Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 28

Revealed: Why window shades have to be kept open during takeoff and landing

Passengers are always asked by cabin crew to raise their blinds at the start and end of every flight If you’ve ever wondered why the window shades in an aircraft have to be kept open during takeoff and landing, we can now reveal the answer. Passengers are asked to take this step so that cabin […]

February 25

Government blocks The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider news portal has been blocked by the Multimedia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Users of telco Celcom who tried to access the site were shown the official MCMC page for a blocked site, with the message saying the website was barred because “it violated national laws”. According to the notice, The Malaysian […]

February 18

Twenty-eight Tier 2 developers invited to pitch for Kwasa Land’s next residential plot R3-1

Master developer Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd today announced that it would invite twenty-eight pre qualified Tier 2 developers for its next residential plot R3-1, the biggest thus far, sited on freehold land measuring 24.08 acres here at Kwasa Damansara. This invitation marks the first Request For Proposal (RFP) for 2016 and the sixth thus far […]

February 18

When banks employ gangsters to repossess

In Kota Baru, a 38-year-old man was seriously injured after he was attacked by five masked men with parang and swords in Kampung Parit Melor here, at 7.30pm last night. Kota Baru District Police chief ACP Baharom Abu said the attackers were unhappy with the victim, a friend and his employer who had fought and […]

February 17

Exports of Halal cosmetics and personal care hit RM1.7 billion, emerging as the fastest growing consumer segment, says HDC

Malaysia’s export value for Halal cosmetics and personal care as of third quarter of 2015 topped RM1.7billion, reflecting 5.5 % of Total Halal Exports (RM31.1billion). This is but a fraction of a wider global Halal market waiting to be reaped. Industry players, manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and entrepreneurs with a focus and penchant for Halal cosmetics […]

February 17

‘Halal Cosmetics and Personal Care: In Trend’ – over 100 Malaysian companies offering a wider choice, driving the Malaysia Halal brand

With more than 100 Malaysian companies producing Halal cosmetics and personal care products in Malaysia, there is now a wider choice in the Halal alternative for discerning consumers opting to be Shariah compliant or those preferring ethical and high quality merchandise, says Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC). Leading brands Clara, Eversoft, Johnson & Johnson, Safi, […]

February 09

IKEA recalls faulty ceiling lamps

IKEA has urged customers, who have a HYBY, LOCK or RINNA ceiling lamp, to immediately remove it and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund. In a statement, the furniture store said it had received customer reports globally of the ceiling lamp glass shades falling. In a few cases, medical treatment […]

February 05

‘Halal Cosmetics and Personal Care: In Trend’ – pure and clean alternative creating waves

Entrepreneurs seeking to delve into Halal, players wanting to expand markets, consumers desiring for Shariah compliant alternatives, will find a great opportunity to learn the latest at ‘Halal Cosmetics and Personal Care: In Trend’ at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Tuesday 16 February 2016 from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Halal Industry Development Corporation […]

February 05

Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies

The founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in the US, his brother has said. White, 74, died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. His band had a series of hits including September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star and After the Love has […]

February 02

Halal Guys food cart takes New York by storm

What started in the 1990s as the original “The Halal Guys” food cart has become a word-of-mouth success story on the streets of New York and looks set to create a Middle Eastern street food phenomenon in national and international markets within the next five years. Al Arabiya News Nabila Pathan blogs to share: Scenes […]

February 02

Switzerland says Najib not a suspect in 1MDB probe

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is not one of the suspects in Switzerland’s criminal investigation on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Swiss Attorney-General’s Office said. The MalayMail OnLine reports: Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber publicised Friday a request for Malaysia’s aid in his office’s probe on 1MDB that revealed suspected misappropriation of about US$4 billion […]