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AFFINBANK Group Collaborates With Asian Banking School For Operational Risk Review And Scenario Analysis Programme

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- AFFINBANK Group (AFFIN) has recently signed an agreement with the Asian Banking School (ABS), the preferred industry provider of premium capability development programmes for financial institutions, for a customised programme for Operational Risk Review and Scenario Analysis awareness and implementation.


Charity Run Is Now Borderless

Now everyone can contribute to humanitarian efforts while getting fitter with BiiB

PETALING JAYA, March 19 (Bernama) -- The creators of BiiB - a local Malaysian startup, are collaborating with the Rotary Club of Ampang. The collaboration aims to provide clean drinking water to the Kamahor Refugee Resettlement Village in Myanmar by leveraging on the BiiB+ app. The funds will be generated to construct a solar powered water pump system, which will provide clean drinking water to more than 200 villagers with other villages in the vicinity benefiting from it as well.

Instead of the conventional donor to beneficiary transfer, a fun and innovative charity event has been created for this cause. Known as Distance for a Cause, users of the BiiB+ app automatically contribute RM 0.30 for every KM they run/walk. Launched on the 24th of February 2018, this charity event aims to achieve a targeted funding of USD 9,000 which is approximately MYR 36,000. The first pool of pledged funding is proudly sponsored by Kolej Kediaman Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, University of Malaya.


Launching Of Azman Hashim Courtyard And Masjid Zabedah At IIUM

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Trustee, Azman Hashim Foundation visited the International Institute of Islamic Civilisation and Malay World (ISTAC), at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) KL Campus on Friday, 16 March 2018.

The visit was in conjunction with the naming of the two components of the Campus - the Azman Hashim Courtyard and Masjid Zabedah in recognition of his commitment and support towards the University, through the IIUM Perpetual Endowment Property Fund programme. He was accompanied by Tan Sri Dr. Rais Yatim, President of IIUM and Prof. Dato´ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin, Rector of IIUM for the visit.


AGROBANK Launches Its ATM To Help Rural Community In Sabah

BELURAN, March 19 (Bernama) -- Agrobank today launches its Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Cash Deposite Machine (CDM) in Pekan Baru Botition near Beluran to serve the local community at the rural area especially here in Sabah. The launch ceremony was officiated by YAB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman, Chief Minister of Sabah.

The move is seen as one of the significant initiatives by the Bank to cater and reach out to the community in Pekan Baru Botition due to strong growth in agricultural activities especially oil palm plantation, oil palm mills and swiftlet farming. Swiflet is also considered as new wealth in agriculture sector in this country apart from 'durian', coconut, corn and dairy industry. Pekan Baru Botition being a strategic location is ideal for swiftlet farming and the town is accessible by road, some 200km from Sandakan.


If You Previously Purchased Or Otherwise Acquired Certain Petrobras Securities, You Could Get A Cash Payment From A Class Action Settlement

NEW YORK, March 19 (Bernama) -- The following statement is being issued by Pomerantz LLP regarding In re Petrobras Securities Litigation.

Important Legal Notice from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Two proposed settlements have been reached in a securities class action lawsuit brought by investors against Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. ( "Petrobras ") and certain of its affiliates, underwriters, external auditors, and current and former directors and officers. The Settlements include certain securities issued by Petrobras. Petrobras, the Underwriter Defendants, and PricewaterhouseCoopers Auditores Independentes ( "PwC Brazil ") deny any and all allegations of wrongdoing, and the District Court has not decided who is right.


​Available Now: The Smartphone Made for the Way We Communicate Today, the Galaxy S9 and S9+

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., March 19 (Bernama) -- Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that the new, award-winning Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, which have been recognized by smartphone reviewers worldwide for their best-in-class display, design and camera, are now available for purchase at U.S. wireless network providers and retail stores. The phones come in three colors: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and the new Lilac Purple. The Galaxy S9 has a suggested retail price of $719.99, while the Galaxy S9+ is available for $839.99. Both unlocked and carrier versions of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also available for purchase on

"The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are designed for the visual and social generation-the consumers who connect, communicate, and share their stories through pictures and video,"said Tim Baxter, President and Chief Executive Officer at Samsung Electronics North America. "Samsung leveraged its long history of innovation to reimagine the smartphone camera so that users can not only take the best pictures in any light and any environment, but also express themselves in their own unique way."


A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings Of Energas Insurance (L) Limited

SINGAPORE, March 19 (Bernama) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a " of Energas Insurance (L) Limited (Energas) (Malaysia). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

Energas is the sole captive insurer of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Malaysia´s national oil and gas company.