Cempaka Helicopter Corporation Sdn Bhd (CHCSB) main office is located at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang, they provide a wide range of services including tours, corporate and VIP transfers and private helicopter charters.

Currently they operating from 2 locations, at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang and Pulau Langkawi, permanently have 1 Robinson R44 Helicopter stationed full time in Langkawi flying tourist to joy flights around all 99 island in Langkawi.

The KL Sky Tour (KLST) is an initiative of Cempaka Helicopter in collaboration with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB).

Due to strategic location, the Titiwangsa Helipad offers a unique opportunity to provide international and domestic tourist a chance to see the incredible KL skyline all within a 6 minute ride making it truly accessible for a wide range of people with different budgets.

Also offering 15, 30 & 45 minute ride for those with greater spending power.

They aim to work closely with other tourism partner companies to develope this new product into one of KL's must visit attractions.

For more info, please visit their website at www.klskytour.com or contact sales at 019 258 6818.


Ladies and gentleman here it is: the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is scheduled to be available in early September 2016 at $3,499 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF 24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399, scheduled early September) and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4599, scheduled late October).

I’ll keep this post updated with new links and information. Scroll down for the press release.

  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Excellent performance — up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.
  • Dual Pixel RAW, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Built-in GPS provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.


CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today described a former national leader who served for 22 years as quarrelsome.

Najib, who is also the UMNO president, said the leader often criticised former and present leaders as being incorrect in whatever they did.

"Some people have said that Malaysia is a failed nation, what more when this is said by a former leader whom we praised all this while. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and I were among the loyal supporters for 22 years.

"We defended him, but today he is prepared to sit together with the opposition. We all understand that this quarrelsome person will always look for someone to quarrel with.

"First, it was with Tunku Abdul Rahman (whom he said) was wrong, Tun Hussein Onn...was wrong, Tun Musa Hitam...was wrong, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi...was wrong and the latest, the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar was also wrong," he said when opening the Cameron Highlands UMNO divisional delegates meeting, here Saturday.

Najib also attracted attention when he challenged anyone who was dissatisfied with the UMNO leadership including himself to contest and challenge him as president in the coming party election.

"If I am to be toppled, then contest in the UMNO election but don't destroy UMNO," he said to loud applause.

In fact, Najib said cynically that if he had intended to become the prime minister and UMNO president for another 22 years, the previous party constitution could have been used.

"Under the old constitution, anyone wishing to contest for the presidency must receive the support from 56 UMNO divisions, (you) think it's easy to get, even one (division) is difficult.

"But when I became the UMNO president and prime minister, I took measures to amend the (UMNO) constitution and leave it up to the 160,000 delegates who are eligible to vote to decide my fate," he said.

Meanwhile, Najib urged the people not to be easily influenced by foreign news reports including the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as this would not bring any benefit.

"What is important is what the government gives to the people, help our family, there is employment or otherwise, all this is not determined and given by the WSJ.

"Don't be too bothered by stories from outside, but what is important is that we are capable of protecting Malaysia's independence and sovereignty," he said.

The Prime Minister reiterated that his decision to introduce the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 was for the sake of security for the people and country.

"When I became the prime minister, I abolished the Internal Security Act (ISA) and I was criticised as being unreasonable, and when I created the NSC Act, it was said that I wanted to be a dictator as though I was seizing power from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

"I did not apologise for my action for the sake of national security because if there are threats, there are casualties, dead bodies all over, what does it mean? National peace can change in the blink of an eye," he added. Bernama


PETALING JAYA: Sarawakians are to fill 95 per cent of non-executive positions in Petronas activities in the state by 2020, Chief Minister Adenan Satem said today.

Sarawakians will also fill 75 per cent of executive positions, and 60 per cent of managerial and management positions by that time.

Adenan said the state government would now consider lifting a freeze on work permits and review all 586 positions for which work permits are sought, to ensure that Sarawakians are given priority in filling the posts.

The state has been at loggerheads with Petronas over the number of Sarawakians employed by Petronas, and froze the issuing of work permits, which are required by Malaysians from outside Sarawak as well as foreign nationals.

Adenan said an agreement had been reached with the Federal Government and Petronas, after a meeting in Putrajaya on Friday with the Prime Minister, Najib Razak, and Petronas chief executive Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

In a posting on his Facebook account, Adenan said a Sarawakian would be appointed to the Petronas board of directors, with the State Secretary representing the state.

Sarawakians would be appointed to fill 192 posts now vacant in Petronas, and the national oil company would consult the state government if no suitable Sarawakian was available.

