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 […]

April 14

Dangerous dye used in tandoori, mee rebus, char siew

Consumers Association of Penang says dye banned in US, Canada and Norway, for causing cancer and asthma, commonly used by hawkers. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) wants the health ministry to ban Ponceau 4R, a popular food dye used to prepare mee rebus, tandoori chicken and char siew (roasted pork). In a statement, CAP […]

April 14

Court grants discovery order to compel Public Bank Berhad to disclose investigations on banking information leak

The Kuala Lumpur High Court yesterday allowed for the discovery to compel Public Bank Berhad to disclose all domestic investigations arising from the disclosure of confidential banking information of National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd and its group of companies including of its chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail. Judge Datuk John Louis O’Hara granted the […]

April 14

Picture of contestants receiving RM10, RM20 and RM30 cheques at national level cycling event go viral

Social media sites were abuzz today with criticism over the poor prize money presented to junior cyclists at the opening round of the Junior Cycling Malaysia (JCM) series on Sunday. Pictures of cyclists receiving mock cheques from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin became the centre of debate, with amount stated showing the winners receiving […]

April 08

Gruesome evidence tendered at Kevin’s murder trial

The stench of death filled the courtroom when evidence from the crime scene was tendered in the murder trial of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais. DNA analyst Nor Aidora Saedon, 43, tendered 52 pieces of evidence on the second day of trial – which ranged from a shirt, underwear and a pendant on […]

April 07

Rafizi’s ‘handcuff’ video goes viral

Social media was astir with sympathy for PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli when images of him arriving in court with his hands “handcuffed” behind his back on Thursday morning. Rafizi, who is being investigated under the Official Secrets Act, was smiling broadly as he walked with both his hands behind his back as though he was […]

April 07

1MDB report: Ex-CEO Shahrol says no wrongdoing during his time

Former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief executive officer Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi (pix) said there was no wrongdoing or illegal activity at the company under his watch. In a statement issued here Thursday, Shahrol Azral said that during the course of investigation into the company, he had appeared before the members of the Public […]

April 05

Eight injured in Mid Valley Megamall restaurant explosion

An explosion rocked the Mid Valley Megamall shopping centre this morning, believed to be triggered by gas cylinders. Eight people were believed to have sustained minor injuries in the incident. The explosion reportedly caused part of the ceiling of the Chili’s and McDonald’s restaurants to collapse. City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan […]

April 05

Malaysia Airlines recommissions B747-400 aircraft

Malaysia Airlines today announced the re-commissioning of its B747-400 aircraft, inspired by the airline’s original livery. The retro livery, on the super jumbo of its time, reflects the airline’s long and illustrious history as the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines said. “The newly liveried aircraft, bringing the spirit of Malaysia Airlines’ proud history to local communities, […]