Raise age limit for foreign workers, restaurateurs say

RESTAURATEURS in the country want the government to raise the age limit for foreign workers and improve the recruitment process. They told The Malaysian Insight they believe the government can do better in helping them recruit foreign labourers to work as cooks or waiters in the post-pandemic period.

‘Pulau’ horror for conservatives

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar THE Film Censorship Board of Malaysia categorically stated that “Pulau” (Island) is a horror flick and not porn, in defence against critics claiming the film has excessive steamy scenes that are considered offensive to the moral values of ordinary Malaysians. Based on what was seen in the film trailer that was circulated […]

K9 unit chief urges recognition, appreciation for heroic dogs

MUCH has been highlighted about the heroic dogs that played a pivotal role in the search and rescue (SAR) efforts at the recent Batang Kali landslide in Selangor, but little is known about them. The dogs became the talk of the nation as Malaysians heaped praise on them and the Bomba K9 unit that handled […]

Jeremy Renner suffers ’30 plus broken bones’ in snow plough accident

ACTOR Jeremy Renner – perhaps best known as Hawkeye in the Marvel Universe films – said yesterday he broke more than 30 bones when he was run over by his own snow plough at his Nevada home on New Year’s Day. The “Avengers” star spent more than two weeks in the hospital after the giant […]

Greetings from the King and Rulers

PETALING JAYA: As the Chinese community celebrate Chinese New Year with their fellow Malaysians of other races, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his fellow Rulers call on the people to strengthen the spirit of unity, goodwill and harmony. Read full story

Royals and PM to join in Tambun CNY revelry

IPOH: Known for its juicy pomelos, Tambun will be abuzz during the state-level Chinese New Year celebration to be held at the water theme park.Some 50,000 people are expected at the event, with Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim also expected to attend. Read full story

Go ahead and spend but do so smartly, urge experts

PETALING JAYA: While there is no harm in spending to make the Chinese New Year holidays special and enjoyable, Malaysians have been advised against racking up debts by splurging unnecessarily. Read full story

Big celebration, small budget

GEORGE TOWN: This Chinese New Year, most families are celebrating in a big way without spending big, mainly due to the economic crunch. Read full story

A special reunion dinner

GEORGE TOWN: For newlywed Rahula Loh, this year’s Chinese New Year reunion dinner was special as it brought together both her husband’s family and her own. Read full story