Academics advise against further special EPF withdrawals

PUTRAJAYA must not allow any more withdrawals from the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) but instead come up with a plan to help the needy, academics said. They said targeted withdrawals do not solve the financial issues faced by certain quarters and it is the responsibility of the government to help the people with other financial […]

Rep speaks of threat to life while saving job scam victims

THE threat to his personal safety, high cost of operation and an ungrateful public are what made Pakatan Harapan assemblyman Sim Chon Siang give up on trying to rescue Malaysians who are victims of job scams in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. The Teruntum assemblyman said it is time to leave the rescue job to the […]

Rep fears naive school leavers may fall prey to study offer scams

SCHOOL leavers are being bombarded with loads of overseas study offers, many of which appear to be the work of scammers, Teruntum assemblyman Sim Chon Siang said. The Pakatan Harapan state assemblyman said students from his constituency in Pahang were also being targeted with these sweet offers, which also promised employment abroad.

UN proposes cutting debt of most vulnerable nations

THE UN Development Programme proposed yesterday reducing the debt of 52 low- and middle-income countries, two days before G20 finance ministers meet in India. The countries, which are either in debt distress or at high risk of debt distress, account for more than 40% of the world’s poorest people and have trouble maintaining essential services […]

Stronger framework needed for Menu Rahmah

MANY have applauded Menu Rahmah, an initiative by the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry offering meals at RM5 and below, since its implementation on January 31. More than 15,000 restaurateurs nationwide have voluntarily joined the initiative and responded to the government’s goal of aiding those in need, especially the B40 communities. Students from […]

In US Supreme Court, Twitter accused of ‘blindness’ to terror

TWITTER was accused in the US Supreme Court yesterday of closing its eyes to the Islamic State group as judges struggled to determine whether social media sites could be held liable for acts of terror.  In a two-hour hearing, the nine justices of the top US court heard accusations that Twitter should be on the […]

Dry spell looms in the north

ALOR SETAR: With the hot and dry spell making a return, the three northern states are now experiencing scorching heat as high as 32°C, mainly due to the La Nina weather pattern. Read full story

Datuk pleads not guilty

JOHOR BARU: A furniture company managing director has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of soliciting and receiving bribes amounting to RM12.8mil linked to the Jana Wibawa programme. Read full story