Trouble in pro-independence Sarawak party as ousted founder cries foul

THE embattled president of Parti Aspirasi Rakyat Sarawak (Aspirasi), Lina Soo, who reportedly had been sacked from her position last Sunday, has accused a former member of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) of orchestrating the coup. Soo, the founding member of the state rights party seeking Sarawak’s independence via a referendum, told The Malaysian Insight that […]

Business leaders hope Budget 2023 can speed up economic recovery

BUSINESS leaders say the retabling of Budget 2023 on February 24 should be an austere one to tackle the ballooning national debt. They also want the budget to reflect smart financial management and adopt good policies to stimulate economic growth coming out of a Covid-19 battered economy.

Clemency sought for US death row inmate who gouged out own eyes

ATTORNEYS for a death row inmate who dug out his own eyes after murdering his wife, son and stepdaughter in Texas asked authorities yesterday for clemency because he is mentally ill. Andre Thomas, 39, was convicted of killing his family in 2004. His lawyer Maurie Levin told a press conference he was “one of the […]

Creating jobs and generating renewable energy while combating climate crisis

RECENTLY, the United States enacted a law called the Inflation Reduction Act allocating US$374 billion (RM1.63 trillion) in green incentives to tackle the climate crisis. The implementation of this law is intended to trigger a boom in clean energy, creating thousands of jobs. Similarly, the European Commission is proposing a green deal industrial plan that […]

Global stocks rise after strong US retail sales, better UK inflation data

WALL Street stocks shrugged off early weakness and pushed higher yesterday as they followed European bourses upward after strong US economic data. US retail sales jumped by 3% last month to US$697 billion (RM3.04 trillion), easily topping estimates in the latest indication of strength in the US economy – something that has sometimes rattled equity […]

Weaving songket from memory

KUALA TERENGGANU: Being blind has not stopped Gayah Awang, 54, from earning a livelihood weaving traditional songket. Read full story

Blueprint for high-end rural tourism lies with Sabah eco-lodge

KOTA KINABALU: Community-based tourism operators interested in high-end rural tourism have been urged to take a leaf from a multiple award winning eco-lodge tucked deep inside Sabah’s 130 million-year-old ancient rainforest of Danum Valley. Read full story