EPF Savings May Not Suffice For Retirement

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 10 – Financial planning for retirement is crucial to ensure a comfortable lifestyle. Universiti Utara Malaysia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)Prof Dr Noor Azizi Ismail said a retiree, particularly if he is an urbanite needed at least RM1,500 monthly to sustain. He said private sector workers should not totally depend on

Exco: No ‘Public Drinking Policy’ Gazetted In Selangor

SHAH ALAM, Nov 10 – Selangor has not gazetted any policy on public consumption of alcohol related to action against individuals drinking openly in public places, said Local Government, New Village Development and Legalising of Factories Committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah. However, he said, the local authorities and the police could

Clarify Status Pulau Jerejak – BN Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 10 – Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) urged the Penang DAP clarify the status of Pulau Jerejak, which reportedly will be developed into a luxury integrated resort. Its Chairman, Teng Chang Yeow, said the Chief Minister is taken to task over an announcement by Tropical Island Resort Sdn Bhd

PCCC Conducts Study To Resolve Heritage Properties Related Issues

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 8 – Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) under its Property Development, Construction and Management Committee (PDCMC) is conducting a study to identify the problem behind the issue of residents quitting the state heritage properties. Its Heritage and Tourism Division head Michael Geh said there are many negative reports

Salleh: MCMC To Allocate RM1b To Expand Broadband Coverage

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will allocate RM1 billion to expand the coverage and quality of broadband in the country, especially in rural areas. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the ministry would collaborate with state governments to resolve issues

SPM 2016 Examination Commences Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 – Form Five students nationwide begin sitting for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2016 examination today. Bahasa Melayu Kertas 1 is the first paper in the important examination being held until Dec 6 involving 434,535 registered candidates. The Education Ministry said 3,732 examination centres have been opened throughout the

Four Red Shirts Rally Members Released

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 – Four individuals arrested following the Red Shirts rally near news portal Malaysiakini’s headquarters yesterday, were released today. Selangor CID chief, SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the two men and two women were arrested for allegedly placing rubbish outside the building in Petaling Jaya. “They were detained outside the building

Najib Wishes Success For SPM Candidates

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today wished success for candidates sitting for this year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination. He in his Twitter post said to the candidates of the SPM examination which starts tomorrow, hopefully it will be eased and he pray that all of them will

Guan Eng Ask Penang DAP To Endorse Kon Yeow As Next CM

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 6 – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is also current Penang Chief Minister, has proposed state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow as the right candidate to take over as the next Penang chief minister if Lim is ousted through the Barisan Nasional’s “dirty scheme”. Lim, the party secretary-general, told delegates to

Malaysians’ Life Expectancy At 74.7 Years In 2016

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 – The life expectancy of Malaysian residents continues to rise, reaching 74.7 years in 2016 compared to 72.2 years in 2000. The Statistics Department said a male child born in 2016 can expect to live up to 72.6 years, compared to 71.9 years in 2010, while a female child,

Missing Penang Tahfiz Student Ends Up In Taiping

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 30 – The boy who went missing, after hitching a motorcycle ride on the Penang Bridge on Friday, went through a traumatic time when he was taken to spend the night at a hotel in Taiping, Perak, before being found on the next day.  Mohammad Muzzafar Mohammad, 11,

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