Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 17 May 2019

PTPTN deferments will raise debt The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will be RM76bil in debt by 2040 if it goes ahead with deferring loan repayments for borrowers earning below RM4,000 a month. this is almost double the current

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 16 May 2019

Malaysia’s population stands at 32.66 million, males outnumber females Malaysia’s population for the first quarter of 2019 is estimated at 32.66 million, with the male population now outnumbering females, according to the Statistics Department. The male population stands at 16.86

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 15 May 2019

Yeo: Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 14 May 2019

Tealive’s Loob hires advisers for IPO next year, eyes RM300m Bubble tea maker Loob Holding Sdn Bhd is planning an initial public offering on the local bourse next year to raise as much as RM300 million. According to Bloomberg, the

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 13 May 2019

Plaza Rakyat project to restart soon Work on the long-abandoned Plaza Rakyat project in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur is expected to begin soon. A 43% stake in the developer – Profit Consortium Sdn Bhd – is being bought by China-based

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 10 May 2019

MMC Corp expects govt to revive MRT3 by year end MMC Corp Bhd group managing director (MD) Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh expects the government to revive the mass rapid transit 3 (MRT3) project, which is also known as

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 9 May 2019

KL 4th cheapest city for construction Global design and consultancy for natural and built assets Arcadis has listed Kuala Lumpur as the fourth cheapest city to build in its International Construction Costs 2019 report. This was due to the inclusion

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 8 May 2019

Malaysia is no. 1 in Southeast Asia — on property obsession Malaysia has topped the list as the most property-obsessed country in Southeast Asia. Globally, the country is fourth, behind UAE, USA and Taiwan. The findings were derived from an

Are you still using these easily hacked passwords?

A new report from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed that, 30 years after the birth of the World Wide Web, huge numbers of people still use easily hackable passwords like ‘123456’ and ‘password’ for many of

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 7 May 2019

World’s first Hasbro-themed water park to open in Melaka Meridian Bhd, formerly known as Meda Inc Bhd, is planning to team up with M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd – which has signed a licensing agreement with US-based toy and board game