Petronas would also provide up to 50 places for Sarawakians to undergraduate studies at University Technology Petronas, intensify technical training for Sarawakians and enroll more Sarawakians at its training centres.

He said Petronas was committed to support two petrochemical industries now under final negotiation, and would also support other petrochemical and downstream industries after completion of a joint study by the state and the company.

He said Petronas currently employed 3,889 Sarawakians and 1,310 non-Sarawakians in the state, while 1,000 Sarawakians were employed outside Sarawak. Source


KUALA LUMPUR: Perhimpunan TangkapMO1 nampaknya membuka peluang perniagaan dan menjadi lubuk pendapatan kepada peniaga di sekitar Dataran Merdeka, khususnya.
Pengusaha Restoran Rohani yang terletak bertentangan Dataran Merdeka bersyukur selepas himpunan hari ini berjaya mengumpul keuntungan luar biasa iaitu RM2000 dalam tempoh tiga jam perhimpunan dimulakan sebentar tadi.
Pemiliknya Rohani Taufir Muhamad akui terkejut dengan sambutan hari ini selepas pertama kali menerima kunjungan pelanggan yang ramai dalam tempoh singkat sejak tiga tahun dia mengusahakan restoran itu.
“Restoran kami dibuka sejak jam 7 pagi hingga 7 malam tetapi sesak sejak jam 2 petang hinggalah sebentar tadi apabila himpunan bersurai. Biasanya kami hanya mengumpul keuntungan harian RM500, tetapi hari ini ia meningkat empat kali ganda,” katanya.

“Kalau macam ini gayanya, setiap hari berdemonstrasi pun tak mengapa. Boleh untung besar selalu,” tambahnya.

Dalam pada itu, seorang peniaga aiskrim yang ditemui FMT, Hafiz Saad memberitahu keuntungan hari ini membolehkannya berehat selama seminggu.
“Seronok dapat jumpa ramai orang dan aiskrim pun laku. Dalam tempoh beberapa jam ini sahaja saya sudah mengumpul keuntungan bersih kira-kira RM400,” katanya.
Hafiz berkata, tiap kali ada acara seperti konsert atau demonstrasi di sekitar Kuala Lumpur, dia akan membuka perniagaannya.
“Saya dapat tahu tentang himpunan ini di Facebook. Bila ada acara yang mengumpulkan orang ramai, maka ia adalah masanya untuk orang seperti saya menambah pendapatan,” katanya. Sumber


PETALING JAYA: A falling construction crane hook crushed the dreams of Joice Chin Khoon Sing of walking down the aisle with the “perfect man”, her tearful brother told reporters.
Joice Chin, 24, was killed on the spot when the crane hook fell on her car in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Her brother, Khoon Ying, 26, a local actor, was unable to hold back his tears during her wake at their home at Nordin Street Ghaut flats in Magazine Road, Penang today, according to The Star.

Showing reporters a picture of his sister, he said: “She loved to joke about getting married to a Korean star.

She set a high standard for her prospective husband: someone who did not smoke, did not go to parties or gamble, Khoon Ying was quoted as saying.

He had often joked with her that if she expected such a man, she would never find a husband.

“She replied that if she can’t find such a husband, then she wanted to buy a house and live with me,” he was quoted as saying.

Joice’s funeral is expected to be held on Monday. Source


Kilang penyulingan gaharu dan pusat penyelidikan Asia Plantation Capital di Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat pengurusan ladang mampan yang merangkul anugerah, Asia Plantation Capital, secara rasminya memperoleh lesen pengeluaran dan pemprosesan penuh, setelah proses penilaian yang dijalankan terhadap kemudahan penyulingan gaharu dan pusat penyelidikannya. Lesen tersebut disampaikan oleh Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG: Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang), pihak berkuasa tempatan yang mentadbir Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru - lokasi yang menempatkan kemudahan yang canggih itu - selain kawasan-kawasan lain di wilayah Iskandar, Malaysia .

Pada dasarnya, lesen MPPG ini merupakan satu skim penanda aras untuk setiap industri bagi mematuhi piawaian yang ditetapkan seperti kriteria keselamatan, alam sekitar, operasi dan pemprosesan, antaranya lainnya. Menerusi lesen yang diterima ini, Asia Plantation Capital diberi kebenaran untuk mengeluarkan, menghasilkan dan memproses semua produk gaharu dan yang berkaitan seperti minyak Oud, serpai kayu, 'bakhoor', kayu setanggi dan banyak lagi. Lesen tersebut juga menggalakkan pengiktiran produk ini oleh pasaran dan memperlihatkan tahap kecemerlangan yang dicapai dalam kawalan kualiti.

