PUTRAJAYA must come up with a special Employees Provident Fund (EPF) loan scheme to help needy contributors overcome financial hardship, said economists. They said another long-term measure to top up accounts is to increase salaries, including the minimum wage.
THERE is absolutely no logic to Pejuang president Mukhriz Mahathir’s statement that it is only possible to have a non-Malay prime minister without vernacular schools, educationists said. They said there was no connection between the two issues.
THE removal of ceiling prices for chicken and eggs after June will lead to higher prices of food, traders warned. They said floating the prices of these two staple items would not necessarily overcome supply issues.
TWITTER yesterday suffered a brief but unprecedented outage with users worldwide reporting they could no longer read links to articles from outside websites. “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now,” the company’s tech support account said in a tweet, blaming the problem on “unintended consequences” from an update to the […]
AN empire is a central state controlling vast territories, usually through military conquest.
BRAZIL’S justice minister asked federal police yesterday to investigate reports ex-president Jair Bolsonaro tried to illegally import jewellery worth US$3.2 (RM14.3) million gifted by Saudi Arabia, as tax officials probe a second present of jewels. The far-right former president has faced mounting questions over the jewels since newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo reported Friday that […]
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SEGAMAT: It was a harrowing experience for retiree Abdullah Mohamed, who was trapped at home for two days with only a little food after the roads surrounding his house were submerged in floodwaters. Read full story
GEORGE TOWN: After almost three years of fighting against it, the axe has finally fallen on four Penang state assemblymen. Read full story