Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31

Fuel Prices Further Reduced From Jan 1

The retail prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol will be reduced by 35 sen per litre to RM1.91 per litre and RM2.11 per litre, respectively, effective midnight tonight. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek said the retail price of diesel would also be reduced by 30 sen to RM1.93 per litre. […]

December 30

Going mega in Makkah

The world’s biggest concrete building and tallest hotel, the imposing Makkah Clock Royal Tower, rises 577m into the air and overlooks Masjid Al-Haram and the holy Kaaba. The Arabs can be quite giganormous. For those of us unaware, Kee Hua Chee from The Star has the story – Pilgrims to the recent Haj must have […]

December 24

EPF Says Action Filed Against Perwaja Steel Over Unpaid Contributions

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) today clarified that it had taken legal action, which includes both prosecution and civil suit, against Perwaja Steel (Kemaman) Sdn Bhd (PSSB), and personally against the company directors, for defaulting on their monthly EPF contributions amounting to RM9.17 million for the period between August 2013 and September 2014. In a […]

December 21

Power blackout whistleblower Ani dies

Tenaga man who fell from grace for standing up against govt collusion with power producers. Free Malaysia Today has the story .. KUALA LUMPUR: Power blackout whistleblower Tan Sri Ani Arope, former executive chairman of Tenaga Nasional, died early morning of 20 December from prostate cancer. He was 83. Family, friends and members of the […]

December 19

Foreign activists with an agenda against Sarawak

In the last few years, the Sarawak government of Abdul Taib Mahmud has been defined by two issues – the ambitious plans for industrial and agricultural development, with the rather ugly name SCORE, and the powerful, almost manic voices of the opposition. Taib has been the target of an extraordinary, focused attack, notable for being […]

December 17

UMNO revolt rises against Malaysia PM

Asia Sentinel reports – Mahathir attempt to overthrow Najib may be gaining traction With the filing of a police report late last week by a member of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s own political party, the long knives have appeared in Malaysia, seeking the premier’s scalp over the scandal-ridden state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. […]

December 16

Defaulting employers fined more than RM200,000

A total of RM232,100 in fines had been imposed by the courts against 144 errant employers between July and September 2014, the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) said today in its third quarter 2014 (Q3 2014) report. The employers, who defaulted in remitting their employees’ monthly EPF contributions within the stipulated time, were fined under Section […]