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AirAsia says leasing unit deal should be finalised by March.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd hopes to reach a deal on the sale of its aircraft leasing unit by March, its group chief executive said on Wednesday, as the budget carrier seeks funds to return to shareholders.

- BangkokPost - TH

'Shuttle Life' director Tan Seng Kiat ready for his next film.

MACAU, Dec 13 — Director Tan Seng Kiat's first feature film Shuttle Life made Malaysian headlines just a couple months back when it was nominated for two Golden Horse awards, but before that it had already won major awards on the film festival...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mangsa banjir di Kota Belud meningkat 1,829 orang.

KOTA KINABALU, 13 Dis — Jumlah mangsa banjir di Kota Belud meningkat kepada 1,829 orang daripada 758 keluarga setakat 9 pagi ini berbanding 409 mangsa merangkumi 157 keluarga malam tadi. Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Sabah dalam...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Former Sabah Water no. 2 charged 146 times with misappropriation.

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 13 — A former deputy director with Sabah Water claimed trial to 146 counts of misappropriation involving RM32 million today, the latest prosecution from the scandal that gave the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bursa ends morning session marginally higher.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Bursa Malaysia rebounded from a lower opening to close the morning session marginally higher, spurred by light buying in selected blue-chips and small-capitalised stocks. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI ...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pertikai titah sultan, Bukit Aman panggil Zaid.

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Dis — Anggota DAP, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, hari ini hadir ke Bukit Aman bagi memberi keterangan berhubung kenyataan yang dibuat di laman Twitter pada 5 Dis lepas. Zaid tiba kira-kira 9.30 pagi bagi memberi keterangannya kepada...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Arson confirmed in blaze that consumed Tanjung Sepat family.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — The fire that killed four people in a Tanjung Sepat home this morning was intentionally set, said the police. Kuala Langat police chief Superintendent Azizan Tukiman told Malay Mail initial investigations at the scene...

- The Malay Mail - MY

National Housing Policy 2.0 will be ready soon, minister says.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 ― The National Housing Policy 2.0 for the period 2018-2022, is currently in the final phase of preparation, the Dewan Negara was told yesterday. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mounting calls for refunds from Klang Marathon organisers.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Participants said they will seek refunds of fees for the Klang City International Marathon 2017 where three runners were hit by a car, with one saying he will donate the funds to ultramarathoner Evelyn Ang who was...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cops may reclassify Dutch supermodel's death after father alleges foul play.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Police are reviewing the death of Dutch supermodel Ivana Esther Robert Smit as evidence emerged yesterday of a booze and drug-fuelled party before her nude body was found in an apartment balcony off Jalan Dang Wangi. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2 shows off style on a budget.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — The thing about the Mi MIX 2 is that for what it costs, it shouldn't look as good as it does. For just under RM2,000, this phone is the follow-up to Xiaomi's first attempt at making everyone make their phone screens...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Covering up stewardesses won't stop plane crashes

DECEMBER 13 ― I propose a ban on certain subjects from ever being brought up in the Dewan e.g. sitting members' menstrual cycles, Malaysia Book of Records and what our stewardesses are wearing. Someone has apparently been calling for...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

, December 12 : Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have flown to Singapore on their first trip abroad since the former resigned last month.Several media reports stated that the 93-year-old has gone on his annual leave and for regular medical checkups.He is likely to make a stop-over in Malaysia, ...

- Sify - IN

If Jakim defames you, lodge police reports and sue, G25 tells NGOs

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — G25 spokesperson Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin urged today non-governmental organisations who have been defamed by religious agencies to file lawsuits and complaints with the police. Speaking during her keynote...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pre-school at SJKTs proves govt's commitment to early childhood education, says deputy minister

KULAI, Dec 12 — The government is committed to creating more opportunities for early childhood education through the construction of pre-school classrooms in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil throughout Malaysia. Deputy Education Minister...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ex-Sabah Water Department deputy director may be charged with money laundering

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 12 — More than a year after the multi-million ringgit embezzlement case within the Sabah Water Department that grabbed headlines nationwide, its former deputy director is expected to be charged in court tomorrow. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on December 17

Dec 12, Colombo: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will pay a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka starting from 17 December, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.

- - LK

Dutch model, 19, found naked, dead after falling from condo balcony in Malaysia

A 19-year-old Dutch model who was intoxicated and half naked died after she reportedly plunged from a balcony at a 20th floor condominium in Malaysia last week.

