GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry has been urged to clarify if there is a reduction in the number of places allocated for Indian and Chinese students in this year’s intake for the matriculation pr...
PETALING JAYA: Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid refuted Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik's claim that the previous Barisan Nasional government had only made a "one-off" offer to 2,200 Indian students to undertake matriculation courses last year.
LONDON: A collapse in volatility across currencies is leading fund managers to scour every corner of the market for profit opportunities.
MUMBAI: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s debt-fuelled bet on the rise of the Indian consumer is starting to pay off, with his retail and telecommunications businesses contributing an increasing share of revenue and profit to his US$87bil empire.
PETALING JAYA: The 2,200 matriculation seats offered to Indian students for the 2018 academic year was a one-off initiative by the previous government, the Education Ministry said.
Pakatan Harapan (PH) swept into power largely on its promise of changes and on the premise that the BN government had failed the rakyat.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Samsung Malaysia is introducing a new entry-level smartphone with the Galaxy M10. Similar to the Galaxy M20, this will be an online exclusive device and it will go on sale...
This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly as 'Issues at Fortis explained' (pages 68 and 69), on April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019.
PETALING JAYA: The education ministry has clarified that the 2,200 places for Indian students and 1,000 places for Chinese in the matriculation programme last year was a “one-off” initiative.
Samsung Malaysia is introducing a new entry-level smartphone with the Galaxy M10. Similar to the Galaxy M20, this will be an online exclusive device and it will go on sale next Monday, 22nd April 2019...
OVER 100 Indian youths turned up to register for the territorial army selection process in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia Nanban reported.The registration was organised with the help of Kuala Muda Indian Munnetra Kazhagam and Malaysia Kalvi Munnetra Kazhagam’s Kedah branch at the Sri Subramaniya Swami Devasthanam.
KLANG: Pakatan Harapan still enjoys strong support from the Indians, but some have become impatient with the delay in policy implementation relevant to the community at the Federal level.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has discontinued its practice of importing dairy and beef cattle from Australia after discovering discrepancies in the system.
MUMBAI, April 18 — Jet Airways shares plunged more than 32 per cent today, hours after the Indian carrier’s final flight landed following a decision to ground its entire fleet.
An Indian ban on downloading TikTok, one of the world’s most popular mobile applications, has heightened industry worries that technology companies could now face increased scrutiny and regulatory challenges in one of their most important markets.
WHEN it first came to light that IHH Healthcare Bhd was looking to buy a 31.17% stake in Fortis Healthcare Ltd, a market watcher commented, “They think they can walk on water.” He was referring to...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Malaysian palm oil futures dropped on Thursday, in line to snap two sessions of gains, tracking weaker soyoil on the US Chicago Board of Trade and on profit-taking.
It’s funny how friendly someone gets when they’re trying to sell you something.
MUMBAI: Jet Airways shares sank 34 percent on Thursday in a sign investors were sceptical about a revival, even as lenders to the carrier said they are "reasonably hopeful" the bidding process for the grounded Indian airline will end successfully.
Have we gone wrong in the matriculation intake?
YOURSAY | ‘Mujahid must explain his reason for ‘serious concern’ over ‘de-hijabbing’ forum.’ Why fear intellectual discourse on de-hijabbing, ask forum panellists Meerkat: I salute writer ...
MUMBAI: Lessors to India’s Jet Airways Ltd have applied to deregister another four Boeing Co 737 planes, the Indian aviation regulator said on its website , even as the embattled carrier seeks emergency funding from its lenders.
SAN FRANCISCO: Google and Apple Inc complied with an Indian court order to block downloads of the popular app TikTok over government concerns with illicit content, according to people familiar with the decision. The move could handicap the app’s owner, China’s Bytedance Ltd, the world’s most highly valued startup, in one of its most promising markets.An Indian state court had earlier asked the federal government to ban TikTok, citing concerns the video-sharing mobile app exposed children to troubling content, including pornography.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has reportedly raided Maika Holdings Bhd offices on Tuesday as part of its on-going investigation into alleged corruption and power ab...
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seized documents belonging to Maika Holdings yesterday, a source close to the investigations said.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Representatives from 16 Ramadan bazaar and night market associations today said they will not comply with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) move to manage their stalls u...
LONDON, April 17 — Reliance Industries Ltd is in talks to buy British toy store chain Hamleys, business news website Moneycontrol reported today citing multiple sources, as the Indian conglomerate s...
LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini article Have we gone wrong on the matriculation intake?
KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Malaysian palm oil futures extended gains to a fresh one-week high in early trade on Wednesday, in line for a second winning session, on the back of a weaker ringgit.
ADUN SPEAKS | Why are so many students with excellent SPM results rejected from gaining admission into our matriculation programmes?
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
The audit of alleged wrongdoings in the Socioeconomic Development of the Indian Community (Sedic) programme is still ongoing, according to Minister in Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy.
