Malaysia morning news for April 16

Malaysia morning news for April 16

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia says revised China deal shows costs were inflated
Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network, part of revised deal that will get the stalled project off the ground at a lower cost and ease strained relations.
— Bangkok Post

Malaysia revived China railway to avoid $5 bn penalty: PM
Malaysia would have faced a $5-billion penalty if a China-backed rail project was axed entirely, the prime minister said Monday, after a deal was reached to revive the controversial scheme.
— The Independent

Prosecution objects to defence application for additional documents in Najib’s trial
The prosecution in the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds has objected to the defence application for the first witness to submit three additional documents at the hearing.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia calls for “objective assessment” as the country is included in US “kidnapping” list
The US released a new travel advisory dated Apr 9 stating a new risk indicator for US citizens wanting to travel elsewhere. The “K” indicator is intended to specify countries with a high risk of “kidnapping and hostage taking by criminal and terrorist actors around the world.”
— The Independent

Malaysian govt mulls measures to protect ringgit again
The government may impose measures to protect the ringgit again if speculators continue to attack the currency, says the Prime Minister.
— Asia One

Malaysia’s economy to pick in 2H on higher oil prices
Malaysia’s economic growth is expected to bounce back in the second half of the year after most likely hitting its lowest level in nearly three years during thr first quarter, economists said.
— New Straits Times

Singapore black metal band’s gig axed after complaint from churches
Singapore black metal band Devouror’s planned debut concert here this weekend has been cancelled following complaint from the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM), its organisers have confirmed.
— Malay Mail

Petronas ventures into global renewable energy market through Singapore’s Amplus Energy Solutions buy
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is venturing into international renewable energy market with the acquisition of a 100% stake in Singapore-based Amplus Energy Solutions Pte Ltd (M+).
— The Sun Daily

Churches cry foul over Singapore black metal band’s Easter gig (VIDEO)
The Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) has complained to Putrajaya today over a Singapore black metal band’s concert here on Easter Day this weekend. Its secretary-general Rev.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia KFC Operator May Take Company Public This Year
QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd., which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in Southeast Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people with knowledge of the matter said.
— Skift Table

Four Najib’s bank accounts taken for probe by BNM: High Court
The High Court here was told today that eight documents, including four Ambank accounts belonging to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, had been taken from the Ambank branch in Jalan Raja Chulan for investigation by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sabah targets industrial sector to contribute 35 pct to GDP in 2030
The Sabah state government is committed to developing the industrial sector with the aim of having it contribute 35 per cent to the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2030.
— The Borneo Post

‘Satanic’ heavy metal concert on Easter day called off
Protestant churches ask why permission was given for the concert to be held in KL on Christianity’s holiest day.
— FMT News

Primary healthcare is the foundation of universal health coverage
Achieving universal health coverage is dependent upon having a strong primary healthcare system, something that needs to be worked on in Malaysia.
— Star2.com

Sabah rep proposes emergency motion to support constitutional amendment
The assemblyman for Karanaan, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun has proposed an emergency motion to be tabled at the Sabah State Legislative Assembly to show support for the amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution if it is tabled in Dewan Rakyat again.
— The Borneo Post

Mujahid: Jais to act on book launch, forum about ‘dehijabing’
Selangor religious authorities have been informed of a book launch and forum on Malay women and discarding the hijab in Petaling Jaya last weekend, minister in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today.
— Malay Mail

Sapa plans rally to demand S’wak lawmakers debate Article 1(2) amendment
Sarawak Association for People’s Aspiration (Sapa) is calling on Sarawakians to attend a planned ‘NEGARA Sarawak Rally’ at Padang Merdeka here on April 28.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign Ministry will summon US ambassador soon over K indicator
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will summon the Ambassador of the United States soon for an explanation on the decision to place Malaysia in the K (risk) indicator in the travel advisory it issued on April 9.
— The Sun Daily

Choose development over fast buck, native land owners reminded
Local native land owners who have received their individual titles, issued under Section 18 of Sarawak Land Code, are advised against selling these assets for a fast buck.
— The Borneo Post

Shafie insists Sabah safe for tourists, says Malaysia ought to be taken off US’ list of kidnapping hotspots
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal hopes that The United States will remove Malaysia from the ‘K’ list of potential kidnapping in the state’s east coast.
— Malay Mail

