Four Seasons Place KL buyers mostly Malaysians

MALAYSIANS bought the majority of the private residences at the RM3 billion Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, which transacted at a record RM3,000 per square feet, sources said.

Ex-Sime Darby CEO loses appeal, to stand trial on CBT, cheating charges

Former Sime Darby Berhad president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ahmad Zubair Murshid has to stand trial in the Sessions Court on charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and cheating.

India's Entire Aviation Industry Tried To Block Us, Says Fernandes

AirAsia's Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has acknowledged that getting a flying licence in India has been tough. In an interview with ET Now, he said: "The entire aviation industry has tried to block us." He said in any country that AirAsia has gone, it has ne...

Live concert after Grand Prix dinner

David Foster And Friends will perform at The SapuraKencana Petroleum Malaysia Grand Prix Gala & Concert. Performing at this year’s concert is David Foster And Friends, a one-off collaborative performance featuring five local artistes and American Idol Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard.


Watered down deal for three companies

Three concessionaires that had rejected the Selangor government’s asset takeover offer will receive lower payment after the Federal Government invoked Section 114 of the Water Services Industry Act (WSIA) to restructure the water sector in the state.

Suntec Reit raising $341m to repay debt

SUNTEC Reit is issuing 218.1 million new units at $1.605 apiece in a private placement.

Tension Is Growing as Families of Flight 370 Passengers Hold Vigil

The families gathered in the ballroom at the Lido Hotel wanted answers. Over a week ago, a jet carrying their loved ones vanished, and for a week the airline executives who appeared before them told different, sometimes contradictory, stories.

Wan Azmi: An abuse of power

THE Selangor Water Management Authority’s (LUAS) decision not to renew the raw water extraction licences of concessionaires when they expire at the end of May is an abuse of its administrative power to frustrate and prevent concessionaires from performing their obligations, says businessman...

We should be praying, NOT preying

Malaysia is, no doubt, grating at the media scrutiny from overseas, but Hishammudin, as veteran journalist Nuraina Samad says in her Facebook posting, has “looked calm but firm, relaxed but professional, commanding but informative. It is one of the best I have seen from a Malaysian minister...

'MAS has good safety record'

"Last year, around 3.1 billion people travelled by air. This year we expect traffic to surpass 3.3 billion passengers. That is nine million people a day with over 6,000 people per minute boarding an aircraft. The global fleet travels some 70,000km each minute," he said.

Lafarge Malaysia invests RM20m in new concrete batching plant

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd, a major player in Malaysia’s construction industry, has invested RM20 million in its new ready-mixed concrete batching plant at Jalan Chan Sow Sow Lin, adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Celcom wins best service provider award

CELCOM Axiata Bhd, the mobile telecommunications provider in the country received the highest number of votes from the readers of to win the Best Service Provider Overall category at the 13th Readers Choice Awards Night 2012/13 held at Pullman Bangsar recently.

Puncak, KPS yes to S’gor water offer, but Gamuda rejects

The water impasse in Selangor looks set to prolong as the March 10 deadline for the acceptance of Selangor’s water restructuring has passed with no end in sight.

MH370 playing on Chong Wei's mind at All-England

World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei showed his mental strength by staying focused on his mission at the recently-concluded All-England despite learning about the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370.

Chong Wei, who expressed sadness over the missing plane, said on Tuesday: “I was sh...

Digi to invest RM900m for capex

Digi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd is committed to invest up to RM900 million in capital expenditure this year to further strengthen its network position, says chief operating officer Albern Murthy.
He said the investment would be on increasing the High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)...

Klia2 likely to miss deadline again

klia2 in Sepang, which is still targeting a May 2 opening, may once again miss the deadline as its major tenant, AirAsia Bhd, is unlikely to be able to complete renovation works at the main terminal building with less than two months to go.

It is learnt that AirAsia, which is expected t...

Celcom to invest in quality to fuel growth

Celcom’s commitment to the advancement of LTE and improving network quality can be seen in its RM923 million investment on capital expenditure last year, the highest in the industry.

'Aye' for Mandarin and Tamil

EDUCATION and parent-teacher groups have responded positively to the Education Ministry's proposal to introduce Mandarin and Tamil as language subjects in schools.

Petronas Q4 profit up 45pc

STRONG production helped Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) net profit to soar 45 per cent to RM12.8 billion in the fourth quarter ended December 13 2013, making 2013 "one of the best years ever" for the national oil corporation.

Shopper’s paradise

Kuala Lumpur is ranked No. 4 in CNN’s top 10 best shopping cities in the world but other towns offer fabulous buys too, writes Hendy Tan.

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Malaysian AIDS Foundation Marathon des Sables 2014 Challenge: World's toughest footrace for AIDS awareness and fundraising

Ralph Dixon and Jeff Lau, the only two Malaysians competing in the Marathon des Sables 2014 – a seven-day ultra-marathon across 250km of harsh arid terrain in the Moroccan Sahara Desert – from 4 April, were set to raise the bar high for the country’s AIDS awareness and fundraising efforts, ...

