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August 22, 2015 1:04 AM Allah’s fate for me to be DPM, says Zahid Hamidi

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reportedly said he was in no position to reject the deputy prime minister post that had already been determined for him by the Almighty. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Faced with a room full of small-town delegates known to be prideful on all things Johor, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad 8

August 20, 2015 8:16 AM SB deputy director's transfer normal, says IGP

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has denied that the transfer of special branch deputy director Abdul Hamid Bador to the Prime Minister's Department was part of a cleansing process. In a media statement today, he said the transfer was normal and allegations to the contrary were slanderous. Khalid also claimed Abdul Hamid was aware of the transfer 3

August 19, 2015 10:19 AM Morten Karlsen Sørby appointed new Digi chairman

DIGI.COM Bhd and its subsidiary Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd have announced the appointment of Morten Karlsen Sørby (pic) as chairman of the board at Digi. His appointment is effective immediately, and he succeeds Sigve Brekke who assumed the position of president and chief executive officer of Telenor Group earlier this week, the company said in a statement 8

August 19, 2015 12:29 AM Silly to compare transparency with pornography

COMMENT It is silly of Senator Paul Low to compare transparency and good governance with pornography. The two are a world apart, and I cannot believe it that one of our cabinet ministers subscribes to such absurdity, more so, someone who considers his cabinet appointment two years ago as a ‘divine’ calling. Low cannot take cover by saying that the illustration 6

August 17, 2015 3:48 AM Maybank Research positive on Gamuda’s win in Penang

(From right) SRS Consortium chief executive officer Datuk Lin Yun Ling, Gamuda Bhd executive director (projects) Szeto Wai Loong, Ideal Property Group executive chairman Datuk Alex Ooi, Loh Phoy Yen Holdings Sdn Bhd director Datuk Lim Kean Seng and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Penang branch chairman Datuk Dr Ooi Eng Hock checking out the Penang 4

August 16, 2015 9:56 AM Cheers for Muhyiddin, jeers for Ahmad Maslan

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ahmad Maslan was greeted with boos and jeers during Pontian Umno division delegates meeting, despite the fact that he is the deputy head of the division. In contrast, former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin was greeted with applause during his arrival and whenever he reached an exclamation point 10

August 16, 2015 6:09 AM Abdul Rahman: Task force on PM's RM2.6b 'illegal'

BN strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan has described the special task force investigating the RM2.6 billion deposits into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's personal bank accounts as "illegal". "In the first place the task force was illegally constituted. They were not supposed to be investigating the prime minister or any individual 14

August 14, 2015 10:07 AM Thailand selects new police chief ahead of major military reshuffle

Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda was selected as Thailand's Police Chief, despite being the most junior of the candidates for the post. BANGKOK: The Board of Royal Thai Police on Friday (Aug 14) selected deputy police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda as the country’s new Police Chief. He will replace the outgoing Chief Pol Gen Somyot Pumpunmuang who will retire 9

August 14, 2015 1:33 AM MRT Corp announces new appointments, key movements

Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has announced several changes and additions to its senior management team. In a statement today, MRT Corp said the Stakeholder Relations & Land Management Division has been renamed Commercial & Stakeholder Relations Division (CSRD) effective July 16, 2015. Within the CSRD, the Business Development Department 7

August 13, 2015 10:56 PM Aussies trying to trace ex-students

PETALING JAYA: Australia is trying to find and say hello to Malaysian students who studied there. Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter John Cosgrove said the idea mooted by the Australian High Commission here was to get in touch with those who once studied Down Under. “All those many thousands who studied in Australia and went back home … whatever 8