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July 13

Union wins 7-year court battle against Muamalat, Alliance banks

IN a landmark judgement on Wednesday, the Federal Court ruled that two banks were guilty of union busting tactics in promoting employees to executive positions without according them any “real” executive powers that should come with the job. Malaysian Insight reports: In a resounding victory for the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE), all five […]

July 11

Ex-aide to former AG sues Rewcastle-Brown for RM100m

V Mabel Muthayyah, a former secretariat head in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, has filed an RM100 million lawsuit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for defamation over a 2015 article. MalaysiaKini reports: Speaking to Malaysiakini today, Mabel’s lawyer David Gurupatham said Rewcastle-Brown is being sued for “a very serious allegation levelled against a member of the […]

June 02

EPF 1Q income falls 25% on equity rout

Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) total income fell 25% year-on-year (YoY) for the first quarter ended March 31 this year (1Q19) on the continued rout of domestic equities and challenging external picture, reports The Malaysian Reserve. Malaysia’s largest pension fund recorded RM9.66 billion in income for the quarter, significantly lower than the RM12.88 billion managed in […]

June 01

TNB blames technical glitch

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has admitted that a recent technical glitch is among the reasons for the sudden surge in utility bills. The Star reports: TNB president and chief executive officer Amir Hamzah Azizan, who held a press conference yesterday, was apologetic and promised to investigate and resolve the issue as soon as possible. Amir […]

May 27

‘Mountains’ of UK plastic waste found in Ipoh dump site

PLASTIC waste from British supermarkets and council recycling departments has made its way to a dump site in Ipoh, revealed a BBC documentary team. The Malaysian Insight reports: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his co-host, Anita Rani, discovered that “mountains” of plastics from Britain were simply dumped or burned in Malaysia, reported The Mirror. The duo host […]

May 27

KL hospital staff slapped in the face for doing his job

Instead of getting a pat on the back for doing his job, a Kuala Lumpur Hospital medical assistant, received a slap in the face early Sunday, from a person believed to be a relative or friend of an accident victim. The New Straits Times reports: In the 3am incident, Umair, 29, had just wheeled-in the […]

May 26

More funds needed to hit tourist arrival targets, says Tourism Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia director-general Musa Yusof says Malaysia must match the efforts of regional countries in promoting tourism. – pic from http://www.matta.org.my, May 26, 2019. TOURISM Malaysia needs enough funds for advertising and promotion (A&P), air connectivity and media coverage, if the agency is to regain its footing after continuously missing arrival targets, reports The Edge […]