Monday, 02 April 2018
By Christine Lim May Yu

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- US-based World Startup Festival (WSF), a global entrepreneurship platform, plans to kick off its first accelerator funding programme in Malaysia this early April.
 
 
 
Thursday, 17 December 2015

O&G Industry Faces Bleak 2016

By Mohd Khairi Idham Amran KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- The oil and gas industry has been sluggish in 2015 and prevailing low oil prices will continue to cast a bleak outlook in the medium-term.

From the peak of US$112 per barrel reached in June last year, Brent, the global benchmark, almost halved its price, plunging to US$61.31 in June this year.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

For Malaysian SMEs, The Time To Export Is Now, Says MATRADE

By Mohd Azhar Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) -- Going international is the dream of many Malaysian small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), but many took a step back due to human resource and financial constraints, including lack of knowhow and know who.

Despite making up 98.5 per cent of the country's businesses, the majority of SMEs only cater to the local market, according to the SME Association of Malaysia.

However, with the weakening local spending power of late, the association strongly urged members to seriously look at the export market to expand their business.

 
Wednesday, 16 December 2015

GST Implementation In Malaysia A Great Success

By Rosemarie Khoo Mohd Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) -- Despite earlier objections, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at a rate of six per cent since April 1, 2015, has been a great success.

The consumption tax, introduced to replace the Sales and Service Tax (SST), was not been well received by some quarters at the initial stage but in the end, it became a saviour to revenue contribution in the midst of the falling oil prices which had dented the government's income coffers.

The GST had slowly gained acceptance and fared well, thanks to the hand-holding programmes that were initiated about a year ahead before the implementation.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Aqilah Letak Jawatan Setelah Diminta Menanggalkan Hijab

Oleh Murni Nasri

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Dis (Bernama) -- Sekilas pandangan, Aqilah Mohd Nizar, 28, kelihatan biasa-biasa sahaja. Perkara yang paling jelas mengenai beliau ketika ditemui baru-baru ini adalah gaya jalan yang sedikit menghencot.

Beliau telah menjalani pembedahan di bahagian kaki setelah mengalami kemalangan kecil semasa bertugas.

Graduan senibina dari University of Tasmania, Australia ini mula membina kerjaya bebas di dalam bidang fotografi setelah melalui satu episod yang meninggalkan kesan mendalam dan memberikan pengajaran yang besar kepadanya.

 
Monday, 14 December 2015

Avoid Making Too Many Changes To Zero-Rated, Exempt Items, Says Tax Expert

By Rosemarie Khoo

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 (Bernama) -- The government should refrain from making too many changes to the list of zero-rated and exempt items in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to ensure stability for businesses.

The tax, which came into effect on Apr 1 this year, is still new for the country and businesses, as well as people, need time to understand and adapt to it, said Deloitte Malaysia's GST Director, Senthuran Elalingam.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Ucop Dubsmash: Gembira Apabila Orang Lain Gembira

Oleh Muhammad Zaini Mohd Zin

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Dis (Bernama) -- Yusof Hashim atau lebih dikenali sebagai Ucop mula mencipta nama di laman sosial Instagram yang popular dengan memuat naik video pendek berdurasi 15 saat mempersembahkan pelbagai aksi lucu hasil kreativiti beliau.

Ucop, 22 tahun merupakan anak jati Kuala Lumpur menyatakan detik pertama membuat video di Instagram merupakan idea bersahaja selepas beliau tamat pelajaran di Universiti Selangor dalam jurusan Komunikasi dan Media.

Selain itu, Ucop juga terlibat aktif di dalam bidang tarian sehingga kini dan mula menceburi bidang tarian seawal 12 tahun dan telah banyak menyertai pertandingan tarian sejak dibangku sekolah lagi.

 
Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Vinayaka To Tap Distance Learning Potential In Malaysia And Region

By S. Joan Santani

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- Penang-based Vinayaka Missions International University College (VMIUC) is keen to tap the vast potential in the field of distance learning, both in Malaysia and the region.

Towards this end, VMIUC which is a full-fledged Malaysian University College, has to date invested about RM10 million to establish 10 learning centres, of which five are in Malaysia, four in Dubai and one in Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Kerana Mak Yong Cik Nan Berikan Segalanya

Oleh Farhana Rafiee

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Dis (Bernama) -- Mak Yong pada suatu ketika dahulu merupakan salah satu hiburan tempatan popular yang menggabungkan dua elemen iaitu hiburan dan ritual.

Tarian Mak Yong yang dahulunya hampir hilang, kini berjaya dipertontonkan sehingga ke peringkat antarabangsa antaranya atas usaha Rosnan Abdul Rahman yang berusaha membawa seni budaya ini ke mata dunia.

Rosnan atau lebih dikenali dengan Cik Nan menyifatkan seni tarian Mak Yong sesuatu yang perlu dibanggakan oleh rakyat Malaysia kerana ia merupakan satu warisan yang tersenarai dalam warisan dunia UNESCO.

 
 


  

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