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September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 18

August 30, 2018 9:28 AM Watch out for 'The Cycling Dead' on Oct 13

KUALA LUMPUR: If you spot a zombie on a bicycle – or a few hundred of them – on the roads of Seberang Perai Utara this Oct 13, don't run, they're not here to feast on your brains. They're just taking part in a fun ride by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Onn Butterworth (SMKDOB). SMKDOB PTA president, Jazman Shahar 7

August 29, 2018 8:36 AM Ambitious Penang 2030 plan launched

GEORGE TOWN: The state government has unveiled an administrative policy called "Penang 2030" which aims to improve the overall quality of life for Penangites. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said that the state will introduce a form of the Happiness Index to gauge the level of contentment among the people here. Speaking during the launch of the plan at the E&O hotel 7

August 28, 2018 9:46 AM Consultant reviewing Pan Borneo Highway has yet to present findings

KUALA LUMPUR: The two weeks given to the consultant appointed to review the awarded contracts in relation to the Pan Borneo Highway are over, and they must present their findings to the government. Works Minister Baru Bian said he had yet to receive any information regarding the review, which was to look for ways to reduce the cost and scope of the highway's 4

August 28, 2018 2:59 AM Theme park fun-filled festivity

In conjunction with the nation’s 61st year of independence, Sunway Lagoon launches the “Proud To Be Malaysian” campaign that will run from Aug 17 to Sep 16. Visitors to the theme park can expect a large number of activities and attractions during this time. Alongside the unveiling of Infantino Fernandes’ latest metal sculptures of seven bisons called 4

August 27, 2018 10:36 AM EU's security must no longer depend on US: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that he would put forward new proposals for the European Union to boost its security, saying the bloc must stop depending on American might. "Europe can no longer rely on the United States for its security. It is up to us to guarantee European security," he said in a speech to relaunch his diplomatic 5

August 27, 2018 8:51 AM Jeffrey Cheah Foundation launches the Oxford-Jeffrey Cheah Graduate Scholarship

BRITISH High Commissioner to Malaysia HE Vicki Treadell officially launched the Oxford-Jeffrey Cheah Graduate Scholarship at Sunway University on Aug 23. At the ceremony, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Founding Trustee Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah thanked the University of Oxford. Cheah was also honoured and expressed his gratitude towards the uni in helping talented 15

August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 102

August 21, 2018 9:10 AM Strengthening infrastructure in Balakong main thrust of PH manifesto

BANGI: Strengthening and developing infrastructure in Balakong is the main thrust of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto for the state seat's by-election. PH candidate Wong Siew Ki said she was determined to resolve the problems on flash floods and traffic congestion, which had been plaguing the constituents in Balakong. "The Sungai Balak banks will be upgraded 10

August 20, 2018 3:22 AM Sabah should be given same attention as peninsula: Rafizi

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah should be given the same attention as the peninsula, particularly in terms of development, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Rafizi Ramli (pix). He said this being that Sabah was one of the three regions involved in the formation of Malaysia. "I see that infrastructure development, especially roads, in Sabah is behind 11