Group to meet with govt over issues plaguing music industry

THE Malaysian music industry has banded together to seek government assistance in a myriad of issues plaguing the sector. Malaysian Artistes Association president Freddie Fernandez said 15 of the key associations from the industry have set up a consultative body called Music Malaysia.

SME groups ask for easier access to promised aid

MICRO-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) urged Putrajaya to do away with bureaucracy when dishing out aid promised in the Budget 2023 speech so that everyone benefits. They said Budget 2023 is well-balanced and addresses various pressing issues affecting businesses especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Russia says West ‘destabilised’ G20 talks

RUSSIA yesterday accused the West of destabilising the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in India by trying to force through a joint statement on Ukraine that stalled because of disagreements. “We regret that the activities of the G20 continue to be destabilised by the Western collective and used in an anti-Russian… way,” the foreign ministry said.

Dr M now a Putra member

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad along with 13 other former members of Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) have officially joined Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra). Read full story

Umno VP race hots up

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said is running for the Umno vice-president’s post in the party elections next month. Read full story

Shahelmey to let Umno disciplinary board decide fate

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Shahelmey Yahya will leave it to Umno disciplinary board to decide on the next course of action after he broke ranks with his party to back Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor during the bid by Sabah Barisan-Umno on Jan 6 to topple the state government. Read full story

Study-from-home option for varsities mulled

JOHOR BARU: Public universities in Malaysia may soon have flexible study arrangements and shorter durations for certain courses, says Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin. Read full story