The pain of pebbles in our shoes

But the experience of Mohd Izam Mahazir is an example of how we can break down racial walls. He was interviewed in March by The Star’s Shahanaaz Habib for her “Heartland Voices” series. Shahanaaz wrote:

The 27-year-old uprooted himself from Alor Setar to start a jeruk ...

YTL Communications hopes to break even next year

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, the telecommunications arm of YTL Corp Bhd, expects to break even next year by increasing its Yes subscriber base, says its executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong.

A tale of two schools

As there is a shortage of teachers for all the schools, they have started an “online school” where one teacher sits in the main school in Dhaka and gives lessons over the computer to the other schools “live”.

All that is needed is a good Internet connection and r...

Rebooting our racial quotas

MY dad was a police officer. During the Emergency, he was the Special Branch officer in the communist-infested area of Labis and Segamat, Johor.

He was a handsome young man but lonely as he was shunned by the local Chinese for being a “running dog”.

Every day, he a...

It’s time to rebrand May 13

The racial riots on May 13, 1969 left a black mark in Malaysian history, but many believe it is time to rebrand the day as a celebration of the country's diversity.

Reconciliation, tukang cerita style

Our country is changing and we must adapt to these changes, especially if we hope to understand and learn from these remarkable new socio-political and cultural trends.

So for me as a writer, and hopefully for all of you as readers and active Malaysian citizens, let the dialogue begin a...

Branson serves as stewardess to Tony Fernandes

From behind, the long legs, short red skirt and the tied-up blonde hair made an impression of a beautiful woman. Imagine the surprise when it turned out to be none other than Virgin Atlantic owner, Sir Richard Branson.

Bukit Gasing residents lose dispute over project

Developer Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd has been allowed to seek damages from 108 Bukit Gasing residents who lost a civil dispute over a hillslope development project.

Gasing Meridian is the developer of Sanc­tuary Ridge Kuala Lumpur City – a project to build 70 bungalows on a 15.4h...

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S’pore-KL high-speed rail link looking ‘very attractive’

Malaysian Foreign Minister in update says finer details need discussions. The proposed high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is looking "very, very attractive", though further discussions on the finer details are needed, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said yesterday.


Reits look like good bets to yield-hungry investors

Maybank Kim Eng analyst Ong Kian Lin suggested holding retail Reits such as Starhill Global and CapitaMall Trust as their first-quarter results showed that they had the highest growth in distribution per unit.

Asia should welcome private investors into infrastructure sector: experts

Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL Corp, said: "The regulatory framework is not there to welcome investors into the infrastructure sector. The infrastructure, today in ASEAN, and Asia, substantially, is subsidised. They are lulled like a boile...

YTL Corp says high-speed rail link embraces competition

YTL's managing director, Francis Yeoh, said: "That's an incredible signal for both governments to want to do this because it put paid to ideas that once upon a time were very entrenched -- they were trying to protect certain airlines, small intere...

YTL’s Express Rail Link Receives Environmental Commitment Award at the Global AirRail Awards 2013 in Frankfurt

Noormah Mohd Noor, Chief Executive Officer of ERL, who picked up the award at the ceremony said: “Express Rail Link was a strong contender in this category as we are part of the YTL Group and an active member of its Sustainability Committee....

YTL Land's Singapore Project Sandy Island Wins International Real Estate Industry's Top Accolade at FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Awards 2013

Speaking on the win, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad commented,  “We are very pleased that our first foray into Singapore has been given the highest honour by the international real estate communit...

YTL YES 4G powered Chromebook to help rural pupils leapfrog into parity with urban peers

YTL Group managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh said although rural students used to have less exposure compared to those living in cities, this could be reversed through technology.

“Students from rural areas will be able to make a...

YTL's YES Wins 2013 Frost & Sullivan Most Promising Telecom Service Provider Of The Year Award

“Yes has been very impressive in terms of network coverage expansion. The company has increased its base stations from 1,200 to 4,000 within a span of two years,” noted Nipun Jaiswal, Information and Communications Technology Industry ...

