Removing agents in recruiting foreign workers will benefit consumers, says group

THE government should walk the talk in doing away with agents in the recruitment of foreign workers, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) president Marimuthu Nadason said. He said the government, including the previous administration, has only been “all talk”, without producing an effective end result.

Menu Rahmah not solution to high cost of living, say economists 

THE Menu Rahmah initiative to offer meals for only RM5 at selected food outlets should be a temporary solution and Putrajaya must find other ways to boost the economy and improve wages, economists said. They said that while it was a good initiative the programme needs to be integrated with other measures to contain the […]

Dr Mahathir, a master political tactician not shy of controversy

DR Mahathir Mohamad has exited Pejuang, the second party he has formed – this nearly three years ago – as a platform to champion Malay rights and his vision for Malaysia. The veteran politician is no stranger to leaving – or being thrown out of – a party to make his point.

Protect children from porn

PETALING JAYA: Existing sexual and reproductive health education curriculum in primary and secondary schools should be reviewed by the government and enhanced with teachers given the training to teach it, say experts. Read full story

‘Protect housewives too’

KUALA LUMPUR: Housewives should not be left out of the social protection net as they too are workers contributing to the economy when they manage their households, says the Prime Minister. Read full story

Chingay Festival back with a bang

JOHOR BARU: Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the city here to witness the return of the Chingay Festival to its former glory after three years of subdued celebrations. Read full story

High approval for Malaysia’s PM Anwar, but his government lags behind: Survey | 11-Feb-2023 : KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim scored a 68 per cent approval rating in the first poll conducted since he took office in late November, but his government was endorsed by only around half of the respondents. Pollster Merdeka Center said on Friday that Datuk Seri Anwar was seen […]