MCMC moving in right direction

KUDOS to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission or MCMC for checking on what the operators have been doing on 3G deployment.

The commission seems to be moving in the right direction in checking on the quality of services, which is a concern, and said to be lagging behind...

Opportunity loss for KTMB?

THE electrified double-tracking project (EDTP) between Seremban and Gemas is completed, but may not be fully utilised until there are enough trains, sources said.

Rely on cheap electricity at your own peril

According to MyPower Corp, the days of cheap electricity are gone. “The truecost of power [when competitive bidding results are used as a benchmark] is42 sen per kWh as opposed to the current tariff of 33.5 sen per kWh, which is an 8.5 sen per kWh (26%) difference.

He stressed tha...

Petronas clears air on VDP

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), which has come under fire from Malay groups for supposedly not doing enough to nurture
bumiputeras in the oil and gas sector, announced...

Poor ideas on how to target luxury tourists

MOST of us have travelled locally and abroad either on business or for leisure. Even if it was for business, we would take a few days off to take in the sights of the destination we are in.
So when I wrote about Malaysia's tourism plans for next year and 2015 a fortnight ago, friends w...

Maliau Basin off limits for another 50 years

The Maliau Basin, Sabah’s Lost World that is described as a “Jurassic Park sans dinosaurs”, will not be touched for another 50 years. This commitment was renewed under a 10-year strategic conservation plan for the sprawling 20,000ha area in Tawau, in the south central part of Sa...

Pak Loh is uniquely Chiu Chow

Given the unique complexity of Malaysia’s cultural tapestry, it is not easy to know the origins of a wide array of Chinese food available. Cuisines from the different Chinese dialect groups are distinctive but there is significant overlapping influences, so for an authentic taste, there is ...

Dr M: School focus on rituals to blame for Malaysians’ poor character

Malaysians might have better ethics if schools had focused more on building their character and were less dogmatic on the proper form of religious doctrine, Tun Dr Mahathir suggested today in his latest criticism of the education system.

Zaid: Ignoring Sultan’s ‘Allah’ decree is not treason

Muslim hardliners here have insisted it would be treasonous to ignore the Selangor Sultan’s “Allah” decree but a former Umno law minister believes otherwise, and even doubts that the ruler’s order is legally binding on non-Muslims.

Minister insists Singapore PM’s flights costlier than Putrajaya’s jets

Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim today sought to fend off allegations of excess in Putrajaya’s use of private jets, claiming it would cost more to follow Singapore’s choice to charter flights for government leaders.

Privatising Bernas only feeds Syed Mokhtar’s monopoly, says Anwar

The proposed delisting of Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) would place the country’s food security in the hands tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary and harm the Bumiputera involved in the rice industry, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim alleged today.

What a woeful waste of water

Leaky, ageing pipes are taking a huge toll on the country, with close to two trillion litres of treated water lost to seepage, poor water quality and frequent disruptions at the consumer end. And it’s going to get worse. Much of the problem lies in the 43,890km of ageing pipes around the co...

Billions of ringgit and 20 years needed to replace pipes

It might take Malaysia 20 years to replace all of its ageing pipes with better ones. According to Malaysian Water Association president Syed Mohamed Adnan Alhabshi, billions of ringgit needed to be spent to fix over 40,000km of pipes.

A lesson in real harmony

Sarawakians are used to living with such religious diversity and have no time for the sort of angst that we over in the peninsula have.

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The Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre

YTL Hotels, has a long term vision, to make a positive difference to the environment where its expanding collection of hotels and resorts are located. When Gaya Island Resort opened its doors back in July 2012, it marked the beginning of its marin...

Watch & Jewellery Galore: A Journey Through Time VII

“Starhill Gallery is a landmark of distinction and home to over 120 of the world’s leading luxury brands. We feel privileged to hold A Journey Through Time for the seventh consecutive year and we are equally proud to be in partnership ...

Starhill Gallery celebrates 7th edition of A Journey Through Time

Officiating the launch, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri said, “I’m honoured to be here to officiate the 7th consecutive A Journey Through Time. Over the next few days, YTL will be presenting bea...

Japan Bets on Luxury Ski Resort

For some time Niseko has been the No. 1 destination in Japan for international property investors. Part of its attraction is its proximity to the rapidly developing markets of Asia, which are acquiring a taste for status leisure pursuits such as s...

YTL Corp Q1 profit up 11.4% to RM594.9m

YTL Corporation Bhd’s profit rose 11.4% to RM594.9mil in the first quarter ended Sept 30, 2013 from RM534.10mil a year ago. It said on Thursday revenue rose at a slower pace of 2.7% to RM5.21bil from RM5.07bil.

Over 200 World's Rarest Timepieces To Be Auctioned

Managing Director of YTL Corporation, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh said 'The Journey Through Time' continued to reach new heights and was able to promote Malaysia as a luxury shopping destination.

He said for the last two years, CNN Travel had vot...

