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  • SPAD suspends permits of 27 Transnasional express buses – Bernama
    SPAD suspends permits of 27 Transnasional express buses – Bernama

    The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is suspending the permits of 27 Transnasional express buses plying the East-North Sector effective Wednesday following accidents involving buses of the company. SPAD chief executive officer Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal in a statement today said the decision was taken after audits found the company... …

  • High Court upholds conviction, sentence of police sergeants – Bernama

    The Kuala Lumpur High Court today dismissed the appeal by two police sergeants to overturn their conviction for assaulting two detainees six years ago.  Judge Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah also upheld the four-year jail sentence meted out on Sergeants Mohd Shafiee Abdul Halim, 51, and Mohd Diah Sulaiman, 51, from the Brickfields police... …

  • Meeting Obama would have been helpful, says Anwar
    Meeting Obama would have been helpful, says Anwar

    Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) said today a meeting with US President Barack Obama during a coming visit to Malaysia would have been "consistent with US democratic ideals", after Washington said there would be no such encounter. But Anwar, who was convicted of sodomy in March and whose opposition is engaged in a fierce... …

  • Families of MH370 passengers reject ‘high-level’ meeting, want technical experts – Bernama
    Families of MH370 passengers reject ‘high-level’ meeting, want technical experts – Bernama

    A high-level delegation, comprising government representatives and Malaysia Airlines management officials, is expected to arrive in Beijing to meet with the next of kin of passengers onboard the missing flight MH370, within the next 24 to 48 hours. "The team will meet the families face-to-face to discuss their plan to move forward on this... …

  • EC to hold meeting on Bukit Gelugor seat – Bernama
    EC to hold meeting on Bukit Gelugor seat – Bernama

    The Election Commission (EC) will hold a special meeting to discuss the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat in Penang this Thursday.     EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said it received notification from the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat at 11am today on the vacant Bukit Gelugor seat following the death of its MP, Karpal Singh (pic).     The... …

  • Transfer not voluntary, Albukhary university gave us ultimatum, says student
    Transfer not voluntary, Albukhary university gave us ultimatum, says student

    The pending closure of Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary's full-scholarship university in Kedah has taken on another twist with a student refuting the university's claim that the transfer of students to other institutions was on a "voluntary" basis. He said the Albukhary International University (AIU) had not given students much... …

PETALING JAYA: The best life to lead is one that is balanced. The same goes for news coverage — where heavyweight issues like politics and the economy stand on even ground with their lifestyle and entertainment counterparts. And that is the essence of fz.com.

Malaysia’s newest online portal makes its official debut today with promises of a wide spectrum of offerings for both the younger and mature audience.

fz.com takes a thoughtful and incisive approach to reporting on issues of national and international importance. Yet it will also take walks on the lighter side of life where food, entertainment, sports and features are concerned.

But whichever end of the spectrum it traverses, fz.com is determined to uphold its mantra of fair and credible reporting.

“Credibility makes for sustainability and on this score, our editorial team is guided by the principles of fair and balanced reporting,” says fz.com editor-in-chief  Yeap Boo Yam.

“We want to present both sides of the story to readers and let them be the judge. We are in this business for the long haul.”

fz.com’s vibrancy also lies in its focus on telling stories through images via its photo gallery and video clippings, generated by the portal’s own webcast team and strategic partners.

From Oct 18-21, fz.com will hit the road with various launch activities that include free tickets to Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” World Tour concert. As a joint presenter of Lopez’s concert in Malaysia on Dec 2, the portal will be giving away these tickets via online contests and the fz.com fun mobile.

Keep your eyes peeled for the fun mobile, which will be making pit stops at universities and high-traffic areas around the Klang Valley to promote the website and distribute concert tickets and goodies worth more than RM150,000.

The pit stop locations include Help University, KDU University College, Sunway University, Taylor’s University, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Paradigm Mall, Publika and Sunway Pyramid.

 

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on Oct 18, 2012.

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    Education Backgrounds OF Those Who Have Been Devising The Education Policies Of Malaysia

    Malaysia gained its independence in the year 1957 and since its early days laid stress on improving the quality of education at all levels. Throughout its five year plans, education has been an important development objective. Right in the first development plan itself the direct relationship between the rate of economic and social advancement on […] …

  • In funeral procession, thousands chant ‘Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh’ (VIDEO) The Malay Mail Online
    In funeral procession, thousands chant ‘Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh’ (VIDEO)

    GEORGE TOWN, April 20 — The streets of Penang’s historical city centre roared with the voices of thousands calling out the name of their state’s beloved son — Karpal Singh.  Elbows jostled with... …

  • Raja Bomoh spouting mumbo-jumbo again The Malaysian Insider
    Raja Bomoh spouting mumbo-jumbo again

    Bomoh (shaman) Ibrahim Mat Zin (pic, third left) is in the headlines for the wrong reasons again, this time for conducting a cleansing ritual along KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway. The area has been in the spotlight since last Thursday after Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died when his Toyota Alphard was involved in a collision with a... …