Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 30

Fuel prices remain unchanged for May

Fuel prices will remain unchanged for the month of May even though global crude oil prices had increased in the past month. Brent crude oil, which was around US$39 per barrel, went up to around US$48 per barrel. Petrol Dealers Association Malaysia president Datuk Hashim Othman told the New Straits Times today that the fuel […]

April 30

Zeti says goodbye to the media

Outgoing Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, took time off from her long meeting to greet the media on her second last day as the country’s seventh and first woman governor. At 7.35pm, Zeti, who was clad in her famous royal blue baju kurung, was smiling and graciously addressed the […]

April 28

Yuna chosen to perform Olympics song

US-BASED Malaysian singer Yuna is one of the five singers for the 2016 Olympics promotional song, including Grammy award-winner Lenny Kravitz, reported Kosmo! Titled The Fire, the song will also feature singers Diogo Nogueira from Brazil, Nneka from Nigeria and Corrine Bailey Rae from Britain. Sharing the news on Facebook, Yuna said she was proud […]

April 25

Actress, ex-Miss Malaysia Samantha Schubert dies of cancer

Actress, producer and former Miss Malaysia / World 1991 Samantha Schubert died of cancer at 7.15pm on Monday. It is learnt that Schubert, in her 40s, had been ill for a few months and was treated at the Prince Court Medical Centre in Jalan Tun Razak here. A longtime friend, producer Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina […]

April 25

Author, publisher to pay damages to Felda for libel

The president of the National Association of Children of Felda Settlers (Anak), Mazlan Aliman, and a publishing company have been ordered to pay immediately RM350,000 in damages to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) for defaming the agency in a book. The order was made by High Court judge Datuk Su Geok Yiam after dismissing […]

April 22

Under pressure, Maxis unveils new postpaid package to win back straying customers

Telecommunications giant Maxis Bhd has announced a new postpaid package that would give its MaxisOne subscriber new deals that include 5GB data at a price it has deemed “competitive”. The move comes amid news reports that Maxis have lost more than 1 million customers for the past 12 months to competitors over complaints that the […]

April 22

EPF: Online withdrawal facility now available for education loans

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors can now withdraw their savings to finance their own or their children’s education at local higher learning institutions. This is in addition to making EPF withdrawals for settling housing loans via the e-Pengeluaran online facility, with the services now extended to more participating financial institutions. The financial institutions include RHB […]