Plan for better social security
RECENTLY, pension reform and the retirement age made headlines, but the general response only addressed the issues on a piecemeal fashion and with some misleading facts and figures.
Zimbabwe strongman Mugabe dead at 95
Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died aged 95 on Friday, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule...
A lifetime of legal service recognised
THE Malaysian Bar wishes to congratulate Cecil Rajendra (pic), a member of the Bar, on being awarded the International Bar Association (IBA) Pro Bono Award for 2019.
A spicy journey
WHEN businesses become so secure in their success that they fail to innovate, the consequences can be fatal – think former industry leaders like Nokia and Kodak.
High-level meeting on highways to be held soon
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): A high-level meeting of government officials is believed to take place as soon as tomorrow to map out the plan on the highway concessions in the country moving forward.
Retired deputy Health DG Dr Jeyaindran dies
KUALA LUMPUR: Retired deputy director-general of health Datuk Seri Dr S. Jeyaindran (pix), a well-known figure among the medical fraternity in the country, died of a heart attack early today.
NPLs of hawkers, small traders rise to 98%
PUTRAJAYA: Non-performing loans (NPLs) involving hawkers and small traders through financing facilities under the supervision of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs since 2013 have ris...
Bahvest out to prove sceptics wrong
WHEN Bahvest Resources Bhd announced its plan to venture into gold mining in November 2016, many in the investing fraternity wondered what sort of future lay ahead for the Sandakan-based integrated aq...
Landowner of illegal dumpsite fined
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The landowner of the illegal dumpsite in Bukit Teh was fined RM2,000 after he pleaded guilty at a Magistrate’s Court here yesterday.
Makeover for Si Pintar and Si Comel
KUALA LUMPUR: After almost 40 years, Kuntum, a premiere children’s publication, gave its two mascots – Si Pintar and Si Comel – a makeover to make the two cuties breezier and more relatable to children.
Storm tracking could be a casualty of 5G
Satellites tracking water vapour in 2012 helped scientists accurately predict Superstorm Sandy’s frightening turn toward New York and New Jersey where it killed dozens of people and inflicted billions of dollars in damage.
Repay study loans, say borrowers
PETALING JAYA: It took years of hard work and discipline but for these successful Malaysians, repaying their study loans topped their list of priorities.Datuk Abdul Latiff Abdullah,
Sandakan voters have a mind of their own
SANDAKAN: The people of Sandakan are set to cast their votes in the first by-election to be held in Sabah after Parti Warisan Sabah and Pakatan Harapan’s DAP and PKR took the state government from Barisan Nasional a year ago.
CM defends reclamation project
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) off the southern coast of the island is crucial for the economic transformation of the state, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
Another brick in the wall
Education is that realm where wrongs are set right and learning thrives, yet, right off the bat, the new matriculation intake has found itself in murky waters.
SOME leaders in our federal and state...
Warong has a culinary Saga
JOHOR BARU: A small warong located along Jalan Mahmoodiah here has attracted both royalty and tourists since it opened for business more than 30 years ago.
Malaysia destroys almost four tonnes of ivory
PORT DICKSON, MALAYSIA: Malaysian authorities incinerated almost four tonnes of elephant tusks and ivory products worth about US$3.2 million on Tuesday, as they crack down on rampant wildlife-smugglin...
IMF sees risk of 50% Iran inflation on more US sanctions
DUBAI: Tighter U.S. sanctions against Iran could fuel inflation to the highest level since 1980, according to the International Monetary Fund, as the Islamic Republic’s economy grapples with a weakening currency and tighter U.S. sanctions on oil exports.
MIC trio sue over RM134 mil ‘missing’ from Maika
PETALING JAYA: Three shareholders of MIC-linked Maika Holdings Bhd have filed a suit about RM144 million meant to be distributed to thousands of shareholders which they said had gone missing.