Sparkling awareness

STARHILL Gallery recently unveiled the highly anticipated Crystal Tigress head, which will be on display for public viewing until Oct 2.

The Crystal Tigress, which uses more than 50,000 Swarovski crystals, is a part of “Inspire” — a series of iconic and inspirational events for ch...

Affin Research maintains BUY on YTL Power

Affin Research has maintained its BUY call on YTL Power with a target price of RM1.84 and continues to like its attractive valuation of 11.5 times CY15E EPS.

YTL talks with India's NSL Group to acquire 49% in energy unit

YTL Corp Bhd is said to be in talks with India’s NSL Group to acquire up to a 49% stake in NSL Orissa Power and Infratech, a company with the mandate to build and operate a thermal power plant.

Starhill Gallery sparkles with arrival of stunning Crystal Tigress

As part of “Inspire” – a series of iconic and inspirational events for charity initiative Save Wild Tigers – Starhill Gallery today welcomes the hugely anticipated Crystal Tigress, where she will now be exhibited for public...

YTL Corp shareholders reaping rewards from dividends

CIMB Equities Research expects Yeoh Tiong Lay & Sons Sdn Bhd, which owns 50% stake in YTL Corp, to receive at least RM540mil a year in dividends. It said on Wednesday YTL’s dividend story has been talked about previously but it is now be...

Connecting the nation’s schools

OUR country is the first in the world to have all schools connected through a single, cloud-based learning platform and high-speed 4G Internet connectivity. 1BestariNet, an initiative by the Education Ministry, was set up to bridge the divide betw...

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Tesco losing its grip on British shoppers?

Tesco has issued three profit warnings in two-and-a-half years as McGloughlin and other former customers depart for discount rivals Aldi and Lidl. It has spent more than £1 billion (RM5.23 billion) to try to win them back with better-looking stores and product promotions but industry expert...

‘Strong ties bind us’

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has urged Malaysians to strengthen unity among their fellow countrymen to stave off those out to create discord among the people.

Engage the NGOs

WAN Saiful Wan Jan, the chief executive officer of Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas), made a very pertinent point when he addressed the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service Alumni International Conference in Kuala Lumpur recently.

One National Day for 1Malaysia

THE celebrations marking the 57th anniversary of Merdeka should, for reasons of historical integrity, if nothing else, be the last in the Aug 31 Merdeka series. With the coming into being of the Federation of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963, Aug 31 has lost much of its mystique, significance and legiti...

Don’t stifle honest dialogue

MOST thinking Malaysians are getting increasingly concerned with the rapid  pace of sedition charges levelled at well-known and well-meaning Malaysian  personalities and intellectuals.

Malaysia can be greater with everyone pitching in

TODAY is a day of unity and a day of moderation for our beautiful nation which is rejoicing herself for her beauty, charm, poise and her people.

Don’t take unity for granted

A S we commemorate the 51st anniversary of the formation of Malaysia today, the 1Malaysia Foundation calls on the people to continue fostering inter-racial harmony, integration and unity which are vital ingredients for the success of multiracial Malaysia.

Malaysia on the edge in its early days

THE declaration of Malaysia, on Sept 16 1963, ushered in the start of the two most tumultuous years for Asia’s newest nation.

Technician wins romantic getaway

Technician Alex Tan Kean Chye can now plan for a getaway with his girlfriend after he clinched the grand prize in a lucky draw at the Penang Starwalk 2014.

He won a 3D/2N stay at Pangkor Laut Resort and a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 yesterday.

“I am so happy. I was planning ...

Najib lauds Idris for making 'Bloomberg Markets' list

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday congratulated Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala for making the Bloomberg list of the world’s most influential people.

For moderation to thrive, focus on commonalities, says Wong

Malaysians should focus on the commonalities among them and not differences if they wish to thrive for moderation, said Star Publications (M) Bhd group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.

DPM: Don’t create racial tension

Racial unity must be respected and not be manipulated by certain quarters to create racial tension and disrupt the harmony that Malaysia has enjoyed since its independence.

Death knell to Malaysia's power sector reforms

THE fact that even Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is proposing the planting up of a 1,000MW gas-fired power plant from the Energy Commission (EC) is another case in point supporting the view that energy reforms initiated in October 2012 are no longer in force.

Making KL private equity hub

THE government aims to attract global and regio-nal private equity firms to make Malaysia their regional hubs in a move to accelerate the development of the industry here.

‘Malaysia may beat Qatar to be biggest LNG supplier’

Malaysia could be the largest supplier of flexible liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2022, ahead of Qatar, which is currently the world’s biggest producer, said consultancy group Wood Mackenzie.

U Mobile in RM1.5b expansion drive

U MOBILE Sdn Bhd will spend RM1.5 billion to expand network coverage over the next 15 months, targeting seven million subscribers, as it gears up for a listing possibly in 2016.

