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Malaysia confidently welcomes 2017

By John Teo - Friday, December 30, 2016 - 11:01

As 2016 draws to a close, we can all look forward to 2017 with some anticipation, even if predicting what will unfold in the year ahead will become ever more perilous given how old certainties, long taken for granted, have been upended in 2016.

We are not heading for a recession

By Dr Irwan Shah Zainal Abidin - Friday, December 30, 2016 - 11:01

It has been a roller-coaster ride for Malaysia’s financial and economic developments this year. Many factors have contributed to these ups and downs — internal and external, economic and non-economic — all of which have triggered jitters and cautious acts in the markets.

Take stock of current year to prepare for the new one

By SHANKAR R. SANTHIRAM - Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:19

OVER the past 10 years or so, my wife Susanna and I have used the period between Christmas and the new year to take some time off work, to rejuvenate and recalibrate for the challenges ahead.

Upgrade hospital's cardiothoracic unit

By SULAIMAN JAAFAR - Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:12

Hundreds of patients undergoing treatment or consultation at the cardiothoracic unit of Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZ II) in Kota Baru, many  of whom are from the outer districts like Gua Musang and Kuala Krai, are worried. 

Fun, and safe way, to usher in New Year

By FAUZIAH ISMAIL - Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:01

New Year is probably the most celebrated public holiday, which is usually observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.

Lacuna in proposed new section of town planning act

By Salleh Buang - Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:01

A year ago, in December, a senior official of the Penang administration said its RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) may go up in smoke if the proposed 1,619ha reclamation project fronting the island’s southern coast could not proceed as planned.

The year's best tech achievements

By Ahmad Kushairi - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:03

Technology, the science of craft, has many effects on our world. From its positive advancement to its negative consequences, the development of technology is unavoidable. 2016 has been a challenging year for many and yet there has also been great advancement from the world of technology.

Misogyny still rules in finance

By Mushtak Parker - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:02

Spare a thought for the family, colleagues and admirers of Nevine Loutfy, the chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt. She was found murdered in her apartment in a wealthy suburb of Cairo last week.

Unite to stop Rohingya persecution

By Harun Yahya - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:01

After nine Myanmar security officers were killed at the Bangladesh border by unidentified assailants on Oct 9, the systematic persecution and massacres of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has increased once again, for which the said murders were used as an excuse.

It could happen to anyone...

By Kristy Inus - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:01

On Christmas Eve, the picture of a smiling Mohd Azmin Lidin was splashed all over various newspapers across the country.

People on losing end when subsidised items leak out

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 12:14

NOOR is a 37-year-old single mother from Pendang district, while Mek Su, in her 40s, is a hawker selling pulut ayam (glutinous rice served with deep-fried chicken) in Danok, a southern Thai town.

Bizarre issue of fresh grad salaries

By Syed Nadzri - Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:53

UNREALISTIC or not, the issue of fresh graduates whining about the problem of making ends meet and therefore demanding big starting salaries has become a persistent lament.

Managing debt in Malaysia

By Tan sri dr sulaiman mahbob - Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:39

DEBT management has acquired much attention among Malaysians and quite rightly so, especially when the overall economy is not too promising.

Financial literacy on Christmas!

By Rajen Devadason - Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 18:24

I LOVE Christmas! But this Yuletide is bittersweet; it is my first without my mother.

What's next for Selangor football?

By AHMAD A TALIB - Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 17:23

FOOTBALL fans in Selangor are up in arms after hearing news that the state football association may decide to quit the Malaysian league.