UPPER DARBY: A Philadelphia-area woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police allege videos she posted show her torturing and killing animals while soliciting encouragement on social media. Anigar Monsee, 28, of Upper Darby, was charged with four felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals - torture, according to Delaware County court records. Police alleged in a criminal complaint that in one video posted live involving a chicken, the woman "repeatedly commented on the number of viewers and likes, and solicited more, before she harmed the animal,” the newspaper reported. Detectives interviewed Monsee and confirmed that the kitchen in her apartment was identical to the kitchen in the most recent video, police said. Court documents don't list an attorney, and a listed number for Monsee couldn't be found.
January 24, 2024 19:58 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has complained that he is being treated like a common criminal for voicing his own opinion. The former prime minister said he was a law abiding citizen who merely spoke his mind. "Over the last few years, I have had my statements recorded by police at least ten times. But when I say something, it cannot be accepted," he said while adding that he was informed 18 people had lodged reports over his recent interview with an Indian TV channel. ALSO READ: Dr M arrives to meet cops over 'loyalty' commentsDr Mahathir said during his session with investigators on Tuesday, he was asked a total of 19 questions.
January 23, 2024 16:22 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: A programme has been launched to pave the way for new career opportunities for retired armed forces personnel. "We want to make sure they live with respect and dignity after retiring from the armed forces. The initiative was launched to pave sustainable post-retirement careers and upskilling for veterans in the armed forces, he added. Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari said some 3,000 to 4,000 retired armed forces personnel are currently unemployed and not entitled to. Adly said some 6,000 servicemen retire from the armed forces each year.
January 22, 2024 23:59 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Barbers and goldsmiths in the country are among the sectors still experiencing a shortage of workers, said Deputy Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk R. Ramanan. However, he said his team would not make any announcement on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources but would instead request an explanation from its minister, Steven Sim Chee Keong on this issue. ALSO READ: Foreign worker recruitment guidelines released for barber, goldsmith and textile shopsIn September, the Cabinet agreed to open a recruitment quota for 7,500 barbers, textile workers and goldsmiths in the service subsector. This followed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's announcement to reopen the recruitment of foreign workers for the three service subsectors which had previously been frozen since 2009. He said it included Program Pemerkasaan Usahawan Wanita (Puan), Skim Pembiayaan Ikhtiar (SPI), UDA Bizznita, TEKUNNita, as well as Successful Women Entrepreneurship Engagement Talent (Sweet).
January 21, 2024 13:02 UTC
SHARES of MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd have been on a steady uptrend since early November, closing over 50% higher at RM1.93 yesterday, with a market capitalisation of RM1.36bil. In a note to clients on Jan 18, AmInvestment Bank said the stock was trading above the 20-day exponential moving average (EMA), “reinforcing its upward trajectory”.
January 20, 2024 08:00 UTC
On Monday, the FBM KLCI closed at 1,501.11 points, the second time since Aug 30, 2022 to settle above the psychological support barrier of 1,500. At the same time, chief executive of Areca Capital Danny Wong believes the dip in the FBM KLCI is a short-term reaction to Chinese economic data which would naturally have affected investor sentiment. “The FBM KLCI’s decent valuations coupled with subsided political risks in Malaysia further enhance market confidence that the government would focus on growth. Meanwhile, some 6.1 billion shares were traded on the FBM KLCI yesterday, with losers by far outstripping gainers by 748 to 234, as 504 counters remain unchanged. “After all, foreign investors are almost out of the market and local institutions have stopped selling at the end of 2023.
January 19, 2024 15:02 UTC
SHANGHAI: Victor Li is determined to get married soon, but like many other young Chinese grappling with an uncertain economic outlook, the well-heeled Shanghai entrepreneur isn’t sure he can afford to. “It’s very expensive for us to get married, especially in a big city like Shanghai,” the 32-year-old said, as he took a break from a ticketed networking event for wealthier, top university-educated singles at an upmarket Shanghai jazz bar. “In terms of financial ability, it actually puts a lot of pressure on young people, including me.”As the world’s second biggest economy slows, an increasing number of people are opting to stay single, or delay marriage, due to poor job prospects amid record youth unemployment and chronically low consumer confidence, leading to a record slump in marriage registrations in 2022. Julia Meng, whose company Julia’s Events organised the Shanghai singles event, said an increasing number of people aged 35 and older had effectively “given up” on marriage. Younger Chinese, like event attendee Jack Jiang, say they want to get married, but high housing prices, uncertain job prospects and the general economic situation isn’t helping.
January 18, 2024 11:30 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Several airlines here have begun moves to increase the number of pilots and ground crew in anticipation of higher demand for air travel in 2024. “Usually an airline will increase the number of pilots and co-pilots depending on the number of airplanes being operated. “We are focusing on the hiring and training plan to ensure our needs for pilots, cabin and ground crew is fulfilled to cater for the increase in air travel,” he added. Currently, Batik Air has 459 pilots, 730 cabin crew and 500 ground crew. Iata had forecast that demand for air travel in 2024 would reach 4.7 billion people, a historic high of about 4% more than the 4.5 billion people who flew in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic.
