Synchronised swimmers win Malaysia’s first SEA Games gold
Synchronised swimmers duo Katrina Ann Hadi and Zylane Lee Yhing Huey claimed Malaysia’s first gold medal at the SEA Games yesterday. Their overall score of 151.6769 for the duet technical and free routine event earned them the top spot, while Singapore and Indonesia took home the silver and bronze respectively. (Free Malaysia Today)

AirAsia & Malindo offer employment to ex-MAS staff
AirAsia and Malindo Air have offered to hire Malaysia Airlines (MAS) staff who had their employment terminated. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that this was an advantage of having many airline companies. Malindo Air has stated that the company had 500 jobs to offer to ex-MAS staff. (Bernama)

Home Minister: Build wall at border to keep out illegal activities
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today that a ‘solid wall’ at border areas should be built to deal with trans-border illegal activities and to allow enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance. Citing an example of the US-Mexico border, Zahid said even with a physical wall there are over 11 million illegals in the US, what more if there was no wall. He said that although such a project would be costly, there have already been proposals on the matter. (The Malaysian Insider)

Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
(Source: The Malaysian Insider file pic)

Gamuda shortlisted for Penang Integrated Transport Masterplan
Analysts believe Gamuda Bhd, one of the two shortlisted bidders for the RM27 billion Penang Integrated Transport Masterplan (PITM) project, has a good chance to clinch the contract, given its strong track record and extensive experience in large-scale infrastructure projects. The PITM project aims to improve public transportation and road networks in Penang, in addition to linkages between the island and mainland. (The Borneo Post)

Hap Seng to launch projects in Sabah and Klang Valley
Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd has several property projects in Sabah and Klang Valley in the pipeline this year. The group plans to build affordable housing in Sabah costing RM300,000 and below as there is demand from the younger population. The group has a land bank of 1,900 acres; 160 acres within the Klang Valley and the remaining in Sabah. There are also plans to convert its plantation and quarry land for property development. (The Star Online)

OSK launching second township in Kedah
OSK Property will launch the first precinct of its second township project in Sungai Petani, Kedah this weekend. The township, called Yarra Park, will offer 122 double-storey bungalows in its first precinct, Fairfield Villas. The 430-acre township will have eight precincts and include 18 acres of lakes and greenery, with a total gross development value of RM1.3 billion when completed. (The Edge Property, pg. 6)