Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 29

Monthly household income up to RM6,000, Khazanah report says

Average monthly household income rose from RM5,000 in 2012 to RM6,141 in 2014, the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) revealed in a report today. The report titled “The State of Households (SOH II)” focused on three topics: household and food, women in the workforce, and population ageing. “In general, we see that households are better off […]

August 28

RM1 million for Malaysian para-athletes who win gold at Rio Paralympics

Malaysian Paralympians who won medals at the London and Beijing Games will be given lifetime pensions on par with able-bodied athletes within two months, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. “We’re backdating this allowance to all past medalists at the Paralympic Games,” he said. At the last London Paralympic Games in 2012, archer Hasihin […]

August 26

Fatal crane accident: Stop work order issued on construction site

A stop work order has been issued against a construction site where a crane hook fell on top of a car in Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday, killing the vehicle’s occupant. The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) said it is also launching a thorough investigation to establish whether those responsible for the site’s safety […]

August 25

Sanjeevan charged for claiming he has UK degrees

MyWatch chairman R. Sanjeevan claimed trial on Thursday at the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly claiming he has university degrees from the United Kingdom. FreeMalaysiaToday’s Ho Kit Yen reports: Magistrate Mohd Faizal Ismail set bail for Sanjeevan at RM5,000 with a surety. He fixed October 26 as the next mention date. Sanjeevan was charged under Section […]

August 24

Bank Negara: Don’t wait for deadline day to replace credit cards

Holders of credit or debit cards must start replacing their signature-based cards to the new ones that use PIN (personal identification number) before the anticipated rush as the year-end deadline looms. Bank Negara Malaysia and bank industry players are worried that there will be massive congestion if cardholders wait until the last minute to replace […]

August 23

Grounded Rayani Air to apply for fresh flight licence in September

Rayani Air owner and CEO Ravi Alegandrran is optimistic that his suspended airline will resume flights soon, claiming he has secured a new investor to help resolve its financial woes. The airline, launched last December to much fanfare with its Shariah-compliant credentials, will reapply for its air service licence (ASL) and air operator certificate (AOC) […]

August 23

PDRM Recovered 150 Stolen Malaysian Vehicles From Thailand Last Year

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have repatriated about 150 stolen vehicles belonging to Malaysians that were recovered in Thailand last year. Police liaison officer at the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand ACP Fauzi Khan Ismail said the vehicles had fallen prey of vehicle theft syndicates involved in cross border criminal activities. “The repatriated vehicles comprise luxury […]

August 22

National Feedlot Corporation and Public Bank to battle it out in court

The Kuala Lumpur High Court was today told that the move for an out-of-court settlement between National Feedlot Corporation group of companies and its chairman (plaintiffs) and Public Bank Berhad (defendant) had fallen apart as the parties have not been able to reach an amicable solution.  Judge Datuk John Louis O’Hara who presided in the […]

August 19

He was only five-years-old: Father laments death of son found in Hulu Klang ravine

The parents of a five-year-old boy, found dead along the Kampung Kemensah river in Hulu Kelang here today, wants justice over his death. The boy, Noor Amila Edrus Norsham, went missing from a surau near his home in Jinjang Utara on Thursday. He is believed to have been abducted and killed before his body was […]

August 13

RM71 million government loan deposit was never leveraged as collateral for purchase of office properties, say NFCorp lawyers

The Kuala Lumpur High Court was told Friday that the purchase of eight KL Eco City office properties by National Feedlot Corporation’s chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and his son had never relied on loans leveraged on a government loan deposit as alleged by Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s then strategy director Rafizi Ramli and reported […]

August 10

Immigration implements measures to address passport shortage

The Immigration Department has implemented several measures to address the shortage of passports and ensure that the service delivery system is not affected. Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafar Ali said the measures include instructing the passport vendors to increase the passport supply and production; reintroducing the online passport system; processing passports on the same day; and […]

August 09

No increase in GST percentage for 2017

There will definitely be no increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) percentage for 2017, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani. “The public can rest assured that there will not be any increase in the GST in 2017,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the National Tax Conference 2016, today. This […]

August 08

Malaysia Airlines appoints new chief commercial officer

Malaysia Airlines said today that it has appointed Arved von zur Muehlen as the new chief commercial officer effective from Sept 5. Muehlen will take over from the current CCO, Paul Simmons, who will be leaving in mid-September, the airline said in a statement. Prior to his appointment, Muehlen was the senior vice-president of commercial […]

August 07

Petrol station attendant wounded after robber opens fire

A petrol station attendant was shot by a would-be-robber at Jalan Genting Klang this evening. The suspect, however, was nabbed by a member of public and other petrol station attendants in the 5.50pm incident. City Criminal Investigation Department senior assistant commissioner Rusdi Mohd Isa said the suspect had barged into the petrol station and randomly […]