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  • A look at the aviation industry

    March 8, 2014 4:06 PM 30

    The recent conclusion of results for the financial year 2013 (FY13) revealed challenging times for major Malaysian aviation players as the results were generally not up to par with the market’s expectations. The event-filled year started off on a lighter note with market observers pegging optimistic views on the industry in general as most aviators showed

  • 12-mile oil slick first sign of missing aircraft | Malaysia | The Malay Mail Online

    March 8, 2014 2:31 PM 8

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — Search and rescue efforts for the missing MH370 grow increasingly futile as night advances, and reports are now streaming in of an alleged sighting of a 12-mile (19.3km) long oil slick in the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam. According to the New York Times’ report from Hong Kong, the oil slick could be the first sign that the Boeing

  • Malaysia Airlines flight missing; 239 people on board

    March 8, 2014 12:42 AM 7

    Malaysia Airlines has “lost contact” with a Beijing-bound plane carrying 239 people. In a statement, the airline said flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur just after midnight (local time) on March 8. The airline said authorities have activated their search-and-rescue team in an effort to locate the plane. The airline said 227 passengers and 12 crew members

  • Minister should allay fears about incinerator instead of asking people to Google it, says MP

    March 7, 2014 1:59 AM 13

    The advice from a minister to “Google information on incinerators” has been slammed by an opposition lawmaker today. Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (pic) had, instead of allaying fears about a proposed incinerator in Taman Beringin, Kepong, dismissed residents’ concerns with his glib suggestion, said Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming. The urban wellbeing, housing

  • Malaysia holds rates steady, see gains in exports

    March 7, 2014 1:48 AM 22

    Food, with transport and electricity, add to Malaysia’s highest level of inflation in more than two years. — File pictureKUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Malaysia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate steady at 3 per cent today, as expected, signalling it remains comfortable for now with the country’s rising inflation rate. Bank Negara Malaysia has kept its overnight

  • KL shares end firmer on improved sentiment

    March 7, 2014 1:27 AM 134

    TNB, with MISC and TM, the top three biggest contributors to the rise of the composite index. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia ended the trading session firmer for the third consecutive day today, lifted by improved market sentiment. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished at its highest level of 1,838.69, rising

  • Despite water crisis, Selangor mulls mowing down green lungs for highway

    March 7, 2014 12:42 AM 12

    Forest reserve graphicsKUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — A water crisis that left parts of Selangor without supply for three weeks has not deterred the state administration from possibly degazetting forest reserves — vital water catchment zones for the Klang Valley — for a proposed highway. Environmental activists are scrambling to rally the public in submitting

  • Illicit cigarette boom rakes in billions for organised crime syndicates, says Interpol

    March 7, 2014 12:01 AM 16

    The lack of control in the cigarette component supply chain has contributed to the sale of illicit cigarettes by organised crime syndicates who are raking in billions in illegal profits, said Interpol, shedding light into an illicit trade where Malaysia is ranked no. 2 in the world according to a Goldman and Sachs study. Secretary-general Ronald K. Noble

  • Independent consultant appointed to evaluate KLIA2 safety

    March 6, 2014 11:52 PM 57

    Minister Hishamuddin: Report for Prime Minister next week. — File picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The government has appointed a professional and independent consultant to specifically, independently and transparently assess the safety of aircraft and passengers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2). Acting Transport Minister

  • Lucky 50 millionth passenger wins complimentary air tickets - Nation

    March 6, 2014 11:35 PM 20

    KUALA LUMPUR: It was perhaps the most unforgettable welcome for a tourist when he was greeted with two complimentary return Coral Economy Class tickets on Etihad Airways upon his arrival here. American student Olivier DeBruin was the lucky winner when he became the “50 millionth passenger” to walk through the ticket gates in KL Sentral yesterday