PETALING JAYA: After becoming an Internet sensation at the age of 72 as a Grab driver, Rasamany Vettivelu is now jobless and has to fend for herself. Rasamany said she was disappointed that she could not continue as an e-hailing driver although she was physically fit. "I only ask that Grab and the Transport Ministry (MOT) use their discretion in my case, '' she added. The former assessment officer who worked for the LHDN for 39 years became a Grab driver four years ago after she became a victim of a gold investment scam in 2014. She lost some RM500,000 of her EPF and life savings and was forced to become a Grab driver.
April 29, 2021 07:12 UTC
Like its Bursa Malaysia-listed peers, HB Global Ltd, a gourmet convenient food producer that specialises in frozen vegetables and ready-to-serve duck meat products, also suffers the same fate. After six long years of painful waiting, HB Global finally had its PN17 status lifted in October 2019. HB Global executive director Lee Ping Wei believes this is a good sign and that the worst is over for the company. We hope that investors can give us a chance to revive HB Global,” he tells The Edge in an interview, alluding to recent plans. He expects FRC’s profits to grow to RM10 million to RM15 million, of which 60% will be captured by HB Global.
Source:The Edge Markets
April 29, 2021 07:07 UTC
They feed on fruits, seeds and flowers and bring these to feed their chicks, providing birders with opportunities to photograph them. A few minutes later, the adult bird flew in to feed its chick. I was thus able to observe the adult bird making several visits at intervals of 15 to 30 minutes. I had brought along a camera with better resolution and managed to take a clear picture of the adult bird flying off after a feeding session. They were all thrilled, some of them more so, especially as they got to see the adult bird fly in to feed, as we were talking.
April 29, 2021 06:56 UTC
“Mosti agreed to allocate an extra 100,000 doses to Johor for those who want to travel back and forth between Johor and Singapore once the border has reopened. Hasni, who is also the Benut assemblyman, announced that the state government has set up a website for Malaysians working in Singapore to register for vaccination. “Johor Immunity Planning or Johor ImmuPlan has been put online for those who are eligible. “Those who fulfil the criteria could visit www.immuplan.my to register for the vaccine. “Johor ImmuPlan will be integrated into MySejahtera later for those who have registered to receive updates on their vaccination dates," he said.
April 29, 2021 06:14 UTC
And if this is occurring in mainstream schools, imagine the situation of special needs children when it comes to this subject. Studies have found that many communities perceive special needs children to be asexual and emotionless. In addition, research has shown that special needs children are at higher risk and more vulnerable to sexual assault. More so than regular children, special needs children require more than the lecturing method of teaching. While special needs children may express themselves differently, it is our duty as parents, teachers or healthcare professionals to guide them appropriately.
April 29, 2021 04:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz will be stepping down with effect from April 30 after three years with the board. In a statement Thursday, PNB said Zeti had officially written to the Prime Minister and Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra (YPB) chairman to express her intention not to renew her tenure as group chairman upon the completion of her three-year term on April 30. The appointment of the new group chairman of PNB will be made by YPB in due course. PNB said Zeti had driven PNB’s transformation journey since her appointment as group chairman in 2018, which has seen the institution achieving great strides across three key areas. Meanwhile, president and group chief executive Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn said the board and management were grateful to Zeti for her visionary leadership and invaluable contribution to PNB, ASNB, and the PNB group of companies these past three years.
April 29, 2021 03:45 UTC
South Korean actress Cheon Jeong-ha passed away at the age of 51. According to a Korean media, Cheon was found dead at her home on April 27. She made her TV debut in 2006 in the series Coma which starred Im Won-hee, Lee Jung-heon and Lee Se-eun. Of late, Cheon had appeared in a number of Korean dramas in either supporting roles or as a guest star. In the ongoing series Mouse, she played the role of Na Chi-kook’s (Lee Seo-joon) mother.
April 29, 2021 03:31 UTC
Faith in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic that had made the Nikkei the darling of investment bets on global reflation has faltered. Japanese investors have turned cautious about pushing the index back to levels not seen since the bubble economy burst in the early 1990s. Japan’s own economic outlook has also dimmed, with Tokyo in a third state of emergency and the pace of vaccinations well behind global peers. “Investors are now in wait-and-see mode, but that implies they are accumulating potential buying power, ” said Yunosuke Ikeda, Nomura’s Tokyo-based chief equity strategist. But he sees that lag as an opportunity to play catch-up subsequently, with vaccinations also picking up pace by that time.
