The New Straits Times
- New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad
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- First document:
- January 01, 2004
- Last document:
- March 27, 2015
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- Exploring Rare Earth Potential
KUALA LUMPUR: THE Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) says the exploration and mining of heavy rare earths in Malaysia will be a potential key economic driver in the mid term. We see a timely opportunity to revive the mining industry here. Preliminary geological survey has shown there are rare earth deposits throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
- How Will Gst Affect Prices, Cost of Living?
THE introduction of any new tax is bound to cause some confusion, and the introduction of Malaysia's GST is no exception. While consumers will have many questions about the new tax, their greatest concern is usually "how will the GST affect prices, and my cost of living? Contrary to some views that have been circulating, the GST doesn't automatically increase the price of everything by six per cent.
- Sapurakencana Business Resilient
KUALA LUMPUR: MIDF Investment Research (MIDF Research) believes SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd's order book is robust enough to withstand short-term shocks as about 70 per cent of the group's orders are from domestic oil companies and 18 per cent from international players. It said SapuraKencana's order book of about RM28 billion remained intact on top of RM19 billion more in extension options.
- Shortcomings, Gaps in Banga Report On Malaysia
THE Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is disputing the findings and conclusions of the Banga study, which suggests that Malaysia stands to lose out to other member countries under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The OECD, in a letter to the International Trade and Industry Ministry, pointed out three "fatal" flaws in the report, prepared by Rashmi Banga of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, based on data compiled jointly by the cooperation and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
- Export Decline to Put Pressure On Ringgit
MIDF Investment Research (MIDF Research) says a lower trade surplus recorded by Malaysia in October, due to a stronger-than- expected decline in exports, will put pressure on the ringgit. It said in a report yesterday that the export decline was mainly led by a huge drop of 19.1 per cent in petroleum and 4.5 per cent in electrical and electronic (E&E) product sales.
- Maybank Ib Still Sees Value in Bumi Armada
MAYBANK Investment Bank (Maybank IB) says there is still value in Bumi Armada Bhd shares despite the surprise move by Hassan Assad Basma, who is relinquishing his position as chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of the company. Chan Chee Beng will act as an interim CEO/director as Bumi Armada searches for a suitable candidate to replace Hassan.
- Approved Manufacturing Deals May Exceed Rm70b
KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA can expect a modest increase in investments in the manufacturing sector this year, bolstered by investments in the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said in the first nine months of this year, approved investments by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority at RM63.5 billion exceeded that of RM52.1 billion last year.
- '10,000 Sl1m Trainees by End-2015'
KUALA LUMPUR: The government aims to produce 10,000 1Malaysia Training Scheme (SL1M) trainees by the end of next year in a bid to curb unemployment among new graduates, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar. Currently, the government is collaborating with 120 government- linked and private entities for this programme and has already produced 4,000 trainees this year.
- Vineet Puri to Head Fic Malaysia Ops
KUALA LUMPUR: FOX International Channels (FIC) has appointed veteran media and television executive Vineet Puri to head its Malaysian operations. Puri will be responsible for FIC Malaysia's profit and loss, business operations, growing advertisement sales and deepening the networks relationship with its key affiliate partners, including Astro, HyppTV and Telekom Malaysia.
- Stiffer Penalties for Givers and Takers of Bribes
PUTRAJAYA: THE government has proposed to amend the relevant laws next year to impose heavier penalties on those who offer or give bribes. It was only appropriate to impose heavier penalties on the givers as well as those who accepted bribes, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
- Genetic Testing in an App?
REVOLUTIONARY: Gene data collected to be shared and made public worldwide in a bid to check genetic diseases may be the practice soon, write Tan Choe Choe and Arman Ahmad. Imagine using a mobile phone application to check the chances of your children getting one of more than 2,000 known diseases....
- If It's Online, You Better Toe the Line
AN OPEN WORLD: The Internet is full of hateful comments. Mohd Mustaffa Fazil Mohd Abdan, executive director of the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia, tells Tan Choe Choe that those who blog or hold social media accounts are responsible for the content published. Question:...
- It's Time to End the Death Penalty
THE death penalty is prescribed for several offences, ie murder and waging war against the King (offences under the Penal Code), kidnapping for ransom (an offence under The Kidnapping Act 1960 as opposed to simple kidnapping under the Penal Code), drug trafficking (offences under the Dangerous...
- Media Reflections On Us-Iraq War
EXACTLY 10 years ago today, the first units of an eventual deployment of 1.5 million American troops dashed across the border from Kuwait to begin an ill-fated campaign in Iraq. The Iraq War was the new century's first really big moment, even bigger in its global dimensions than the Sept 11, 2001...
- If the Law Can't Mete Out Justice, to Whom Do We Turn?
A SANSKRIT quote says: "Where women are worshipped, goddesses dwell. Where they are not, all actions are fruitless". India, where this ancient wisdom evolved, seems to have forgotten it. The gang-rape of a woman by six drunken men on a joy ride in a moving New Delhi bus on Dec 16 had...
- Responsibility On the Line
IT WAS bound to happen. Eventually, the laws of defamation that had previously only been tested on offline slander would have inflicted themselves on online communications, too. After all, even though the Internet is protected from censorship by Section 3(3) of the Communications and Multimedia Act ...
- The Journalist's Dilemma
I'M in a dilemma. What do you do when members of your family are assaulted and injured? Getting angry doesn't solve anything. Anger is a destructive force and in the end, it also destroys the angry person. Get even? That's an evanescent thrill that betrays childishness at best and insanity at worst....
- Stop the Bullying
One negative aspect of widely available cyber access is cyber bullying. Rozana Sani finds out how bad the situation is in Malaysia THERE was a time when bullying meant being picked on, made fun of, taunted, or beaten up in the classroom or playground. To , the victim would usually try to avoid...
- Awarding Architectural Talents
During an interval reserved for the media to pose questions to the Founder of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia's PAM-Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award after the winners announcement and award presentation, Tan Sri Ar Chan appeared relaxed as he eloquently fielded questions from the vantage point ...
- When Freedom of Speech Is Liberty Gone Too Far
TUNKU Abdul Rahman College recently invited me to enlighten them on the issue of freedom of speech. They didn't need to. They were among the best exponents of it I've encountered. They spoke out boldly and frankly and were non partisan....