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Jalan Masjid India maintains its lustre

KUALA LUMPUR: Bustling commercial area Jalan Masjid India may be facing a challenge from more upmarket commercial areas like Jalan Bukit Bintang but it remains the most expensive commercial street in the Klang Valley, and possibly the country.

The veritable hub of Indian goods and delicacies has seen huge, accelerated development over the past decade.

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US to house detained migrants in converted hotels

PHOENIX: The US, criticised for holding illegal immigrants in overcrowded and poorly run jails, on Oct 6 announced plans to convert hotels to detain some non-criminal immigrants.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said illegal immigrants ranging from criminals to newly arrived asylum seekers would be held in different facilities according to the risk they pose.

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Retail industry to see 1% to 3% growth

KUALA LUMPUR: The retail industry in Malaysia is expected to see a marginal growth of between one and three per cent by year-end as consumers continue to spend despite sluggish economic conditions.

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