With the forest logged, how will wildlife survive?

Malaysia’s biodiversity is exceptional – we’re ranked 12th in the world’s top 20 most biologically diverse countries. But we are in danger of losing our wild flora and fauna as the country continues to lose its forests.

One bag to recycle them all

SELANGOR will run a pilot programme on separating recyclable wastes for eight weeks beginning next Monday at selected neighbourhoods. But unlike the waste segregation programme in the Federal Territory, households in Selangor need only to put paper (newspaper and cardboard) and containers (plasti...

As China’s economy falters, military parade offers chance to burnish image

Few things distract an anxious nation in economic trouble quite like a jaw-dropping military parade featuring a cavalcade of gleaming high-tech weaponry, 12,000 goose-stepping soldiers and fighter jets filling the skies with synchronized plumes of...

Shinzo Abe of Japan Re-elected as Leader of Ruling Party

Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as its president on Tuesday after his potential rival, Seiko Noda, failed to achieve enough support from lawmakers to contest the post. Mr. Abe will remain party leader for a second three-year term.

Indonesian leader vows 'massive deregulation' to win investment

Indonesia's government on Wednesday promised quick and ''massive deregulation'' in manufacturing, trade and agriculture to attract much needed investment in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

Zuckerberg’s Expensive Lesson

It’s just hitting bookstores, but Dale Russakoff’s new book, “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?,” has already become a source of enormous contention, both in Newark, where the story takes place, a...

The Anti-Party Men: Trump, Carson, Sanders and Corbyn

Political parties are civic institutions. They are broad coalitions built for the purpose of creating a governing majority that can be used to win elections and pass agendas. This summer three American politicians have risen to the fore, and they ...

Sip Scotch in space with Ballantine’s new Zero Gravity Whisky Glass

If there’s one drink you just can’t enjoy out of a vacuum-sealed sippy pouch with a straw, it’s whisky. Let’s face it — nothing strips the intrigue and finesse out of a venerable liquor like plastic and tubing, which ...

Warming Oceans Putting Marine Life ‘In a Blender’

Up in Maine, lobsters are thriving. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission reported last month that stocks there reached a record high.

Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Data Access

In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones.

Foxconn said to plan spending up to US$1b on India startups

Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest as much as US$1 billion in Indian startups during the next two years as it seeks growth beyond manufacturing, according to people familiar with the plans.

One of Apple’s biggest smartphone competitors is reportedly planning to release a laptop to rival the MacBook

Xiaomi, the $45 million Chinese “startup” that came from nowhere to become the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, is planning to launch a laptop early next year, Bloomberg reports.

Nation cannot afford not to be a signatory

MALAYSIA and 11 other countries are in the final stages of negotiating a major agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

'When China sneezes, the world could catch a cold'

When China sneezes, the world could catch a cold, said a commentary in China's Xinhua news agency which added that the global economy is closely tied to Chinese performance.

Australian Leader, Opposing Gay Marriage, Faces Party and Family Opposition

Even the prime minister’s sister is unhappy with him.

Customers Embrace Shark Fin Substitutes

In the narrow aisles of Golden Profit Trading, a store on Mott Street in Chinatown selling dried seafood and medicinal herbs, shelves are stocked with crates and glass jars full of ingredients not usually found outside this Manhattan neighborhood....

Kampung Baru residents have ‘attitude problem’, Federal Territories minister says

The redevelopment of Kampung Baru is complicated by residents at the Malay enclave who are demanding to be paid up to 10 times the market worth of their plots of land, minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said.

Dutch government to appeal against emissions ruling

The Dutch government will appeal against a district court ruling ordering it to cut emissions of greenhouse gases faster than currently planned, in a politically sensitive case that is being closely watched by policy-makers abroad.


Will mosques forever close their doors to infidels?

It was nice to hear about heartwarming stories at the sidelines of the Bersih 4 mass rally in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.

The connection between language and money

LANGUAGE shapes the way you behave. Keith Chen, a behavioural economist at Yale, not a linguist, thinks that language matters when you start to think about what people do with money. Futured language speakers, he says, tend to save less than those whose language is unfutured. English is an exampl...

