Luring travellers with books

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar  PERAK has embarked on the kind of tourism with which many Malaysians are unfamiliar. This road is less travelled, but has the potential to attract local and foreign tourists. 

Pakatan, BN must join forces or lose Selangor, say pundits 

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) need to forge an electoral pact and come to an understanding on seat allocations for the Selangor state elections if they want to keep the opposition at bay, political pundits said.  They said failure to do so would result in Perikatan Nasional (PN) being handed the advantage, going […]

Farmers question govt’s claim of 3-day approval for foreign labour

VEGETABLE farmers are perplexed by the government’s assurance that approval for foreign hires can be processed as quickly as three days. Federation of Vegetable Farmers Associations president Lim Ser Kwee, president said he did not see how approval to hire foreign workers could be obtained iso quickly.

Global stocks mixed on China data, drop in European gas prices

GLOBAL stocks were mixed yesterday following data showing China’s growth slowed sharply in 2022 as European gas prices hit another 16-month low on fading fears of a winter supply crunch. Asia’s equities mostly fell as data showed the Chinese economy grew at its slowest pace in four decades last year, sparking talk of an uneven […]

What is the Malaysian dream?

WITH the possibility of a recession comes the threat of social polarisation and political turmoil. The government’s vision of “Malaysia Madani” (“Civilised Malaysia”), inspired by the reformist agenda, presents itself as the “Malaysian Dream” of a prosperous Malaysia.

Six months to meet terms

PETALING JAYA: Employers who successfully bring in foreign ­workers under the new recruitment and quota plan will have six months to comply with the preconditions, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. Read full story

Bosses told to make fresh applications

PETALING JAYA: Employers who had applied for foreign workers before yesterday will have to resubmit their applications following the recent quota relaxation and loosening of requirements for foreign workers, says Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar. Read full story

Illegal ciggies worth more than RM2mil seized

TEMERLOH: Pahang’s biggest smuggling attempt so far has been busted after a lorry was detained at the Temerloh rest and recreation (R&R) area southbound and smuggled cigarettes worth more than RM2mil were seized. Read full story