Teaching English through Bahasa Malaysia

American Ben Bradshaw takes to the Web to teach English using Bahasa Malaysia as a medium of instruction, writes Izwan Ismail.

Statement by Darrel Webber, Secretary General of RSPO, on the Environmental Pollution in South East Asia

The environmental pollution caused by forest fires in Indonesia that has enveloped several countries in South East Asia to such hazardous levels is deplorable. The RSPO firmly condemns any negligent activities related to this. The RSPO is highly concerned about the impact on communities and child...

More volatility ahead for ringgit

The strengthening against the US dollar for most of the year, the ringgit has seen a sharp reversal going from less than 3.0 in early May to its weakest in a year at 3.2 last Friday.

MAHB imposes penalties on UEMC-BP

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has imposed daily damages of about RM200,000 on the UEM Construction-Bina Puri joint venture (UEMC-BP JV) for not completing its work on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on time.

Chieftains handing out dubious titles

Undang Luak Naning, a customary chieftain in Malacca, is handing out scores of unrecognised Datukships and other titles to people. And he is complaining that a rival chieftain is handing out “fake” titles.

Gated & Guarded homes – trend or necessity?

More than a decade since it began, Gated & Guarded (G&G) type of properties are growing in demand due to improved security, lifestyle changes and attractive returns on investment
According to C H Williams Talhar & Wong (WTW) Property Market Report 2013, it has been more than 10...

Towards a neutral Asean region

Briefly, the Malaysian "neutralisation" proposal envisaged Southeast Asia as a zone in which countries in the zone would be neutral and non-aligned in respect to relations with major powers.
The zone would be free from outside interference from external powers. In return, states ...

POSITIVE VALUES: Focus on positive change

We should ask ourselves is it only important to criticise the establishment but leave the opposition untouched? Is that the mark of a healthy democracy that we want to uphold? Just because they are the opposing side therefore they can do no wrong and allowed to act irresponsibly?  Their lead...

Put anti-war provision in constitution, nations told

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hopes that countries will one day have in their constitution a provision stating they will not go to war, except in self-defence.

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Lot 10 Hutong to feature best Malaysian hawker fare in Guangzhou, China

The wildly popular Lot 10 Hutong is going global with its first international venture set to open in Guangzhou, China next month. The New York Times has even listed Lot 10 Hutong as “Asia’s Top Odysseys”. Lot 10 Hutong, billed as...

Cleaning Up China

Ma cut a deal to put China's records about pollution by Western firms and their suppliers online, then used that information to quietly pressure the companies. The results have been remarkable. A 2011 report on Apple, for instance, resulted in a major effort to clean up environmental violatio...

YTL Land aims for 'one-of-a-kind homes'

Asked about the reasons for YTL Land's success, Joseph Yeoh shared an analogy on why his Sunday-league football team, which he manages and plays for, has done well. "It's not a team of superstars; it's a team of people who want to work for each ot...

Farmers get a taste of food waste from GENeco, a YTL Wessex Water subsidiary

Farmers from across the South West were among the first visitors to be given a tour in YTL’s Wessex Water new food waste recycling and renewable energy facility in Bristol this week.

The facility, which is based at Bristol sewage tre...

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YTL’s Hutong brand goes global

Through the Hutong brand of gourmet heritage food concept, YTL Corporation Berhad plans to export Malaysian heritage food to China, starting with Guangzhou, the southern gateway to China. Guangzhou was chosen as it is the third largest city after ...

Three of KL's Top 20 Restaurants listed by CNN Travel housed in YTL Properties

CNN recently listed Kuala Lumpur as the 4th best shopping destination in the world after New York, London and Tokyo. Kuala Lumpur was also ranked as the second best retail shopping destination in Asia Pacific, according to the Globe Shopper Index, cementing its position as a shopping paradise. Sh...

Troubled skies over Sydney

By Earlier this year the former Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, articulated what many Australians have been saying for years about Sydney Airport — it is a disgrace.

The outspoken Hawke didn’t mince his words when he told a local television reporter: “Sydney Airp...

Brokers' Take: Starhill Global Reit

STARHILL Global Reit (SGReit) announced that the rent review for the Toshin master lease has been concluded, and that a renewal rent at 6.7 per cent higher than the prevailing rate has been secured. This is consistent with our April 29 report that SGReit may again benefit from rental upside follo...

Worlds apart: From Terengganu’s beaches to Kuala Lumpur’s city action

It doesn’t hurt that our neighbour boasts some of the best coastlines facing the South China Sea: And one of the places to experience such small town sincerity, coupled with a bliss-out beach holiday, is at Dungun, Terengganu. A direct flight on Firefly takes you from Singapore to Kuantan. From...

YTL Starhill Global REIT announce the renewal rent of the master lease with Toshin Development Singapore PTE LTD (''TOSHIN'')

YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited, as manager (the “Manager”) of Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust (“Starhill Global REIT”), is pleased to announce that the renewal rent (the “Renewal Rent”) for the renewed period of 12 years from 8 June 2013 (the “Renewed Perio...

Maybank Kim Eng among the first to downgrade Reits

The firm has downgraded the sector to "underweight" from "neutral" and advised investors to switch to property developers. "For those who must be in (Singapore) Reits, we prefer the retail Reits (Suntec Reit, CapitaMall Trust and Starhill Global Reit)," it said.

Starhill Global Reit is ...

Asia on the move

In the face of an uncertain global economic environment, governments around the world are looking to boost competitiveness as well as their domestic markets to help fuel strong growth. The Views from the Top section of Business Times featured the commentary of YTL Corporation Managing Director, T...