KUALA LUMPUR (June 6): My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) today announced the incorporation of a wholly-owned subsidiary known as MYEG Medical Services Sdn Bhd to market medical products and services in the country. In a bourse filing today, MyEG said the new unit is parked under the group's investment holding arm MY E.G. "The proposed principal activity of MYEG Medical is to market medical products and services including health screening solutions and management services," the group said. When launching the one-stop portal, MyEG said employees including foreign workers, who are contributors to the Social Security Organisation (Socso), are eligible to have the cost of testing covered by Socso’s Prihatin Screening Programme. For workers not covered by the Prihatin Screening Programme, the cost of testing can be paid out-of-pocket," the company said.
June 03, 2020 12:56 UTC
PETALING JAYA: A total of 109,617 school-leavers who completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) last year have been offered a spot in public universities, teachers’ training institutes (IPG), matriculation colleges, polytechnics, community colleges, public skills training institutes (ILKA) and University Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) architecture degree for the 2020/2021 academic session. The Higher Education Ministry said public higher learning institutions (IPTA) will be issuing an official letter to successful candidates starting Thursday (June 4). Registration date for new students begins on June 5 until Jan 4, 2021, in accordance with their respective IPTAs. Applicants to IPTAs can check their results through UPUOnline or the mobile application UPUPocket 2.0 starting now. The registration date of new students for the 17 public universities, IPG, matriculation colleges, polytechnics, community colleges and ILKA has been published on the ministry’s official Facebook page.
June 03, 2020 09:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been ordered to cancel the ministerial order on the spectrum allocation that was awarded to five telecom players without an open tender, says the Communications and Multimedia Minister. The statement was issued after reports of the 5G spectrum being awarded without an open tender went viral. The highly sought-after 5G telecommunications spectrum was awarded to several players, including Altel, a firm controlled by the reclusive but politically connected tycoon Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary. The May 15 decision, signed off by Saifuddin, went unannounced to the public. The previous Pakatan Harapan government had promised the spectrum would be awarded via an open tender.
June 03, 2020 09:00 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (June 3): The deadline to file the various income tax return forms (BNCP) for the assessment year of 2019 for those who do not own a business has been extended to June 30. IRB also reminded tax payers not to wait till the last minute to file the forms. For reference, the BNCP filing programme for 2020 can be reached through the following links:i. Malay: http://lampiran1.hasil.gov.my/pdf/pdfam/ProgramMemfailBN_2020_Pin.3_1.pdfii. English: http://lampiran1.hasil.gov.my/pdf/pdfam/ProgramMemfailBN_2020_Pin.3_2.pdfFor further enquiries, tax payers can visit IRB official portal at www.hasil.gov.my#dudukrumahdiamdiam. We will deliver the news to you at theedgemarkets.com.
June 03, 2020 07:30 UTC
Jennifer Aniston is stripping, well sort of, for a good cause. The 51-year-old actress has teamed up with her photographer pal, Mark Seliger to auction off one of her more racy photos to benefit Covid-19 relief fund. The photo, taken in 1995 at the height of her career when she was starring in the hit sitcom Friends, features a nude Aniston seated with legs strategically covering parts of her body. Photos of other stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks are also up for grabs. Singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Julia Louis Dreyfus also have nude portraits in the charity auction.
June 03, 2020 06:00 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: AIRASIA has announced that it would waive flight change fees for any new bookings made between June 3 and Oct 31, 2020. In a statement today, it said the option is applicable for online bookings on airasia.com for domestic flights within Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and India. "Guests may make an unlimited number of flight date changes via the ‘My Bookings’ tab on airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app, and may rebook their flights for travel up to Dec 31, 2020, subject to seat availability and fare difference,” it said. Meanwhile AirAsia Group president (Airlines), Bo Lingam said due to the unprecedented circumstances relating to the current public health situation and the associated travel restrictions, travel plans may be fluid throughout this year. The airline said the flight date and time change is only applicable up to 48 hours before the original departure time and up to four hours for AirAsia India.
June 03, 2020 05:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): Low cost carrier AirAsia is offering further flexibility for passengers who are travelling up to Dec 31, 2020 by waiving flight change fees. In a statement, AirAsia said this is applicable to any new bookings made between June 3 and Oct 31, 2020. AirAsia said flight date/time change is only applicable for flights up to 48 hours before original departure time (up to four hours for AirAsia India flight code i5). The carrier said passengers may need to reselect meals or seats, subject to availability on the new flight. This flexibility option is applicable to all domestic flights within Malaysia (flight code AK), Indonesia (flight code QZ), Thailand (flight code FD), Philippines (flight code Z2) and India (flight code i5) which bookings are made directly online via airasia.com.
