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July 16, 2018 3:42 AM PTPN defers payment for those earning below RM4,000 monthly (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will allow borrowers earning less than RM4,000 a month to defer repaying their study loans. "In line with the 100-day pledge of the PH (Pakatan Harapan) manifesto, PTPTN will allow deferment of repayment for borrowers earning less than RM4,000 per month," PTPTN chairman Wan Saiful 5

July 16, 2018 1:04 AM ‘Makkah Route’ to facilitate Hajj journey for Malaysians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has officially launched the "Makkah Route" initiative in Malaysia, allowing the country's pilgrims to benefit from immigration pre-clearance and other services that will facilitate their journey to perform the Islamic pilgrimage. Saudi and Malaysian officials attended the launch of the initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 8

July 14, 2018 8:35 AM Former AG appointed Umno supreme council member

PETALING JAYA: Former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has been appointed an Umno supreme council member, said party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. In a statement released today, Ahmad Zahid confirmed the appointments of 11 Supreme Council members including Mohamed Apandi. The others are Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Datuk Seri Tajuddin 8

July 14, 2018 6:22 AM Prasarana to abide by MoF instructions on LRT3

KUALA LUMPUR: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) will abide by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) instructions on the cost reduction for the light rail transit line 3 (LRT3) project. In a statement today, the state-owned transportation company said it was currently awaiting instructions from the MoF for the rigorous and comprehensive cost rationalisation 8

July 12, 2018 3:36 PM TM launches cheaper broadband plans, says more to come

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) unveiled new broadband plans Thursday and pledged that it will continue to come up with more packages in line with the government's aspiration for cheaper services by year-end. "We will continue, of course. This is the continuation of giving better and better (plans) to our customers, be they households or businesses 8

July 12, 2018 7:44 AM TM announces 30Mbps broadband plan priced at RM79 for household income below RM4,500

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has announced a 30Mbps broadband only unifi plan for households with monthly income of RM4,500 and below. The plan is priced at RM79 per month, more than 50% lower than the current 30Mbps unifi Home plan, which is priced at RM179 per month. Acting group CEO Datuk Bazlan Osman said it will continue coming up with new plans 9

July 11, 2018 3:38 PM Amanah spreads its wings to Labuan

LABUAN: Peninsula-based Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) is making inroads into the duty-free-island of Labuan to expand its political influence with the establishment of a pro-tem area chapter. Labuan Amanah pro-tem committee chairman Dr Ramli Tahir said the chapter now had 250 members with two branches established. "We established the Amanah Labuan on June 18, initially 6

July 11, 2018 4:25 AM Prasarana pledges to reduce LRT3 cost

PETALING JAYA: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd said today that it acknowledged the Finance Ministry's statement on the increase in the total cost of the light rail transit line (LRT3) project and will strive to further reduce the cost. Prasarana's president and group CEO Masnizam Hisham said in a statement that the management had in fact begun cost reduction 8

July 10, 2018 3:57 PM Finance Ministry wants cost of LRT3 to be reduced by 'much more than RM6 billion'

PETALING JAYA: The Finance Ministry said it will not support additional funding for the 37km Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) unless Prasarana Malaysia Bhd cuts the cost of the project which, it is forecast, could soar to as high as RM31.45 billion. According to previous news reports, the cost of LRT3 was to have been capped at RM9 billion. On March 8

July 10, 2018 1:41 PM MoF to stop funding LRT3 unless cost falls drastically

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will not support any additional funding required for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) unless the cost is "significantly rationalised" without compromising the rail network's integrity, safety and service quality. In a statement today, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the ministry had requested project 6