Bagi memperoleh lesen ini dan mendapatkan dokumen sokongan, satu pemeriksaan yang teliti dan menyeluruh telah dijalankan selama beberapa bulan, bukan sahaja oleh MPPG, bahkan oleh badan-badan pemeriksaan lain seperti Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia (BOMBA), Jabatan Alam Sekitar serta Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan.

Steve Watts , Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Asia Plantation Capital, Asia Pasifik berkata, "Kriteria ujian yang ketat oleh MPPG memperlihatkan piawaian terkini dalam industri ini dan kami amat berbesar hati kerana Asia Plantation Capital berjaya memenuhi kesemua keperluan yang berkaitan. Ini menjadi satu lagi pencapaian penting buat kami di Asia Plantation Capital, ketika kami menyambut ulang tahun pertama bagi kemudahan penyulingan kami. Pensijilan ini menjadi bukti terhadap usaha bersungguh-sungguh yang kami berikan dan ia menjadikan sijil ini bukan sekadar satu sijil malah sesuatu yang lebih bermakna buat kami. Ia sekali lagi membuktikan sejauh mana pentingnya komitmen kami untuk menghasilkan Gaharu yang berkualiti tertinggi dengan cara yang mampan dan mementingkan alam sekitar. Selain itu," simpul Watts, "ia turut mengukuhkan prinsip kami sebagai peneraju pasaran. Kami akan terus meningkatkan proses dan sistem kami secara berterusan bagi memastikan kami menjadi peneraju dalam industri ini."

Kemudahan Asia Plantation Capital ini terdiri daripada sistem penyulingan minyak Oud, pusat pemprosesan serpai kayu, kilang kayu minyak wangi dan pusat penyelidikan, serta menempati kawasan berkeluasan 44,000 unit kaki persegi di Taman Perindustrian Masai. Turut disediakan dalam bangunan kompleks itu ialah sebuah pusat pelawat, berserta kedai borong barangan kilang yang menyediakan pelbagai produk gaharu yang terus bertambah, hasil keluaran APC. Kemudahan itu juga menyediakan sebuah makmal untuk menghasilkan minyak wangi dan minyak pati, pengeluaran sistem inokulasi Asia Plantation Capital serta sistem analisis MSDS.

Dilengkapi dengan unit penyulingan wap pertukaran haba yang terkini menggunakan air yang ditapis - selain sistem tenaga kuasa suria bersih bagi memastikan kecekapan ekonomi yang tertinggi - kilang tersebut menggunakan sistem tenaga yang lestari dan mesra alam untuk seluruh operasinya.

Selari dengan etos Asia Plantation Capital, sebahagian daripada matlamat MPPG adalah untuk berusaha membangunkan bandar makmur yang lestari dengan menekankan ciri-ciri persekitaran bandar yang mesra alam. Komitmen dan dedikasi Asia Plantation Capital yang berterusan terhadap 'kelestarian yang holistik' tidak hanya terhad kepada operasinya semata-mata, malah diperluaskan lagi menerusi penglibatan masyarakat setempat, dengan membuat pelaburan dalam masyarakat tersebut dan mewujudkan usaha sama bersama peladang tempatan bagi menyediakan serta menjamin pekerjaan.


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s capital market used to rank in the top four among South and East Asian countries in the mid-90s.

Now, however, it is ranked 16th out of 20 Asian countries, with Indonesia overtaking us in July 2016, said economist Prof Hoo Kee Ping.

The former professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia said Indonesia was now the “darling of investors while Malaysia has merely become a Taiko (Big Brother) among the poorer countries, above Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.”

Hoo said in the mid-90s, Malaysia’s capital market was ranked fourth after Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

“Now, Hong Kong’s daily capital market volume is RM30 billion.”

Malaysia’s daily capital market trade volume, in comparison, is only RM1 to RM2 billion while in Indonesia it is between RM2 to RM3 billion daily and in Shanghai about RM40 to RM50 billion daily.

Hoo — who gives talks on capital markets and currencies in Malaysia, Singapore and China — said the expansion of Indonesia’s capital market had more to do with policies implemented by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo since taking office in 2014.

He said Jokowi was calling on overseas Indonesian business owners to apply for tax amnesty in an effort to bring billions of dollars into the country with no questions asked and, as a result, the country was seeing a steady inflow of money.

The president’s second measure was to reduce corporate tax from 25 per cent to 17 per cent and this has attracted foreign companies to invest in the country’s infrastructure and other sectors. This, in turn, has created jobs for people.

