136 Finalists to Contend at the APAC Effie Awards 2016

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SINGAPORE, Mar 3 – 136 entries have made it as finalists and will be contending for metals at the Asia Pacific Effie Awards 2016. Each of these finalists have been through two rounds of rigorous judging by an expert jury comprising 130 senior level advertising and marketing professionals from agencies and

5.7 Quake Strikes Southwest Sumatra

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Southwest of Sumatra this morning, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. In a statement Thursday, the department said the quake with its epicenter at 629 km southwest of Siberut, Indonesia, 1,140 km southwest of Port Dickson,

Syabas Denies Water Rationing Plan For Klang Valley

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) today denied that it was conducting a second-stage water rationing plan for the Klang Valley, as spread on WhatsApp recently. Its corporate communications chief Amin Abdullah said the information which was spread referred to the water rationing plan in

Four Deny Wrongfully Confining Singaporean Siblings

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GEORGE TOWN, March 2 – Four men were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with four counts of wrongful restraint against two Singaporean nationals last month. Chee Kok Fang, 37, Loke Kah Wooi, 23, E. Boonroy, 30, and Koy Kean Teong, 26, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges

Government Spokesman: WSJ Ignoring Confirmed Facts

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 – The Malaysian Government has taken to task the Wall Street Journal for continuing to try and link the funds deposited into the Prime Minister’s accounts with 1MDB even after “multiple lawful authorities” have confirmed the money came from Saudi Arabia. In a statement, a government spokesman said:

1MDB Slams WSJ For Repeating Disproven Claims

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 – 1Malaysia Development Berhad has slammed the Wall Street Journal for repeating “disproven allegations”. It was responding to a WSJ article which claimed that more than US$1 billion was deposited into the accounts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and that “much of it” came from

TMP Did Not Affect Land Belonging To PCGHS

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GEORGE TOWN, March 2 – The Transport Master Plan (TMP) will not involve acquisition of land from 197-year-old Penang Chinese Girls High School (PCGHS), said Chow Kon Yeow, state executive councillor Governtment, who is in charge of the local government, traffic and flood mitigation committee at Komtar here today. “The project delivery partner, SRS Consortium,

Lekas Highway Toll Collection Goes Fully Electronic

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SEREMBAN, March 1 – Toll collection on the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas) will go fully electronic at noon tomorrow. Toll is collected at six plazas on the highway, namely Kajang Selatan, Semenyih, Pajam, Mantin, Setul and Ampangan. Lekas said in a statement that motorists paying cash who enter the highway at any of

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Opens

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HONG KONG, March 1 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened today and continues through 5 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo. This third edition of the show welcomes more than 1,880 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions to showcase jewellery

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