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2008-10-08 03:00:15

By Hicks, Robin The 39-year old CEO of Malaysia's largest media company sees growth potential at home and abroad, writes Robin Hicks PROFILE The first thing you notice about Abdul Rahman Ahmad is that he is improbably young for a chief executive of an Asian company. This wouldn't be so unusual if he was CEO of a sprightly young start-up. But at a Government-owned media giant, it's practically unheard of. Rahman has helmed what is now called Media Prima, Malaysia's largest media company,...

2008-08-29 00:00:24

MEDIA Prima Bhd, Malaysia's biggest media group, saw a 23 per cent rise in second-quarter net profit, bolstered by improved operational results in its associate company The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd (NSTP) and exceptional profits on sale of Malay Mail. It posted a net profit of RM30.7 million in the three months ended June 30 2008 from RM25 million in the same period last year. Revenue came in at RM198.5 million, up 19 per cent from RM167.1 million. For the first six months...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By Jeeva Arulampalam MEDIA Prima Bhd has grouped its in-house production operations into a wholly-owned unit, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, to strengthen its revenue stream by providing content to third parties. "We aim to develop and supply content to other networks such as RTM and Astro while bettering the quality of local content to export internationally," Primeworks Studios chief operating officer Farisha Pawanteh told reporters in Petaling Jaya yesterday at the unit's launch. She...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'