Indian IT services firm Wipro Ltd said on April 16 some of its employee accounts may have been hacked due to an advanced phishing campaign and that the company had launched an investigation to contain any potential impact.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Malaysian palm oil futures fell to a two-week low on Tuesday, in line for a second session of declines, tracking weaker soyoil on the US Chicago Board of Trade amid slower-tha...
The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) is set to lodge reports with the police and MACC against dubious NGOs it accused of misusing millions of ringgit in government grants intended for the ...
EXCLUSIVE: PUTRAJAYA: Grants amounting to millions of ringgit channelled to hundreds of non-governmental organisations (NGO) to help the Indian community were misused and a part of it taken up for “personal gain.”
YOURSAY | 'The community has become disillusioned with the gov't for continuously sidelining them.' DAP lawmaker tells Harapan to address decline in Indian support Anonymous 2405191458063842: DAP dep...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Malaysian palm oil futures traded mostly range bound in the first half on Monday due to lack of bullish news, but edged lower at midday break as stockspiles remained high.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Barisan Nasional parties must continue restructuring the coalition to secure the confidence of voters and maintain pressure on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, said Sena...
Saturday's Rantau by-election saw Umno acting chairperson Mohamad Hasan trouncing Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S Streram.
After the last general election in May 2018, seven by-elections have been held.
A Perak DAP leader has called on Pakatan Harapan to address a drop in support for the coalition from the Indian community after last year’s 14th general election.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — A PKR leader today claimed nepotism and cronyism within the government and unfulfilled promises were the reasons why Pakatan Harapan (PH) failed to win the Rantau seat.
Comment - By Wong Chun Wai Barisan Nasional’s victory in the Rantau by-election is a huge achievement for the opposition coalition, unlike the previous Cameron Highlands and Semenyih successes. This has the hallmarks of a significant difference.
THE siren from outriders weaving past Jalan Besar in Pekan Rantau broke the silence at a hawker centre Saturday evening.
The victory of Mohamad Hasan (Tok Mat) and Umno-BN at the Rantau by-election tonight was expected and had been forecast by many political observers.
THE General Class compartment – the cheapest – is full and Team Ceritalah are forced to perch on what are supposed to be the luggage racks (and therefore situated directly above the normal seats).
ADUN SPEAKS | After the last general election in May 2018, seven by-elections have been held.
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
PETALING JAYA: The Rantau by-election result does not augur well for PKR president Anwar Ibrahim as it shows that non-Malay voters are losing faith with Pakatan Harapan, according to a political analy...
Pakatan Harapan is defeated in all but one polling district in Rantau.The only polling district Harapan managed to retain was Bandar Ekar, which has the highest proportion of Chinese voters (42.1 perc...
RANTAU: The defeat of PKR’s candidate in the Rantau by-election tonight will not backfire on PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim or affect his political future and leadership skills, said Pakatan Harapan elect...
Pakatan Harapan's defeat in the Rantau by-election is a reminder for the ruling coalition to focus on the people's plight, said PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.
Harmonious relations and the wellbeing of all races and religions in the country has cemented Malaysia’s status as an exemplary Islamic country, said Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — DAP lawmaker M. Kulasegaran has denied that he is racist as portrayed in a recent video uploaded on YouTube that is spreading on social media.
BN candidate Mohamad Hasan arrived at the polling centre in Rantau at around 8.30am.Mohamad told reporters after casting his ballot that the voters' body language has been positive and that they have ...
PETALING JAYA: Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran, who has been accused of playing the race card during a speech at a ceramah in Rantau, is contemplating legal action.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has defended his statements during a recent ceramah, which courted brickbats from Umno leaders.
PETALING JAYA: Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran has defended his speech urging Indian voters in Rantau to back Pakatan Harapan’s Dr Streram Sinnasamy.
SEREMBAN: Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S. Streram hopes it would be a "double celebration" for him as voters cast their ballots for the Rantau by-election on Saturday (April 13). It turns out his wedding anniversary also falls today.
LIVE REPORTS | Polling for the Rantau by-election today and the stakes are high.
A MAN in Sri Lanka was held for beating a policeman who went to his home to investigate a domestic violence claim, Makkal Osai reported.The policeman went to the house after the man’s wife lodged a police report about him hitting her.
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) will likely win today's by-election in Rantau, Negeri Sembilan, a survey has said, because of its coordinated campaign over th...
SEREMBAN (April 12): The victory of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in tomorrow’s Rantau by-election is vital for the future of the young people in the State constituency, PH de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar I...
PETALING JAYA: M Kula Segaran and Khairy Jamaluddin got into a war of words on Twitter over who’s playing the race card ahead of the Rantau by-election tomorrow.
SEREMBAN, April 12 — The victory of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in tomorrow’s Rantau by-election is vital for the future of the young people in the state constituency, PH de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar...
RANTAU POLLS | A video of Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran's ceramah in Tamil, appealing for the Indian community's votes in tomorrow's Rantau by-election, has caught the attention of Khairy Jam...
