Everest Climber Finally Makes It To Convocation Hall

KUANTAN, Oct 12 – After having to put on hold her studies at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) for almost two years, Mount Everest climber Myrza Fasha Md Hamyrudin finally made it to the convocation hall. Yesterday, she graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Myrza Fasha,

Creative Industry Players Hail Budget 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 – Creative industry players have welcomed the Budget 2015 tabled yesterday, saying it would spur the growth of the digital economy. Tan Choon Sang, Malaysia Country Manager of 3D modelling software producer Autodesk, said the government’s RM100 million Digital Content Industry Fund set up under the Communications and

When Action Is Certainly Louder Than Words

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 – In Malaysia, it is easy to talk the walk, especially politicians and civil servants. They can declare a slogan, mouth a parable, give advice and sketch out a vision faster than sprinter Usain Bolt. But asking them to walk the talk is a different matter.

Gang 21 Boss Target Of Grenade Attack Says Paper

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 –The hand grenade attack at a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday was targeted at the kingpin of Gang 21. The gang boss known as “Ah Hai”, The Star reported today, has led the underworld gang for more than 20 years. The 53-year-old has been running illegal businesses,

Hackers Expose Trove Of Snagged Snapchat Images

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 – A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online on Friday, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after beng viewed. In what was being referred to as “The Snappening,” people who used a third-party programme instead

BR1M Increased But Disbursed In Three Times

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 – A major increase has been announced for the the Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (BR1M) handouts in 2015 which will be distributed in January, May and September after taking into account the government’s additional revenue from the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and its fiscal capabilities.

RM27.6b Allocated To Beef Up National Security

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced a RM27.6 billion allocation to beef up national security and increase the level of safety and public order when tabling the Budget  2015 in Dewan Rakyat today. Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, said to increase the

Economic Report: Highlights

Here are highlights of the 2014/2015 Economic Report issued by the Finance Ministry in conjunction with the tabling of Budget 2015 today by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also Finance Minister. * Malaysia’s economic growth momentum in 2015 is expected to remain resilient and register growth of

Haze Is Back In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 – Haze has made its seasonal comeback to Penang, with an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded at the USM station on the island here today.  Checks showed that the island was not visible from the Penang Bridge. As at 3pm today, the API reading on

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