The Amanah Plan

Permit me this opportunity to thank the host for the kind invitation to launch this Economic Roundtable. I am deeply honoured to have been asked to deliver the keynote address before such a distinguished audience of economists and intellectuals. To my mind, the setting up of this grouping has not...

Improvised shelters for the impoverished

AS the city winds down at the end of a long day, in several locations, things are slowly stirring. From out of nowhere, they come, with pieces of cardboard in one hand and their personal belongings in the other.

IPPs, oil companies are not subsidised: Idris Jala

"The government, through wholly-owned Petronas, subsidises between RM8 billion and RM12 billion annually in gas prices to all electricity generators – Tenaga Nasional Bhd and the IPPs.

Regulatory coherence in TPP

RECENTLY leaked details about the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) have uncovered a chapter on "Regulatory Coherence" that could prove to be a major concern to countries involved in the proposed trade pact.

Wooing the best talent to teaching

THE Education Ministry has raised the  bar on entry to the  teaching profession, with new trainees  to be selected only from the top 30 per cent of graduates.

MyCC fines MAS, AirAsia for flouting Act

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and AirAsia Bhd were each slapped with a RM10 million fine for infringing the Competition Act 2010 during their 2011 short-lived tie-up.

Let the mobs rule then, says Zaid

Malaysia may as well return to mob rule instead of settling disputes through the courts, a former de facto law minister suggested today as Islamic authorities here flex muscle before Tuesday's appeal hearing on the "Allah" word.

Malaysia's Fuel Price Is 8th Lowest In The World - Ahmad Maslan

The price of fuel in Malaysia is the eighth lowest in the world with RM23.7 billion in fuel subsidy borne by the government this year.

Bracing for impact of fuel price hike

DESPITE assurances from the government that the fuel price increase will only result in a 0.1 per cent rise in the price of food, consumer groups say it is still too early to determine its effect on household expenses.

‘First World’ and no water don’t mix

I saw that before in Malacca and I am seeing it again the last few days in the Klang Valley, a modern metropolis that is often said to be in the “First World” league. Pardon me? First World and no water just don’t connect.
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Room to build next generation of clients

Professor Koh said: While they want the kids to be stewards, they also want them to be stewards of value, not just of wealth.

"The children, even if they are not in the business, should recognise that with all the good that has come to the...

The Butterfly of Kuala Lumpur

Yeoh said, “We saw Sentul’s potential instead, and built on its strengths, such as its prime and strategic location, (which was) only 5km from the heart of Kuala Lumpur.”

“(Sentul has) a rich heritage. It had a deca...

Kimora brings in fabulosity

Kimora gained fame through her television programme Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane.

On Sept 23, Kimora tweeted: “W the PM of #Malaysia Dato Sri Najib, my dear Dr Tim and Tan Sri Azman in #San-Francisco” as well as “In #SanF...

CNN lists YTL's Pangkor Laut as one of Malaysia's best holiday islands

Pangkor is one of the country's most accessible islands, yet it is overwhelmingly the preserve of Malaysians, who head there every long weekend for a little rest and relaxation. There is little in terms of nightlife but instead you'll find uncrowd...

Red Hat, YTL Comms complete 1BestariNet cloud platform ahead of schedule

Red Hat Inc and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd have completed the cloud platform for e-learning in schools under the 1BestariNet project six months ahead of schedule.

YTL Communications chief executive officer Wing K. Lee said Red Hat was sele...

South China Morning Post - Francis Yeoh: Privatise Asia's poorly-run public utilities

Francis Yeoh says it's time to open up Asia's poorly managed public utilities to private competition, to allow millions access to decent services that will improve their quality of life.
Singapore offers a good example of progressive thinking on this issue. It does no...

RM33m YTL fund for King's College centre

The Yeoh family, by way of global conglomerate YTL Corp, has funded RM33 million for the opening of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law at one of the most esteemed and prestigious British universities, the King's College Lon...

YTL opens luxurious hotel with natural thermal spa

THE exciting new project in the historical Unesco world Heritage City of Bath follows the successful footsteps of the groups’ world-famous properties like Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Come spring 2014, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, will be the first Classic Ho...

Kamalanathan: 85% of schools nationwide connected to high-speed Internet

About 85 percent of 10,094 primary and secondary schools nationwide have been connected to high-speed Internet connection and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), said Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan.

Also present at the event wer...

Vujicic touches hearts of students during talk

Nick told the crowd that they should not try so hard to conform to the standards of society and fit in with their peers, especially their bad habits.

“You don’t need to try to be someone else just so that you can fit in. You ar...

RM160bil to be spent on rail projects

Najib added that another project in the pipeline was the 330km-long Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail link, estimated to be completed by 2020 which would cut land travelling time bet¬ween the two countries to just 90 minutes.

YTL ...

Leaps of Knowledge: An Evening with Nick Vujicic

Over 1,700 parents, teachers and students were given the special opportunity to hear world-renowned inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic in person at Leaps of Knowledge: An Evening with Nick Vujicic, the first in a series of talks, seminars, worksho...

Inspiring Dreams: An Afternoon with Nick Vujicic

In conjunction with the inaugural Leaps of Knowledge talk featuring world-renowned speaker Nick Vujicic, FrogAsia hosted 500 students and teachers at an exclusive, intimate afternoon event with the inspirational speaker. Held at the Kuala Lumpur P...

Regal weekend

OOH, The Majestic... even the name alone is enough to evoke a sense of regal anticipation. It’s a grand dame in KL hotelscape, and an icon of Malaya’s boom years leading to World War 2, so a stay at The Majestic Hotel KL will surely be...

YTL Communications creating a unique niche for customers and students alike

“As Malaysia is working towards becoming a more developed nation, education and knowledge are among the most important investments that the country can make to get there,” said Lee.

Using the Khan Academy as an example, Lee sai...

The magic of Borneo continues to unfold with tailored trails at Gaya Island Resort

As summer approaches, the ‘Distinctively Borneo’, 121-villa Gaya Island Resort is poised to take full advantage of its prime positioning on Pulau Gaya with the launch of new ‘Tailored Trails’ for guests. Located just off th...

Michelle Yeoh launches Lot 10 Hutong Guangzhou

Hollywood actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh spoke about how excited she was that the Lot 10 Hutong brand was going global. "Francis is not only a friend, he is like family. I fully support his dream because in the future, I wish that whenever I travel...