Loans using EPF as collateral will only increase debts, say economists

ECONOMISTS express disdain over Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s proposal to introduce a scheme that allows Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors to apply for bank loans by using their retirement fund as collateral. They told The Malaysian Insight contributors should not be burdened with another form of loan, adding that Putrajaya must come up with an […]

Perikatan leaders aim to rise above ‘dirty tricks’

THE government’s use of “dirty tricks” – including selective persecution of Bersatu leaders – will not affect Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) chances in the upcoming state polls, opposition coalition leaders said. PN will continue to remind the people of the government’s wrongdoings, including the attempts to sully the coalition’s reputation, they said.

PM to launch national tahfiz education policy

PRIME Minister Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled to launch the national tahfiz education policy (DPTN) 2.0 during the 23K huffaz (memorisers of the Quran) gathering at the Federal Territory Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, today. Programme adviser Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the three-day programme that kicked off yesterday aimed at reviving DPTN, adding that the gathering […]

Colombian government, ELN agree to start ceasefire talks

COLOMBIA’S government and the country’s last recognised guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said yesterday they had agreed to begin negotiating a ceasefire, as the two sides wrapped up a second round of peace talks in Mexico. The goal is to reach a ceasefire pact based on international humanitarian law, according to an agreement […]

Supporters rally against charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Outside of the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court, supporters of Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin gathered to protest the charges against him. Read full story

I will find justice, says Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR: “I will find justice with the courts” – that was Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s main message after he was slapped with abuse of power and money laundering charges. Read full story

MACC: Jana Wibawa probe free from interference

PETALING JAYA: Investigations carried out against several indivi­duals over the Jana Wibawa programme are free from interference, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Read full story

A double-edged sword

PETALING JAYA: The corruption charges against former prime ­minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin could prove to be a double-edged sword for the government, say political analysts. Read full story

A political roller-coaster of a career

PETALING JAYA: The man, whom his supporters fondly call Abah, has gone through a roller-coaster ride in a career that has spanned decades. Read full story