Anwar presents communism-tinged budget

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar  THE revised Budget 2023 unveiled by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is obviously not flawless, which is why it has received criticism and suggestions for improvement from opposition leaders, academics, and other observers. 

Race on for Umno vice-presidency

SEVEN candidates are running for the three Umno vice-presidencies in controversial party elections.  One of the  incumbents, Ismail Sabri Yaakob has declined to decline his post on the grounds that the March 18 polls are illegal. This is after party members voted in the Umno general assembly to allow the president and his deputy to […]

TikTok content creator gives away money to kind strangers

NICHOLAS Lim Pinn Yang has twe resolutions for the new year.  One is to lose weight and the other is to do a good deed every day. Since January, Penang-born Lim has been asking random strangers for help. Sometimes he even begs for money.

Stocks dip as traders mull US rates outlook

US and European stocks mostly retreated yesterday as dealers fretted that the Federal Reserve would push interest rates higher than expected and for longer as it battles stubbornly high inflation. The euro recovered against the dollar as strong inflation data in France and Spain sparked concerns that the European Central Bank will also need to […]

Najib to know fate by March 31

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak will know the decision of the leave application to review his conviction and sentence in the SRC International Sdn Bhd case by March 31. Read full story

More Jana Wibawa charges for Bersatu man

KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad has been charged again at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court with solici­ting a bribe of RM2mil relating to a Jana Wibawa project. Read full story

600 fans turn up to enjoy Carnatic fest

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item. Read full story