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I was fighting for AirAsia, says Fernandes

Wearing a white T-shirt, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes walked into a meeting room at klia2 the other day and dropped a bombshell: “We have renamed klia2 as LCCT2.” Is he serious? A Jalil Hamid and Bilqis Bahari write to share: Before I could say anything, he said as he walked into the room for an…

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Invisible Forces Behind All of Our Decision-Making

Jonah Berger, a professor of marketing at Wharton, has spent more than 15 years investigating social influence. In his 2013 book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, he explains how and why certain products and ideas become massively popular. In his new book, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces the Shape Behavior, Berger focuses on the immense…

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Pizza delivery man’s voice stuns America’s Got Talent judges

Sal Valentinetti is a 20-year-old pizza delivery man from Long Island, New York with skills beyond his years. The singer proved it in Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent, knocking the socks off the judges with his charisma and voice.   “I’m gonna entertain yous like you’ve never been entertained before,” he said, showing off his…

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Datuk Ibrahim Ali’s warning

A FIREBRAND AND THE SERMON ON NEP JUSTICE When Datuk Ali Ibrahim made the “Perkasa” comment that selling off an MISC related company to non Bumi interest was an unnecessary move and a departure from the essential objectives of the NEP,  long knives long  were drawn in a fast and furious attempt to silence the…

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Remembering Samantha Schubert

The starscape on Malaysia’s arts scene has dimmed by one with the passing of beauty queen, actress and theatre personality Samantha Schubert following a brief but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Schubert was 47.  Those close to her had prepared themselves as best as they could for what would be a heartbreaking goodbye to a cherished…

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Former Miss Malaysia Schubert loses battle with cancer

Beauty queen, actress and theatre personality Samantha Schubert has died following a brief but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Schubert had just turned 47 on Saturday. At her side as she slipped away peacefully yesterday evening were singer Melissa Indot, who was her primary caregiver, and loved ones. Schubert was admitted to Prince Court Medical…