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Bank Negara seeks to nab five in get-rich-quick schemes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:41

Wednesday July 28, 2010

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara is seeking to arrest five individuals who are suspected of operating get-rich-quick schemes.

The five individuals are Dahlan David bin Abdullah, Ramunatul Aida binti Rahmat, Abd Halim bin Rafii, Abdul Halim bin Che Ismail and Harun bin Mat Saat. They are all believed to have commited crimes involved in illegal deposit taking and money laundering.

EPF gave out RM501m under health scheme PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:02



A TOTAL of RM500.8 million has been withdrawn from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) under the fund's health withdrawal scheme.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said since the scheme was introduced in 1994, 93,914 members have withdrawn from their Account 2 for the scheme.

In a written reply to Senator Zamri Yusof, Najib said that 71 per cent of them who withdrew were those with a monthly income of less than RM2,500, while 17 per cent comprised of those in the RM2,500 to RM4,999 income bracket.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:17
Fewer direct-sales scam cases due to firmer action PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:59

Published: Tuesday July 27, 2010 MYT 11:39:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: A comparative reduction in the number of cheating cases involving direct sales in the first five months of this year has been attributed to firm action by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.

The ministry's senior director of the Domestic Trade Division, Datuk Ismail Ahmad, said there were only 14 cases with RM330,173 worth of seizures between January and May this year, compared with almost 30 cases during the corresponding period last year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:23
Taxing Sodas for a Healthier Economy? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 05:47

By Barbara Kiviat Saturday, Jul. 17, 2010

The average American drinks a gallon of soda a week, which delivers roughly 1,000 calories and no nutrition. The average American is also overweight or obese. Could changing one of those things help change the other?

A growing number of elected officials think so, which accounts for a spate of proposed new taxes on soda as a way to discourage consumption while at the same time raising money to fund other obesity-fighting initiatives. Some 20 states and cities, from New Mexico to Baltimore, contemplated soda taxes this spring.
(See the top 10 bad beverage ideas.)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 05:57
Norton Online Family Report 2010 Reveals 87 Percent Of Malaysian Kids Have Had A Negative Online Exp PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 July 2010 00:27


MALAYSIA – July 8, 2010 – Malaysian parents are generally aware of the activities being conducted online by their kids and the dangers they may encounter from exposure to inappropriate content, giving out personal information or meeting with people in real life. However, they are still underestimating the actual risks and the amount of time their kids spend on each activity.

Kids are spending an average of 19 hours online per week while their parents think they only spend 11 hours. Only 4 in 10 parents say that they always know what their child looks at online. Almost nine in 10 children have been exposed to negative experiences online which have impacted them emotionally.25 percent of children think their parents have no idea what they do online but only 3 percent of parents admit to being in the dark about their children’s online activities. In fact, 40 percent of parents are confident they know what their child looks at online.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 July 2010 01:26
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