Mohamed Basir A perfect Malay Gentleman- Musa Hitam

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 – Former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam described the late Tan Sri Mohamed Basir Ahmad as a “perfect Malay gentleman.” We became friends after I found that he was the husband of a minister (Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz). He had an interesting character, gentle and well

Contaminated Chocolates Were Halal Says Fatwa Council

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The National Fatwa Council has maintained its original decision that certain Cadbury products that were consumed were halal although they were later found to contain porcine DNA. Council committee chairman Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the contamination “had occurred beyond the

Icon Offshore Aims To Raise RM1 Bln From IPO

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 – Offshore support vessel (OSV) provider, Icon Offshore Bhd, enroute to a listing on the Main market of Bursa Malaysia on June 25, aims to raise about RM1 billion through its initial public offering (IPO). Icon Offshore, the largest pure-play OSV provider in Malaysia and one of

Malaysian Banking System Outlook Remains Stable, Says Moody’s

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SINGAPORE, May 28 – Moody’s Investors Service says the outlook on the Malaysian banking system remains stable. This reflects Moody’s expectation of a stable operating environment that will allow banks to maintain resilient asset quality, as well as strong capitalisation levels and funding profiles. The rating agency expects the measures taken by

CAPAM Preparing To Host 10th Biennial Conference In Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – Malaysia stands ready to host the biennial conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) from Oct 19 to Oct 21 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. CAPAM Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Gay Hamilton, who was in Putrajaya last week to

Sultan of Perak Passes Away This Afternoon

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah, passed away at 1.30pm today He leaves behind his wife Raja Permaisuri Tuanku Bainun binti Muhammad Ali and four surviving children,  Raja Nazrin Shah, Raja Datuk Seri Azureen, Raja Eleena and Raja

MH370: DCA Releases Inmarsat’s Raw Data

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 – The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) today released 45 pages of Inmarsat’s raw satellite data that was used to trace the flight pattern of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. DCA, in a statement, said the data communication logs from Inmarsat, the British satellite communication company,

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