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2011-10-25 12:20:01

Malaysia, Oct 25, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Despite the existence of Shariah advisory councils, Islamic banks and financial institutions in Malaysia may be failing to carry out their duties. An article in this month's JSSH investigates transactions on purchasing houses specifically on transactions involving houses pending completion using the current practice of 'sale by deferred payment' also known as Bay' Bithaman al-Ajil (BBA).Islamic banking gained foothold in Malaysia, with the...

2011-06-28 11:35:00

ATLANTA and PENANG, Malaysia, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronics distributor World Micro, Inc., has sealed an agreement with the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), the statutory body responsible for the development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region of Malaysia ("Koridor Utara", or NCER) to formalize the opening of its Asian distribution hub in Penang, Malaysia. Besides three World Micro executives, including World Micro CEO, Dan Ellsworth, and the company's...

2011-02-21 19:59:00

KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Sarawak is intensifying wildlife conservation and protection activities as part of its commitment to sustainable development. It is implementing major development plans throughout Sarawak that will create jobs, improve basic infrastructure and create a high income economy by 2030. In doing so, it has pledged to follow sustainable development policies and responsibly manage Sarawak's resources for future...

2008-10-06 00:00:33

PUTRAJAYA: Only 10 of the 3,095 petrol stations in the country have run out of supply, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said yesterday. Of the number, four are in Kelantan, two each in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang, and one each in Selangor and Johor. Shahrir said the situation was caused by station operators failing to stock up before the festive period. The surge in demand and late deliveries by the oil companies also contributed to the situation, he...

2008-10-06 00:00:20

By Hymeir K. THE exciting journey into the wilds of Ulu Muda to explore limestone caves that were not known to exist before and to see the rare specie of hornbills turned up another surprise. HYMEIR K., a caver at heart and president of the Malaysian Karst Society, reports with great disappointment coming across a tractor right in the heart of the lush virgin jungle, and the destruction that it had wreaked. WE returned to the wilds of Ulu Muda some four months ago to further explore a new...

2008-09-29 06:00:21

Text of report in English by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union website on 28 September Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will introduce regional television networks with the implementation of digital broadcasting in three years' time, Information Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek has said. Speaking in the east Malaysian state of Sarawak, he said that as the digital broadcasting system would have 20 channels, each region, including Sabah and Sarawak, would have its own network, the official Bernama...

2008-09-25 00:00:23

By Hamisah Hamid BOSTON: The Penang International Airport will be the second airport after the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang to be recognised as a "green" airport, says Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad. The airport operator is currently taking steps to make all airports under its management environmentally-friendly. "We will start with the international airports. It is going to be slightly harder (with the other domestic airports) as...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.