FOREX: Ringgit Opens Higher Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 – The ringgit extended yesterday’s gains to open higher against the US dollar Thursday morning as demand emerged for Asian currencies, including the ringgit, dealers said. At 9 am, the local note stood at 3.8950/9030 against the US dollar from 3.9110/9180 on Wednesday. Against other major currencies,

DAP And PKR To Go Separate Ways In Sarawak Polls

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KUCHING, April 28 – DAP and PKR have decided to go separate ways in the 11th Sarawak state election if the indication from leaders of both parties was gauged, since an agreement to resolve the conflict of overlapping seats, has hit a dead end. Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said

Met Dept: Weather To Return To Normal By End Of May

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 – The hot weather due to the El Nino phenomenon which is currently sweeping the country is expected to return to normal by the end of May, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s National Geophysics and Weather Operations Centre meteorologist Khairul Najib Ibrahim. “This was following the

Mobile App For Halal Food, Products?

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SHAH ALAM, April 28 – What if there is a mobile application that can enable Muslims to determine the halal status of a product or food? There may soon be. The Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) is to develop one such mobile application in collaboration with the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia

World Youth Jazz Festival 2016 In May

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 – The World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) 2016 is set to mesmerise city folks and tourists when it kicks off on May 6. Back for the fifth time, the largest youth jazz festival will offer more than 20 homegrown and international youth jazz artistes performing at the Dataran

Dewan Negara Approves Two Bills

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 – The Dewan Negara today approved two bills namely the Supplementary Supply (2015) 2016 Bill and the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bill 2016. The Supplementary Supply (2015) 2016 Bill was to seek for an additional expenditure of RM3.31 billion. The Dewan Rakyat had passed the bill on

Industrial Prison Programme Trained Over 1,700 Inmates Since 2013

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 – A total of 1,757 inmates have successfully completed various training programmes under the Industrial Prison Programme since 2013. According to the National Transformation Programme (NTP) Annual Report 2015 released yesterday night, the inmates have completed certified skills training under Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM-SLDN), Sijil Kecekapan Kemahiran (SKK-CIDB)

Police Nab Man, Seize 14.5kg Of Heroin Worth RM280,000

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IPOH, April 27 – Perak police seized 14.5kg of heroin worth RM280,000 following the arrest of a construction worker at the parking area of the southbound Taiping lay-by of the North South Expressway last Friday. Perak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department deputy chief, Supt Abdul Latiff Mehat, said the man, in his 40s,

First Drop In iPhone Sales, Apple Revenue Streak Ends

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SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 27 – Apple on Tuesday (Apr 26) reported its first-ever drop in iPhone sales since launching the smartphone in 2007 as the tech giant’s long streak of rising revenue ended. Apple said iPhone sales dropped year-over-year for the first time, slipping to 51.19 million in the recently ended

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