Category Archives: News

July 13

Minister fails to see e-hailing ‘nightmares’, says Umno Youth

The implementation of the e-hailing policy has not been well thought out and is bound to cause nightmares for those involved, Umno Youth said today. Free Malaysia Today reports: Its strategic director, Wan Agyl Wan Hassan, said what the government was doing appeared to go against the original spirit of the policy – to allow […]

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 […]

May 26

AG Tommy Thomas hid Shafee Abdullah’s letter from judge

Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas made sure that the judge hearing an application to cite senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for contempt would not know the contents of an exonerating letter written by Muhammad Shafee, the High Court here was told yesterday. The Edge Markets reports: Lawyer David Mathews, acting for Muhammad Shafee, […]