition

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 – Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has dared Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to oppose Barisan Nasional openly as an opposition politician instead of hiding behind a so-called non-political or non-partisan movement. The Communications and Multimedia minister said taking an official leadership position in the opposition was morally

Illegal Immigrants Allowed To Return Home For Raya Celebrations

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BAGAN DATOH, Jun 22 – Illegal immigrants can obtain temporary travel documents from their respective embassies to return home for Aidilfitri celebrations. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid said temporary travel documents were prepared in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy, the Bangladesh High Commission and the embassies of several Islamic

Malaysian Food Exporters Told To Note New US Rules

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 – Malaysian exporters of processed food and beverages to the US are urged to familiarise themselves with the new food safety regulation introduced by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply.  Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) New York’s Trade

Dr Hilmi: 500 Ambulances To Be Distributed Nationwide Soon

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 – The Health Ministry will issue 500 ambulance vans to hospitals nationwide this year. Deputy Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya (pix) said the 500 units would be distributed in phases to replace damaged ambulances.  “We have given 200 units nationwide but it was still insufficient, most ambulances

AirAsia To Buy Global Express Jet For US$10m

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 22 – AirAsia Bhd is acquiring a Bombardier Global Express aircraft for US$10 million (RM40.3 million) for executive efficiency and better cost efficiency, under a related part deal. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, it said that it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Caterhamjet

Kedah Exco Meeting Held At Penang Hospital Today

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 22 – Kedah State Executive Council weekly meeting convened at the Penang Hospital here this morning. This is because Menteri Besar Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah is recuperating from an intestinal surgery on June 6. He was transferred from the Kedah Medical Centre (KMC) to the Penang Hospital on the same day

MAHB: Using Another Name For Klia2 Violates Aviation Laws

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 22 – Using another name for klia2, the official brand of the KL International Airport 2, violates the aviation laws, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said. He said the campaign carried out by low-cost carrier AirAsia to brand klia2 as LCCT2 is against the International

116,836 Malaysians Barred For Failing To Settle Income Tax

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 21 – A total 116,836 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country following their failure to settle their income tax totaling RM2.55 billion as of May 31. Another 9,665 Malaysians have also been prevented from leaving the country for not paying their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) which amounted

Gemalto ePassports Ranked #1 For Speed In Industry Tests

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AMSTERDAM, Jun 21 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that its operating system integrated in the Sealys electronic passports, achieved the fastest reading capabilities in the independent Interoperability Tests conducted at the recent Security Document World Conference in London. Sealys ePassport Embedded Software is

Ringgit Opens Easier Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – The ringgit retreated from yesterday’s gains to open easier against the US dollar today on weak buying interest. At 9.46am, the local unit was quoted at 4.0620/0670 against the US dollar from 4.0600/0660. The ringgit also traded mixed against other major currencies. It appreciated against the Singapore dollar

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