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  • The Good Doctor

    Professor Datuk Dr Khalid Abdul Kadir, the first recipient of the `Merdeka Award for Health, Science and Technology' talks to Sharmila Valli Narayanan on what the award means to him, shares his thoughts on doctors leaving for the private sector, his concerns on the proliferation of medical schools and opens up on his own battle with cancer. AT 63, Professor Datuk Dr Khalid Abdul Kadir still...

  • Researching Belum

    THE Pulau Banding Rainforest Research Centre is all set to start operations next month. Its purpose: to serve as the nucleus for information on the wonders of the 130 million-year-old Royal Belum Forest, one of the world's oldest tropical rainforests. The research centre, together with its custodian the Pulau Banding Foundation, was launched by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk...

  • Public Awareness Is the Key to Fight Pollution

    POLLUTION in the most basic form - littering of rubbish or clogged drains - to that of higher level such as dumping of hazardous waste and illegal logging, is chiefly attributed to lack of public awareness, so contends Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid. As Malaysia joins the ranks of industrialised nations, pollution is fast becoming a menace that the country...

  • History Repeats Itself?

    While analysts have dismissed any notion of impropriety in Tenaga Nasional Bhd's purchase of a stake in Integrax Bhd, many still question the wisdom of the move. ONCE again Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB)'s move to secure cheaper supplies of coal to fire its electric-power generators has attracted flak. Memories still linger of TNB's expensive purchase of a coal mine in Kalimantan, Indonesia in 2001...

  • Artistes Feted

    THE National Arts Awards 2006, which took place last month, saw composer and musician Datuk Ahmad Nawab, cartoonist Datuk Mohd Noor Khalid or Lat, composer Suhaimi Mohd Zain, dancer Ramli Ibrahim and theatre activist Zahim Albakri emerging winners. Ahmad, 73, who has composed more than 2,000 songs since his debut in the music world, received the `National Artiste 2006' award. He received RM60,000 ...

  • Pos Malaysia Delivers

    As the bidding for Pos Malaysia Bhd enters the next stage amid much speculation, analysts remain upbeat about the company. THE open bid for Khazanah Nasional Bhd's 32.21% stake in national postal services provider Pos Malaysia Bhd has entered Round Two after a one-month deadline for suitors to submit their initial offers. The bidding comes amid rumours that certain groups are favourites to win...

  • Mbsb Makeover

    Datuk Ahmad Zaini Othman brings new life to an ailing mortgage provider. MALAYSIA Building Society Bhd (MBSB) has in the last two years undergone a radical reorganisation, transforming itself from an ailing mortgage provider into a budding financial services institution with a promising future.

  • Mixed Sentiments

    THE entry of a new major shareholder into TMC Life Sciences Bhd has not boosted analyst sentiment on the loss-making company. But that has not stopped its share price from rising. HEALTHCARE IS A LUCRATIVE business, being in a sector that's quite impervious to economic recessions. But it's also a field that demands very niche administrative and management skills.

  • Tenaga Glows

    EVEN though its anticipated tariff hike has failed to materialise, Tenaga Nasional Bhd's prospects remain bright. THOUGH COAL PRICES HAVE seen a recent hike and have remained stubbornly high, analysts believe it will not erode Tenaga Nasional Bhd's profits for financial year 2010 (FY10).

  • Man On a Mission

    MALAYSIAN Business talks to KUB Malaysia Bhd's head honcho Datuk Mohd Nazar Samad. DATUK MOHD NAZAR SAMAD, 51, joined KUB Malaysia Bhd on March 1, 2007. Previously a banker for 13 years, he joined Cold Storage Malaysia Bhd in 1992 as its head of corporate affairs, subsequently rising to the position of chief executive. In 1996, he joined management consulting firm Krystar Management Sdn Bhd,...

  • The Race Is On

    OVER the last few years, state governments and property developers have actively pursued cybercity and cybercentre status awarded by MSC Malaysia as it promises a competitive world-class environment which would boost the growth of new investments, particularly in ICT and knowledge-based industries. But are we ready to accommodate many more cybercities and cybercentres? IT HAS BEEN A BUSY YEAR FOR ...

