Umno Gathering Views For Debate At Party’s AGM

KLUANG, Oct 26 – Umno is gathering views from the grassroots on core issues such as religion, race and monarchy for debate at the party’s annual general assembly next month. Its vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the collation of views was imperative to prevent the issues from becoming polemic and

PM Calls On Three Ailing Umno Veterans In Pekan

PEKAN, Oct 26 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on three ailing Umno veterans in his Pekan parliamentary constituency. They are Datuk Seri Ghazali Kasim, 83, and Datin Zamzam Abdul Samah, 81, of Kampung Parit Tengah and Abdul Rahman Ahmad, 76, of Peramu Jaya 3. Ghazali is a former

Indonesian President Appoints Technocrats To Top Economic Posts

JAKARTA, Oct 26 – Indonesia’s new president today appointed professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and implement much-needed reforms to deal with costly fuel subsidies, cooling investment and the country’s creaky infrastructure. Joko Widodo unveiled a cabinet of 34 ministers that was filled with political appointees and last-minute

Plug Leakages To Save MAS – Kayveas

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – Plugging leakages is one of the measures that can save Malaysia Airlines, even as the airline prepares for a milestone Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for minority shareholders on November 6, says Tan Sri M. Kayveas, Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport. “The system now gives

UPDATE: Tight Security At UM Gates

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – Univeristi Malaya (UM) gates are tightly monitored by guards with everyone, regardless students or staff being questioned comprehensively before permitting entry. UM security guards together with two upper management members stand guard at the university’s Kuala Lumpur gate since 6pm today in preparations for the

Day Of Reckoning For Anwar Ibrahim?

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – Will the highest court in the country maintain the five-year jail sentence PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has to serve for having sodomised his former aide, enhance or reduce the jail term, or overturn his conviction? These are the questions on the minds of

1Media 1Malaysia Cyclothon Participants Visit 3 Museums Up North

GERIK, Oct 26 – Participants of the 1Media 1Malaysia cycling expedition covering 2,400 kilometres around Peninsular Malaysia, have so far visited three museums in the northern part of the peninsula. These include Galeri Banding Memori Lebuh Raya Timur Barat, located near Tasik Banding, Perak, a ‘Pillbox’ stronghold for observers used to

Malaysia To Host Asean Skills Competition Again In 2016

HANOI, Oct 26 – Malaysia will be hosting the Asean Skills Competition for the third time in 2016. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abdul Muttalib announced this here today. Ismail, who is also the Malaysian Skills Competition Council chairman, said all 10 Asean members of were unanimous in the decision to

Police To Lockdown UM Tomorrow To Prevent Anwar Forum

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 26 – Universiti Malaya will be in a police lockdown tomorrow over a student event where Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been invited to speak, according to a letter to students purportedly written by  UM’s vice-chancellor of student affairs Professor Datuk Dr Rohana Yusof. It said police have informed

Apple Under Fire For ‘Low Wages’

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The five-time presidential candidate wrote in a letter published by

Malaysia joins 20 nations to set up AIIB

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – MALAYSIA has joined 20 proposed founding member countries to set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with an initial authorised capital of US$50 billion (RM164 billion). One fifth of the initial US$50 billion will be paid-up, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement yesterday. Malaysia

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