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  • Anti-Lynas NGO protests at Sydney headquarters AGM

    November 28, 2013 3:14 PM 39

    Environmental group Himpunan Hijau is ramping up pressure on rare earth miner Lynas Corporation by holding protests at the firm's headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Its chairman Wong Tack said they had been holding a camp-out at the Lynas headquarters as the company is scheduled to hold its annual general meeting of shareholders tomorrow. He said in a statement

  • Electricity tariffs to go up 10%-20% next year

    November 28, 2013 1:23 AM 30

    Electricity tariffs to go up 10%-20% next year KUALA LUMPUR - Consumers should brace themselves for a 10 per cent-20 per cent hike in electricity tariffs next year. "The quantum (of increase) is not finalised … but anything below 20 per cent is reasonable," said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. The final decision

  • Robotic cleaner to the rescue - Community

    November 27, 2013 11:38 AM 41

    THERE will be no more water supply disruptions during Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd’s (Syabas) scheduled cleaning of water reservoirs and tanks, thanks to a new underwater robotic cleaner. Known as the Underwater Tank Cleaning Robot, this machine sucks out sludge and sediments at the bottom of reservoirs and water tanks without having to cut off water

  • MASwings aircraft ends up in mud

    November 27, 2013 11:06 AM 27

    BARIO: A Maswings Twin Otter aircraft ended up in the mud on the side of the runway while taxiing today. Flight MH3434 with13 passengers from Miri arrived safely at Bario airstrip at 9.30am, but ended up in the soft ground when its right main wheel rolled into it at it taxied towards the end of runway. A Maswings spokesman said the incident happened

  • MPs to submit mass objection letters on rate hike to City Hall

    November 27, 2013 8:25 AM 32

    Pakatan MPs after a meeting with Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor on the new assessment rates on November 21. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, November 27, 2013.Opposition lawmakers hope to force Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to delay new assessment rates that have outraged city property owners by submitting boxes

  • Vincent Tan defers 7-Eleven’s RM804.6 million IPO

    November 26, 2013 2:10 AM 26

    Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan (pic) has deferred the $250 million (RM804.6 million) IPO of his 7-Eleven convenience store chain due to the year-end lull, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. A draft prospectus released earlier by Seven Convenience Bhd, which runs the 7-Eleven outlets, said the IPO offered up to 530.33 million shares and was scheduled

  • Investors Shift Focus as Malaysia Property Curbs Hurt

    November 26, 2013 1:00 AM 28

    A raft of measures unveiled recently to cool Malaysia’s booming housing market will likely prompt investors to buy into commercial properties and other assets for better returns in the Southeast Asian country. Housing prices in Malaysia began accelerating in 2010 and rose nearly 12% in 2012, almost double the rate of increase in 2000, according to official

  • Property owners’ appeals might delay KL rate hike, says lawyer

    November 25, 2013 10:49 PM 44

    An assessment rate hike set for January 1 in Kuala Lumpur could face delays if thousands of property owners send in appeals that must be heard individually by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) before the new rate can be implemented, says a lawyer. Lawyer Derek Fernandez said those who did not file their objections to DBKL by the December 17 deadline

  • International NGOs take up plight of the Penans

    November 25, 2013 9:31 PM 58

    An undated photo of the Penans protesting against the construction of the dam in Murum. - Pic courtesy of BaruBian.net, November 25, 2013.Some 30 human rights and environmental non-governmental organisations have sent letters to 15 Malaysian missions worldwide calling for "good faith negotiations" with more than 100 Penan families who are displaced by the Murum

  • Online sharing trumps consumer electronic buying decisions in Malaysia - Tech News

    November 25, 2013 7:31 AM 36

    Online sharing appears to be the most influential source of information for Malaysians when purchasing consumer electronic products, according to the latest Text100 Digital Index: APAC Consumer Electronics Study. This is especially prominent during the early stage of decision process, while retail outlets retain significant sway over decisions at the latter