June 03, 2020 05:03 UTC
Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days. Seeing Jacob in a cap and grown with his father in tow meant Ted Foxworthy had achieved a milestone of his own after a four-and-a-half-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Having his father present at his graduation was the best thing Jacob could ask for. Jacob, right, and his parents Ted and Cindy Foxworthy leave their home to attend the Speedway High School graduation ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. A few minutes later, the family got back in the car and sped off down victory lane.
June 03, 2020 03:56 UTC
The programme's financing is extended to TheLorry's lorry driver SME base, and lorry drivers can now apply for collateral-free financing upfront from CapBay. Through another partnership with Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd, CapBay is also offering lorry drivers Fleetpass through the Express Financing programme. It was difficult to keep my business afloat," says Shukur Sallih, the first to join the Express Financing programme. Those interested to sign up for the Express Financing programme and Fleetpass can click on the following links:Express Payment: forms.capbay.com/thelorry-applicantdetailsFleetpass: forms.capbay.com/thelorry-directdebitformNo additional documents are required. For more information on the Express Financing programme, please visit: capbay.com/expressfinancing
June 03, 2020 03:56 UTC
This is not the first time the company has witnessed an increase in demand for estate planning tools. Accidental passionAzhar has more than 22 years of experience in the estate planning industry as a will and trust practitioner and speaker. Despite the growing awareness, many still procrastinate.”He points out that the bigger one’s estate is, the more important it is to be detailed when estate planning. “People often ignore estate planning because they do not have the time for it. Having a guardian for the pet trust is important because this person will be taking care of the pet,” says Azhar.
June 03, 2020 03:33 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Former Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James has apologised for her controversial remarks on the ongoing nationwide protests in the US. I’m not in your shoes to understand this fully, ” she said in an Instagram post on Monday (June 2) night. James, a Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 winner, also explained what she had meant in her controversial post that had outraged social media users around the world. She had said coloured people "chose to be born as a coloured person in America for a reason", claiming that it was for them to "learn a certain lesson". Many social media users have since condemned James' remarks.
June 03, 2020 03:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Cheaper fees could be on the cards for public higher education institution (IPTA) students, says Higher Education director-general Prof Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak. “We need to take into account the IPTA’s financial sustainability as they are also facing the same challenges (as private higher education institutions), ” he told The Star. He added that discussions are already underway with the vice-chancellors of the IPTAs and they will present their findings to the Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad. Prof Mohamed Mustafa said they would take into account students’ views on the matter as well. He also said it is up to the private institutions if they want to restructure their fees.
June 03, 2020 02:37 UTC
Life without schoolLike Jayden, life has changed dramatically for most school children: not only have they been away from school and their peers for two-and-a-half months, they are also discouraged from going to parks or following their parents out to the mall or shops during the CMCO period. Parents need to create a safe, happy and healthy environment at home, says Dr Anasuya, who is the heads the psychology programme at Taylors University. Even when they return to school, children may hide behind computer screens after school hours and create their own online avatars. “Talking to friends and other parents with children who have gone through the same thing helps,” she says. To prepare their children for school when the restrictions are lifted, parents need to have a heart-to-heart talk with them, suggests Dr Anasuya.
June 03, 2020 01:52 UTC
I am sharing my story because I believe it is important for hoteliers and the government to see that short-term rental accommodation hosts are also affected by this global crisis. I would like to offer a different perspective since not much light has been shed on the impact of the pandemic on short-term rental accommodation hosts like me. With regard to the regulation of short-term rentals, I do agree that it is needed. MPC recommended that local authorities be allowed to impose nightcaps in order for short-term rentals to not be a full commercial activity. I strongly believe that we must not ban short-term rental altogether, as it provides greater choice for travellers.
June 03, 2020 00:11 UTC
Ruslan Kozynko, playing an old piano in the attic of this farm in the lake-rich Masuria region, is one of the cheesed-off urbanites who have turned cheesemakers. "There are around 1,000 small cheese makers in Poland, though every week I hear of a couple of new folks starting out," said food critic Gieno Mientkiewicz, a great lover of cheese. Before piano-playing farmer Kozynko became owner of the Rancho Frontiera farm in the village of Warpuny, he lived in the large western city of Poznan. "We produce fresh sheep's cheese, as well as the so-called Masurian, a ripened cheese with a powerful flavour," Szlandrowicz added. With milk from the Jersey cows, they make the parmesan-like Dzersejan cheese, as well as a Jersey Blue, among others.
June 03, 2020 00:00 UTC