Malaysiaai??i??s economy stable, says Abdullah

Country continues to attract foreign investment despite global crisis PUTRAJAYA: Malaysiaai??i??s economy is largely stable even though the country is faced with global crisis such as the increase in prices of fuel and food, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said. … Continue reading

New National Service trainees in high spirit

KUALA KUBU BHARU: A total of 174 National Service trainees had checked into the Kuala Kubu Bharu camp in Selangor under Kumpulan 3 Siri 5/2008. Director-general of Jabatan Latihan Khidmat Negara (JLKN), Datoai??i?? Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil welcomed the new … Continue reading

Lower loan repayment instalments expected

KUALA LUMPUR: AllAi??commercial banks will takeAi??immediate steps to reduceAi??the monthly loan repaymentAi??instalments for facilitiesAi??with interest rates peggedAi??to the base lending rateAi??(BLR). This is to help borrowersAi??in the current challengingAi??environment, theAi??Association of Banks inAi??Malaysia (ABM) said in aAi??statement yesterday. The move … Continue reading

Miri Port scores a milestone in cargo handling

PROVIDING TOTAL LOGISTICS SERVICES: The cargo being handled at MiriA�Port.   MIRI: Miri Port recentlyA�scored yet anotherA�milestone in its cargoA�handling niche for havingA�successfully handled aA�super sized heavy lift cargoA�at its facility at Kuala Baram.   The port successfullyA�handled one unit … Continue reading

Kuwait Finance House opens Kuching branch

KUCHING: Islamic financeA�has proven to be a viableA�alternative to conventionalA�banking as it acts as aA�catalyst to enhance theA�financial linkages not onlyA�within Asia but also acrossA�the globe. Pointing this outA�yesterday was KuwaitA�Finance House (Malaysia)A�Berhad (KFHMB) managingA�director Datuk K SalmanA�Younis who believes … Continue reading

Higher threshold for open tenders a setback: TI-M

KUALA LUMPUR: ThenNational EconomicA�Councila��s decision to raiseA�the threshold for openA�tender projects is a setbackA�for transparency andA�accountability, TransparencyA�InternationalA�Malaysia (TI-M) saidA�yesterday. TI-M president Tan SriA�Ramon Navaratnam said itA�was a�?discouraged andA�disturbeda�? by the decisionA�that only governmentA�projects worth more thanA�RM500,000 need to goA�through the … Continue reading

CIMA: Adopt long-term strategic decisions

KUALA LUMPUR:A�Adopting long-termA�strategic decisions isA�critical to the survial ofA�small businesses in theA�current recession, said theA�Chartered Institute ofA�Management AccountantsA�(CIMA). In a statement yesterday,A�CIMA said its a�?StrategyA�Under Stressa�� reportA�showed that organisations that abandoned strategicA�thinking not only run theA�risk of undermining theirA�chances of … Continue reading

Importers must use insulated fish boxes

KUALA LUMPUR: Starting Sunday, all fish importers not using the locally-made insulated fish boxes will not be able to bring their consignments into the country. Deputy director general of the Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority Mohad Khazin Hamzah said that initially … Continue reading

Extra RM200 mln to help sustain local firms

KUALA LUMPUR: TheA�extra RM200 million, whichA�will flow into the coffers ofA�local companies soonA�following the reduction inA�the contribution of theA�Human ResourcesA�Development Fund (HRDF),A�will help to sustain many ofA�them and preventA�retrenchment of staff in thisA�trying times. Malaysian EmployersA�Federation executiveA�director ShamsuddinA�Bardan said the … Continue reading

Ringgit higher against dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar yesterday on steady commercial demand, dealers said. At 5pm, the local currency strengthened to 3.2270/2300 against the greenback compared with last Fridaya��s 3.2410/2440. Dealers said the ringgit which ended close … Continue reading

JCorp has no plans to take KFCH private

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Corporation (JCorp) has no plans to take its fast-food restaurant KFC Holdings (M) Bhd, private for now, said its chief executive Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim. a�?There are no discussions on this matter at the moment, but … Continue reading

Resorts World honoured with two awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Resorts World Bhd, Asiaa��s leading leisure and hospitality corporation, received two awards at the 15th World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai recently. Resorts World Bhd was awarded Asiaa��s Leading Casino Resort 2008 and Asiaa��s Leading Family … Continue reading

Dutch Lady and BaiBoo renew partnership

KUALA LUMPUR: Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad has renewed their partnership with BaiBoo Sdn Bhd ( to reach out to more young parents effectively. As was the case last year, BaiBoo will be providing marketing and advertising services to boost … Continue reading

KFC Twister now available

KUALA LUMPUR: The KFC Toasted Twister is just eager to pamper you with the ginger-licking-good experience. It features two pieces of crispy chicken strips, fresh lettuce and diced tomatoes, topped with delicious honey pickled sauce and conveniently wrapped in a … Continue reading

S. African firms tough it out in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG: South African firms are resisting the urge to pull out of Zimbabwe despite an increasingly hostile business climate in the hope they will be in prime position to benefit from a future upturn. Once a relatively stable market, Zimbabwe … Continue reading

Experience Hondaa��s 3S service

All 53 Honda authorised dealers throughout Malaysia will be participating in campaign PETALING JAYA: Hondaa��s 3S Campaign is back! Honda Malaysia had announced that all 53 Honda authorised dealers throughout Malaysia will be participating in the campaign, which is running … Continue reading

Free nail clipper for baby

KUALA LUMPUR: Trusted household brand, Woodwarda��s Gripe Water has a pleasant surprise for you. For purchase of a bottle of Woodwarda��s Gripe Water, you get a free nail clipper for the baby. Woodwarda��s Gripe Water is widely used for relieving … Continue reading