- FOX News - US

EIMARace 2016 Inquest: Victims' injuries sufficient to cause death, says witness

KUANTAN, Dec 12 — Last year's Educational Innovation in Motorsport and Automotive Race tragedy saw Izwan Isa suffer severe injuries in the chest including broken ribs while his daughter Nur Zulaikha had serious head injuries, an...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Fire department on standby for floods in Kota Belud

KOTA BELUD, Dec 12 — The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia is on standby to face the possibility of a worsening flood situation in this district, following the Meteorology Department's forecast of continuous heavy rain until...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tiga bandar raya Malaysia jadi lokasi termurah ekspatriat

SINGAPURA, 12 Dis — Bandar raya Malaysia, iaitu Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru dan George Town adalah antara lokasi termurah di dunia untuk ekspatriat. Ini merupakan antara dapatan daripada kaji selidik terkini mengenai kos sara hidup yang...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Proposal for Kuching City to have only one mayor raised

KUCHING, Dec 12 — The proposal that Kuching City has only one mayor is among matters raised at the two-day City of Unity workshop organised by the Yayasan 1Malaysia or 1Malaysia Foundation which ended today. Y1M chairman Prof Dr Chandra...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Dua bos, kemelut Kuching bandar perpaduan

KUCHING, 12 Dis — Cadangan supaya bandaraya Kuching mempunyai hanya seorang Datuk Bandar adalah antara perkara yang dibangkitkan oleh Bengkel Bandaraya Perpaduan anjuran Yayasan 1Malaysia selama dua hari yang berakhir petang ini....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bangladeshi student nabbed for peddling ganja at private university

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — A Bangladeshi student believed to be actively involved in peddling ganja at a private university in Semenyih near here was arrested on Sunday. Kajang police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the 23-year-old man...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysian diver fails SEA Games doping test, to lose gold medals

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — The South-east Asian Games Federation today revealed that three athletes including Malaysian gold medal diver Wendy Ng Yan Yee failed doping tests at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games . Besides Wendy, two...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UEM Sunrise inks RM109m deal for Taman Equine land

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― UEM Sunrise Bhd acquired a 19.24-acre plot of land for RM109.50 million in Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan, Selangor . The development order has been approved for Equine Land comprising 924 residential units....

- The Malay Mail - MY

OldTown shareholders told to accept JDE offer

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — RHB advised today shareholders of white coffee cafe chain OldTown to accept the takeover offer from Jacobs Douwe Egberts Holdings Asia NL BV , saying it was decent considering the challenging business outlook moving...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kritik RCI siasat skandal BNM, SKMM siasat TMI

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Dis — Lima staf portal The Malaysian Insight dipanggil berikutan artikel yang mengkritik suruhanjaya siasatan diraja menyiasat skandal kerugian Bank Negara Malaysia . Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Finance stocks lift KL shares to end 10 pts higher

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Bursa Malaysia, which started trading on an easier note, finished higher today, driven by gains in most blue chip finance stocks led by CIMB Group. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI ended at 1,729.57, up...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Jual bayi kembar di laman web, pasangan kekasih ditahan

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Dis — Pasangan kekasih ditahan kerana mereka disyaki menjual bayi kembar di sebuah laman web. Mereka dikatakan mengiklankan bayi, empat bulan, untuk dijual dengan harga RM15,000 pada Jumaat, lapor Berita Harian. Ketua polis...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Survey: KL, JB, George Town among cheapest Asian cities for expats

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Malaysia's cities are among the cheapest in Asia for expatriates to live in, although over half of the world's 50 most expensive cities are also located in the same region, a global survey of 262 cities showed....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Man fined RM7,000 for careless driving resulting in couple's death

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — A contractor was fined RM7,000 in default six months' jail by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today for inconsiderate driving which resulted in the death of a married couple eight years ago. Magistrate Mohamad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Dr M denies Pakatan nominated him as PM candidate

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad denied today reports that claimed Pakatan Harapan would appoint him as prime minister should it win the 14th general elections. The PH chairman and Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Street protest: Three activists need not enter defence for now