January 13, 2024 14:48 UTC
PETALING JAYA: IJM Corp Bhd has announced two significant property developments – an additional investment in Malaysia's warehousing logistics sector and the acquisition of a property site in the United Kingdom (UK). IJM said the first phase of SAILH, which commenced construction inSeptember last year, includes a four-storey warehouse complex, multi-level parking and office space with ancillary buildings. IJM's SAILH investment follows a RM653.6mil construction contract win by its construction arm, IJM Construction, in June last year, and showcases the synergies between the group’s construction and property repertoire. “This decision not only expands IJM's industrial property portfolio, focusing on high-value assets that generate recurring income, but also reflects our expertise in infrastructure and construction. “These investments in Malaysia and the UK reflect our strategic vision to strengthen IJM's footprint in the logistics sector and international property development.
January 12, 2024 21:39 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will ensure mobile network providers do not charge for 5G access. The MCMC corporate communications team said Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil's announcement that telcos will not impose additional charges for 5G network access is in line with the government's continuous efforts to provide fair access to technology for all Malaysians. As of Dec 31, the MCMC said 5G network providers have achieved 80.2% coverage in residential areas. It also said any complaints regarding 5G charges can be made through the MCMC consumer portal at http://aduan.mcmc.gov.my or 1-800 188 030. Fahmi on Jan 9 said telco companies notified him of their decision not to impose charges for 5G access.
January 11, 2024 16:11 UTC
IT doesn’t matter where the move to topple the unity government is made – Dubai, Chow Kit or Timbuktu. And if it’s real, then Malaysia doesn’t need it. Such talk gives rise to the perception that Malaysia is not politically stable which will only lead to foreign investors not committing to any ventures as any change of government can only bring a shift in policies.
January 11, 2024 15:19 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Genting Malaysia Bhd will be injecting up to US$100mil into Empire Resorts Inc via its subsidiary, Genting ER II LLC (GERL). In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company said the proposed injection involves subscribing to US$100mil worth of Series M Preferred Stock of Empire by Genting Malaysia’s subsidiary. Empire Resorts, a Delaware corporation engaged in hospitality and gaming, operates businesses such as Resorts World Catskills (RWC), Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) and mobile sports betting in New York. “The proceeds from the Series M subscription will be utilised by Empire for working capital purposes and to fully repay an existing bank facility of approximately US$58mil held by its holding company, GERL.”Genting Malaysia said the proposed equity Injection will enable Empire to further optimise its capital structure by reducing financial leverage and correspondingly interest expense at Empire and/ or GERL. “In addition, this will allow a quicker ramp up for RWHV and enable Empire to continue its focus on strengthening RWC’s operating performance to realise its full potential,” it said.
January 10, 2024 23:55 UTC
At 12.30pm, the benchmark FBM KLCI had fallen 10.3 points to 1,488.53 while the number of decliners on the broader market dwarfed gainers 611 to 280. Trading volume on the market, however, remained healthy with 3.02 billion shares done for RM1.37bil. PETRONAS Chemicals lost eight sen to RM7.02 while Tenaga Nasional fell six sen to RM10.50. Of actives, Hong Seng was flat at 2.5 sen, TWL gained 0.5 sen to five sen and Fintec was down 0.5 sen to one sen. South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.7% to 2,543 while China's composite index shed 0.2% to 2,887 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.4% to 16,122.
January 10, 2024 22:17 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Malaysia has set a new cumulative investment target of RM636bil for 2030 after hitting its initial target almost three years ahead of time. “The success of Iskandar Malaysia in achieving its investment target three years in advance shows that the region and Malaysia in general offer various competitive advantages that continue to attract investors’ interest and trust. “A new target has been set to achieve RM636bil in cumulative investments in the next seven years. Badrul Hisham added that domestic investments contributed 55% of the cumulative investments recorded so far, while the rest were foreign investments. “We will play a more significant role in facilitating investment, especially through the Iskandar Malaysia Investment Service Centre.
January 10, 2024 07:06 UTC
“The two major themes for the year include acceleration of foreign visitations and tourism consumption recovery following the conclusion of the pandemic. It said the casino sub-sector would be the direct beneficiary of higher inbound patronage, benefiting GenM and Genting. “The sector’s lush dividend yield of 5% to 10% also remains appealing,” the research house explained. It maintained a “buy” recommendation on GenM and Genting with target prices of RM3.50 and RM5.78 respectively. The research house said its top pick for the sector is Genting as it is strategically positioned to capitalise on the recovery momentum of Genting Singapore and GenM.
January 08, 2024 21:46 UTC