Ringgit Eases Against US Dollar At Opening

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – The ringgit eased against the US dollar at opening Thursday dampened by weaker oil price sentiment, dealers said. At 9 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.2850/2940 versus the greenback from 4.2630/2680 at 5 pm on Wednesday. A dealer said Brent crude, the global crude oil

Price Control Scheme For Deepavali Starts Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – A random check at the Sentul Market showed traders have not increased the price of 18 items under the price control scheme, in conjunction with the coming Deepavali festival, says Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainudin. “Even though we have set the

BNM Called For Greater Support To INCEIF

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has called for greater support from the corporate sector to the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) to further develop the Islamic finance industry. BNM Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the role played by INCEIF, a global university

PLUS Issues TTA For Deepavali Holiday Season

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – Plus Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has issued a Travel Time Advisory (TTA) to guide the public plan their trips during the Deepavali holiday season, starting Friday to avoid congestion on the highway. PLUS chief operating officer Mohammad Fuad Khusairi said the TTA schedule covers travel between Klang Valley

Health Ministry Maintains E-cigarette Should Be Banned

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 – The Health Ministry remained firm in their view that the use of electronic cigarette containing nicotine should be banned, as the habit can affect the public’s health in the long-term. Deputy director-general of Health (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the ministry would not support any

1MDB Arul Will Not Face Rafizi In Live Debate

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) boss Arul Kanda Kandasamy will not face the opposition’s Rafizi Ramli in a live debate on the firm due to the following the Dewan Rakyat Speaker’s ruling that the 1MDB president couldn’t participate in the debate while being a witness in a parliamentary

Rafizi Replace Tony Pua In 1MDB Debate

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – Pakatan Harapan’s presidential council today announced PKR’s Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli to replace DAP’s Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua to debate 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) boss Arul Kanda Kandasamy.  Party announced the replacement and insisted that a live telecast be held for the debate with a live audience.

Agong’s Sister Passes Away

ALOR SETAR, Nov 5 – Tunku Hamidah Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, 90, sister of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah passed away at 11.50am on Wednesday. Kedah Sultan secretary-general Datuk Paduka Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah in a statement said Tunku Hamidah died at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here due

Dr Hilmi: Malaysia Free Of Rabies

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – The Dewan Rakyat was told on Wednesday that Malaysia has been free of rabies since 1999 according to records up to June this year. The Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the last incidents involving humans and animals occurred in 1998 and 1999 respectively. “Besides Singapore

Flash Flood In Ipoh, 10 Victims Evacuated

IPOH, Nov 4 – Heavy rain for nearly four hours have resulted in flash floods in Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh here on this evening. A state Fire and Rescue Department Director Yahya Madis said the rain began at 3pm and the water began to rose up to 0.7 metres at around 5 pm

Pandikar Repeat His Stand Again If 1MDB Debate Continues

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia repeated again his disagreement with a proposed televised debate between 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief Arul Kanda and DAP lawmaker Tony Pua. While he also repeated his stand that he would resign if the debate is allowed to continue. He

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