YTL Corp 1Q profit rises 9% yoy to RM427.6m; declares 1.5 sen dividend

YTL Corporation Bhd’s net profit for the first quarter ended September 2013 rose 9% year on year to RM427.6 million. Its quarterly revenue grew 2.7% to RM5,210.7 million, from RM5,072.1 million posted in preceding year  corresponding qu...

The Green Leaf Niseko Village approaches white season with a sense of celebration as World Ski Awards names Niseko United 'Best Ski Resort in Japan'

As it gears up to open for white season on 1 December, YTL Hotels’ ultracool ski-in, ski-out The Green Leaf Niseko Village is triumphant to be a part of Niseko United. The collective form of the four ski resorts of Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Vi...

High speed rail project on track

PROPOSED talks have been scheduled next month between Malaysia and Singapore to get the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail link project back on track, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said here.

Earlier th...

YTL Corp Records 1st Quarter Revenue of RM5.2 Billion (US$1.6 Billion)
Profit Grows 11% to RM595 Million (US$186 Million); 15% Interim Dividend Declared

YTL Group Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE, FICE, said, “The Group’s profit for the first quarter of the 2014 financial year saw an increase of 11.4% on the back of a 2.7% growth in revenue. Revenu...

Focus on rescuing turtles

A turtle rescue centre was launched by YTL Hotels at its Gaya Island Resort off the state capital here. The turtle rescue centre will role will encompass rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sea turtles back into sea with its proponents dubbing its as unique and the first of its kind in the cou...



Kuala Lumpur once again ranked 4th best shopping city in the world by CNN

Kuala Lumpur was once again ranked 4th best shopping city in the world by CNN after New York, Tokyo and London and ahead of Hong Kong and Dubai.

This ranking for the second year running indicates the continuation of long-held wisdom of pub...

It pays to be a long-term investor of YTL Corp

YTL Corp Bhd may be perceived as a boring stock but long-term investors of the conglomerate had been handsomely rewarded over the past 10 years.

With a total return of 285% over 10 years, from Jan 2, 2003 to Jan 2, 2013, the conservative c...

Enthusiastic response for The Fennel Phase 2

Property investors and homebuyers
responded enthusiastically to the second phase of YTL Land &
Development’s iconic development, The Fennel at Sentul East, which
achieved over 80% in sales in just 2 days

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award & YTL Corporation wins Conglomerate of the Year Award at the 5th Malaysia Business Awards

Accepting the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay gave a heartfelt speech thanking the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce for the award.


YTL's Wessex Water wins Queen's Award for Enterprise and Sustainable Development

YTL's Wessex Water, the business supplying Bath with water, has been awarded for its commitment to sustainability.

The award was presented by Lady Gass Lord Lieutenant of Somerset at the Wessex Water headquarters, in the city.

YTL CEO Wing Lee bets on 4G in Malaysia

How does a national-scale carrier go from nonexistent to profitable in five years?

There's probably no single, simple path. But in the case of YTL Communications in Malaysia, the answer combines aggressive construction of a 4G network, a government boost for new network operators, and a...

Asia's grandest luxury watch & jewellery showcase returns to Starhill Gallery

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture continues to endorse A Journey Through Time as the grandeur occasion personifies Malaysia as a top worldwide destination for luxury shopping and high-end brands. Commenting on the event, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Ong Hong...

RM1 billion worth of style and glamour during Starhill Gallery's A Journey Through Time VII

A Journey Through Time, Asia’s grandest luxury watch and jewellery showcase, will return to the Starhill Gallery for the seventh consecutive year, from November 22 to 29 this year. A Journey Through Time VII will not only focus on the beauty...

Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre Launched & Natural Wonders Book unveiled as the resort release its successfully healed patient out to sea

YTL Hotels has a long-term vision to make a difference to the environment where its expanding collection of unique hotels and resorts are located. When Gaya Island Resort opened its doors in July 2013, it marked the beginning of its marine conserv...

All about girl power

GIRLS around the world must have the right of equal access to knowledge and education. This was the goal of FrogAsia and YES (a brand under YTL Communications Sdn Bhd ) when they hosted a special screening of Girl Rising, an internationally acclai...

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur named Best City Hotel

Less than a year after opening, the iconic Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur has won the “Best City Hotel” Award at the highly regarded “Best Of Malaysia” Awards organised by Expatriate Lifestyle.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala...

YTL's Tanjong Jara Resort makes it to list of World's top 10 diving resorts

Getting certified to scuba dive is like getting your underwater driver's license. Suddenly, new worlds open up to you filled with colorful coral, schools of tropical fish swimming in unison, and even sharp-toothed sharks. The following ten hotels ...

New Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre launches in Borneo

YTL Hotels has a long-term vision to make a difference to the environment where its expanding collection of unique hotels and resorts are located. When Gaya Island Resort opened its doors in July 2013, it marked the beginning of its marine conserv...

YTL Power leads the pack

Independent power producer (IPP) YTL Power International Bhd is said to have submitted the lowest price for the 2,000 Megawatt (mw) coal-fired power plant project under a tender called by the Energy Commission (EC).

For YTL Power, the country’s first IPP, a new power purchase agreemen...