Reformer finds a way to sell bitter medicine

Modern French presidents have all been elected on the back of a pledge to restore the nation’s economic health through painless reforms. And the reforms have always failed.

Don’t let the stinking rich purge the poor

Architect’s call to socially cleanse central London and pimp it out to the international elite betrays our national values

Hitler’s only fault showing mercy to Jews, youth leader told secret meeting

A senior member of a neo-Nazi group may face criminal charges after calling at a secret meeting of far-right nationalists for Jews to be “eradicated”, The Times has learnt.

We are failing on religion, says BBC journalist

A prominent journalist at the BBC has accused it of not taking religion seriously and failing to fulfil its role as a public service broadcaster.

The Disappearing Dialect at the Heart of China’s Capital

The Beijing dialect is disappearing, a victim of language standardization in schools and offices, urban redevelopment, and migration.

Superpower America is no different from other countries

The election of Donald Trump as the next United States president on Nov 8 may come to be viewed as an historic paradigm shift.

Najib: Japan welcome to submit HSR bid

Japan is welcome to bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project but the final decision rests with the Malaysia and Singapore governments, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Bank Negara warns of penalty

Bank Negara Malaysia has warned that it will penalise Malaysian registered banks — both local and foreign — that facilitate ringgit transactions on the offshore non-deliverable forwards (NDF) market.

Tech-savvy approach to winning elections

Elections in the past had not always been genteel but regulated in many ways. All that has changed now. As there is currently not much control over the Internet, the electoral parties are taking advantage of this to be as prolific as they can to turn their opponents’ gaffes and conflicting ...

4,000 new Wireless@SG hot spots by April 2017

Singapore is to get 4,000 new free Wi-Fi hot spots by next April in communal spaces such as polyclinics and hawker centres.



China Unicom partnering up with Alibaba

China United Network Communications Ltd said it has partnered with internet giants in a move to arrest its continuing profit decline and speed up its shift toward the mobile internet.

Traditional shops must boost their online links

Retail sector being increasingly driven by e-commerce customers as bricks-and-mortar stores feel the heat amid changing shopping habits

Singles Day goes global as cross-border buys rise

Alipay, China's largest online payment service provider, saw a surge in the number of cross-border payment transactions processed on the Singles Day shopping festival, as the Chinese online shopping extravaganza gains global influence.

Audi, SAIC team up on sales

Audi AG has joined hands with China's largest automaker SAIC Motor to localize and sell its models, a move to consolidate its beleaguered lead in the country's premium car market.

Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites

Over the last week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome.

Samsung Offices Raided as Scandal Around President Park Grows

South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday as a growing political scandal surrounding the country’s leader drew attention to influential conglomerates.

AirAsia ropes in ex-supercop to help probe irregular deals

AirAsia India has roped in former Mumbai supercop Dhanushyakodi Sivanandhan to help in the ongoing investigations into its alleged irregular transactions, and also to advise in any such cases in future

MACC chief vows continued combat against corruption, abuse of power

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad issued an open letter to all Malaysians today, assuring them that the agency’s all-out war against corruption and abuse of power will continue.

Why economics won’t help us today

AS all of us watched the US Presidential debates and await the outcome of the elections in early November with bated breathe, I was struck by how much the world is moving on different planes.

Najib: Many benefits from China ties

MALAYSIA has “made extraordinary achievements” in the wake of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s official visit to China this week.

Alitrip expected to bring 8 million Chinese tourists

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who announced the new routes by the national carrier during the launch of the Alitrip Malaysia Tourism Pavilion (MTP) by e-commerce giant Alibaba MTP at a ceremony in Beijing yesterday, said Malaysia was gearing up for two million Chinese arrivals by the...

Adviser Jack Ma to start with e-FTZ

Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma will kick-start his role as adviser to the Malaysian Government on its digital economy at the launch of a e-free trade zone (e-FTZ) in March.

Star Media’s second digital transformation wave

STAR Media Group Bhd has embarked on the second phase of its digital transformation plan with the launch of dimsum, its very own video on demand service.

The dimsum team

Unveiling Star Media Group’s new business venture dimsum are Roy Tan, Wong Chun Wai and Lam Swee Kim.

7-Eleven offers 24x7 e-commerce service

CONVENIENCE store chain operator 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd is jumping on the bandwagon in e-commerce by offering parcel locker services in some of its outlets to facilitate delivery for online shopping.

