• IMF MD Kristalina disputes report on alleged data irregularities in Doing Business 2018,2020
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept 17 – Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday issued a statement disputing a report on the Investigation into Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020. In the statement released by IMF, she said: “I disagree fundamentally with the findings and interpretations of the…
  • Belaban Hidup makes it again
    By Mohamad Letfee Ahmad KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 – Ray Lee, the 44-year old film director and producer Misha Minut have made it again. From getting listed in the Malaysia Book of Records for their first Malaysian music video shot on the Great Wall of China to winning international awards for their horror-zombie movie Belaban…
  • Use financial aid to help people with wages, interest-free loans, rental, utility subsidies – Guan Eng
    PENANG, Sept 17 – From the RM45 billion financial aid injection in the PH-Government MoU, help can be channelled to double the wage subsidy programme for all workers, offer interest-free bank loan moratorium, business grants, rental and utility subsidies, says DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng. This will be a start and while arguments can…
  • PM announces RM18 mln help for Sabah to launch disaster response process
    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 16 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced an allocation of RM18,241,250 for Sabah to be provided under the National Agency for Disaster Management (NADMA). The prime minister who is on a visit to Kota Kinabalu, said the assistance is aimed at helping the state launch its disaster response process…
  • No MoU, Ismail Sabri could have lost on first vote on Deputy Speakership: Kit Siang
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 – The ninth Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday if not for the confidence-supply-reform Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Prime Minister and Pakatan Harapan a day earlier, says DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang. But with…
  • When acceptance, not tolerance is the real Malaysian culture
    By Nesha Pany What makes Malaysia unique? What does being a Malaysian mean? These were the questions Nesha Pany posed to her friends in view of the Malaysia Day celebration on September 16. She reports her findings here. The views from this young group of Malaysians are refreshing and speaks volume for the kind of…
  • Coway and MERCY Malaysia join forces to help the underprivileged
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 – The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide in ways that we cannot imagine. With no end in sight, at least for now, the pandemic, which began in late 2019, has evolved into an unprecedented and multi-faceted crisis affecting not only public health, but also socio-economic…
  • Staying Alive with Music and the ever-present Covid-19
    SUBANG JAYA, Sept 13 – It’s back to live performances and decent income for musician, singer Adam Zai or Dam Zai. While the past 18 months have been a painful drought for working musicians, singers, dancers and other artists in the entertainment industry, many like Dam Zai and celebrities have taken to earn a living…
  • Assurance on religion propagation bill not convincing – Lim Guan Eng
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — PAS Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (religious affairs) Idris Ahmad assurances that the enactment of a bill to control the propagation of non-Muslim religions will not affect the freedom of religion enshrined in the Federal Constitution for non-Muslim lacks credibility and reliability, says DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In…
  • King urges MPs to be sincere in their duties
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah called on the country’s parliamentarians to be sincere in carrying out their duties to serve the people. In his royal address, at the opening of the 4th session of the 14th Parliament sitting today, the King said the people’s welfare should not…
  • Govt, Opposition to sign MoU for political stability, fight Covid-19, economic crisis
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 – The government and the strongest Opposition bloc in the Malaysian Parliament are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding this evening aimed towards political stability and the unity needed to fight the Covid-19 crisis and recover the country’s economy. A joint statement issued late Sunday evening by the government and…
  • Appointing BM MP as Covid-19 coordinator will ease Penang’s situation – Guan Eng
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 – DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng has commended the appointment of Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim as the Covid-19 coordinator between Penang and the federal government, saying it will help the state currently experiencing a serious shortage of resources and manpower. The appointment was announced by Health…
  • India reports reduced daily Covid-19 cases
    NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — India reported a reduced number of new Covid-19 cases at 33,376 in the last 24 hours, according to a media release from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) today. This is significant drop from more than 374 thousand cases reported during the peak of the second wave in May. It said…
  • ‘Fortress USA’: How 9/11 produced a military industrial juggernaut
    By Clare Corbould, Deaking University This process of militarisation did not begin with 9/11. The American state has always relied on force combined with the de-personalisation of its victims. The army, after all, dispossessed First Nations peoples of their land as settlers pushed westward. Expanding the American empire to places such as Cuba, the Philippines,…
  • Death by A Million Pings
    By Dr.Sanjit Singh Yes you read that title correctly. Those incessant pings and notifications your smartphone is giving you might actually be shortening your lifespan. It is not something we the denizens of this digital age would like to hear about since we thrive on the dopamine rush of those little notifications.  What makes these…