English yes, so, too, intellectual depth

SOMETIMES form is mistaken for substance as the debate around the recently-announced policy regarding English as a mandatory undergraduate subject suggests. The objective is clearly understood: to increase the employability of graduates. And, in a global economy where cross-border employers are o...

New websites can help foster dialogue, says Najib

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called on Malaysians to explore and get involved in the revamped websites, and

All eyes on next rate hike

BANK Negara Malaysia is not going to “run the economy to the ground” to achieve low inflation, said governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

Transforming society through digital changes

EVERY time we walk into a fast food outlet or a mamak restaurant, we expect to get free WiFi service.

MEF welcomes policy on English

Making a pass in English compulsory for graduation from public universities will ensure that money will not be spent on giving students soft skills after they leave.

Charming rooftop garden provides cosy spot for visitors

THERE is a huge garden at the rooftop of 1Utama shopping centre called Secret Garden. Purportedly the largest rooftop garden in South-East Asia, it was a best-kept secret for five years until it was opened to the public in 2009.

Need to ensure balancedglobal financial flows

A system of global finance must be created to allow a more balanced world economy and further reduce the potential of another major financial crisis, said Khazanah Nasional Bhd deputy chairman Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Fight sedition or promote harmony?

WHEN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced more than two years ago that the Sedition Act of 1948 would be repealed and replaced by a National Harmony Act, I welcomed the proposal on behalf of Yayasan 1Malaysia (The National Harmony Act: Rights and Restraints, July 23).

Minister Idris Jala named most influential policymaker

Seri Idris Jala has been named one of Bloomberg Markets’ “50 Most Influential” people under the “policy maker” category.

The magazine credited the 56-year-old senator with “making it easier to invest and do business in Malaysia as he shapes economic p...

Group: Being moderate is just doing what’s good for the nation

“The conference will discuss change and nation-building – specifically the pillars of the 1Malaysia concept, which are national unity and moving towards a high-income nation,” said Dr Abdullah.

Over 350 participants from both the private and public sector are expected ...

Fernandez: We must preserve multiracial and religious harmony in the country

Malaysians should see beyond their own race for the sake of preserving the multiracial and religious harmony that exists in the country, said Malaysian Artistes Association (Karyawan) president Datuk Freddie Fernandez

To build or not to build?

The expected six-month to one-year delay in Malakoff Corp Bhd’s 1,000MW power plant cannot have come at a worse time. The plant was due to be completed in March 2016, right when it was needed the most. On top of that, news of the delay does not give the government much time to react. Theref...

Ministry seeking to waive copyright fees

The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry will initiate talks with the country’s music licensing bodies to find a way to exclude small businesses from having to pay copyright fees.

Indonesian energy minister named suspect in graft case

Indonesia's powerful anti-corruption agency on Wednesday (Sep 3) named the energy minister a suspect in a corruption case, the third member of the Cabinet to become embroiled in a graft scandal in recent times.

Two sides of the same coin

Democracy has to live with the fact that extremism can at any time have a significant impact on our daily lives.

Time to call a spade a spade

Murder, whether committed by the state or by rogue terrorists or even by so-called Islamic revolutionaries, is still murder.

People in the peninsula can learn from their brothers, says DJ Dave

Malaysians in the peninsula should emulate the unity of those living in Sabah and Sarawak for a more peaceful and harmonious country.

Unity in adversity

GRIEF and sadness brought Malaysia together in a day of mourning. Tears were a common feature, if the social media is anything to go by. So many friends shared emotions expressed in innumerable ways; of sleeves wet from copious tears; of, at the very least, moist eyes; and, some even spoke of sob...

Sabah is land of racial harmony

MULTIRACIAL living is an integral part of the Malaysian heritage and the population of Sabah, which is divided into 32 officially recognised ethnic groups.

Merdeka in togetherness

“WHAT does Merdeka Day mean to you?” At least once a year, this obligatory question is put to Peninsular Malaysians, and every year, like any coming-of-age milestone, to answer it requires some soul-searching. Fifty-seven years on, as an increasing majority of people in the peninsula ...

A fuller picture of Merdeka

COME Aug 31 and my memory takes me back to meetings with people and events which have made a more colourful picture of the historic event 57 years ago. These have given me a fuller and a more interesting picture of events surrounding Merdeka!

FAMILY: Memories of Merdeka

31 August 1957 brings different memories and meanings to those who experienced it, write Kerry-Ann Augustin and Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal.

Samsung Low-Profile Heir Poised to Succeed Father Seen as a God

Samsung may soon have to depend on someone of a less mythical stature to lead the world’s largest maker of mobile phones and televisions against Apple Inc. and Chinese rivals. The 72-year-old chairman has been hospitalized since a heart atta...