Pejuang puts out feelers on Pakatan link-up

PEJUANG is hoping to work with Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the Kedah and Selangor elections, which must be held by September, party insiders said. “The idea was broached two months ago; the partnership should be something like PH plus Pejuang,” a source told The Malaysian Insight.

National debt doesn’t affect economic development, say experts

MALAYSIANS should not panic about the country’s RM1.5 trillion national debt as it has no impact on economic performance, experts said.  Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman economist Wong Chin Yoong said the fact that the national debt was high was disclosed in 2018, but it had no impact on economic performance. 

PKR to keep wary eye on Perikatan in state polls

PKR will not underestimate Perikatan Nasional (PN) as the party prepares to win over young voters in the state elections, communications director Lee Chean Chung said. He said the key to attracting the youth is to engage with them, adding that young adults must be informed of PKR’s operations.

Ukraine to replace defence minister after corruption scandals

UKRAINE’S defence minister Oleksiy Reznikov will be replaced by the chief of the military intelligence ahead of an expected Russian offensive and following corruption scandals, a senior lawmaker said yesterday.  “We are preparing decisions and negotiations that should strengthen our soldiers, give Ukraine more international support and more weapons,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his […]

US lawmakers clash over Biden’s handling of Chinese balloon

REPUBLICANS lashed into Joe Biden yesterday over his handling of the suspected Chinese spy balloon, while Democrats defended the president’s decision to shoot it down after it floated across the United States for days, further straining taut relations with Beijing. With efforts to retrieve balloon debris continuing off the South Carolina coast one day after […]

Fulfilling vows and giving thanks

IPOH: When his twins were born prematurely and spent several months in the neonatal intensive care unit two years ago, N. Rathankumar prayed day and night for their well-being. Read full story

High prices not permanent

PETALING JAYA: Farmers have assured consumers that the high retail prices of vegetables, due to a poor harvest from heavy rains, are only temporary and will stabilise after the wet season. Read full story

Elderly left at bus stops

PETALING JAYA: Bus stops, hospitals or in their homes – these are among the places where families have resorted to abandoning their elderly parents. Read full story