Najib Chairs Bumiputera Economic Council Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 2 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday chaired the Bumiputera Economic Council (BEC) meeting at the Bangunan Perdana Putra, here. The approximately two-hour meeting discussed initiatives and programs to empower the Bumiputera economy before Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, tables the 2015 Budget next Friday.

Ringgit Closes Higher Against Dollar – FOREX

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar Thursday as the market reacted positively to the government’s measure to keep to its budget deficit goals by cutting the fuel subsidies further. At 5 pm, the ringgit was quoted at 3.2480/2510 against the greenback from 3.2720/2750 on Wednesday. A dealer

The Next 36 Hours Could Determine The Future Of Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, Oct 4 —The city’s top official, chief executive Leung Chun-ying,issued an ultimatum today to the protesters who have taken over three neighborhoods in the city: Clear the roads and a stronghold in front of the government’s headquarters by early morning on Monday, Oct. 6, or he will “take all necessary actions to

Hoping For A Green Budget

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KUALA LUMPUR,Oct 3 – Environmentalists are hoping that under the 2015 Budget, due emphasis will given to energy efficiency and sustainable living. Top on their list of priorities is for the government to introduce more energy efficiency policies and invest more in green technology. Association of Water and Energy Research

Money Changer Quizzed Over ATM Hacker Link

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JOHOR BARU, Oct 3 – POLICE yesterday picked up a money changer they believed had “helped” a man fitting the description of one of the Latin American ATM-hacking gang members to convert a suspiciously high amount of the ringgit. The owner of the money changer, who spoke under condition of

Car Boot Sale Livens Up Nightlife In Chukai

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KEMAMAN, Oct 2 – The car boot sale on the site of the old Customs jetty has not only liven up the nightlife in Chukai but can become a new attraction to this town. Kemaman branch chairman of the Malaysian Small Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce Ahmad Fadzli Mohamad said the car boot

MAS Launches #FLYINGHIGH T-Shirt

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SHAH ALAM, Oct 1 – Malaysia Airlines (MAS), in collaboration with local streetwear clothing brand Abstrax Jingga, launched the #FLYINGHIGH T-Shirt in conjunction with the national carrier’s 42nd anniversary today. MAS senior vice-president of strategic communications Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah said the collaboration was a second part of the two series #STAYSTRONG, #FLYINGHIGH

PKR President, Secretary-General Give Statement To ROS

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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 1 – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, Wednesday gave her statement at the Registrar of Societies (ROS) here pertaining to the sacking of Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as a party member. The session, which lasted for about two hours, was conducted by ROS enforcement

Police Probing Possible Involvement Of Bank Staff, ATM Vendors

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 – The police are investigating the possible involvement of bank staff and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) vendors in the spate of ATM hacking recently. Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy director (Cybercrime and Multimedia), SAC Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the police are investigating various aspects, including the possibility

Malaysia Continues To Act On Reducing Carbon Emissions

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 – Malaysia will continue to act on reducing carbon emissions besides being at the forefront in articulating the need for a balance between the environment and development. Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid said the effort to cut carbon emissions, through new policies involving

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