PM’s approval rating at 68%, Merdeka Center survey finds | 10-Feb-2023 : PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim had an approval rating of 68% two months after the 15th general election (GE15), a survey has found. The survey by Merdeka Center, held from Dec 26 to Jan 15, involved 1,209 voters across all ethnic groups. It found that 54% of the respondents were […]

Athletes need better retirement plan, says former national shuttler

MALAYSIA must learn from other sporting nations on how national athletes are given a guarantee of proper living on reitrement, former national shuttler Goh Liu Ying said. Goh, who announced her retirement on January 14, said the athletes need a retirement plan to enable them to live comfortably after giving so much to the nation.

Contract workers want minimum wage for supporting government services

WORKERS employed by contractors who service the government are being left out of the RM1,500 minimum wage scheme which came into effect in May 2022, they said. They told The Malaysian Insight this was because the contract their bosses have with the government had not factored in the increased minimum wage from RM1,200 to RM1,500. 

Children rescued as Turkey-Syria quake toll nears 24,000

RESCUERS pulled out children from the rubble of the Turkey-Syria earthquake yesterday as the toll approached 24,000 and a winter freeze compounded the suffering for nearly 1 million people estimated to be in urgent need of food. The stench of death hung over Turkey’s eastern city of Kahramanmaras – the epicentre of the first 7.8-magnitude […]

Genting bus crash claims another life

ONE more person involved in the Genting Highlands crash on Wednesday has died of her injuries, raising the death toll to eight, according to police. Pahang police chief Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the eighth victim was identified as Chew Chong Beh, 73, who was receiving treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) but died at 1.46pm […]

Baldwin says ‘Rust’ prosecutor made ‘elementary legal error’

ALEC Baldwin said yesterday prosecutors who have charged him over the death of a cinematographer, who was shot on a film set, have made an “elementary legal error”. The US actor was holding a Colt .45 during rehearsals for low-budget Western “Rust” in October 2021 when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel […]

‘Strike off shopping on tour list’

KUALA LUMPUR: Travel operators will no longer be allowed to list shopping itineraries as part of their tours following numerous complaints from visitors, said Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. Read full story

KLIA must resolve issues

KUALA LUMPUR: Users of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are asking the management to resolve what they deem is unsatisfactory terminal bus services that are offered as an interim measure while the aerotrain replacement programme is underway. Read full story