Perak Menteri Besar’s Father Passes Away

IPOH, Oct 14  – The father of Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has passed away. Abdul Kadir Muhammad, 73, succumbed to a heart attack at 1.10 am this morning at Hospital Desa Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor. A statement from the Menteri Besar’s Office said the deceased would be buried at

Malaysians Must Learn To Save

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 – Bank Negara is calling on the people to learn financial management in the face of the rising cost of living. Assistant governor Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya said in a challenging climate of rising costs, Malaysians did not have enough savings for retirement and also had

Iraq Military Abandons Key Anbar Base To ISIS Militants

IRAQ, Oct 13 – Iraq’s military abandoned a strategically important base in Anbar province after heavy fighting with ISIS militants, provincial security force sources told CNN on Monday. The base outside the city of Hit was one of the Shiite-led government’s few remaining military outposts in Anbar, a predominantly Sunni province

Ringgit Ends Lower Versus US Dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – The ringgit ended lower against the US dollar on weak buying sentiment despite stronger regional currencies, a dealer said. At 5pm, the ringgit was quoted at 3.2605/2625 against the greenback compared with 3.2560/2580 on Friday. A dealer said the local unit eased on reaction to the

PKR Slams Najib For Refusal To Implement CGT

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – PKR vice-president and secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has slammed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for suggesting that the introduction of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in Malaysia could undermine the country’s capital market and its stock exchange. In a joint statement with PKR’s Commerce and Industries Bureau

Najib Wishes Students Success In PT3 Exam

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today wished success to all students sitting for the written Form Three Assessment examination (PT3) from today until Thursday. Najib is his Twitter page update said he hoped they could answer the examination questions calmly and confidently. A total of

Lorry Driver Shot In Attack Outside House

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 13 – A gunman shot and injured a lorry driver in what the police suspect was linked to a failed drug transaction, outside the victim’s house in Bayan Lepas last night. Despite the gunshot wound in the left shoulder, the man dashed into the house in Mukim 12,

Personal Attacks Will Not Resolve Issues Of National Interest

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 13 – Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has described the remarks made by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed as personal attacks against him on the former’s claims that the federal government and investment agency Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) have stopped introducing investors to

Not Wrong For Rafizi To Hold Two Posts In Pkr – Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – The appointment of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Rafizi Ramli as the party’s secretary-general does not go against the PKR constitution. PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said this was because the party’s constitution allowed any member to hold two posts in the party. “It is

KFC To Make Debut In Myanmar In 2015

SINGAPORE, Oct 13 – Yum Brands Inc is partnering with Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd to debut a KFC restaurant in Myanmar in 2015, making it one of the first big Western fast-food chains to enter the newly emerging market. Global companies have been lining up to take advantage of

PM Tells MCA To Unite And Regain Lost Ground

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 – MCA must continue with efforts to foster unity among its ranks if it is serious about regaining lost ground in the next general election, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today. Speaking to MCA delegates when opening the party’s 61st Annual General Assembly (AGM) here

Water Supply To Be Restored By Monday Morning – SYABAS

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 – Water supply which was disrupted at several areas in the Klang Valley due to contamination of raw water in Sungai Selangor is expected to be restored by 8am Monday. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) general manager (corporate communications and public affairs), Priscilla Alfred Dharan said

Private Sector Urged To Absorb OKU Into Workforce

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 – In optimising the utilisation of human capital nationwide, the private sector has been urged to help provide employment opportunities for the physically-disadvantaged (OKU). Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said it would be a waste of resources if the physically-disadvantaged, whose number stood

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