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  • No firm decisions on TPPA, says Mustapa

    February 18, 2014 7:50 AM 12

    Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed says Malaysia has not made any firm decisions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). — Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― Malaysia has not made any firm decisions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), said Minister of International Trade and Industry

  • More than 20,000 expected to be declared bankrupt in 2013 due to price hikes, says Anwar

    February 18, 2014 7:20 AM 14

    The number of Malaysians declared bankrupt last year is expected to exceed 20,000 as the rising cost of living and hikes in prices of goods and services put a strain on spending, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic). Citing statistics from the Insolvency Department, the opposition leader revealed that 16,306 people, or an average of 1,812 a month, were declared

  • Selangor able to give free water to Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya households, says Khalid

    February 18, 2014 6:58 AM 21

    Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim says the Selangor government is able to finance the RM2 billion needed to provide free 20 cubic metres of water to households in Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 18, 2014.The Selangor Pakatan Rakyat government will be able to extend its free 20 cubic metres of water

  • Water shortage in Selangor politically motivated, says PKR

    February 17, 2014 11:14 PM 172

    The current water shortage faced in several districts in Selangor is politically motivated and not solely due to the dry season as reported by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), said PKR. The current dry spell and ammonia contamination in two water treatment plants had been attributed as the source of water cuts affecting over 83,000 households

  • Government to continue to emphasise growth of creative sector, says Najib

    February 17, 2014 12:01 PM 21

    Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is also finance minister, said the government has approved an allocation of RM200 million in the 2012 Budget to boost the local creative industry. — Reuters picPUTRAJAYA, Feb 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will continue to emphasise the development of the creative industry which

  • Government to impose new condition to curb property speculation

    February 17, 2014 8:46 AM 12

    The government recently announced an allocation of RM300 million for the private affordable ownership housing programme, to be launched on April 1. – Picture by K.E. OoiKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government plans to enforce a new condition to curb property speculation, said its Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman

  • RHB Invesment Banks signs partnership pact with Taiwan’s Sinopac Sec

    February 17, 2014 7:27 AM 15

    The strategic partnership between RHB Investment Bank Bhd and SinoPac Securities, a leading brokerage firm based in Taiwan, will allow RHB customers to have access to the Taiwanese stocks and in turn, SinoPac would be able to promote Asean equities. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — RHB Investment Bank Bhd (RHBIB) is offering investment opportunities for local

  • Asia stocks supported; falling dollar a burden for Nikkei

    February 16, 2014 11:43 PM 344

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets could take heart on Monday after Wall Street managed to look past more soft U.S. data, though Japanese stocks will be pressured by a stronger yen as the dollar loses altitude. Turnover is likely to be thinned with U.S. markets closed for Presidents' Day, but Australian shares set the early tone with a rise of 0.4 percent

  • Guan Eng condemns mosque defilement incident, tells Penangites to unite

    February 16, 2014 7:54 AM 20

    The piece of meat found at the mosque in Machang Bubuk in mainland Penang, this morning. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, February 16, 2014.Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has called on Penangites to unite and keep calm hours after the discovery early this morning of a slab of meat believed to be pork in the compound of a mosque in Cherok

  • Malaysia to lease fighter jets amid money issues, says report

    February 16, 2014 2:29 AM 9

    Singapore Air Force aerobatics team 'Black Knights' flies in formation at the Singapore Airshow on February 14, 2014, where multibillion-dollar deals were made showing the Asia Pacific region's importance as the growth driver of global aviation. – AFP pic, February 16, 2014.Defence industry executives have revealed that Malaysia was looking to lease