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Billionaire Ananda Krishnan, ex-minister charged over Indian telecoms scandal

Ananda Krishnan

MUMBAI – India’s federal police have filed charges against a former minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over alleged corruption to help Malaysia’s Maxis group take control of an Indian mobile phone carrier eight years ago. South Indian politician Dayanidhi Maran, who was India’s telecommunications minister between 2004 and 2007; his brother billionaire Kalanithi Maran; Malaysia’s second-richest ... Read More »

MH17: More family members flown to Amsterdam


KUANTAN – More family members of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 tragedy have been flown to Amsterdam to identify the remains of the victims and to manage their belongings. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said on Saturday that they were among family members of the victims who had been identified by the MH17 ... Read More »

India, Malaysia to review economic cooperation agreement soon

India Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia and India will review the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) signed between the two countries in 2011 either in December or February next year, said Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia T.S. Tirumurti. He said although the agreement has helped in a big way and bilateral trade now stood at US$13.38 billion in 2013, as per Malaysian statistics, ... Read More »

M’sia welcomes long-term ceasefire between Israel, Palestine


KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia welcomes the long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestine, brokered by Egypt on Aug 26, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. He said Malaysia hoped that the ceasefire agreement would enable Israel and Palestine to resume direct negotiations to ensure lasting peace in the region. “We hope that this long-term ceasefire will pave the way for ... Read More »

DPM: Teach students to respect each other


KUALA LUMPUR - Educators must be equipped with skills to tackle issues that are related to the sensitivities of different races and religions in the country. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this was vital as they were the driving force behind efforts to instill unity among pupils at schools. Such skills could also stave off a new phenomenon ... Read More »

Cops to arrest PPS members if activities continue – IGP


KUALA LUMPUR: Police will arrest members of the Penang Voluntary Patrol Squad (PPS) if they continue the activities of the illegal society. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the PPS appeared to have strayed from the original objective of its establishment four years ago, that was to serve the community. “The PPS members have started hitting people, some journalists ... Read More »

Najib: RM6bil is not a bailout


KUALA LUMPUR – Khazanah Nasional Bhd intends to recover all of its RM6bil investment into Malaysia Airlines (MAS), dismissing perception that the money pumped into the airline was a bailout. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Khazanah would be injecting the money to make MAS a viable organisation. “This is not a bailout but an investment. “Khazanah intends ... Read More »

Govt confident of successful MAS turnaround, says Najib


KUALA LUMPUR – The Government is confident that Khazanah Nasional’s 12-point plan will be able to turn Malaysia Airlines (MAS) around into a profitable venture.  Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that Khazanah had experience in such exercises and had helped revive other companies such as UEM before. “This overall restructuring is necessary for MAS as the airline industry ... Read More »

Kit Siang asks AG to resign

Kit Siang

KUALA LUMPUR  - The Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should quit if he does not clear doubts on whether lawmakers from the federal opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) have been selectively prosecuted, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. While Lim noted that the Federal Constitution’s Article 145 grants the AG the sole discretion “to institute, conduct or discontinue any proceedings ... Read More »

Najib introduces NCII to help companies become innovative


KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today introduced the National Corporate Innovation Index (NCII) as a measurement tool to help stimulate and drive innovation among large companies in Malaysia. He said the NCII was designed to accelerate growth of corporations in the nation and significant players in their respective markets, which is crucial towards driving the economy. ... Read More »

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