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Sharidan M Ali

sharidan@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Sharidan M Ali

19 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

MRT SBK tunnelling churns RM4.8B contracts for SMEs

THE tunnelling or underground works of the country’s first mass rapid transit (MRT) from Sungai Buloh to Kajang has not only set a milestone in the construction technology landscape but has also created a whole new ecosystem for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be involved and gain valuable experience in this multi-billion ringgit project.

Trainees: Upon graduating from Gamuda’s Tunnelling Training Academy, these young men have taken on significant roles that allowed them to be part of the construction industry, while securing their own future.
16 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Mah Sing to buy more Klang Valley land for affordable housing projects

KUALA LUMPUR: Property developer Mah Sing Group Bhd is focused on buying more land in Klang Valley with plans to develop affordable, well planned mass market housing projects priced below RM500,000 from this year onward.

Financial reporting time: (from left) Mah Sing executive director Datuk Steven Ng, Leong and CEO Datuk Ho Hon Sang at the company AGM.
15 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Sunway set to list healthcare arm in 2019

PETALING JAYA: Sunway Bhd plans to list its healthcare business in two years’ time.

Good report: (from left) President of Sunway Group Datuk Chew Chee Kin, Cheah, chief financial officer Chong Chang Choong checking out the company’s annual report at the AGM
9 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

MGRC sees target MPath becoming main earnings driver

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) expects its acquisition target MPath Sdn Bhd to become its main earnings driver.

Sasha: ‘We have plans to widen our network in the east coast and Sabah and Sarawak.’
31 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Boardroom tussle intensifies at Stone Master

KUALA LUMPUR: The boardroom tussle at PN17 company Stone Master Corp Bhd is heating up with the current board of directors serving its two largest shareholders with a claim totalling RM1.38bil for allegedly breaching their fiduciary duties

26 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Kerjaya Prospek eyes RM800mil in contracts this year

KUALA LUMPUR: Construction outfit Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd is confident of achieving the orderbook target of RM800mil this year.

23 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

SPAD to appoint external auditor

PETALING JAYA: For the first time, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will appoint an independent technical auditor to assess key aspects of Kuala Lumpur’s multi-billion-ringgit rail lines

The audit will cover areas such as safety, maintenance and reliability levels as well as the availability of the rail line service, including the Kelana Jaya and Ampang light rail transits (LRT) as well as the Kuala Lumpur monorail
22 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Scomi to ensure on the dot delivery of four-car trains

PETALING JAYA: Scomi Engineering Bhd would take all efforts to ensure the remaining seven four-car trains are delivered to Prasarana Malaysia Bhd on schedule after the dispute between both parties were recently ironed out with the signing of a third supplemental agreement for the RM494mil expansion of the KL Monorail project.

18 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Felda – an economic powerhouse

FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), one of Malaysia’s leading palm oil conglomerates, has its roots running deep in the country’s first settlement programme, the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda).

‘We are in the midst of developing shorter oil palm trees to enable easier harvesting of the fresh fruit bunches,’ says Zakaria. — Photos: RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star
16 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

FGV expects to double palm oil exports to China

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) expects its palm oil exports to China to double to 600,000 tonnes annually after its recent deal with China-based Sinograin Oils Corp.

Top management: (from left) Amri, Zakaria and MSM chief financial officer Aznur Kama Azmir at the briefing

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