GEORGE TOWN: Outstation and Indian voters have emerged as last minute factors for the four candidates seeking a win when voting commences in the Rantau state by-election at Negri Sembilan tomorrow.
“Not all businesses are suitable for co-working spaces.” “It will appeal only to millennials.” “I need a proper office to meet customers.” The last reason is more proper but is also very s...
GEORGE TOWN: Outstation and Indian voters have emerged to become last minute factors for the four candidates seeking a win when voting commences in the Rantau state by – election at Negri Sembilan t...
SEREMBAN: Exchange of criticism between Pakatan Harapan leaders is normal, part of a new culture and does not necessarily signal discord, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
WASHINGTON, April 11 — A new trade war sparked by US automotive tariffs has the potential to do much more damage to global economic growth than the US-China trade conflict has done, International Mo...
THIRTY-ONE Indian families in Sepang, Selangor, who have been trying to get the deeds to their homes for decades are close to seeing their dreams come true, Tamil dailies reported.Nineteen former plantation workers in Kampung Sepang Kecil and 12 families in Ladang Tumbuk have faced many obstacles in getting the deeds, Tanjung Sepat state assemblyman Borhan Aman Shah said.Borhan, who is also the Selangor Mentri Besar’s political secretary, said the matter was close to being resolved with the signing and submission of the application forms by the residents.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — While some political observers have already written off the Rantau by-election as a shoo-in for Umno’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, the state constituency’s sizeable Indian...
RANTAU POLLS | Think tank Ilham Centre believes that BN is en route towards winning the Rantau by-election this Saturday, following a survey of 396 local voters.
KUALA LUMPUR: University Utara Malaysia (UUM) has to explain why it has allowed controversial Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik to give his lecture at the public university next week, said Deputy Educ...
An Indian court's call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China's Bytedance Technology Co has said in a request for the Supreme Court to quash the directive.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Malaysian palm oil futures edged lower in range-bound trading on Thursday, weighed down by expectations of rising production.
MCA has called on Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching to resign over her remarks regarding Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) inviting controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik to deliver a speech on ...
LETTER | What hope for Malaysia, a climate and renewable energy leader, we saw at the Clean Energy Collaboration conference in Kuching.
PETALING JAYA: For the first time, two short stories from three Malaysians have been shortlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, one of the major short story writing competitions in the world.Pengap, a Malay story written by Lokman Hakim and translated into English by Adriana Nordin Manan, and My Mother Pattu by Saras Manickam join 21 other shortlisted stories.
LETTER | Last March I had the pleasure of bringing my students from an Ipoh secondary school on a two-day trip around the state of Perak.
LETTER | Let’s sit down and talk, and work out a solution for a better, united Malaysia.
False news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels before India’s elections begin, and that’s posing a problem for officials trying to combat it.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil stocks fell to less than 3 million tonnes by end-March to their lowest in five months, as a surge in demand outpaced production gains, official data showed on Wednesday.
SEREMBAN: Early voting for the Rantau by-election wrapped up at noon with a high voter turnout of 96%, said the Election Commission (EC).
RANTAU is a mixed state seat with a relatively high percentage of Indian voters, making them the potential kingmakers in the upcoming by-election.
LONDON, April 9 — The Australian and Canadian dollars rose today, aided by a surge in oil prices to five-month highs that lifted most commodity-linked currencies.
KUALA LUMPUR: Construction stocks closed higher on Tuesday on railway and infrastructure projects hopes but the overall mood of the market was cautious in the absence of strong leads from institutional players.
Indian payment and banking technology startup Cashfree raised US$5.5 million in a series A round led by Korea’s Smilegate Investment.
SEREMBAN: The police are continuing to take statements from witnesses over the appearance of several racist provocative banners in the Rantau state constituency where a by-election is being held.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Malaysian palm oil futures climbed over 1% in the first half of trade on Tuesday, as the market cheered bullish outlook on March production and inventory levels.
RANTAU, April 9 — With four days to polling for Rantau state seat by-election, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan or Tok Mat’s character is under attack.
SEREMBAN: Early voting for the Rantau state by-election began at 8am today at two voting centres, namely the Sendayan air base and Rantau police station.
In the mid-range smartphone market, devices that offer the best price to performance ratio is usually more preferable among budget-oriented consumers.
Startups, when they raise venture money to build their businesses, begin with a Series A round and then proceed through Series E, F or maybe G before going public. The Indian ride-hailing service Ola is a bit unusual: It just completed its Series J fundraising and is marching toward Series K, a letter almost unheard of by researchers that track such things.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Ringgit halts a three-day decline as investors await Federal Reserve minutes due Wednesday.
SEREMBAN (April 9): Early voting for the Rantau state by-election began at 8 am today at two voting centres, namely the Sendayan air base and Rantau police station.
RANTAU POLLS | Early voting for the Rantau state by-election began at 8am today at two voting centres, namely the Sendayan air base and Rantau police station.
Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country’s north.