YTL YES makes headlines on Engadget, world's most popular gadget website, with launch of World's First 4G Chromebook

Even Google's Pichai is impressed with the whole 1BestariNet project. "I think what's happening in Malaysia can be a role model for other countries," said the exec in his video message. And of course, this also serves as a warning message to Micro...

YTL Corp Records 9-Month Revenue of RM14.9 Billion (US$5.0 Billion); Net Profit Grows 11% to RM944 Million (US$314 Million)

YTL Group Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE, FICE, said, “The Group registered a 10.6% increase in net profit to RM944 million on the back of just under RM15.0 billion in revenue for the 9 months ended 31...

Richard Mille Parties in Style at relaunch of boutique at Starhill Gallery

The illustrious Richard Mille himself was in town recently for the re-launch of the Richard Mille boutique at Starhill Gallery.

YTL unveils Samsung 4G Chromebook with Yes 4G plan

The much-awaited Samsung 4G Chromebook is here. Unlike a standard notebook, this device is designed to be used with an always-on Internet connection as it stores applications and data on the Web.

Yes Launches World's First Samsung 4G Chromebook In Malaysia

Yes, the fastest mobile Internet service with voice, today launched the world's first Samsung 4G chromebook in Malaysia, jointly developed by Google and Samsung.

The chromebook is designed from the ground up to work with Yes IDs, providing...

First Samsung 4G Chromebook in the world launched in Malaysia by YTL YES with Google

To complete the 1BestariNet experience, we will be unveiling our latest and newest 4G device, the world’s first Samsung 4G Chromebook. This device is developed by YES together with Google and Samsung. Malaysia is the FIRST country in the wor...

Eye On Stock

YTL Land & Development Bhd shares rebounded from the most recent lows of 87 sen on May 3 to close at RM1.08, up seven sen amid continuous bargain-hunting interest.

Based on the daily chart, the recent climb has lifted prices above the 19-month-old bearish descending line. The positive b...

Mark Yeoh donates RM33mil to set up centre at King’s College in London

King's College London has received a donation of £7mil (RM33mil) from the family of Malaysian alumnus Mark Yeoh, to set up the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law, a new research centre.

In the same statement, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, on behalf of the Yeoh family, said hi...

£7 million gift establishes Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, former British Prime Minister and Chairman of the College’s World questions | King’s answers fundraising campaign, said: ‘I am enormously grateful for the Yeoh family’s generous gift to King...

Kimora (k)onquers KL

Joseph Yeoh said: "Malaysians and tourists can explore and experience Starhill Gallery from their homes, hotels or wherever they are online"

The New York Times named YTL’s Starhill Gallery as one of the places in the world one must v...

Malaysian property sector upgraded to Positive

Hwang DBS Vickers Research (HDBSVR) has raised the property sector from Neutral to Positive and prefers developers over real estate investment trusts (REITS). HDBSVR upgraded E&O and YTL Land to Buys from Holds, and raised target prices across...

YTL’s 4G push

For YTL Communications Sdn Bhd CEO Wing K Lee, the decision for YES 4G to delay the rollout of 4G-LTE network is a calculated and carefully weighed one.

“In my opinion, 4G-LTE is a 2014 story. If MCMC tells us that we must deploy soo...

New tools for learning

PUPILS at SJK(C) Choong Wen now have access to the nation’s first Chrome Lab, which is housed in their school in Kuala Lumpur.

Launched last week at the school’s premises by Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, the ...

Malaysia Votes

Barisan Nasional, led by Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, achieved a simple majority at around 1:00 am (+8 GMT) and marked the milestone by thanking the Malaysian voters and promising to fulfil all the promises in the party’s manifesto. He furth...

Teak, porcelain and history at The Majestic

My choice of accommodation is one of YTL grand properties - the Majestic Malacca. The hotel was later turned into a budget guesthouse and closed its doors in 2000. YTL bought the building in 2006, restored and then reopened the hotel in January 20...