1MDB Can Stop Losses Money By Year End

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IPOH, March 15 — The 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) can be expected to return to the black by year end.  Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah is confident 1MDB would be able to settle its financial woes in a few months’ time despite claims the state-owned investment

Steven Thiru Is The New Bar Council Chief

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 – Malaysian Bar vice-president Steven Thiru was elected the new president after its annual general meeting (AGM) today. He takes over from Christopher Leong, who has served the maximum two terms as president. Former secretary George Varghese defeated three other candidates to secure the vice-president post, with a

1MDB Used Up RM600 Million Of Standby Credit

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 – Debt ridden state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has used up RM600 million of the RM950 million standby credit provided by Putrajaya, news portal Astro Awani reported today. According to the report, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said that 1MDB is expected to

The First Penang Anime Matsuri To Be A Blast!

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GEORGETOWN, March 14 – The Malaysian state of Penang will be hosting the inaugural Penang Anime Matsuri – Summer Party, PAM2015, a family friendly festival (Matsuri) focusing on Anime, Cosplay, Game (ACG) and Japan pop culture set in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town on the 23rd and

Dr M’s Blog Back Sporadically After 3 Hours Of Suspended

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 – Dr Mahathir’s popular blog is now accessible intermittently, three hours after it was suspended due to what was described as “high traffic volume”. His chedet.cc blog earlier carried a 403 code, which means denied access to the webserver. It was reported that the main page had displayed the

Nurul Izzah Misses Police House Call

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 – Police were at the home of Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah today, a move the PKR vice-president has described as being unnecessarily harsh given that she has already agreed to meet the police next week. The lawmaker, who is on the way to Kota Baru, Kelantan,

Dr M’s Blog Not Accessible After 1MDB Posting

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s popular blog is now inaccessible, hours after he wrote about the need for a forensic audit of debt-laden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). His chedet.cc blog now carries a 403 code, which means denied access to the webserver. The main page earlier displayed, “the account

White House Response People Petition on Anwar Ibrahim

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 – The White House has issued an official response to an online petition calling for the United States to make the release of Malaysian opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from jail a priority in its policy towards Malaysia. The petition, which closed with 113,800 signatures, surpassing the 100,000

No Plan To Rename Government Think Tank

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said Isis Malaysia had been widely known by the people within and outside the country for its important role in organising various activities since its inception on April 8, 1983. “The government is aware that the

Singapore To Ban Display Of Tobacco Products

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SINGAPORE, March 12 – In its effort to control smoking, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is taking several initiatives includingbanning displayof tobacco products near cashier counters, said Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. “We want to reduce the advertising effect of point of sale displays, particularly on our youth. When tobacco products

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