GRIT: THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN LIFE
In recent times, you may have come across the word ‘grit’ in the context of raising successful kids, or mentioned as a sought-after requirement by an employer on how he or she hires.
First Tamil work to earn a national book award
LOCAL Indian writer Paramasivam Maruthai’s book has become the first Tamil work to receive a national award, reported Makkal Osai. The book, Malainaatin Thavasilar Swami Satyananda, tells the story of a man who is a revered yoga teacher and spiritual guru in his native India and later in Europe.
PAC finds weaknesses in foreign worker intake process
IDENTITY theft, the use of middlemen and “special applications” for the supply of foreign workers were among issues uncovered during a probe by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on foreign worker intake, it was revealed.
KVDT2 awarded against govt procedures, says Wee
TRANSPORT Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong took a swipe at the former Pakatan Harapan administration for what he said was awarding the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) to a company against government procurement procedures.
TV Pendidikan a big hit
TV Pendidikan educational programmes chalked up some 6.3 million views since this April, the House was told.
Mitec to hibernate from December
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec) will temporarily hibernate its operations from next month to minimise operating losses due to the impact of Covid-19 on the business events industry.
Not home for 118 days
GEORGE TOWN: Although his Teluk Bahang home is just a 20-minute drive from work, Malaysian Civil Defence Force staff member Rozihan Razni Abdul Rahim, 32, does not dare to go home.
Traumatic time for cop and family
PETALING JAYA: It had been a distressing time for police officer Azizi Othman when he was stricken with Covid-19 along with 15 family members and relatives.
‘Nothing spared in glove factory probe’
PETALING JAYA: The Labour Department has been told to completely focus on probing working and housing conditions at Top Glove factories to contain the outbreak of the nations’s most active Covid-19 cluster, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan.
No weddings or engagements in Kelantan during CMCO
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Department has decided to not allow engagement ceremonies and wedding receptions to be held in the state during enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO).
Yap’s labour of love for langurs
PETALING JAYA: As a Penangnite, Yap Jo Leen wanted more people to see the dusky langurs found on the island’s treetops for what they are – adorable, charismatic and intelligent.
‘Barisan knows its responsibilities’
KUALA LUMPUR: All party members within Barisan Nasional will know their responsibilities on Budget 2021 tomorrow, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
Pneumococcal vaccine plan to kick off
PUTRAJAYA: The national pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) programme against diseases like pneumonia and meningitis will kick off on Dec 1.
Ex-CEO denies CBT and false claim charges
SHAH ALAM: A former chief executive officer of a glove manufacturing company was charged in the Sessions Court here with 11 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and making false claims involving a total of RM145.4mil between 2013 and 2018.
Govt to standardise distribution of school funds
KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry will be implementing a standardised distribution of the RM800mil for school maintenance and upgrading of all vernacular schools for the first time in history, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.
‘Allocation to depend on school type’
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM620mil of the RM800mil allocation for the maintenance of institutions that fall under the Education Ministry has been set aside for schools in Budget 2021.
Assemblyman offers discounted rate for Covid-19 test
PETALING JAYA: Playing his part in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran (pix) is offering the public screening for the coronavirus at a discounted rate of just ...
Police on the hunt for snatch thief in Sibu
ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit
SIBU (Nov 24): The police are on the hunt for a 38-year-old unemployed man who tried snatching a woman’s gold necklace while she was riding pillion on a motorcycle.
KL shares slide on Budget 2021 voting pressure
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended in the negative territory today as the ACE market index recorded a sharp decline with most counters in the red, as the market was weighed by intensified pressure on ...
Zaid Ibrahim sues Zaid Ibrahim & Co for wrongful termination
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim filed the writ of summons and statement of claim against the legal firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co to stop the firm from using his name in legal practice and to demand the return of the firm’s name.
Covid-19: 19 Sabah KRT contribute PPE to frontliners
KOTA KINABALU: A total 19 Rukun Tetangga areas (KRT) statewide handed over 3,674 personal protection (PPE) gowns to the Sabah Health Department (JKNS) for the use of the frontliners in Sabah in facing...
141 illegal immigrants held at Hentian Kajang
KAJANG: Up to 141 illegal immigrants, among them six children, were detained in an immigration integrated enforcement operation at Hentian Kajang which has been under an Enhanced Movement Control Orde...
Extend loan repayment periods, Cuepacs urges the govt
PETALING JAYA: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) says it hopes the Finance Ministry and Bank Negara Malaysia can consider extending loan repayment periods to help ease some difficulties faced by civil servants during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Forex scam busted with arrest of 10
KUALA LUMPUR: A foreign exchange (forex) scam syndicate that fleeced its investors of close to RM21 million was busted by police last week with the arrest of 10 people.
Use airline crew as frontliners: Union
PETALING JAYA: Airline cabin crew should be employed as frontline staff in the fight against Covid-19, said the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam).
Sabah NRD at KK UTC reopens on Wednesday (Nov 25)
KOTA KINABALU: The state National Registration Department (NRD) office at the Sabah Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here will resume its operation on Wednesday (Nov 25) following the reopening of the centre.
Not fast enough
PETALING JAYA: Cliche as it sounds, the digital transformation that will lead to high speed internet has certainly sped up.