• Former MIC Deputy President S.Subra Passes Away
    PETALING JAYA , July 5 – Former MIC deputy president Tan Sri S. Subramaniam, 78, passed away today, The Star reported. The report cited Subra’s son Sunther saying that his father died peacefully in his sleep at 8pm today. Subra served as the deputy MIC president from 1979 till 2006 before he was ousted by…
  • KLSICCI To Brief Entrepreneurs On Agro Financing Scheme, DPAKM
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 – The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI) will be organising a briefing session this Friday, July 8, on the latest agro financing scheme announced by the government. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries announced an allocation of RM800 million to finance entrepreneurs in the…
  • Have Bullock Cart Will Travel – Amid A Downturn, Some Tourists Still Enjoying The Island Paradise of Sri Lanka
    COLOMBO, July 4 – The days are still sunny and the air is fresh in the city and some adventurous tourists can be still seen enjoying a joy ride on a bullock cart back to their hotel, one way of travel that involves no fuel or gas. Just the sturdy legs of two bulls. However,…
  • Ongkili not blameless but “speaking the truth” on IC project, says Kit Siang
    GELANG PATAH, July 3 – At least half a dozen of Sabah Chief Ministers would not be Sabah Chief Ministers if not for the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah, claimed Member of Parliament for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang. Referring to a recent claim by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Maximus Ongkili, that a Barisan Nasional…
  • Hadi Awang’s take on English is a move backwards – MP
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 – There is no need to curtail or discourage the use of other languages in the efforts to promote the use of the national language, says Member of Parliament for Kuching, Dr. Kelvin Yii. Describing PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang’s statement that those pushing for English were stuck in a colonial…
  • Rising cost of living a worldwide issue, not just in Malaysia – PM
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 – The increasing cost of living now is not only a problem in Malaysia but in other parts of the world too due to various factors, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. In a video telecast Saturday published in his Facebook, https://fb.watch/e0TGjREsul/ the prime minister sought to clarify the…
  • MIDA Frankfurt Sees Malaysia’s Hi-tech Sector Attracting German and European Investments
    By Manik Mehta FRANKFURT, June 30 – As Western companies scramble to search for potential alternative sites to China in other parts of Asia, Malaysia has been positioning itself to provide manufacturing and other services in anumber of sectors, particularly in the hi-tech segment, with electric and electronics – semi-conductors, to be precise – as…
  • Malaysian Suppliers of Textiles and Textile Accessories Need to Adapt Products to Sustainability and Innovation
    By Manik Mehta FRANKFURT, June 30 -In keeping with evolving market trends, Malaysian suppliers of textiles and textile accessories should pay attention to, and emphasize, the sustainability and innovation factors whileconceptualizing their products for the export markets which are evolving to changing all thetime. At the just-concluded four-day jointly organized triple trade fairs Heimtextil (home…
  • Kulai MP Gifts 5 Smart TV Sets To Ladang Kelan Tamil School
    KULAI, June 29 – Member of Parliament for Kulai, Teo Nie Ching recently brought some cheer to the 250 children studying at the Ladang Kelan Tamil school here. In a WhatsApp message here Monday, Surendran Balaraman of Malaysia Velan Padai (MVP), a non-governmental group representing Indian youth clubs from eight states in the country, said…
  • Special task force to tackle higher cost of living
    PUTRAJAYA, June 29 – A special task force will be set up to look into the increasingly higher cost of living in Malaysia with the view to helping people cope with the prevailing situation. A press statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said that the Cabinet at its meeting today, agreed to set up…
  • Kit Siang: Why MCA, MIC still silent about the wrongdoings?
    GELANG PATAH, June 28 – In the past four years since the 14th General Election, no MCA or MIC leader had expressed regrets or concern at the MCA and MIC support before May 2018 for the mega multi-billion 1MDB scandal or the shocking developments where Malaysia was equated with “kleptocracy at its worst”, said Member…
  • Proposal on ceiling price for chicken, subsidy for farmers to be presented to Cabinet
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 – Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries, Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee today said the proposal on setting a new ceiling price for chicken and the subsidy rate for poultry farmers will be presented to the Cabinet on Wednesday. He said this after chairing the meeting of the technical committee to…
  • Aquaman star Jason Momoa to help UNEP with ocean health promotion
    LISBON, June 27 – Movie star and ocean activist Jason Momoa was designated the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Advocate for Life Below Water today at a major conference mobilizing global support for an ocean besieged by the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and rampant pollution.  The UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by Portugal and…
  • Bond Market Growth Slows in Emerging East Asia Amid Global Headwinds – ADB
    MANILA, June 27 – Growth in emerging East Asia’s local currency bond market slowed to 3.1 percent in the first three months of the year amid weakened financial conditions and global economic headwinds, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Issuance fell 6.5% from the previous quarter, while rising inflationary pressure and…
  • HRDC’s Micro-Credential Fee Ill-Timed
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 – The recent announcement that employees will be imposed with a micro-credential fee of RM300 for all Human Resource Development Corp’s (HRDC) claimable programmes, effective August 15, has met with strong objections from the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI). KLSICCI President Nivas Ragavan said the…