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KUALA LUMPUR: A new year, a new beginning for Malaysia Airlines.

The just-ended year saw the team at newly-formed Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), led by Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller, working at putting the building blocks together as part of the transformation process.

After years of financial hemorrhaging worsened by the double tragedy in 2014, Malaysia Airlines started on a clean slate from Sept 1 last year, with MAB no longer dragged down by the turbulent financial baggage of the past.

Mueller began his first week by circulating a letter to the employees to drive home the point that the medicine for the overhaul was "bitter, and the fitness programme required to bring us back into shape would cause a lot of sweat and sometimes tears. But it would be rewarding in the end."

The bloated workforce was shrunk to 14,000, having to let go 6,000 employees.

To ensure sustainability of the livelihood of the 6,000 affected employees, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the owner of Malaysia Airlines, set up the Corporate Development Centre (CDC).

The CDC which opened its doors on June 1 last year, provided avenues and opportunities to free outplacement, training services and reskilling

KUALA LUMPUR : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he is recovering well from the minor surgery to remove a small benign growth on his right hand at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) on Saturday.

In his tweet Sunday in thanking Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for wishing him speedy recovery, Najib said: "I'm recovering well, thank you for the kind thoughts. See you soon."

Lee in his tweet Saturday wished Prime Minister a speedy recovery and was glad to hear that the

NEW YORK: Malaysia continues to be an attractive destination as evident at the ongoing three-day New York Travel Show that saw Malaysia's New York office making a strong pitch to highlight its tourism attractions.

Tourism Malaysia's New York office marketing manager, Mary Scully said a review of the 2015 tourism traffic from North America to Malaysia discerned a growing propensity towards luxury travel.

And also what she described as "unique experience travel" such as encountering wild

The Ministry of Education under its Special Stimulus Package (PRK) for this year handed out RM28.675 million to 262 schools in Sarawak yesterday.

The total allocation comprises RM8.595 million for 153 Chinese Medium schools, RM17.2 million for 99 Mission schools and RM2.88 million for 10 Conforming secondary schools.

The cheques for the schools were distributed to their respective principals, headmasters and school board chairmen by Deputy Education Minister Senator Chong Sin Woon and State

MELAKA : A special joint committee between Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) and Jelajah Usahawan Malaysia Pakar (JUMP) will be established to attain the goal of creating at least 10,000 young entrepreneurs by 2020.

PUNB chairman Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam said the committee, being chaired by PUNB board of director member Datuk Jamilah Bakar, would also comprised PUNB and JUMP officers to produce the targeted 2,000 young entrepreneurs this year.

"We fully support the proposal by Deputy

Police will be monitoring, detecting and taking action against those who abuse social websites, including disseminating pictures or sharing irresponsible information.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) would be monitoring and detecting those involved.

"Social media users should stop creating, spreading and sharing matters in any form which can affect public order and wellbeing of society, especially those which are

PUTRAJAYA: The 2016 Budget will be "recalibrated" to reflect the current eco?nomic climate, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said that adjustments would have to be made to this year's budget as much had changed since it was tabled last October.

"This is to ensure that it is accurate, realistic and according to the economic situation we are currently facing," he said when addressing Finance Ministry staff on Friday.

Najib, however, did not give a specific date when the

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