Remembering James Wong Kim Min: Malaysia’s Grand Old Man of Politics
One of Sarawak’s iconic leaders is the late Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min, a timber tycoon who pioneered the founding of Malaysia.
— New Sarawak Tribune

M’sian Bar: Establish RCI without delay to probe alleged judicial misconduct
The Malaysian Bar urged the government to establish the composition and the term of reference of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the allegations of judicial interference and misconduct without further delay.
— The Star Online

Sarawak government worker loses almost half a million ringgit to Macau scam
A government officer lost his family’s entire savings of about RM487,000 to a criminal syndicate which accused him of not settling his credit card debts, the police said today.
— Malay Mail

Hundreds homeless in longhouse fire near Bakun Dam
Hundreds are believed to have been rendered homeless, following a fire in the Uma Bawang longhouse in the resettlement scheme near Bakun Dam.
— The Star Online

Fire destroys two blocks of Bintulu’s Uma Bawang resettlement scheme
Over 100 people from 42 families were made homeless when a late afternoon fire destroyed two wooden blocks of the Uma Bawang resettlement scheme in Sungai Asap, about 230 kilometres from Bintulu town, a spokesman of the state Fire and Rescue Department said.
— Malay Mail

RM21.5b ECRL cost reduction is proof of govt’s transparency, responsibility, says PM’s polsec
The people should welcome and give their full support to the government’s efforts in saving RM21.5 billion on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project.
— Malay Mail

Inaccurate to pin blame fully on govt for TH’S deficit
A financial expert yesterday described allegations that the RM10.9 billion deficit gap recorded by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) in 2018 resulted completely from Pakatan Harapan (PH) taking over the country’s administration as inaccurate.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Govt stands firm on preserving country’s biodiversity
The government is taking a firm stand on preserving biodiversity in the country through the creation of the Biosafety Act 2007, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
— New Sarawak Tribune

CB Industrial bags RM71.17m Papua New Guinea deal
CB Industrial Product Holding Bhd has clinched a RM71.17 million contract from New Britain Palm Oil Ltd. CB Industrial said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia that its wholly owned subsidiary PalmitEco Engineering Sdn Bhd had received letter of acceptance (LOA) dated April 11.
— The Sun Daily

Govt not favouring capitalists at workers’ expense, says deputy minister
Ong Kian Ming says the government is committed to looking after the welfare of the people, including raising the minimum wage.
— FMT News

Search on for teens missing after Tamil New Year celebrations in PJ
Police have launched a search for two teenage girls who were reported missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year at a condominium in  Jalan Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya near here yesterday. Natshatra…
— Malay Mail

Shafie believes US’ ‘K’ list will have minimal impact on Sabah tourism
Sabah hopes to see the United States remove Malaysia from its “K” list of potential kidnapping risks in the state’s east coast, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Star Online

Insults against royal institution should be viewed seriously: Tengku Hassanal
Insults against the royal institution should not occur in a country practising the constitutional monarchy system which places the king as the head of Islamic religion.
— The Sun Daily

Najib’s trial adjourned after photocopy nightmare
Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s second day of his RM42 million trial had to end early today, as it would be time-consuming for the prosecution to photocopy a fresh batch of documents that his lawyers needed for the trial.
— Malay Mail

Trio jailed for plotting to kidnap Najib, 3 other ex-ministers
Prosecution asked for deterrent sentence but defence lawyers said the plot was never carried out.
— FMT News

Prove Najib knew funds in Ambank account illegal, Shafee tells prosecution
The prosecution must prove that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was aware and complicit that the funds that went into his Ambank account was related to the RM42 million allegedly diverted from SRC International Sdn Bhd, lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah said today.
— Malay Mail

Sabah rep proposes emergency motion to support constitutional amendment
The assemblyman for Karanaan, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun has proposed an emergency motion to be tabled at the Sabah State Legislative Assembly to show support for the amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution if it is tabled in Dewan Rakyat again.
— The Borneo Post

Group plans rally to press Sarawak on motion to define ‘Borneo States’
The Sarawak Association for People’s Aspirations (SAPA) group told the state Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government today to table a motion to define the “Borneo States” and the “Federation” in the coming State Legislative Assembly sitting.
— Malay Mail

Prestariang seeks RM732m from Malaysian government over SKIN termination
Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd (PSKIN), a subsidiary of Prestariang Bhd, has filed a legal claim totalling RM732 million from the Malaysian government for the termination of the RM3.5 billion National Immigration Control Systems (SKIN) project via expropriation.
— The Sun Daily

