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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 6

July 11, 2018 6:53 AM Alliance Bank eyeing 10% net profit growth for FY19

KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd is targeting a net profit growth of 10% for the financial year ending March 31, 2019 (FY19), driven by its asset growth and transformation initiatives. At a press conference after its AGM here today, group CEO Joel Kornreich said the bank is also eyeing a revenue growth of 6% and loan growth of 10%. For FY19, it will scale 4

July 9, 2018 7:41 AM The PH Government’s new plans for Khazanah Nasional will open the doors for a return to piratisation and crony capitalism

Last Friday, Prime Minister Tun Mahathir claimed that national sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional had deviated from its original objective of helping the Bumiputera. Tun Mahathir now wants Khazanah Nasional to eventually hand-over its profitable assets to certain Bumiputera individuals. When the transformation program was launched a decade ago, the past BN government 12

July 5, 2018 11:48 AM Perlis state legislative assembly sitting to begin on July 20

KANGAR: The first Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting after the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, will be held for three days beginning July 23. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail would officiate the opening at the State Assembly Complex here. "Prior to the sitting, the swearing-in 11

June 30, 2018 3:25 AM 3,400 from Kelantan to perform Haj pilgrimage this year

BACHOK: Some 3,400 people in Kelantan have been selected to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year, with the first batch to leave for Makkah on July 14. Tabung Haji (TH) head of strategic management and transformation, Affan Mohd Nawi, said 60% of the potential pilgrims were from Kota Baru district. "The last flight is scheduled on Aug 14," he said at the opening 4

June 24, 2018 6:23 AM Civil servant among 28 suspects nabbed under 'Ops Pau'

KUALA TERENGGANU: A civil servant was among 28 people arrested in a special operation to eradicate vagrants and extortionists conducted by police teams from the Kuala Terengganu district police headquarters (IPD) yesterday. Kuala Terengganu District Police deputy chief, Supt Suffian Sulaiman said 'Ops Pau' was conducted in three locations, namely the Kuala 7

June 17, 2018 8:36 AM Mohamad Sabu confident of senators from Kelantan, Terengganu being appointed

KOTA BARU: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu is confident the federal government will appoint at least one senator for the post of minister or deputy minister from Kelantan and Terengganu. This is despite the Pakatan Harapan (PH) not winning any seats in these two states in the 14th General Election. Mohamad, who is also Defence Minister 6

June 12, 2018 12:06 PM Media Prima takes control of Vocket Media for RM2.6 million

PETALING JAYA: Media Prima Bhd is acquiring a 52% stake in Vocket Media Sdn Bhd for RM2.6 million cash to expand its digital business. The group said in a filing with the stock exchange that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Rev Asia Holdings Sdn Bhd had on June 12 entered into a conditional share sale purchase agreement with Jaffa Sany Mohd Ariffin 4

May 25, 2018 5:07 AM Masyati Abang Ibrahim new chief at RoS

PUTRAJAYA: Civil Sector Transformation Division senior consultant Masyati Abang Ibrahim has been appointed as the Registrar of Societies director-general, effective May 23. In a brief statement today, Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said Masyati will replace Surayati Ibrahim, who has since been transferred to the Public Services 13

May 24, 2018 8:25 AM 1Malaysia logo taken down from Pahang UTC

KUANTAN: The giant-sized 1Malaysia logo has been taken down from the Pahang Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here today. The work to take down the logo started at 8 am and was completed about two hours later. Kuantan Municipal Council Public Relations head Izad Zainal Muhammad Safian said it was in line with the directive issued recently by the National 4