Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31

15 officers sacked over Immigration system sabotage

The Immigration Department has sacked 15 of its officers for their involvement in sabotaging the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs). The 15 were among a total of 37 officers who have received disciplinary action over their role in the sabotage. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi said the disciplinary action also includes 14 suspensions and eight […]

May 27

Launch of ‘’ widens halal market reach

Malaysia’s leadership in global Halal industry development reached another milestone with the official launch of a comprehensive commerce directory portal ‘’ supported by a worldwide Halal Trust Mark. The ‘’ portal supports several B2B, B2C, C2C and data pools for the sole purpose of promoting Halal products and services across all platforms covering trade, investments, […]

May 26

More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia’s transport minister said Thursday.   The fate of the passenger jet, which is presumed to have crashed at sea after disappearing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers […]

May 26

EPF appoints MRCB as Kwasa Damansara project delivery partner

The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) wholly-owned unit Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd appointed Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) as project delivery partner (PDP) to develop the Kwasa Damansara township’s main infrastructure. Kwasa Damansara is a future township within 932ha (2,330 acres) in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. The Rubber Research Institute Malaysia was formerly located there. In a […]

May 25

New 7-seat Kia Sorento and 5-seat Sportage launched

Kia distributor Naza Kia Malaysia today launched two of its latest offerings — the all-new seven-seater Sorento and five-seater Sportage. Jay Wong of Star CarSifu  has the story .. The Sorento is offered in three variants, starting from RM155,888 while the Sportage is two from RM121,888. Pricing for both models are on-the-road with GST and insurance, […]

May 25

Bernama TV Rebrands As Bernama News Channel

Bernama TV, a 24-hour news channel, today launched itself as the rebranded Bernama News Channel (BNC) in keeping with the changing media landscape. Bernama general manager Datuk Zulkefli Salleh said the rebranding also marked the growth of the news agency’s television department that was established eight years ago. “We play an important role in reaching […]

May 22

“Three traffic outriders” of businessmen detained

Three men who stopped traffic on the Connaught Highway to facilitate their businessmen employers vehicles’ passage, and caused a massive jam, were arrested yesterday afternoon. Kuala Lumpur Traffic chief ACP Nazri Hussain said the trio, aged 27 to 35 years, were nabbed by a police team patrolling at the Old Toll Plaza heading to Petaling […]

May 21

HDC to launch global e-commerce website specialising in Halal with a worldwide Halal Trust Mark

The world’s suppliers of authentic Halal products and services are set to create the spark in global e-commerce when a new website specialising in Halal with a worldwide Halal Trust Mark is launched next Thursday. The platform ‘’ aims to serve the world’s Halal buyers, sellers and consumers comprising B2B, B2C and C2C targets. Today, […]

May 18

Ridicule Govt and you can be barred

Malaysians who discredit or ridicule the Government in whatever way can be barred from traveling overseas for three years. Those who disparage the Government while abroad will also be barred from travelling abroad again for three years upon their return.   A source said that the Immigration Department had enforced this ruling several months ago […]

May 16

Rafizi admits confidential banking info is from Public Bank

The Kuala Lumpur High Court heard Friday that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) then strategy director Rafizi Ramli had received confidential banking information of the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp), its group of companies, chairman and its directors from a Public Bank Berhad officer. Rafizi made this revelation in his testimony before judicial commissioner Azizul Azmi Adnan […]

May 15

Did Umno save Malays from poverty?

Prime Minister and Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently announced proudly how the party has managed to rescue the Malays and Bumiputra from abject poverty. Soo Weng Jun of The Heat Malaysia writes … In a Twitter update recently, Najib boasted how Umno has reduced poverty among the Bumiputera by 0.8% in 2014, a […]

May 15

Only one in five EPF contributors can afford to retire

Only 22 percent of the 6.7 million Employees Provident Fund (EPF) active contributors aged 54 years have sufficient savings of RM196,800 or more to sustain themselves during retirement. EPF Head of Strategy Management Department Balqais Yusoff said the other 78 percent of the contributors, unfortunately, did not have the basic amount for their retirement years. […]

May 12

Four missing at sea rescued at last

Malaysian security forces have collected four people, picked up by Vietnamese fishermen after the group’s boat disappeared in waters off Kudat last week. The four, a Malaysian, a China national and a Spanish couple, have been rescued by the vessel KM Bistari from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) about 6pm today. The four were […]

May 11

Salleh tells Court he did not authorize Public Bank to release banking info

The Kuala Lumpur High Court was yesterday told that Public Bank Berhad was not authorized to disclose the confidential banking information of the chairman of National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) Sdn Bhd and his group of companies. Twenty-five bank accounts and eight collateral accounts had been disclosed. NFCorp chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail said this […]

May 10

Companies belonged to NFCorp, not Shahrizat

Lies and misrepresentations politically motivated The Kuala Lumpur High Court was today told that National Meat and Livestock Corporation Sdn Bhd (NMLC) was a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp). The restaurants Meatworks were also wholly-owned by Real Food Company Sdn Bhd (RFC), a related company of NMLC. At no time ever […]

May 04

Severe turbulence injures 32 on Etihad flight to Indonesia

Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday  when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The United Arab Emirates’ national airline said flight EY474, which departed from its hub in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, was hit by […]

May 04

Never forget the tragic fate of Aminulrasyid

Six years ago, on the night of April 26, 2010, two teenage boys drove to a nearby eatery to watch a football game. Both were only 15 years old, did not have driving licences and the car they were in belonged to the sister of one the boys. Syahredzan Johan, a young lawyer and partner […]

May 04

SSM Introduces 2 Short Films Increasing Awareness Of Business Registration

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) today introduced two short films, ‘Tulus’ and ‘Tekad’ to raise public awareness on the importance of registering companies or their respective businesses. Both the short films directed by Tam Suhaimi, which lasts five minutes each display real situations of traders and entrepreneurs who face problems for not registering their […]

May 03

Malaysian hackers busted after RM30,000 online shopping spree

Eleven people have been arrested following their role in an online shopping spree which saw them rake in RM30,000 worth of items. The individuals, aged between 17 and 42, were believed to have hacked into the online payment systems of two multinational companies by using fake credit or debit cards and a method called “backhand […]

May 03

EPF contributions rose 4.91% to RM58.98bil

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has reported a rise of 4.91% in annual contributions to RM58.98bil against a total annual amount withdrawn of RM44.25bil, resulting in net inflows of RM15.73bil. The EPF ended 2015 with RM44.23bil in total gross investment income with a gross return on investment of 7.48% which was 23 basis points higher […]

May 03

Man loses RM1mil in cash, valuables on flight to Hong Kong

A man has reported the loss of HK$2mil (RM1mil) worth of foreign currency and valuables on board a Hong Kong-bound plane, in what is believed to be the biggest in-flight theft in the city. The passenger, a 39-year-old expatriate travelling on an Emirates flight from Dubai yesterday, realised his loss only after he had stepped […]

May 02

Malacca goalkeeper who was struck by lightning dies

Melaka United goalkeeper Marco Stefan Petrovski, who was struck by lightning during training on April 5, has died from his injuries. The 18-year-old Australian was struck by lighting while training at Field 10 at Stadium Hang Jebat in Krubong. He passed away at 2.45pm at Putra Hospital. Pic from Marco Stefan Petrovski’s Facebook page. Malacca […]