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January 19, 2018 9:15 AM Entrepreneurship among main agendas of KPT

SINTOK: Enhancing entrepreneurial skills among students of the institutions of higher learning (IPT) is one of the main agendas of the Higher Education Ministry (KPT) to produce graduates who would create job opportunities in the future. Its secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said for that reason, the ministry was collaborating with Alibaba 3

January 19, 2018 9:03 AM Etiqa Insurance, HLA win World Finance Global Insurance Awards 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Etiqa Insurance and Takaful Bhd and Hong Leong Assurance Bhd (HLA) have been named winners in the general and life insurance categories respectively in the World Finance Global Insurance Awards 2017. In a statement today, World Finance said, the awards celebrated those who stayed and drove ahead of technology developments and innovative 2

January 18, 2018 12:37 PM Malaysian palm oil output to rise 3% in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil production in Malaysia, the world’s No. 2 producer of the commodity, will rise by 3% in 2018, an industry body forecast today. The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) expects production to climb to 20.5 million tonnes from 19.9 million tonnes in 2017, the group’s director-general, Datuk Ahmad Kushairi, said at an industry conference 7

January 18, 2018 6:00 AM Malaysia says European move to ban palm oil from biofuels is ‘crop apartheid’

Malaysia is the world's second-biggest palm oil producer after Indonesia, and the two countries together account for nearly 90 per cent of global output. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 ― Malaysia today criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels, calling the move a protectionist trade barrier and a form of “crop apartheid 5

January 18, 2018 5:59 AM Parlo Tours completes RTO, lists on the ACE market

PETALING JAYA: Parlo Tours Sdn Bhd, travel management and services group in Malaysia, via a reverse takeover of Cybertowers Bhd has today joined the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, under the name Parlo Bhd. The group's share price jumped 8.5 sen or 85% to trade at 18.5 sen as at 3.54pm today, with some 23.9 million shares changing hands 4

January 18, 2018 4:33 AM Thailand recommends daily minimum wage hikes up to 7pc

File photo of a bank cashier counting Thai baht notes in a bank in Bangkok. – AFP picBANGKOK, Jan 18 — Thailand’s Central Wage Committee has recommended that the daily minimum wage be increased by 7 per cent to 330 baht (US$10.33) in its two most industrialised provinces, Chonburi and Rayong. The committee recommended increases of between 5 to 22 baht across 6

January 18, 2018 3:04 AM Trump reveals winners of controversial ‘Fake News Awards’

US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview at the White House in Washington January 17, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 18 — Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted “Fake News Awards” late yesterday, escalating his already persistent attacks on a number of major US media outlets. The awards dropped hours after a senator from Trump's 7

January 17, 2018 1:07 PM New Mitsubishi Triton Athlete launched in Malaysia

The Athlete is built on the base Mitsubishi Triton, but sports some new styling parts.— Photo by YS KhongKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, officially launched the new Triton Athlete 4x4 pick-up truck today. If you go to a Mitsubishi showroom and ask for available colours 10

January 17, 2018 8:31 AM Villagers shocked to find WWII mortar bomb

BALIK PULAU: An old mortar bomb which was believed to be from the World War II era was discovered by residents from Kampung Terang here on Tuesday. They summoned the police bomb disposal unit, who combed the area and managed to locate the bomb which measured 81mm. It was an explosive material that has been inactive for a long time and posed no threat 7

January 15, 2018 3:48 PM Malaysia's improved economy due to good governance, policies – Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's improved economy is due to the positive effects of good governance and policies by the government over these few years. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Salleh Said Keruak said the country's economy had been improving for some time and this did not happen overnight. His comments followed a claim by an opposition 7