East M’sia’s mobile internet usage highest in the country

KUCHING: Mobile internet usage in Sarawak and Sabah are among the highest in the country, Maxis Bhd (Maxis) says, with data consumption having more than doubled last year in the East Malaysian region. “The demand for internet continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. It growing all over the country but the growth rate has […]

The best of Sarawak’s entrepreneurs

KUCHING: The state once again honours the best it has to offer via the Sarawak State Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EOYS) 2018 and Sarawak State Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award 2018 presented at the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (SCCI) 67th Annual Dinner on Friday at the Imperial Hotel, Kuching. Organised by the Ministry of […]

Shell Malaysia celebrates winners of Shell Rimula Ultimate Stopover

KOTA KINABALU: Shell Malaysia feted nearly 300 key Shell Rimula customers from all over Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu recently for the Shell Malaysia annual technology masterclass and celebration dinner. Among them were 11 privileged winners of the Shell Rimula Ultimate Stopover promotion who are set to enjoy an unforgettable 5-day 4-night break in the city […]

Suzuki launches all new DF175A, DF150A outboard engines

SIBU: The all-new Suzuki outboard engines DF175A and DF150A were unveiled during the six-day Genoa Boat Show in Italy on Sept 20. KTS Trading Sdn Bhd general manager Augustine Ling in a statement yesterday said KTS Trading is the local distributor of Suzuki outboard engines. According to him, the DF175A and DF150A have enhanced driving […]

PKR Miri deputy chairman to defend seat

MIRI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Miri deputy chairman Wesly Ancho will defend his seat during the branch’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Oct 20. The AGM will be held at the PKR Miri Service Centre from 9am to 5pm. “I’m seeking for another term as deputy chairman. Apart from retaining the post, I would like […]

Bumper first half for HSL as profits for 2Q18 reaches RM154 million

KUCHING: With its major projects moving ahead and order book at a record high, Sarawak-based infrastructure company Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) has delivered strong growth outcomes for the first half of 2018. Announcing its second quarter (2Q) results for the period ended June 30, 2018, the company noted that accelerated execution of its mega-projects, […]

Pansar declares dividends of 1.5 sen per ordinary share

SIBU: Pansar Berhad (Pansar) has declared a dividend of 1.5 sen per ordinary share for its Financial Year Ended (FYE) on March 31, 2018. Its chairman, Dato James Tai, said the company reported a marked improvement in performance despite the demanding market environment in the sectors it has a presence in. “Turnover for FYE March […]

BLD records RM2.13 bln revenue for FY17

KUCHING: For financial year 2017 (FY17), BLD Plantation Bhd (BLD Plantation) has recorded a revenue and profit before tax (PBT) of about RM2.13 billion and RM56.6 million respectively. Year on year (y-o-y), this was a 15.76 per cent increase in revenue from RM1.84 billion recorded in FY16 and a 37.01 per cent increase in PBT […]

HSL sees strong quarter as market uncertainties only temporary

KUCHING: Sarawak-based infrastructure specialist Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) saw an increase of 39 per cent and 24 per cent respectively over the RM94.92 million in revenue and RM14.91 million in profit before tax (PBT) for the first three months of 2017. On political events in the nation, HSL viewed that there would likely be […]

India likely to remain major buyer from Ta Ann Group

SIBU: Ta Ann Holdings Berhad (Ta Ann) is confident that India will remain the major buyer from them throughout this year. Ta Ann chief executive officer Dato Wong Kuo Hea said India will definitely remain as the major buyer with export volume expected to remain strong in FY2018. “The export selling price for our Group […]