Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 29

Justo to sue Edge owner Tong, 2 others over PetroSaudi data

Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo will sue the owner of the Edge Media Group and its top executive as well as the founder of Sarawak Report in the High Court in Singapore. Justo wants Tong Kooi Ong; Ho Kay Tat, group chief executive officer and Publisher of The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd; and Clare Rewcastle-Brown, […]

October 25

More than 1,000 to converge for the latest developments in Halal healthcare initiatives

Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will host a Forum on Halal Healthcare Industry this Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt in which more than a thousand medical and healthcare practitioners, players, manufacturers, givers and academia will gather together to capture and deliberate the latest developments, trends and best practices. Deputy prime minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri […]

October 10

PKR: We’re not sacking Rafizi

Rumours that PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli would be removed from the party is “mere speculation”, said party deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali. Azmin, who is currently Selangor Menteri Besar also denied that there was trouble brewing within the party, and insisted that PKR was still strong. He said such rumours were “mere speculations” and refused […]

October 09

Bank Negara revokes 1MDB foreign transfers, orders RM7.5 billion sent home

Bank Negara Malaysia today said that its investigations showed troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had secured permissions for investments abroad based on inaccurate or incomplete disclosure of information. In a statement, the central bank said it had revoked three permissions granted to 1MDB for investments abroad totalling US$1.83 billion (RM7.53 billion) and directed […]

October 07

Buying momentum lifts Ringgit higher in early trade

The Ringgit opened firmer against the US dollar in early trade Wednesday, supported by continued buying momentum amid weak sentiment for the greenback. At 9 am, the Ringgit was traded at 4.3400/3490 against the US dollar from 4.3720/3770 at 5 pm Tuesday. The Ringgit was also higher against other major currencies. It rose against the […]

October 07

Buck up and quit taxing around

VOICES of protest among taxi drivers in Malaysia against Uber and GrabCar seem like a never ending issue. Taxi drivers claim their income have been significantly affected by services available at Uber and GrabCar. They continuously threaten to stage strikes across cities and block roads. Jason Chin laments: Why are alternative transport services like Uber […]

October 04

All schools closed for the next two days

All schools in the peninsula, except in Kelantan, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday as smoke pollution worsened today, with “very unhealthy” air quality in the Klang Valley and 24 other areas with “unhealthy” levels of pollution. Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid said ministry officials would monitor the hourly pollution readings before deciding on what to […]