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  • Now, Putrajaya denies giving RM100 million grant to bank-rejected firm

    Putrajaya today denied that it had awarded NSE Resources Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NSERC) a RM100 million grant, as claimed by a PKR leader. Malaysiakini reported that Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Abu Bakar Mohd Diah today revealed the list of grant recipients by his ministry. The list, which has more than... …

  • Obama to seek fresh start with Malaysia in overdue visit
    Obama to seek fresh start with Malaysia in overdue visit

    Barack Obama will this weekend become the first US president to visit Malaysia for nearly 50 years, seeking to put decades of uneasy relations behind him as both cast wary eyes on a rising China. Obama – who visits Saturday-Monday – is expected to tout the US's friendship with the economically thriving moderate Muslim nation. As one of... …

  • Malaysian jailed 8 weeks for Singapore border dash

    A Malaysian motorist who tried to dodge Singapore's border control has been jailed for eight weeks after a judge rejected his pleas that he was lost and overheating in his car, officials said today. Koh Chin Had, a 42-year-old poultry seller, tailgated another car passing through a raised barrier on April 13, triggering a security lockdown on... …

  • PKR denies holding prayers for 'martyr' Karpal

    PKR has denied that it will hold a 'thanksgiving' ceremony as well as prayers for 'martyred' DAP lawmaker Karpal Singh at PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim's home tomorrow. This followed two widely circulated e-posters promoting the event online, bearing the logo of Anwar's fan club, the Anwar Ibrahim Club (AIC). "Example of Umno lies," Anwar tweeted when asked about the event said to be prayers for " syuhadah (martyr) Karpal". The poster features Anwar raising his hand in prayer behind …

  • KL school not allowed as Karpal memorial venue

    The Education Department has rejected the use of a school in Kuala Lumpur for a memorial service for Karpal Singh as it is perceived as a political event, said its organisers DAP in a press conference today. The memorial service was scheduled to be held tomorrow night at SJK(C) Chung Kwo near Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, said acting DAP chairperson Tan Kok Wai. …

  • Student group not happy over Obama’s Universiti Malaya visit
    Student group not happy over Obama’s Universiti Malaya visit

    Student group Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) is against US President Barack Obama's (pic) scheduled visit to Universiti Malaya on Sunday where he is expected to host a town hall session with young leaders from Southeast Asia. In a statement, the student group said that this was because Obama had disappointed many quarters, including... …

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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  • MB: Only 29 days of water left in Selangor Malaysiakini

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    Dr Ling’s son chose wine over woman, court hears

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