April 29, 2021 02:33 UTC
This November will be marked by a much-anticipated event in the art world: the publication of Ai Weiwei's long-awaited autobiography 1000 Years Of Joys And Sorrows. Ai Weiwei is intent on exorcising his demons in 1000 Years Of Joys And Sorrows. "During those long weeks, I thought often of my father, a poet who had been exiled during Mao Zedong's Anti-Rightist Campaign. According to the book's publisher Penguin Random House, 1000 Years Of Joys And Sorrows will look back on a century of Chinese history and its influence on Ai Weiwei's art and political activism. 1000 Years Of Joys And Sorrows, which has already been translated into 13 languages, will be officially launched on Nov 2.
April 29, 2021 01:52 UTC
Later, I interviewed state Environment Department (DOE) director Mohd Famey Yusoff, who said pollution was the toughest adversary the department had ever faced. “We have tried every approach in spreading awareness on the importance of stopping pollution, but it falls on deaf ears. Mohd Famey added that another kind of pollution that had become a worrying ‘trend’ these days were mini illegal rubbish dumps. As Mohd Famey said, it would be hard to catch the culprit because you would never know who they are although they live around you. He said the company had collected 58,133 tonnes of waste during Ramadan last year, and a total of 901,221 tonnes of waste throughout last year.
April 29, 2021 00:01 UTC
“The lighter gravy makes it easy for diners to savour it without rice, if that is their preference, ” he said. The dish is found on the Jemput Makan Ramadan buffet at The Resort Cafe in Sunway Resort, Petaling Jaya. Serving up a myriad of traditional Malay flavours, the Jemput Makan buffet aims to give a balik kampung experience with familiar dishes and a village-like setting at the restaurant. Groups of a minimum of six people can opt for the “VIP Serambi Dining” where diners dine on a dais or platform, in a private setting, complete with exclusive service. The Jemput Makan buffet, until May 12, is priced at RM168nett per adult and RM78nett per child aged six to 12 years old while the VIP Serambi Dining is priced at RM288nett per adult or RM144 per child.
April 29, 2021 00:00 UTC
THE state Irrigation and Drainage Department (DID) will carry out repair works on the landslip that sent two parked cars sliding down a river bank in Ayer Itam, Penang. The two cars parked on the roadside which collapsed were not damaged too, ” he said when contacted. Bolstered by heavy rain, the strong river current eroded the river bank which collapsed causing part of the road to cave in. The 3pm incident on Tuesday also sent two parked cars down along with it. Usually, there are more cars parked here in the morning, ” she said.
April 28, 2021 23:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s trade performance continued its upward trajectory in March 2021, registering the highest monthly value for trade, exports, and imports. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also the International Trade and Industry Minister, said total trade expanded by 25.6% to RM185.74bil compared with March 2020. “(Hence) trade, exports, imports, and trade surplus recorded double-digit growth for two consecutive months, ” he said in a statement on the country’s external trade performance for March 2021. For the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, total trade grew 14.8% to RM505.65bil compared with the corresponding period last year. Compared with February 2021, total trade, exports, imports and trade surplus grew by 18.1 per cent, 19.8 per cent, 15.9 per cent and 35.1 per cent, respectively.
April 28, 2021 23:48 UTC
“During their explanation, Kong stood up, took an umbrella and started beating her son – she hit him more than 10 times. Kong said since October last year, she believed her son had borrowed from 15 different loan sharks, for sums amounting to RM45,000, to fund his gambling habit. Chong also said it was inappropriate that Kong’s son had expected him (Chong) to renegotiate borrowing terms with the loan sharks. Chong said he would accompany Kong to lodge a police report over the threats by the loan sharks. “I want the police to take action against these loan sharks who also threatened to kidnap her grandchildren, ” he added.
April 28, 2021 23:28 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Back-up shuttler Ng Tze Yong is set for his maiden World Tour start after securing a place in the main draw of the Spain Masters in Huelva from May 18-23 – thanks to a spate of late withdrawals. It will be an opportunity Tze Yong would want capitalise on as he has been limited to playing in lower tier tournaments previously due to this low ranking. Tze Yong will be aiming to build on the sixth-tier Polish Open victory last month, which helped him climb 30 rungs to No. Shesar will surely head to Huelva as the man to beat after two worthy rivals – India’s Lakhsya Sen (No. 40) – had opted to skip the Spain Masters to participate in the Malaysian Open from May 25-30.
April 28, 2021 23:26 UTC