Proud to be a Malaysian

VSELVARATNAM or “kuchi rat” as we called him because of his small size, was my “line-up” partner during school assembly every Monday morning when we sang the Negaraku and recited the Rukun Negara.

Oil and gas veteran's take on oil prices

IF what former Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas says is true, then the oil and gas (O&G) industry has to go through a perilous three or even four years of low price environment before it sees the heady days of hitting dizzy he...

‘To bring about change, you must not want the job’

IN January, Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas, the-then president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), received a picture of his son in school from his wife. He broke down, realising how much he had missed the child growing up.

Investors buckle up for expected drop in China's forex reserves

Global investors are bracing for data next week that could show a big drop in China’s foreign exchange reserves as the central bank steps up its intervention to stabilise the yuan currency after its shock devaluation last month.

Economists cut full-year growth forecasts to 2.2%

The Republic’s economy is likely to expand at a slower pace this year than was expected three months ago, as fears of an intensifying global slowdown coupled with dismal manufacturing performance and a weak first half at home continue to weigh on sentiment, a central bank survey of forecast...

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YTL Berhad : Corporation Awarded Malaysia's Best Real Estate Developer In Euromoney Real Estate Award 2015

Managing Director of YTL Corp group Francis Yeoh said of this award," I am so joyful that YTL Corp and its subsidiaries continue to win global awards from prestigious institutions and publications like EuroMoney. We are so blessed and grateful tha...

YTL takes on role of delivery partner of The Global Goals For Sustainable Development in Malaysia

In support of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development launched today at the United Nations Sustainability Development Summit in New York, the YTL Group has taken on the role of an official delivery partner of the Global Goals in Malaysia alon...

YTL Land to focus more on retail assets to boost tourism — Yeoh

“Starhill Gallery has been the premium destination for curated shopping and dining experiences in Malaysia and Southeast Asia for many years,” he told The Borneo Post.

“This year, we are reinforcing our position as a gall...

YTL Corporation Awarded Malaysia's Best Real Estate Developer In Euromoney Real Estate AwardS 2015

YTL Corporation Berhad was rated as Malaysia’s Best Real Estate Developer (Overall) in Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2015. Euromoney magazine’s 11th annual Real Estate Survey canvassed the opinions of real estate advisers, developers, i...

Starwalkers treated to host of events even after crossing finishing line

A long queue could be spotted at the booth of mobile Internet and voice service provider YES, which comes under YTL Communications. Its chief operating officer Ali Tabassi said the company was glad to be part of the premier sporting event in the northern region.

“After getting a good ...

Penang Starwalk a big success

Thousands turned up for the Penang Starwalk 2015, with some of them in attire featuring the Penang state flag and Jalur Gemilang.

YES was the Platinum sponsor while the four Silver sponsors were E&O, Pallas, 100Plus and Magnum. The lucky draw grand prize – a three-day, two-night stay ...

Getting revved-up the Yes way

Yes, a mobile 4G brand under YTL Communications recently announced its support of seasoned motorsports racer, Henri Richard, to compete in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa by YTL Hotels: The U.K's Hottest New Hotel

The new Gainsborough is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and its features fit the hotel group’s emphasis on properties that raise both art and design, as well as culinary and wellness elements to the fore. As soon as guests check...

Yes, it's a perfect fit for Richard in Porsche Carrera Cup

Yes, a mobile 4G brand under YTL Communications, is supporting seasoned motorsport driver Henri Richard to compete in Round 9 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia at the Sepang Circuit. Richard will drive the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, with specially des...

The Gainsborough Bath Spa: A Regency address that makes a splash

People have been tapping into the thermal waters here since pre-Roman times, but until this summer no hotel has made use of them. Enter The Gainsborough. This Grade II-listed property, which soft-launched in July and has its official opening later...

In Asia, 40 Heroes of Philanthropy Are Making Their Mark

Ruth Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Singapore was listed in Forbes Asia's ninth annual philanthropy The list features philanthropists who made news with their donations in the past year, but it also recognizes people who have compiled a long reco...