Jokowi’s third step, Hoo said, was to work to attract USD1 trillion in investment from Japanese companies.

“With these three measures, Indonesia’s capital market will grow by another 20 per cent by the end of the year. There is a lot of cash in the Indonesian market at the moment,” Hoo said.

He said Malaysia’s corporate tax remained at 25 per cent.

For Malaysia’s capital market to do better than Indonesia, he said, Bank Negara needed to have an easier flow for the ringgit trade in and out of the country, just like the rupiah.

“In Malaysia, we practice currency restrictions on the ringgit and the flow of our currency is restricted. There is a lot of red tape for foreigners to fill up when they bring in and take out the ringgit. Of course, this makes it easier for Bank Negara to manage monetary policy but it is affecting our capital market.”

He said it was crucial to allow an easier flow of the ringgit, as this would allow Morgan Stanley Capital’s (MSCI) World Index to give Malaysia a higher rating. The MSCI provides a way to monitor international currency and investment exposure, and a higher rating would give investors more confidence in investing in Malaysia’s capital market.

At present, MSCI has given Malaysia a ratio base of 3.49 per cent, Hoo said. This is not encouraging as it would likely make investors invest only 3.49 per cent of their total investment in Malaysia.

He urged Bank Negara to talk to MSCI on ways to have a freer flow and convertibility of the ringgit for a higher benchmarking for investors.

“Bank Negara should call Morgan Stanley and look at ways to achieve a higher benchmarking. Otherwise, we will continue to lose out to other countries which practice freer flow monetary policies. It is not possible for a total free flow of a currency but it should not be restricted to a level that lowers the benchmarking,” he said.

The size of a nation’s capital market is directly proportional to the size of its economy. The United States, the world’s largest economy, has the largest and deepest capital market. This is because capital markets move money from people who have it to organisations which need it in order to be productive. They are critical for a smooth functioning modern economy.

Capital markets include primary markets, where new stock and bond issues are sold to investors, and secondary markets, which trade in existing securities. Sorce


Sarawak Report has revealed a money trail which it claims rebuts night club chain Hakkasan Ltd's denial that it received money linked to 1MDB.

The whistleblower portal today disclosed the bank statement of Vasco Investment Services SA which has its account with the Edmond De Rotschild Bank in Luxembourg.

The document showed that Vasco Investment Services SA, on Oct 2, 2012, transferred US$10 million (RM40 million) to Tasameem Real Estate LLC, which is the owner of Hakkasan.

Vasco Investment Services SA, owned by United Arab Emirate's tycoon Khadem al-Qubaisi, was named in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) court filings as a beneficiary of 1MDB funds allegedly misappropriated during the Aabar BVI (Genting/Tanjong) phase.

Under this phase, US$1.367 billion out of 1MDB's US$3.5 billion bond was diverted to Aabar Investments PJS Ltd (BVI).

Subsequently, US$1.1 billion was transferred to Blackstone Asia Real Estate Partners, which transferred US$472.75 million to Vasco Investments Services SA.

Last week, Hakkasan legal affairs vice-president Brandon Roos in a letter to The Wall Street Journal said the company had conducted an internal review and was confident none of its funding is linked to 1MDB.

In a separate letter to WSJ, a lawyer for Hakkasan said the firm’s absence from the civil lawsuits was clear proof that the DOJ did not find it to be “the beneficiary of or a conduit for the laundering of monies illicitly obtained by Qubaisi and his confederates”.

Hakkasan owns a chain of restaurants across the globe as well as major nightclubs in Las Vegas.

Last week, Abu Dhabi authorities had detained Khadem.

"How could Hakkasan cash be ring-fenced from Vasco’s 1MDB money... especially when payments of millions of dollars were being transferred from Vasco to Tasameem Real Estate?

"In total the Hakkasan accounts filed in the UK show that Tasameem as shareholder has altogether passed on a total of $566 million to the company in ‘shareholder loans’ since the rapid expansion of the nightclub chain began in Vegas in late 2012," said Sarawak Report in an e-mailed statement.

The source of Tasameem's entire US$566 million is unclear but based on Sarawak Report's revelation, at least US$10 million came from 1MDB-linked funds.

Previously, Sarawak Report highlighted the Vasco group of companies and Tasameem group of companies were linked to Khadem.

It pointed out that an affiliate company Vasco Strategic Fund SPC had even changed its name to Tasameem Strategic Fund SPC.

However, the latest revelation establishes a clear money trail that links Tasameem to 1MDB-related money.

Malaysiakini has e-mailed Hakassan for comment on the latest claims and is awaiting the firm’s response. Source

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