Saturday, 18 November 2017
By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- With threats of serious financial crime looming with the emergence of new technologies, including cryptocurrencies, can bitcoin survive scrutiny from central banks globally? 

Amid growing warnings of a market bubble, central banks, such as that of China, have restricted cryptocurrencies trading, which sent the virtual currency dropping as much as 40 per cent since reaching a record high of US$4,921 on Sept 1, cutting about US$20 billion in market value.

This is following a crackdown by Chinese regulators on cryptocurrencies trading, including bitcoin, which according to the authorities have become a tool for speculation among investors and also serves as a payment conduit for illegal fundraising and money laundering.  
 
 
 
Saturday, 05 September 2015

Mafarikha Akhir, The Unintended Singer-Songwriter

By Murni Nasri

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 (Bernama) -- Mafarikha Akhir, a singer with an immensely powerful voice who was born out of a reality TV programme 'Vokal Bukan Sekadar Rupa' said she had no intention to compete or participate in any contest or TV show initially.

She was not keen in watching TV and the last contest she participated in was five years before. "I had no intention of signing for any audition but one day my friends told me there was an audition for a TV show and they urged me to go but I didn't pay much attention to that.

"My family told me the same thing so I decided to just give it a try," Mafarikha told Bernama Lifestyle and Youth in an interview recently.

Friday, 04 September 2015

BPA: Pemerkasaan Pengurusan Aduan, Rakyat Terbela

Oleh Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) -- Menangani aduan awam kini lebih mencabar apabila wujud pelbagai saluran untuk meluahkan rasa tidak puas hati.

Jika dahulu, orang ramai lebih suka menulis e-mel, bersemuka dan menelefon namun kewujudan saluran baharu media sosial seperti Facebook dan Twitter menyebabkan aduan mereka bukan sahaja sampai dengan cepat tetapi juga tersebar luas.

Ini memburukkan keadaan selain membawa tanggapan negatif terhadap organisasi dan jabatan yang berkaitan. Orang ramai juga akan menjadikan pengalaman 'pahit' berurusan di satu-satu organisasi atau jabatan sebagai penanda aras kepada mutu perkhidmatan sesuatu jabatan itu.

 
Thursday, 03 September 2015

Independence For The Disabled In Malaysia

Oleh Kurniawati Kamarudin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Freeing himself from the obstacles typically faced by the disabled was what "Merdeka" (independence) meant to him, said Zaharul Lail Alang Lateh, when asked the meaning of independence.

The 56-year-old is the owner of Halim & Harun Ent, a workshop which was been operating for the past 35 years at Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kampung Baru, here.

Despite being born with only five fingers and a stump for a right leg, Zaharul never allowed his physical limitations to stop him from building a business empire.

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

ESSCom Selaras Kepakaran Pelbagai Agensi Untuk Jaga Keselamatan Sabah

Oleh Arthur Edward

SEMPORNA (Bernama) -- Menjaga keselamatan di koridor pantai timur Sabah bukan satu yang mudah, apa lagi menyelaraskan tugas beberapa agensi berlainan dalam usaha itu.

Bagaimanapun, itulah yang telah dilakukan oleh Kawasan Keselamatan Khas Pantai Timur Sabah (ESSCom). Ia telah menyelaraskan dengan jayanya tugas Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM), Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia(APMM) dan agensi-agensi awam dalam menjaga keselamatan di situ.

ESSCom dikatakan unik kerana berjaya menggabungkan keempat-empat komponen itu dan memainkan Peranan sebagai pengantara selain mengurangkan jurang komunikasi, meningkatkan penyelarasan dan kolaborasi.

 
Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Fass Production Diberi Hak Eksklusif Promosi 'Lurking Woods'

Oleh Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 Sept (Bernama) -- Fass Production Sdn Bhd, syarikat produksi filem Malaysia, telah memperoleh hak eksklusif untuk mempromosi filem 'Lurking Woods', di Malaysia, Singapura dan Brunei.

Syarikat tersebut yang diberi hak promosi, penajaan dan tayangan perdana di ketiga-tiga negara oleh Rodman Pictures Pty Ltd - syarikat perfileman yang dimiliki anak Pulau Pinang, Rod Manikam - kini sedang memperhebatkan promosi bagi filem tersebut di Malaysia.

Filem yang berlanskapkan bumi Australia Barat dengan para pelakon sepenuhnya dari negara kangaroo ini, diarah oleh pengarah muda berbakat besar, Rizal Halim, 44, yang berasal dari Batu Gajah, Perak.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Uniknya Rekabentuk Masjid Negara

Ali Imran Norodin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Sejak separuh abad yang lalu, Masjid Negara terus berdiri utuh sebagai antara ikon utama negara walaupun selepas hadirnya bangunan-bangunan yang lebih gah daripada aspek rekabentuk dan rupa.

Rekabentuk masjid ini yang dikatakan mendahului zamannya terus menjadi perhatian ramai pengkaji rekabentuk masjid dari seluruh dunia hingga ke hari ini.

Selain itu, Masjid Negara dengan konsisten memainkan peranan lebih daripada sekadar sebuah rumah ibadat. Melalui pelbagai program yang dianjurkan, ia menjadi pusat aktiviti masyarakat, gedung ilmu serta pusat penyebaran agama Islam di negara ini.

 
Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Socialising The Delhi Ladies' Way

Delhi Diary by M.Santhiran

M.Santhiran, Bernama's correspondent in New Delhi shares his take on the Indian capital city and its unique social narrative

NEW DELHI (Bernama) -- Like anywhere else, men in India enjoy all the freedom to socialise at the venues or functions they like. Thus, they end up at their regular restaurants, bars and clubs or their favourite haunts.

However, not the Indian women. Indians still live in a very much conservative society and the place for a women is very much confined to her home and family.

While men and women socialising together still remains a taboo, there is no harm in women socialising among themselves.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Lurking Woods - Close Up With Director Rizal Halim

By Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 (Bernama) -- They say, don't judge a book by its cover. In the case of Malaysian filmmaker Rizal Halim, don't take him lightly as the former karate champ can break several thick boards with his fist or ceiling panels of a room with a kick.

Rizal, who has ditched his long hair for a clean-cut image said in an exclusive interview with BERNAMA Lifestyle and Youth, "Not many people know me. I guess, there was hardly any gossip about me."

His resume speaks volumes of the man, whose karate prowess has won him roles as both actor and stuntman in 1994 Hollywood movie 'Beyond Rangoon' and 1995 Hong Kong's Jackie Chan Film 'Police Story 2'. He also acted and served as intern in 1998 Hollywood movie 'Anna & The King.'

 
 


  

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