Najib was a director of Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, High Court told
The High Court here was today told that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was one of the directors of the Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

Lower financial commitment following improved ECRL deal
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there would be a substantial reduction in financial commitments to Malaysia from the overall loan facility with the improved East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) agreement.
— The Borneo Post

Clean-up needed to regain place among leading economies, says Guan Eng
The government needs to do some clean-up and then build the right foundation for Malaysia to rise up and retake its place among the leading economies globally, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.
— The Sun Daily

ECRL project resumption no trade-off for Jho Low – Mahathir
The resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project following the signing of a supplementary agreement with China is no trade-off for fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low reported to be in China, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Borneo Post

M’sia to discuss sale of palm oil to China after renegotiating ECRL deal
Malaysia is taking advantage of the signing of the East Coast Rail Link’s (ECRL) Supplementary Agreement (SA) to work out the export of palm oil to China, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).The prime minister was asked if the agreement with China involves an exchange of …
— The Sun Daily

China-based CCCC to refund part RM3.1b advance payment for ECRL
China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has agreed to refund part of the RM3.1 billion advance payment for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Phase 2, Double Tracking and the Northern Extension under the original contract.
— The Sun Daily

Group hopes 5 minutes will help change CM’s mind on Papar dam
The Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam finally gets its chance to meet Chief Minister Shafie Apdal.
— FMT News

Minister meets Australian human rights commission
A delegation from the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) today called on Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P Waytha Moorthy and shared Australia’s experiences in promoting human rights and cultural integration.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Step up efforts to attract tourists from Central Asia
Tourism industry players in the country are recommended to be more focused and active in attracting visitors from Central Asia, said Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director-general Datuk Seri Abdul Khani Daud.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Gamuda, IJM tipped to be big winners in ECRL revival
The potential beneficiaries in the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project include companies with rail-related experience and specialist contractors, while the big winners could be the likes of Gamuda Bhd and IJM Corp Bhd, said PublicInvest Research.
— The Sun Daily

Ti: Teo should step down for not preventing Zakir Naik from speaking at UUM
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching should step down for not putting a stop to controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s expected talk at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), says MCA vice president Ti Lian Ker.
— The Star Online

CCM questions why black metal group allowed to perform on Easter
The Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) wants to know why the authorities have allowed Singapore-based black metal group Devouror to perform in Malaysia on Easter Sunday (April 21).
— The Star Online

AirAsia Group co-founder settles insider trading case
AirAsia Group co-founder and executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun has dodged a potentially damaging court case after settling with the Securities Commission Malaysia over insider trading.
— Travel Mole

Teach history of Malaysia in schools, urges Sabah opposition rep
The Tamparuli assemblyman says the background on the federation’s formation is relegated to only a few pages in textbooks.
— FMT News

Petronas entities not impacted by Pengerang fire incident
Petronas Dagangan Bhd, Petronas Gas Bhd and Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) have clarified that the fire at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) last Friday has no impact on the companies’ business.
— The Sun Daily

Govt must ensure M’sians do not regret voting PH, says Guan Eng
The government must implement policies and reforms that will help improve the lives of the rakyat to ensure that they do not regret voting in Pakatan Harapan (PH) into federal power.
— The Sun Daily

FDI will boost employment opportunities: Ong Kian Ming
Foreign direct investments (FDIs) will boost employment opportunities in Malaysia, thereby indirectly benefiting the people, according to Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming.
— The Sun Daily

Pikom welcomes 6% digital tax announcement
Pikom, the National (ICT) Association of Malaysia, is supportive of the government’s stance to impose a 6% digital tax on foreign service providers as of Jan 1, 2020.
— The Sun Daily

Witness admits not having special knowledge on SRC filing to SSM
An officer of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) told the High Court here today that he did not have the specific knowledge on the filing process of SRC International Sdn Bhd to the commission.
— The Sun Daily

Make sure Pan Borneo Highway completed before GE15, Sabah assemblyman urges
The Pan Borneo Highway project, which is currently in construction, needs to be completed by 2024 as scheduled or before the 15th General Election, said an assemblyman.
— Malay Mail

Inaccurate to pin blame fully on PH govt for TH’s deficit: Financial expert
A financial expert today described allegations that the RM10.9 billion deficit gap recorded by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) in 2018 resulted completely from Pakatan Harapan (PH) taking over the country’s administration as inaccurate.
— The Sun Daily

