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Ringgit opens steady against USD

Friday, 28 August 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to gain momentum against the US dollar in opening steady today, while influenced by the bullish external market, dealers said.


Army will only respond if emergency is declared, says Hishammuddin

By Roy Goh - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 16:36

RANAU: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the armed forces will step in as a last line of defence if Bersih 4.0 gets out of hand.

PM criticises Bersih4 timing

By ADRIAN LAI - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 14:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has questioned the move by Bersih 4’s organisers to hold the street demonstration this weekend, saying it would disrupt the upcoming Merdeka celebrations on Aug 31.

Zahid in Terengganu to open 3 Umno division delegates meetings

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:53

HULU TERENGGANU: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi is in Terengganu today to open the delegates meeting of three Umno divisions in the state.

Ringgit opens steady against USD

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to gain momentum against the US dollar in opening steady today, while influenced by the bullish external market, dealers said.

MACC arrests 8 Forestry Dept staff

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00

KOTA BARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained eight Kelantan Forestry Department staff and a senior officer with a state-linked company.

AirAsia X auditors discover RM7.01m worth of fictitious payments

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 22:07

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd yesterday said its auditors had discovered 24 payments totalling RM7.01 million made to a service provider between 2010 and 2014 for services which were fictitious.

Dutch air safety body to publish final MH17 crash report in October

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 19:31

AMSTERDAM: final report into the crash last July of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine will be published on Oct 13, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday.

Govt looks at measures to address decline in tourist arrivals: PM Najib

By ROZANNA LATIFF AND ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 17:58

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is looking into immediate measures to stem the recent decline in tourism, including revisiting issues such as visa-on-arrival and electronic visas.

Agong calls on mosques to combat social ills

By Rozanna Latiff - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 12:17

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah today called on the mosque, as an institution, to continue providing solutions to challenges affecting society, including moral decline and other social ills.

Two charged with gathering funding for IS

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:20

KUALA LUMPUR: A freelance financial consultant and a chef were charged with using a bank account to acquire funding for terrorist group Islamic State (IS).

Najib meets corporate top guns to discuss economy

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has met with the top figures of government-linked companies and financial institutions to discuss the country’s current economic situation and the sliding of ringgit.

Ringgit rebounds against USD

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:27

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rebounded in early trade, on improved market sentiment, dealers said.

Throwback Thursday: “Sehati, Sejiwa”

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 07:01

On Monday, Aug 31, Malaysians will celebrate the nation's independence.

Weaker ringgit, higher costs might increase house price

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 15:10

PETALING JAYA: House prices are expected to increase on higher building and material costs due to a weaker ringgit.

Committee to identify immediate measures in strengthening economy

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 14:16

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar will head the Special Economic Committee.

1MDB debunks Singapore Business Times IPIC report

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 13:05

KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has refuted an article by The Singapore Business Times that suggested its binding agreement with Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) is “as good as off.”

Bersih 4 will affect Malaysians and economy: Rahman Dahlan

By ADRIAN LAI - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Organisers of this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally have been advised to postpone the street demonstration in light of the global economic downturn and sliding of the ringgit.

‘Philippine villagers hiding hostages’

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:00

KOTA KINABALU: Hostages are being kept out of sight of the Philippine armed forces by Abu Sayaff militants with the help of the local community in Indanan, Sulu.

Ringgit at 4.27, continues slide against USD

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 10:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit failed to halt its continuing decline against the US dollar at opening today, dealers said.

PM confident Malaysia can withstand global economic situation

By AZURA ABAS and FAZLEENA AZIZ - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 17:44

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is confident Malaysia will be able to weather the global economic phenomenon by focusing on factors that are within its control.

UPDATE: Singapore’s parliament dissolved; general election on Sept 11

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:21

SINGAPORE: Singapore will hold a general election on Sept 11, more than a year before a deadline for the next polls, the office of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday, seen riding the feel-good factor of the city-state's 50th birthday.

DPM, Nepal minister discuss on Nepalese workers

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:10

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Nepal held discussion on Nepalese workers when the two country’s leaders met here today.

GST revenue to be published in Budget 2016, says Najib

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 13:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The revenue from the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be published in the Budget 2016.

Special Economic Committee to be established: Najib

By MUHAMMED AHMAD HAMDAN - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will set up a special economic committee to ensure the country's growth momentum amid the volatile economic condition globally, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Ringgit at 4.26 against USD

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower this morning below the 4.26 level against the US dollar on the low risk appetite for the domestic currency amid China’s sluggish market sentiment, dealers said.

Asian shares resume slide on fears over Chinese economy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 08:53

TOKYO: Asian stocks looked vulnerable to another sell-off on Tuesday, with investors gripped by fears of a hard landing for the Chinese economy, the world’s most important growth engine.

China-spurred market turbulence to hit global growth

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 08:44

WASHINGTON: Another bout of unnerving global panic-selling erupted Monday, with some markets recording their largest one-week losses since 2008, raising fresh worries over the strength of the global economy and yet another financial crisis.

MWWP to advise government on matters involving women development

By Azura Abas - Monday, August 24, 2015 - 17:31

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced the formation of the Women Advisory and Consultative Council (MWWP).

Penang announces U-turn over Merdeka theme, no more ‘Bersih, Cekap, Amanah’

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, August 24, 2015 - 13:54

GEORGE TOWN: A week after it shunned the national theme for this year’s Merdeka celebration, the Penang government today changed its tune and announced its decision to adopt the theme ‘Sehati, Sejiwa’ for its state-level celebration.

Unhealthy air recorded at 4 districts in Sarawak

By ADIB - Monday, August 24, 2015 - 13:10

KUCHING: Four districts located on the southern part of the state recorded an unhealthy pollution index due to haze, which had struck Sarawak since yesterday.