Airstrikes Mark Shift In Coalition Focus To ISIS ‘Capital’

UNITED STATES, Nov 30 – The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria has stepped up its attacks on the militant Islamist group’s de facto capital, with 30 airstrikes targeting Raqqa overnight, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday. Separately, another opposition activist group based in Raqqa reported that about 30 airstrikes

Najib Sending Wrong Political Signals, Says CenBet

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 – The Centre for a Better Tomorrow (CenBet) today said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak appears to be sending the wrong political signals with his decision to retain and fortify the controversial Sedition Act 1948. By going against his 2012 pledge to do away with the archaic law,

200,000 Foreign Students Target

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 – The Education Ministry is aiming to attract 200,000 international students to study in local institutions of higher learning by the year 2020. Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said to attract foreign students, the ministry would participate in education fairs overseas.  “There are nearly 100,000 international students

GST Registrations Rise To 173,420 As Of Nov 29

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 – The number of companies registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) stood at 173,420 as of Nov 29, an increase of 733 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. The number of GST-registered companies has now surpassed the government’s year-end target of

Three Important Elements Considered In Strengthening Sedition Act

MELAKA, Nov 30 – Sedition through the Internet, particularly social media, touching on religious sensitivities and calling for Sabah and Sarawak to leave the federation of Malaysia are among the elements taken into consideration in strengthening the Sedition Act 1948. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the move was necessary to preserve unity

Maybank Raises US$500m From GTSM Issuance

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 – Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), the fourth-largest banking group in Asean, has launched a GreTai Securities Market (GTSM)-listed transaction in Taiwan, which raised US$500 million (RM1.68 billion) from professional institutional investors. This was issued out of Maybank’s existing US$5 billion multi-currency medium term note programme and

A&W Malaysia To Open Six New Outlets Nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 – A&W (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd will open six new outlets in efforts to revamp its business nationwide. “We are going to open six new branches in Penang, East Coast, Johor and Kuala Lumpur with a RM5 million investment. “These new outlets are part of the company’s expansion plans to

Muhyiddin To Visit China On Nov 30-Dec 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be making an official visit to the People’s Republic of China from Nov 30 to Dec 5. He will be accompanied by the Transport Minister, International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister, three members of parliament and senior government

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