Dua aktivis bakal berlari sejauh 250 km di Gurun Sahara untuk kutip dana HIV

Dua aktivis sosial, Ralph Dixon dan Jeff Lau akan merentasi laluan paling sukar di bumi, gurun Sahara dalam usaha mengumpul dana selain menyebarkan mesej kesedaran kepada orang ramai tentang penyakit HIV/AIDS di negara ini.

Two Malaysians to run in Sahara desert marathon to raise funds for Malaysian AIDS Foundation

Two Malaysians will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables 2014, a seven-day ultra-marathon across 250km of harsh terrain in the Moroccan Sahara Desert to raise funds for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF).

Wordsmiths at work

FrogAsia, a unit under YTL, is in collaboration with the Government under the 1BestariNet Entry Point Project to roll out a nationwide virtual learning platform for primary and secondary public schools.

FrogAsia excecutive director Yeoh Pei Lou said the company had received positive fee...

Majestic Hotel Malaysia: Majesty's pleasure

Robert Upe steps back in time to lap up the luxury and legends of a restored Kuala Lumpur landmark.

Celebrate Earth Hour with YTL

From Pangkor Laut Resort to Starhill Gallery, YTL's icons of Asia Pacific will switch off in support of Earth Hour.

Make your own eco-friendly candles and support Earth Hour this weekend

AS A prelude to Earth Hour on Saturday, YTL is holding an arts and craft market at Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur in an effort to encourage the public to go green. The Expressions, an Artisans’ Market has craftswomen demonstrating soap-making, perfume-making, batik-painting and candle-making until March ...

Malaysia’s best new areas to live & invest

If you’re looking for the next Damansara Heights, Bangsar or Mont Kiara, you’re hardly alone. The continual buzz on the property market has meant that interested homeowners, as well as investors, are sizing up the best bets to put their money down. The Peak speaks to a trio of leading experts...

Pour Le Monde

“Over the years, we have built a substantial offering and a wonderful business, and IW as amazed when I entered the shop earlier today,” says Bernard Arnault ,on the recently inaugurated Louis Vuitton Global Store at Kuala Lumpur&rsquo...

YTL Communications Emerges as Winner of Best Enterprise Cloud Offering at 2014 Industry Awards

For Chief Executive Officer of YTL Communications Wing K. Lee, this latest award further validates that cloud computing is clearly the future for the education landscape as well as for business enterprises.

“We are thrilled to be rec...

Queues form for 150 jobs at Bath’s first five star hotel - the £16 million YTL-owned Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel

Perry Draper, 24 from Odd Down, has worked in hospitality for two and a half years. “I am here to have a look at what’s on offer. It is the new hotel in Bath and it’s going to be the best - it would be a great opportunity.”...

Taking the leap

AT THE heart of everything they do, is the desire to see education transformed in a way that helps students become lifelong learners. Often mentioned in relation to the Education Ministry’s 1BestariNet project, FrogAsia conducts many other p...

Feeling right at home at Vistana

True enough, from the warm smiles that greet you as you enter the hotel to the friendly people at the reception counter who go out of their way to personally greet you (their new island counters have walking spaces in between them), everyone is ju...

ERL buying more trains

EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) is buying four new sets of  trains  in anticipation of higher passenger traffic with the opening of the  Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on May 2.
ERL chief executive officer Noormah...

Lucky 50 millionth passenger wins complimentary air tickets

It was perhaps the most unforgettable welcome for a tourist when he was greeted with two complimentary return Coral Economy Class tickets on Etihad Airways upon his arrival here. American student Olivier DeBruin was the lucky winner when he became...

Herbal drinks, fish head noodles and durian desserts now part of Lot 10 Hutong

THREE new heritage stalls have joined Lot 10 Hutong, namely Kwong Woh Tong, Woo Pin Fish Noodle and Durian Lagenda. An event was held to mark the new additions in Lot 10 shopping centre recently, during which Lot 10 Hutong also presented trophies ...

20 vying for development of RRI land

The developers shortlisted are Bandar Raya Developments Bhd, Bandar Utama City Corp Sdn Bhd, DRB-Hicom Bhd, Eastern & Oriental Bhd, Gamuda Bhd, Goldis Bhd, Guocoland Malaysia Bhd, IJM Land Bhd, IOI Properties Bhd, I&P Group Sdn Bhd, Mah Si...

YTL Communications wins ''Best Enterprise Cloud Offering'' at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona

Chief Executive Officer of YTL Communications Wing K. Lee who accepted the award shared, "Ali (Tabassi) and I are honoured to accept the award on behalf of the amazing team of men and women in our organisation. Together with our win at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam just four months ago, ...