More than 70% of Anjung Singgah homeless have found jobs
Seventy-three percent of the 7,047 homeless people who stayed at Anjung Singgah as at January this year have been given help to land jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
— The Sun Daily

End-of-Life Vehicle policy still under study, says deputy minister
Ong Kian Ming says the policy needs to be thought about carefully because it affects different people in different ways.
— FMT News

U-turn on loan contra: SUPP accuses PH govt of continuing to ‘bully’ Sarawak
Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) has expressed disappointment and concern over the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government’s U-turn on the RM1 billion loan contra formula to address Sarawak’s dilapidated schools issue.
— The Borneo Post

Pakatan must assure Malaysians they made the right choice in GE14, says Guan Eng
Positive outcomes that benefit the people matter as they must be made to feel they chose right in changing the government, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak, Sabah should be given ‘negara’ status, says NGO
Sarawak Association For Peoples’ Aspiration says ‘negeri’ status means the two states are equal to the other states in the peninsula.
— FMT News

Hearing of Musa Aman’s application pertaining to money laundering case on May 6
The Sessions Court here today set May 6 to hear an application on legal issues by the defence in the case of former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman who is facing 16 counts of money laundering amounting to US$37.8 million (RM155.5 million) and S$2.5 million.
— Malay Mail

Citi, Schroders launch investIQ for Citi clients
Citi and Schroders have launched a digital tool, investIQ, on the Citi Wealth platform in selected markets across Asia, including Malaysia, Middle East and Europe.
— The Star Online

Failure to amend constitution will not obstruct Sabah from claiming rights
The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Two Malaysian ex-soldiers, Indonesian technician jailed for conspiring to promote terrorism
An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
— The Sun Daily

Umno senator: BN must keep up momentum to win back voters
Barisan Nasional parties must continue restructuring the coalition to secure the confidence of voters and maintain pressure on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, said Senator Khairul Azwan Harun.
— Malay Mail

Prestariang sues govt for RM732m over axed SKIN project
Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd (PSKIN), a subsidiary of Prestariang Bhd, today filed a legal claim totalling RM732 million against the government for the unilateral termination of the national immigration control system (SKIN)…
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Rail Link, China-based CCCC set up JV to manage ECRL project
Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) have agreed to form a 50:50 joint-venture (JV) company to manage, operate and maintain the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) rail network, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia seeks public feedback on dematerialisation rule amendments
Bursa Malaysia Bhd today issued a consultation paper seeking public feedback on the proposed amendments to the Rules of Bursa Malaysia Depository Sendirian Bhd (Bursa Depository) and the Main Market and ACE Market Listing Requirements to facilitate dematerialisation.Dematerialisation …
— The Sun Daily

Francis Teron: Dr M’s One Malaysia concept nothing to do with taking away S’wak’s immigration rights
A Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak grassroots leader regretted the speculative statement made by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s version of One Malaysia. Masing, who is Baleh assemblyman, when officiating …
— The Borneo Post

MACC detains three men for submitting false claims
A senior officer of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia were among three men detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here today for allegedly submitting false claims, amounting to RM689,000. According to a…
— Malay Mail

Balancing between people, parties, Putrajaya and palace
What will be expected of new Johor menteri besar Sahruddin Jamal, and how he should respond.
— FMT News

Intervention programme strategic approach for tahfiz students
The private tahfiz school student intervention programme is a strategic approach that will bring new dimensions to the education stream in the country. Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said…
— New Sarawak Tribune

Did you know, 9 out of 10 Malaysians have signs of gum disease?
ADVERTORIAL Gum disease, when left untreated results in tooth loss. Not only will it affect your speech clarity and less enjoyment of crunchy, chewy and crispy food, it can also make you smile and laugh less due to lacking in confidence. Are you one of them?
— The Borneo Post

Family asks volunteers to stop search for Acap
The family of Gopeng Ultra Trail (GUT) 2019 participant Mohammad Ashraf Hassan, who has been missing for the past 23 days, has asked volunteers to stop looking for the runner.Ashraf’s elder brother, Mohammad Azlan, who is representing the family, lodged a report at the Gopeng Police Station …
— The Sun Daily

Rely less on minerals and forests, Regent urges Pahang
State should be a food producer state, and develop a system for environmental conservation.
— FMT News

