Malaysia Remains As Attractive Employment Sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – A survey on salary prospects for this year showed that Malaysia’s employment sector in Asia has emerged as second in terms of salary increase and related benefits. The 2015 Hays Salary Guide showed that Malaysia’s salary increases was second only to China in the global recruitment

Room To Adjust Government’s Opex, Says HSBC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – There is room to adjust the government’s operating expenditure (opex) in line with its commitment to achieve the three per cent fiscal deficit target this year. HSBC Economist for Southeast Asia, Lim Su Sian, said the adjustment was on the backdrop of the impact of falling oil

Penang Hill Car Park Makes Unceremonious Opening

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 – The long-awaited multi-storey car park at the bottom of Penang Hill here was open today, albeit unceremoniously, no thanks to an electricity disruption. The disruption occurred a few minutes after the opening ceremony when Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng took the maiden drive up the seven-storey car

Thailand To Buy 50,000 Tonnes Of Palm Oil In February

BANGKOK, Jan 20 – Thailand plans to import 50,000 tonnes of semi-refined palm oil in February in anticipation of a shortage of the commodity due to drought. Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwarn said the National Palm Oil Committee had agreed to the move while related agencies and farmers’ representatives had supported

QZ8501: Basarnas Confirms Recovery Of 53 Remains

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Indonesia has confirmed having recovered a total 53 remains. Of the number, 45 had been identified by the team from the Disaster Victim Identification, Police Department Indonesia (DVI POLRI). AirAsia in the statement here said eight other remains were in the process of

MACC To Meet Anwar On Daim Issue

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will take on opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s offer to assist them in their investigations on former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin. Its deputy chief commissioner, Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, said in a statement today, the commission also welcomed any

Dr Mahathir Mohamad: Yes, I Support Perkasa’s Views

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that he supported Perkasa’s views and had not “parted ways” with the Malay right-wing group as reported.‬ The former Prime Minister explained that he supported Perkasa’s views, especially when it came to reacting against extremist views of non-Malays.‬ It was previously reported that

Another 15,000 Hospital Beds Needed: Subra

KEMAMAN, Jan 19 – The Health Ministry still requires 15,000 hospital beds to accommodate the needs of patients nationwide, especially in densely populated areas like the Klang Valley.  Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said, however, the facility could only be provided within the next 10 years. He said

Fox News Apologies For ‘Totally Muslim’ Remarks

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 – US television network Fox News has apologized several times for claiming there are “totally Muslim” no-go zones in Europe, comments that aired on the station following deadly attacks in France. Commentators on the network and anchors suggested there were areas in France and Britain in particular where non-Muslims

Sarawak Floods: 33 Schools Closed

KUCHING, Jan 19 – The flood situation in Sarawak is expected to worsen with more people being evacuated to higher grounds due to continuous heavy rain. And the next cycle of the seasonal King Tide phenomenon, which is expected to begin this week, will compound the situation. As at 7am today,

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