Monthly Archives: June 2017

June 29

Bank Negara flags another 14 unapproved firms, websites

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has added another 14 companies and websites under its Financial Consumer Alert list which are  neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations. The central bank said on Thursday the latest number increased the list to 334 companies. “Please take note that the list is not exhaustive and only […]

June 15

Malaysian family among those evacuated in London fire

A MALAYSIAN family was among those evacuated in the fire which destroyed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in West London yesterday, The Star Online reports. Zeferi Mohamad Zaidel, 38, his wife and two children, managed to rush to safety but are unsure about the fate of their home. Residents are still not allowed to […]

June 14

London fire: Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower

There have been a “number of fatalities” after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, London Fire Brigade says. Firefighters are still tackling the blaze at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, where eyewitnesses reported seeing people trapped inside. Thirty people are being treated in hospital, says London Ambulance. The […]

June 11

Public to enjoy free rides on July 17 launch of MRT SBK Line Phase 2

Commuters will be treated to free rides on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) 1 Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line when its Phase 2 route from Semantan to Kajang is launched on July 17. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said “good news… plus a bonus” will be announced on that day when the second phase […]

June 06

Tourism Tax to be implemented on Aug 1: Customs Department

The implementation of the Tourism Tax (TTx) will begin on August 1 this year, as announced by the Customs Department on their website. Prior to the enforcement date, operators of accommodation premises are required to register their businesses starting July 1. Regulated by the Finance Ministry and the Customs Department, the tax is charged at […]

June 02

Ampang Park to go at last

THE Iconic Ampang Park shopping mall is set to go as the last legal challenge by its 39 strata owners and tenants ended at the Federal Court, according to Bernama yesterday. The Federal Court’s three-man panel led by Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif dismissed the application of the strata owners and tenants to obtain leave […]

June 01

MH128: What happened last night

What was supposed to have been a routine Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night was disrupted in dramatic fashion mid-air, after an unruly passenger attempted to enter the cockpit.  The Star reports: The aircraft, which departed Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport at 11.11pm local time and was originally scheduled to land at 5.28am Malaysian time, was forced […]

June 01

Disruptive passenger on flight MH128 ‘overpowered’ by passengers

Air traffic control audio from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH128 has been posted online, revealing further details of the incident involving a disruptive passenger. According to a Sydney Morning Herald report, a male voice can be heard saying: “We have a passenger trying to enter the cockpit”. The Kuala Lumpur-bound flight from Melbourne was diverted back to […]