  • A Shocking Election, a Surprising Cabinet

    PRESIDING OVER A DIMINISHED POWER BASE IN national politics, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is finding out how painful the proverb `caught between a rock and a hard place' can be. Following the poor, some call it disastrous, showing of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition in the recent general election, Abdullah is quick to learn the main lesson - that the people want...

  • Losing Control

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW CABINET ON March 18 has only heightened the controversy surrounding the Barisan Nasional (BN)'s March 8 electoral debacle and the inability of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, to keep the ruling coalition intact. No sooner after it was announced, a chorus of objections was heard from member parties. The most virulent opposition to his decision,...

  • Bill of Rights

    IN A BELATED MOVE TO PUSH THROUGH HIS long overdue reform promises, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi presented a series of Bills to the Dewan Rakyat starting early December. Among them were the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the Witness Protection Bill and the Judges' Ethics Committee Bill.

  • Back in His Element

    IT WAS a perfect day for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Thus, it was not surprising that a sense of accomplishment was written all over his face.

  • Path to Progress

    FRESH FROM a restructuring and reorganisation exercise a few months ago, low-profile highway and infrastructure group MTD Capital Bhd (MTDCap) is positioning itself for new opportunities to spur it to the next phase of growth. Following its transformation from an engineering company into an infrastructure outfit over the last few years, the group is now looking to the overseas market, targeting...

  • Learning to Listen

    THE BIG media guns fell silent abruptly. The `bridge over troubled waters' spin ended suddenly like the proverbial gasing (top) that had spun out of control. By about April 20, most mainstream media - both print and electronic - had stopped reporting controversies surrounding the Cabinet decision of April 12 to cancel the Johor Bahru-Singapore bridge project.

  • Ioi Group's Lush Growth

    MENTION oil palm and the name IOI Corporation is as likely to crop up as that of the bigger and older players in the sector such as Kumpulan Guthrie or Golden Hope Plantations. And among the investment community, it's no secret that despite not being the largest among its peers, the group is regarded as the bellwether of the sector and a favourite among local and foreign fund managers.

  • A Contest of Credibility

    As the conditions hot up for an impending general election, the ruling coalition must get to the heart of the matter besides just dishing out the goodies if it wants to regain its former glory. It could start by unveiling its candidates, especially for the hot spot areas. AT THE LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak and his key operators like the Umno...

  • Eon Gears Up

    HAVING distributed more than 1.69 million Proton cars in Malaysia, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Eon) is without doubt the nation's largest

  • Signal for the Pm to Go

    THE DATUK SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI-LED Barisan Nasional (BN)'s turkey shoot on March 8 went woefully wrong. Like the proverbial hunter who told his wife to prepare the pot because he saw birds flying, the ruling coalition returned home nearly empty-handed. There was a complete and utter reversal of fortune for the four- year-old Abdullah's `work with me and not for me' government. Even the...

  • New Life for Kub

    FROM an overly diversified and unwieldy entity to one that is lean, mean and focused, KUB Malaysia Bhd seems to have turned the corner. Has the long-bleeding conglomerate, which started life as a cooperative, found its footing at last? THEY SAY THE KEY TO BUSINESS SURVIVAL is diversification. After all, a company should not put all its eggs in one basket, so the thinking goes.

  • Down to Earth

    AT long last, shareholders of cash-rich Naluri Bhd know how the company's huge cash reserves will be spent and the new business direction the former

  • Tsunami Tests Our Neighbourliness

    THE BIRD'S-EYE view of the devastated Banda Aceh 10 days after the earthquake and tsunami of Dec 26, 2004 was, like Dali's masterpieces,

  • Begging for Action

    IN OLD China, the world beyond the realm of the Yellow Emperor was filled with heathens and barbarians. Only a mad man (or woman) would want to live beyond the borders of the heavenly kingdom. But some Chinese, either by design or driven by poverty and persecution, did leave the Yellow River for the Southern Ocean. There, contrary to what they had been told by their sacred emperors, the heathens...