Voting out democracy

THe Greeks who invented it called it demokratia or “rule by the people”. It’s a beautiful notion but in reality, democracy, to quote Frank Underwood from House of Cards, is “so overrated”.

Political disunion in Europe may derail plans for coordinated effort to shore up growth, analysts say

The calls at the G20 from Xi Jinping and IMF chief Christine Lagarde for coordinated global action to boost growth come at a time when economists are refocusing on the problems the Euro zone is having in kickstarting its sluggish economy. One concern is that European policymakers face challenges ...

In Greece, Property Is Debt

Growing personal debt, declining incomes and ever higher taxes as Greece’s depression grinds on have turned property and the dream of easy money into dread of a catastrophic burden.

Watches See A 'Brexit' Boom

London has felt the biggest “Brexit” boom. According to the global market research company GfK, sales of watches priced at more than 10,000 pounds, or about $12,320, were up 67 percent in the British capital in September, compared with the same period last year. And the figure was alm...

Powering Australia’s Economic Surge

If you were designing a nation from scratch, it would look something like Australia. A Eurasian people, boring politicians, and an economy that virtually runs itself.

Countries that speed up learning the most will win

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam gives his perspective on how work is changing, why he is not yet a fan of the gig economy and the role of government in the new economy, in a dialogue with McKinsey and Company global managing partner Dominic Barton at the McKinsey Innovation Forum hel...

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YTL's FrogAsia launches free education content on virtual platform at annual conference

FrogAsia to provide free content for all teachers and students in 10,000 schools nationwide on Frog Virtual Learning Environment in 2017.

Welcome to Sabah's Paradise island

Just 15 minutes by boat from downtown Kota Kinabalu lies a different world. Here, Gaya Island still has most of its primary forests and wildlife intact. Even if you’re not the type who likes camping, don’t worry, there is the plush Gaya Island Resort that allows you to combine luxurio...

Jimmy Choo receives award for efforts to help women

Datuk Jimmy Choo is no stranger to mentoring women, his newest protege being accessories designer Illiza Ho Chia-Hui. It was no surprise then that the celebrated fashion designer was one of the first Malaysians to be honoured with the Women of the Future Awards, along with marine biologist and en...

New generation focus of watch and jewellery showcase

STARHILL Gallery, in collaboration with the Tourism and Culture Ministry, has unveiled “A Journey Through Time IX”, the ninth edition of one of Asia’s premier watch and jewellery showcases.

YTL's Spa Village Pangkor Laut Named ‘Spa Of The Year’ At AsiaSpa Awards 2016

YTL Hotels’ Spa Village brand was awarded yet another prestigious accolade at the 12th annual AsiaSpa Awards ceremony on 16 November 2016.Spa Village Pangkor Laut was named ‘Spa of the Year’ in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific region after being shortlisted against notable fel...

YTL Corp Records 1st Quarter Revenue of RM3.5 Billion (US$814 Million) & Profit of RM263 Million (US$61 Million)

YTL Group Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE, FICE, said, “Our Group has continued to perform satisfactorily, weathering the ongoing challenging conditions in some of our key operating markets. Our utiliti...

Smart bins with Free WiFi to Compact Trash on Orchard Road from November 2016

Sponsoring the pilot project is YTL Singapore Pte Ltd, the Singapore office of Malaysia-based multi-disciplinary conglomerate YTL Corporation; YTL Starhill Global REIT is also one of their Singapore subsidiaries which also owns Wisma Atria along Orchard Road.

Ms. Ruth Yeoh, Executive Di...

Express Rail Link Receives International Recognition as Air Rail Link of the Year at the Global AirRail Awards 2016

Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. (ERL) triumphs again at the annual Global AirRail Awards when KLIA Ekspres was named the North Star Air Rail Link of the Year for the third time in a row. ERL first received this coveted award in 2012, and again in 2014 and 2015. At this year’s ceremony, ERL also...

Prestige Top 40 Under 40 : Rebekah Yeoh

Community service has always been a cause close to Rebekah’s heart. “Since young, my father has always made it a point to expose my siblings and me to the disadvantaged. It was this youthful curiosity that urged me to travel to afflicted areas as a student and I gained proper insight ...

Celebrating a Legacy

There is something to be said about building a brand that lives on. For Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, it involves hard work and the notion of never giving up – which has led to the success that is A Journey Through Time (AJTT).

Dubbed as Malaysia’s premiere watch and jewellery sh...