RapidKL buses travelling Ampang Corridor now fully cashless
RapidKL buses plying the Ampang Corridor are going fully cashless today. Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd (Rapid Bus) chief executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij Muhammad Yasin said it involved 64 buses for 11 routes and more than…
— Malay Mail

Health card for B40 group in the works, says Melaka CM
The Melaka government will introduce a health card for B40 (low income) households which will enable them to enjoy free health examination at government hospitals and clinics. Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the…
— Malay Mail

Temple task force withdraws appeal over Adib inquest
This comes after the Attorney-General’s Chambers withdraws application to strike out the task force’s appeal.
— FMT News

Sabah cops hunting man who allegedly assaulted teenager over online game
Police are on the hunt for a 30-year-old man, who allegedly assaulted a teenage boy for playing the multiplayer online game ‘Mobile Legends’ with his female cousin at Kampung Tinusa Dua here last Wednesday (April 10).
— The Star Online

Even Parliament PAC headed by Opposition, Saarani tells Perak Pakatan
The Perak state Opposition reminded Pakatan Harapan (PH) today of its promise to appoint an Opposition lawmaker to head the state’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Opposition leader Datuk Saarani Mohamad said today ahead of the…
— Malay Mail

Lan Pet Pet fined RM2,000 for assaulting security guard
Actor and comedian Lan Pet Pet, whose real name is Mazlan Ahmad (pix), 49, was fined RM2,000, in default eight months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for assaulting a security guard at a housing area in Nilai.Magistrate Mayon Yusof meted out the fine after Mazlan pleaded …
— The Sun Daily

Maszlee: Rosmah’s brainchild, Permata, now rebranded as ‘Genius’
The National Permata Programme that was the brainchild of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has now been rebranded as “Genius”, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today. Berita Harian reported Maszlee saying that the Cabinet…
— Malay Mail

Save Seafield Mariamman temple task force withdraws appeal
Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force today withdrew its appeal at the Court of Appeal against the Coroner’s Court’s dismissal of its application to hold a watching brief at the inquest of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who died from injuries sustained during a riot at the …
— The Sun Daily

YKN partners deliver sponsorship, sign MoU with foundation
Thirteen strategic partners of Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN) today presented their sponsorships to the foundation and signed fresh Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with it. With support from these strategic partners, YKN…
— Malay Mail

PRESTARIANG SKIN FILES US$177 MILLION CLAIM AGAINST MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT
PRESTARIANG SKIN Sdn Bhd (PSKIN), a subsidiary of Prestariang Bhd on April 15 filed a legal claim totalling US$177 million (RM732 million) against the Malaysian government for the unilateral termination of the “Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional” or SKIN project by way of expropriation.
— DNA

Levy unlikely to impede air travel
Some market observers are not overly pessimistic about the government’s proposal to impose a departure levy for all outbound passengers, possibly to be enforced after the Haj’s season this year.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia a ‘dumping ground’ for Aussie plastic waste, says report
South-east Asian countries, especially Malaysia, have become Australia’s dumping ground for plastic waste, Australian media reported.
— Today Online

When defensive stocks are no longer a bear-market safe haven
Defensive stocks such as utilities, consumer staples and healthcare are not such a good place to hide out anymore.
— The Edge Markets

Election scandal in Malaysia taints election integrity
The 2019 election is the second election for me outside Indonesia. Before then, I didn’t think much about it because the percentage of permanent voters outside the country is too small compared to total number of voters in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Making a case to give illegal aliens their wages
A domestic worker from Indonesia must wait longer to know whether she is entitled to claim five years’ back wages amounting to more than RM30,000 from her Malaysian employer.
— FMT

Zakir Naik: Peaceful preacher?
Zakir Naik is a controversial Muslim preacher that is currently under investigation by the Indian government for alleged acts of hate speech and money laundering.
— The Asean Post

RGB to grow gaming concession business
RGB International Bhd is pressing ahead with the expansion of its gaming machine concession business overseas, albeit at a reduced budget this year after a capital-raising plan was put on hold due to tough market conditions.
— The Star Online

Experiential “Action Learning” Module Gives ASB Graduates the Cutting Edge
Graduates of Asia School of Business (ASB), a global business school founded by Bank Negara Malaysia and the MIT Sloan School of Management in the United States, are in high demand, with many receiving job offers well before their convocation.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire

 

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