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Firdaous Fadzil

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Recent and archived articles by Firdaous Fadzil

16 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Double whammy takes toll on fishermen

PETALING JAYA: Fishermen are facing the double whammy of a poor economy and bad weather conditions.

Work must go on: Fishermen weighing fish at the Sungai Udang jetty in Nibong Tebal, Penang.
12 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Asian money continues slump against US dollar forcing central banks to act

The world’s currencies took a beating over fears that American President-elect Donald Trump would impose higher interest rates and spark capital outflows. The ringgit fell to a low of 4.34, the weakest since January and Indonesia’s rupiah plunged the most in five years along with the South Korean won and Indian rupee.

11 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Manila guarantees a peaceful investment climate

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian companies interested in investing in the Philippines do not have to worry about government bureaucracy and corruption, assured the country’s Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.

8 Nov 2016 | 11:25 PM

Hisham: Refugees entering M’sia via Sulu waters are latest threats

KUALA LUMPUR: Iraqi and Syrian refugees who are coming into the country through Sulu waters are Malaysia's latest security threats, said Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein.

4 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Nazri: Programme for Chinese tourists to continue until Dec next year

THE Government has agreed to extend the visa exemption facility programme for Chinese tourists to December next year in view of the increasing numbers of tourists from the country to Malaysia, says Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.

3 Nov 2016 | 6:58 PM

Fadillah: No toll hikes for four highways, will cost Government RM60mil


KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is forking out RM59.77mil in compensation to four highway concessionaires to defer any toll hike for this year and next, Parliament heard.

3 Nov 2016 | 5:11 PM

Mary Yap: 97% of borrowers fail to repay PTPTN loans

KUALA LUMPUR: An alarmingly high percentage of graduates have failed to repay their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans, says Higher Education Deputy Minister Dr Mary Yap.

2 Nov 2016 | 11:16 PM

No politicians being probed over Sabah Water Dept graft scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: No politicians are being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the Sabah Water Department corruption case, Parliament heard Wednesday.

2 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Families of five to pay RM100 more annually

A FAMILY of five will have to fork out about RM100 more for cooking oil per year after the rationalisation move by the Government, the De­­wan Rakyat was told.

1 Nov 2016 | 5:51 PM

Sharp rise in hacking cases over past two years

KUALA LUMPUR: There has been a shark spike in computer hacking cases detected by CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) over the past two years, says Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah.