Archive for December 29th, 2016

‘Let bus operators set fares, train drivers for free’

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Putrajaya should train more people to become bus drivers and deregulate bus fares, says Pan Malaysian Bus Operators Association president Ashfar Ali. Ashfar was commenting on [...]
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Pilot in red lipstick smashes stereotypes in aviation

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

A female pilot has written to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes in appreciation of the airline’s system of meritocracy that has helped women’s careers in aviation [...]
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Malaysia’s firefighters sizzle in 2017 calendar

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Holy smoke! The buff and brave Malaysian firemen have become pin-ups of sorts once again to show their range of risky duties. Next year’s calendar of the Fire and [...]
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Olympians get free berths to Malaysia

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Filipino athletes who competed in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics are assured of slots in the Malaysia Southeast Asian Games, the PSC-POC task force said yesterday. Silver [...]
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5 art exhibition picks in Malaysia in 2016

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Star2 | 6:00 AM

If you needed style and substance, then Ilham Gallery’s second exhibition Love Me In My Batik, which opened in late February, was a show to remember. Obviously, batik [...]
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Malaysia’s Felda faces criticism over ‘expensive’ Indonesia palm deal

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) came under mounting criticism on Tuesday (December 27) for its plans to purchase a stake in Indonesian palm oil [...]
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How Malaysia-based Nigerian was killed by policeman 5 days to wedding in Imo

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailypost | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian-based Nigerian, Friday Nduka, has been reportedly shot dead by a police Inspector, Mike Edem, in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The victim, who returned from [...]
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Felda comes under fire over ‘expensive’ Indonesian palm deal

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) came under mounting criticism yesterday for its plans to purchase a stake in Indonesian palm oil firm PT Eagle [...]
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AAM takeover complete, new management, new rules

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Pepper-spray manufacturing company named new owner of Automobile Association of Malaysia, as members lose voting rights. The Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) has [...]
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Managing debt in Malaysia

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

DEBT management has acquired much attention among Malaysians and quite rightly so, especially when the overall economy is not too promising. In the last decade, the global [...]
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‘Other countries give food stamps, we give BR1M’

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Minister in the prime minister’s Department Paul Low says the financial aid helps people affected by the introduction of GST and removal of subsidies for some items. [...]
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Malaysia 2016: PE/VC activity sees uptick with 27 deals valued at $1.13b

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Deal Street Asia | 6:00 AM

As Malaysia charts its way for a business landscape that is more friendly to private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) activity, the number and the total value of deals in [...]
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BR1M no substitute for sound economic policies

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Deep in their hearts, most Malaysians want dignified jobs and decent pay, not handouts, although they will still take whatever the government gives. BR1M (1Malaysia [...]
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UOB Malaysia aims to increase local card base by 13pct

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

United Overseas Bank (UOB) Bhd aims to grow its local credit and debit cards base by 13 percent. It is also seeking to improve total billings by 14 percent in the next four [...]
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Malaysia Stock Market May Add To Winnings

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

The Malaysia stock market on Tuesday snapped the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 15 points or 1 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just [...]
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