RM5b to transform Resorts World Genting

Genting Malaysia Bhd, has upped the investment in the facelift of its flagship hilltop casino resort by as much as 67% to RM5 billion from RM3 billion budgeted initially.

Wahid: Toll rate hike part of deal

THE toll rate hike next year is unavoidable as it is an express condition in the concession agreement between the government and highway concession companies, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.

TOBACCO: Remove it from TPPA

It is universally accepted that tobacco is hazardous to health. It is a major contributor to deaths, with 11,000 dying a year in Malaysia, in addition to maiming hundreds of thousands more.

Creator of a rainbow nation

Mandela was every journalist's idea of a perfect subject. He was unassuming, down-to-earth, humble and helpful. He was always at ease among journalists and always had something for you to quote. And his sense of humour was contagious. At a state function, I introduced myself as a journalist f...

S P Setia sets RM5.5bil 2013 sales target

“Never bet against S P Setia. We plan everything very carefully. We have gone through a thorough process of understanding the markets that we are in. We are very confident that Team Setia will be able to do it, and next year will be another record year,” Liew said during the press con...

Firms eyeing KL-S'pore rail project

Several international firms, including Japanese ones, are eyeing the 330km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail link project.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that during his discussions with leading Japanese corporations – three namely Hitachi Ltd, Sumitomo Corpor...

Zeti does country proud

BANK Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz has been recognised as a "Global Financial Game Changer" of 2013 by CBN, a leading business media group in China.

Pantai 2 STP project and community centre to cater to growing population

IT MIGHT be hard to believe now but in the future, one of the best spots to hang out at might just be a sewerage treatment plant if it looks anything like the Pantai 2 STP (P2STP) that is currently being constructed.

ELECTRICITY TARIFF: IPPs are beneficial to the people

THIS is in reference to the recent hike in electricity tariff. Admittedly, we can't talk about electricity without discussing independent power producers (IPPs). Why have IPPs become the opposition's whipping boy to stir public sentiment in the last few decades?

This architect has bagged it

Pimbley says his work has always been influenced by fashion. In the case of Starhill’s striking crystalline facade, the idea came from viewing an exhibition on French designer Christian Lacroix and the costumes he designed for opera.

“There was a little piece of text on one ...

The next general elections will be all about Islam

The Muslims might think that they are winning out of this—surely this is a victory—but whether they will benefit from this remains to be seen.

One thing for sure, those who will suffer the most from the creeping Islamisation are the multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-eth...

Waking up to a good history lesson

History is interesting if we learn to live it, rather than just treat it as another examination subject.

Before we reconcile – we must forgive

SO much has been said and written about Nelson Mandela over the last 48 hours. One word frequently used amid this outpouring of grief and tributes is reconciliation.

'No place for Shia'

THREATS of the Shia movement and its proponents were laid bare on the final day of the Umno general assembly yesterday.

Malaysian hotel guests more light-fingered than most, survey shows

In the “TripBarometer Truth in Travel” poll conducted online by independent market research firm Edelman Berland in June and July 2013, 69 per cent of Malaysian respondents admitted to taking at least one item from hotel rooms in which they were guests. This was above the 65 per cent ...

Astro posts higher Q3 profit on increase in subscription

Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd posted higher net profit to RM123.71mil for the third quarter ended Oct 31, 2013, from RM118.1mil a year ago.

‘Tariff hike vital to cover TNB’s escalating costs’

AN imminent power tariff hike may give Tenaga Nasional Bhd a profit boost but it is still spending more than what it earns, industry sources say.

Why must the cost of electricity be increased again?

HERE are frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the tariff rationalisation, prepared by special purpose agency, MyPOWER Corp, which has been tasked with detailing key reform initiatives for Malaysia’s electricity supply industry.

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A Perennial Feast celebrates a triple win at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013

To conclude an exciting year for YTL Hotels, A Perennial Feast, the Malaysian hospitality group’s culinary coffee table book, emerged triumphant as a country winner in three award categories at the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013....

Garrard arrives at Starhill Gallery

The Oldest jewellery house in the world hits Malaysian shores as it opens a boutique in Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur. The beautifully designed boutique on the Indulge Floor exudes class and elegance and houses an impeccable collection of jewellery pieces and high jewellery suites.

Beyond Sleighbells and Santas

Life Inspired talks to a Christian business leader on how his Christmas journey is a lifelong quest. Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh is well known not only as head of one of Malaysia’s most successful family businesses, but also for his uncompromi...

Eesti Energia's power station in Jordan gets constructor and investor

Attarat Power Company, which partly belongs to Eesti Energia via its parent company and develops the oil shale power station project in Jordan, concluded at the end of last week preliminary contracts with the builder and financers of the power station. Eesti Energia’s strategic partner in the d...

YTL Communications Clinches Prestigious 2013 Broadband Infovision Award For Best Broadband Cloud

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd’s effort in connecting 10,000 national schools across Malaysia with Yes 4G Internet service integrated with cloud-based Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) under the 1BestariNet programme has been given the Bes...

GARRARD, the world's oldest jewellery house has opened its first regional boutique at YTL's Starhill Gallery

Garrard chief executive officer Eric Deardorff said the company has been supplying crown jewellery to the country's royals for the past 30 years.

"Garrard is here to charm the hearts of Malaysians who have an opulent taste for high jewelle...

Catch YTL MD Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh on Channel NewsAsia's Power List Asia (UPDATED)

Due to changes in programming, the exclusive interview with Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh in the second season of Power List Asia on Channel NewsAsia with host Karen Lam, will now be aired on Tuesday, 10th December at 12.30am.

750 teachers, parents and educators inspired at FrogAsia's Leaps of Knowledge Conference themed ''The Future of Learning''

In line with the conference theme, “The Future Of Learning”, internationally renowned thought-leaders in the field of leadership and education technology such as 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra, author of Barefoot Leadership Alvin U...

YTL and Intel Collaborate to Help Improve Education in Malaysia

YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia today formalised an agreement towards introducing Intel-based integrated 4G laptop and tablet solutions supporting Chrome and Android for the education sector in Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by both organisations to accelerate prog...

Spa village Pangkor Laut's Bukit Gantang Warrior Treatment awarded 'Men's Spa Treatment Of The Year' at The AsiaSpa Awards 2013

YTL Hotels' award-winning Spa Village brand was proud to receive another spectacular accolade this month at the AsiaSpa Awards 2013 in Hong Kong naming Spa Village Pangkor Laut's signature Bukit Gantang Warrior experience as the 'Men's Spa Treatme...

Pangkor Laut Resort plays host to institution of architects supporting reef rehabilitation initiatives

Ten advanced divers from the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) and YTL Corporation descended beneath the waves in a collaborative effort to rehabilitate the coral reefs in the region around Pangkor Island, Malaysia...

Gearing up for a mini Baselworld in Malaysia

“Starhill Gallery has the biggest number of  standalone watches in the world. Not in Switzerland, not in London, not in Hong Kong – it’s right here,” he said during a private media session.

“The reasons a...

FrogAsia Aims For Overseas Expansion After Securing Local Foothold

FrogAsia Sdn Bhd, a start-up company under the YTL Group that offers cloud computing solutions for the education sector, aims to make an international foray after gaining a foothold at home.

The company has gained considerable experience b...