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.  
 
 
 
Thursday, 25 May 2017

Geely As New FSP Is A Business Decision To Face Competition

By Azizul Ahmad

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Kuala Lumpur) -- The announcement on the appointment of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd (Geely) as Proton Holdings Bhd’s foreign strategic partner (FSP) is a business decision in line with the national carmaker’s commitment to its transformation towards global competitiveness, said the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI).

Thursday, 25 May 2017

BIMB Holdings Nominates Internal Candidate As New CEO

By Farhana Poniman and Zairina Zainuddin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- BIMB Holdings Bhd has identified an internal candidate as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace Datuk Seri Zukri Samat who will be retiring after helming the group for 11 years.

 
Thursday, 25 May 2017

Hari Data Terbuka 2017 Promosi Kuasa Data Terbuka

Oleh Murni Nasri

PUTRAJAYA, (Bernama) -- Kebanyakan orang mungkin tertanya-tanya apa sebenarnya yang dimaksudkan dengan data terbuka.

Data terbuka merujuk kepada sumber bahan-bahan untuk maklumat dan pengetahuan yang boleh digunakan secara bebas, boleh dikongsi dan digunakan semula oleh rakyat, agensi kerajaan dan swasta untuk pelbagai tujuan.

Pelaksanaan Data Terbuka Kerajaan mempunyai fungsi signifikan dalam proses transformasi kerajaan kerana selain membantu kerajaan untuk menjadi lebih telus ia juga bertindak sebagai pemacu inovasi dan membantu dalam penyediaan infrastruktur data yang menyokong perkembangan ekonomi.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Remarkable 100-Year Journey Of Malaysia’s "Golden Crop"

By S. Joan Santani

KUALA LUMPUR –- It has been a remarkable journey for Malaysia’s palm oil industry with its mammoth contribution in uplifting the country’s socio-economy and wealth ever since the first commercial planting of the golden crop at Tennamaram Estate in 1917.

And tomorrow Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will pay tribute to where it all began with a visit to Tennamaram Estate in Kuala Selangor to commemorate the 100th year of commercial oil palm planting.

The golden crop has been fuelling the economy and the nation is literally built on this sector, with its vast contribution and exports touching a whopping RM67.6 billion last year.

 
Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Industri Buku Negara Perlu Diberi Nafas Baharu

Oleh Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2017 (PBAKL 2017) baharu sahaja melabuhkan tirainya pada 7 Mei lepas setelah berlangsung selama 10 hari.

PBAKL kali ini kembali diadakan di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) selepas berhijrah sebentar ke MAEPS Serdang bagi edisi 2016.

Tahun ini merupakan kali ke-36 pesta buku diadakan dengan sasaran kehadiran 2.5 juta pengunjung, menempatkan sebanyak 905 gerai buku oleh 229 pempamer tempatan dan antarabangsa dari Singapura, Indonesia, Brunei, Arab Saudi, Kuwait, India, Australia, Iran, Syria, Lubnan, United Kingdom dan Amerika Syarikat.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Semarak Bangsawan 2017 Meneruskan Legasi

Oleh Suriani Razali

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Lebih sedekad pementasan Semarak Bangsawan dan Panggung Seni Tradisional bertapak di negara ini anjuran Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN). Dalam sedekad itu jugalah pelbagai episod rintangan yang dilalui oleh para penggeraknya.

Tahun ini program tersebut kembali lagi dengan membawa beberapa suntikan baharu bagi menampilkan kelainan supaya penggemarnya tidak bosan dengan karya anak bangsa kita.

Ketua Pengarah JKKN Tan Sri Norliza Rofli berkata buat pertama kalinya pementasan Semarak Bangsawan turut disertai oleh kumpulan dari negara jiran, Singapura dengan naskah Satria Menara Putih.

 
Thursday, 11 May 2017

Gunung Merapi: Peringatan Di Sebalik Keindahan

Oleh Zaphne Philip

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Gunung Merapi yang mempunyai ketinggian 2.968 meter merupakan salah satu daripada 16 gunung berapi yang masih aktif di dunia, terletak sejauh 30 kilometer dari bandar Jogjakarta di kepulauan Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.

Penulis telah berpeluang untuk melawat Gunung Merapi yang juga merupakan destinasi pelancongan terkemuka di Jogjakarta ini baru-baru ini.

Beliau telah dimaklumkan oleh seorang pemandu kenderaan Jeep Grinata Adventure, sebuah syarikat yang menyediakan logistik di destinasi tersebut, letusan Gunung Merapi yang berlaku pada 5 November 2010 telah meninggalkan kesan yang mendalam kepada para penduduk sekitarnya.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Petronas On The Lookout For New LNG Markets

By Nurul Hanis Izmir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is on the lookout for ways to broaden and expand its customer base for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and sees demand coming from Japan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia.

 
 


  

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