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — The High Court here today has deferred its decision to summon three activists, including two assemblymen, to enter their defence against a charge of participating in a street protest, two years ago. Judge Datuk Azman...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ringgit closes marginally lower against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — The ringgit closed marginally lower against the US dollar today on subdued demand despite the jump in crude oil prices, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local unit was quoted at 4.0770/0800 against the US dollar from...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Unlucky groom spends first night in lock-up in Malaysia

By Sharanpal Singh Randhawa A groom in Malaysia had to spend his first night in the lock-up after he helped one of his friends evade arrest during his wedding reception. The 35-year-old groom had created a diversion to distract a police team who were there to arrest a wanted man at a hotel’s ballroom in Jalan Putra on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK | Zim govt 'to acquire 15 planes from Malaysia to resuscitate ailing Air Zimbabwe' – report

The Zimbabwe government is reportedly set to acquire at least 15 planes as part of efforts to resuscitate the country's struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe.

- - ZA

Malaysia's Oct factory output up 3.4pc, misses forecast

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Malaysia's industrial production in October grew 3.4 per cent from a year earlier, slowing in pace for the second month in a row. Factory output was below the 3.8 per cent annual rise forecast in a Reuters poll, and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Companies should inform public if data breaches occur, Malaysian Bar says

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Companies have the responsibility of informing the public of any data breaches, the Malaysian Bar said today. President George Varughese said it was in the principle of good governance for companies and even the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

MP: Mayor confirmed RM1m condo ban not implemented in KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― The Kuala Lumpur mayor has confirmed that a recently-announced government ban on new condominiums or office properties with units worth over RM1 million will not apply to the city, an MP said today. Segambut MP Lim Lip...

- The Malay Mail - MY

MP complains of info shortage on DBKL's RM2.9b budget

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Kuala Lumpur City Hall has failed to be transparent on how allocations in its RM2.9 billion budget for next year would be spent on the individual constituencies in the city, an MP in KL complained today. Cheras MP...

- The Malay Mail - MY

DIGP: Police investigating Klang marathon incident as a case of reckless driving

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Police are investigating the Klang City International Marathon incident where three people were hit by a car under Section 43 Road Transport Act 1987 for careless and inconsiderate driving. The Act carries a jail...

- The Malay Mail - MY

46.2 juta data pengguna telefon bocor angka lama

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Dis — Kebocoran data peribadi 46.2 juta pelanggan nombor telefon mudah alih yang dilaporkan pada 18 Okt lepas adalah melibatkan kebocoran data pada 2014 dan bukannya data terkini, kata Timbalan Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Toddler taken by Vietnamese mum is reunited with dad

IPOH, Dec 12 — A three-year-old girl is finally back with her father, nearly a weeks after she had been taken by her Vietnamese mother last month. Loh Mun Kit, 39, located his daughter, Xin Yue, at Hotel Pudu in Kuala Lumpur after a friend of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bursa up slightly at mid-day

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Bursa Malaysia rebounded at mid-day from its lower opening earlier as buyers started to nibble on stocks in a market interspersed with mild profit-taking. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI ended the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Money changers waylaid by highway robbers

KAJANG, Dec 12 — A routine delivery for two money changers went awry after they were attacked and robbed of RM152,250 in foreign currencies on the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway yesterday. Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Culture of 'bun, tea' made Papparoti come to India

Mumbai, Dec 12 With cafes in over 32 countries from Malaysia to Australia to Dubai, International coffee chain Papparoti has now opened doors in Mumbai and according to the spokesperson, the huge potential in Indian market makes it a perfect fit especially because of the culture of "bun and tea". "We see huge potential for ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trilateral currency settlement pact agreed

The Bank of Thailand together with Bank Indonesia and Bank Negara Malaysia on Monday announced the launch of a local currency settlement framework between them to promote trade and investment trilaterally.

- BangkokPost - TH

Malaysian Indian Blueprint must not be viewed negatively, says MIC president

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― The Malaysian Indian Blueprint does not belong to the MIC or the government, but the blueprint is the Indian community's right and it should not be criticised with negative thoughts, says MIC president Datuk Seri...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kajian: Rakyat lebih berbelanja walau ringgit susut

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Dis — Rakyat Malaysia kini menikmati taraf hidup lebih tinggi daripada sebelumnya, kata Pengarah Ekonomi, Perdagangan dan Integrasi Serantau di Institut Kajian Strategik dan Antarabangsa Malaysia , Firdaos Rosli. Beliau...

- The Malay Mail - MY