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  • Features | The Star Online

    January 31, 2014 12:20 AM 21

    THE Golden Horse strides in once every 60 years and this year will turn out to be an economically viable year for Malaysia, says Ng Choon Phong, founder of Zi Wei Feng Shui Academy. Ng uses the Flying Star Zi Wei Dou Shu chart as a guide to his forecasts, which differ from the general view that this is the Year of the Wood Horse. According to Ng, the Metal

  • Flying Stars feng shui for 2014

    January 31, 2014 12:06 AM 140

    Another year is soon to pass. With the departure of the Water Snake's slow energy, we welcome the lively and powerful energy of the Wood Horse. The Year of the Wood Horse signifies all the vitality, excitement and strength of its namesake, and brings a year filled with adventures and challenges. But before you go riding headfirst into the New Year, you may like to find out what Flying

  • Feng Shui Masters at Odds Over Prospects for Year of the Horse

    January 30, 2014 11:49 PM 36

    The Year of the Horse, which begins Friday, is a dangerous one for investing, according to Master Koon, a Hong Kong-based feng shui master. The Chinese zodiac runs on a 60-year cycle, as the 12 animals occur in combination with each of the five elements of traditional Chinese cosmology: wood, water, fire, metal, and earth. The “wood horse,” which is up this year, represents

  • Higher volume slows traffic on North-South Expressway

    January 30, 2014 11:37 AM 50

    KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 30, 2014): Traffic flow out of the city to the north and south on the North-South Expressway was reported to be slow this afternoon on the eve of Chinese New Year. A spokesman of the Traffic Control Centre of Plus Expressways Sdn Bhd said the traffic volume had increased and two accidents caused traffic to slow down. "The accidents

  • Be angry at yourself not rich Chinese, Malays told

    January 30, 2014 6:54 AM 35

    Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan (left), Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor (centre), and Seputeh Umno chief Datuk Mustapa Kamal give a press conference after the seminar. — Picture by Zurairi ARKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — Ahead of tomorrow’s Chinese New Year festivities, an Umno deputy minister has urged the Malay community

  • Why Malaysia won't join EM rate hikes

    January 30, 2014 5:04 AM 24

       Text Size   Published: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:01 AM ET BNP Paribas and Citi Research meanwhile, expect a 25 basis point cut in March and May, respectively. But OCBC's Wiranto dismisses claims of inflationary pressure, pointing out that the central bank itself downplayed the issue. "Our sense is that Bank Negara is still fairly relaxed about the recent

  • MBSB looking to top RM1b in pre-tax profit

    January 30, 2014 3:35 AM 44

    KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 30, 2014): Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) is optimistic of surpassing the RM1 billion mark in its pre-tax profit this year, on the back of an overall loan growth target of 10% to 12% in both its retail and corporate businesses. MBSB made a pre-tax profit of RM932.35 million for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2013 (FY13). "We like to look beyond

  • KL property owners still unhappy about assessment rates

    January 30, 2014 1:02 AM 18

    City folk taking part in a protest against the increase in assessment rates in Kuala Lumpur on December 16, 2013. – The Malaysian Insider pic, January 30, 2014. While property owners in Kuala Lumpur may be relieved that assessment rates for the first half of the year remain unchanged, they regard it as cold comfort as the proposed increase in fees to come into effect

  • Praying for protection - Features

    January 29, 2014 11:39 PM 35

    THE Guan Di (God of War) Temple in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, has acquired a set of 60 Tai Sui or Year Deities, each representing one year in the 60-year cycle. The painted wooden carvings of the deities are imported from Taiwan. Carved embellishments from China will also be installed as part of the new home for these deities. The entire set of 60 Year Deities

  • Malaysia central bank holds rates, signals growth optimism

    January 29, 2014 9:43 PM 24

    Women pay their bills at a wet market in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur January 22, 2014. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Malaysia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate steady at 3 per cent today, as expected, signalling optimism over the country’s growth prospects that economists expect to result in an interest rate rise later in the year. Bank Negara