Restaurants opt for frozen imports as local pork prices soar

IMPORTED frozen pork, once shunned by the non-halal food industry as “not fresh” and “not as tasty” has seen a huge jump in demand in recent weeks, stakeholders said. They said the industry was scrambling for cheaper alternatives after local pig farms suffered a double-whammy by costlier animal feed and the spread of the African […]

Well-stocked pharmacies increasingly popular among Malaysians

COMMUNITY pharmacies are growing more popular for several reasons, pharmacist Amrahi Buang said. “People find it convenient to go a pharmacy, where they describe their symptoms to the pharmacists and get their over-the-counter medications or supplements for probably a cheaper rate than at clinics,” he told The Malaysian Insight. 

Malaysia sends recce team to quake-hit Syria

MALAYSIA is sending A reconnaissance team to Syria to conduct an assessment of the humanitarian aid needed by the country which was hit by a deadly earthquake earlier this month. Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir said the 21-man team will survey the area for follow-up action.

US stocks muted following mixed inflation data

THE Dow declined and the Nasdaq rose yesterday as markets digested US inflation data that contained a mixture of reassuring and problematic signs.  The consumer price index reading rose 6.4% in January from a year ago, according to Labour Department data.

Feedback from traders show no abuse of Menu Rahmah

PETALING JAYA: It has been a fortnight since the Menu Rahmah initiative was rolled out nationwide and Malaysians from all walks of life deserve a pat on the back for keeping to its purpose of providing affordable balanced meals to the needy. Read full story

Political stars dim – and shine

Khairy and Tian Chua now share the same fate – both have been sacked from their parties. Their futures, though, look very different. Read full story

MACC calls up ex-minister

PUTRAJAYA: Graft investigators will call the rest of those named in the two-year-old Pandora Papers scandal after it summoned a former finance minister to explain allegations in the report. Read full story

NZ declares emergency

Auckland: New Zealand declared a national state of emergency as Cyclone Gabrielle swept away roads, inundated homes and left more than 100,000 people without power. Read full story