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July 20, 2018 7:30 AM AirAsia X inks conditional amendment agreement with Airbus for additional 34 aircraft

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia X Bhd has entered into a conditional amendment agreement with Airbus S.A.S for the purchase and delivery of an additional 34 A330-900neo aircraft pursuant to the A330-300 purchase agreement dated June 14, 2007. This comes after the low-cost long-haul carrier announced yesterday that it had placed an order of 100 Airbus A330neo widebody 7

July 19, 2018 1:41 PM Serba Dinamik bags RM268m Laos contract

PETALING JAYA: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Serba Dinamik International Ltd (SDIL) has secured a US$66.2 million (RM268.8 million) engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract (EPCC) from Lao People’s Democratic Republic based Nam Taep 1, 2, 3 Hydropower Co Ltd. The EPCC contract which commences today is set to go on for up to 43 months 5

July 19, 2018 12:54 PM Stakeholders views taken into account before introducing agency replacing Bernas

KUALA LUMPUR: A new agency is expected to be set up to take over the role of Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas), said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub. He said the ministry was holding meetings and discussions with all the stakeholders before making the decision. "Whatever the model presented, the government will study it together 5

July 19, 2018 11:05 AM 303,856 permanent, temporary resident card holders as of June 30

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat was told today that the number of permanent resident (MyPR) and temporary resident (MyKas) identity card holders as of June 30 were 269,899 and 33,957 respectively. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said according to the states, there were 38,239 MyPR card holders and 1,709 MyKas card holders 4

July 19, 2018 4:39 AM Guan Eng: Yes, GST more transparent, efficient

KUALA LUMPUR: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a much more transparent and efficient tax system compared to the Sales and Services Tax (SST), Lim Guan Eng (pix) admitted. The Finance Minister said the decision to revert to SST was because the impact on the end user was much lesser, due to a single-stage taxation, namely to the manufacturers, compared 5

July 18, 2018 4:05 PM New flights to S'pore and JB to boost Perak's tourism industry

IPOH: Perak is set to become a major tourism destination in the region with flights coming into its capital city of Ipoh from Singapore and Johor Baru before the end of the year. State Tourism, Arts and Cultural Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said in a statement that the flights will be operated by AirAsia. The Singapore-Ipoh flights are expected to start 6

July 18, 2018 4:03 PM Education policy to be reviewed: Maszlee

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry will set up a committee to review the national education policy, said its minister Dr Maszlee Malik. "The committee is tasked with reviewing the national education philosophy and policy including improving the educational curriculum and system from the preschool right up to the university level. "Encompassing civic 5

July 17, 2018 11:57 PM AC Milan's Europa League ban appeal set for Thursday

LAUSANNE: AC Milan's appeal against a European ban for breaking UEFA's financial fair play rules will be heard Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the court announced. A spokesman for the Lausanne-based court told AFP that the hearing will be at 9:30am and a decision would follow "probably within 24 hours". Last month European football's 5

July 17, 2018 3:32 PM Awer calls for audits of all power projects awarded from 2011 onwards

PETALING JAYA: The Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer), which had consistently called on the Barisan Nasional government to abandon direct negotiations for power plant projects, has asked the Pakatan Harapan government to audit all approval processes and awards of power plant in KeTTHA, the Energy Commission and the Sustainable Energy 4

July 17, 2018 10:32 AM Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a 'crime'

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on July 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote. Strongman leader Hun Sen is set to extend his 33-year grip on power in the upcoming election after supporting the dissolution of the main opposition 6