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Advertising & Media 10 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Who controls Media Prima?

MEDIA Prima Bhd has always been synonymous with the political party Umno, and with the federal government in Putrajaya.

Corporate News 13 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Guan Eng: GLCs need to improve performance

KUALA LUMPUR: Government-linked companies (GLCs) must practise corporate governance and need to improve their performance, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Business 12 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Patronage is king?

WHEN Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led the opposition to a stunning election victory, he had an effective rallying cry that reflected why Umno’s form of governance was problematic: “Cash is king!” If Dr Mahathir is not careful, worrying recent trends indicate a similarly disconcerting problem about Pakatan Harapan’s government: “Patronage is king!”

Business 12 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Local contractors should take the lead in ECRL 2.0

INCREASINGLY, it looks quite certain that the highly contentious East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is set to resume.

Construction 23 Jan 2019 | 7:33 AM

Malaysia seeks new contractor for East Coast Rail Link

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is seeking a new contractor to build the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL), after terminating the original contract awarded to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on Tuesday (Jan 22), a source told The Straits Times.

Business 26 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

The responsive government

MY article, “Patronage is king?” (The Star, Jan 12), has elicited much response from those associated with the Pakatan Harapan government.

Business 02 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Jho Low factor in the ECRL talks

IRONICALLY, the decision to place the “on-off-on and now uncertain” East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in the hands of the governments of Malaysia and China comes just ahead of the start of the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Business 19 Feb 2019 | 1:17 PM

Malaysia nearing deal with China to revive scrapped ECRL, reports Bloomberg

KUALA LUMPUR (Bloomberg): Malaysia is making progress in talks with China to revive a high-speed rail project that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's government said it would cancel, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Banking 23 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Let Bank Negara handle the banks

GENERALLY, Finance Ministers are meticulous in their messaging. This is because what they say – even in passing – is taken seriously. It has been proven time and again – both locally and overseas.

Business 01 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Capital markets in need of a lift

PETALING JAYA: What Tun Daim Zainuddin (pic) has to say about the stock market certainly perks up the ears of investors, traders and regulators, and he is now suggesting a combination of short-term and medium-term measures that can lift the interest and vibrancy of Malaysia’s capital markets.