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…

1MDB board of directors offers to resign after PAC report

The  board of directors of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had on Thursday morning collectively decided to offer its resignation to MoF Inc., which is the 100% shareholder. The board said on Thursday this had been a difficult decision to take but “we believe is the right thing to do, given the circumstances, in order to…

Private messages at work can be read by employers, says court

Employers can read workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours, judges have ruled.  Kevin Rawlinson BBC News reports: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said a firm that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent while he was at work was within its rights. Judges said he had…

Massive withdrawals of RM3.12 billion in Q2 2015 from EPF

A total of RM3.12bil was withdrawn under the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) “Flexible Age 55 Withdrawal” scheme in the second quarter of 2015. It said on Monday this was an increase of 72.3% from the RM1.81bil in Q2, 2014 and also higher by 16.4% from RM2.68bil in Q1 2015.The EPF also said in Q2 2015,…

The fury over ‘hand luggage’ plane evacuees

British Airways passengers came in for harsh criticism when they were pictured grasping their hand luggage as they evacuated an enflamed plane in Las Vegas. Was that fair? BBC’s Ashley Gold reports: The plane, bound for London, forced the evacuation of 170 people and 14 people were hospitalised, although they were all later discharged. People…