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Thousands of delegates, most of them apparently from India, have converged in Penang for a large but low-profile direct selling convention at the Spice conference centre in Penang. The main organiser of the convention is QNet, a direct selling or...
While Penang's squash queen Nicol David has put Malaysia on the map in sports, another Penangite is carving a name for himself in real estate deals in New York. Only problem is the media coverage has not drenched his...
Are you surprised by the floods in the East Coast and Sarawak? Don't be. Apart from climate change resulting in almost double the rainfall in December in the East Coast, the extent of deforestation is breathtaking in its sheer...
It is not just in Malaysia that people are concerned about 1MDB. Apparently, certain parties in the Middle-East are getting a bit jittery. This was the lead in the Business section of the Gulf Times on 15 January 2015. ...
The share price of media conglomerate Media Prima Bhd has been sliding in recent months. Media Prima owns television stations TV3, 8TV, ntv7, and TV9; newspapers New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro; and radio stations Fly FM,...
It's a far cry from its initial public offering price of RM4.55 in 2012. At that time, the IPO for Felda Global Ventures was the second largest in the world after Facebook's. After the IPO, the share price...
Even as Asean goes about forming the Asean Community in 2015, a major regional controversy is brewing in the Mekong Delta, where a Malaysian firm Mega First Corporation Bhd plans to build a 256MW dam. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m25!1m8!1m3!1d7806242.792431344!2d105.313198!3d17.187618!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m14!1i0!3e6!4m5!1s0x3128a6c7420d0173%3A0x7a3a73a18748e18a!2sXayaburi+Dam!3m2!1d19.254016999999997!2d101.813667!4m5!1s0x31130ff0c26e905d%3A0x60650fedcf8f235a!2sDon+Sahong+Dam!3m2!1d13.943852999999999!2d105.956283!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1418460504950&w=600&h=450] The Don Sahong...
Remember how MOLPay recently wrote to Zunar saying it was being asked to furnish details of the customers of his online transactions to the police? All of a sudden, MOL has bigger problems than a pesky popular cartoonist: Now, MOLPay is...
The US stock market (Dow Jones) in 2014: The Malaysian stock market in 2014: Reuters attributes the plunge in Malaysian and Singapore share prices to weaker oil and gas prices. But is that the only reason? The Edge has a cover...
Several serious issues have been raised in recent weeks over 1MDB. In its latest cover story, The Edge examined some of them. I summarised the concerns listed by the business weekly as follows: Issue of bonds and loan notes 2009 - RM5.0bn...

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