School expenses on the rise, parents warned

WITH schools reopening next week, retailers warned parents with school-going children that prices of schooling essentials will hit their pockets hard.  Even with the RM150 early schooling aid they received from the government at the beginning of January, parents could still be weighed down by the costs of their children’s uniforms and stationery. 

PAS ex-minister pins dubious flood mitigation project deals on MOF

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has accused the unity government of playing up controversial flood mitigation projects to damage his integrity as the former environment and water minister. He told The Malaysian Insight his ministry was only the implementing agency for the projects, saying it was not involved in the direct negotiations for […]

French bulldogs topple labradors as most popular US breed

THE lovable labrador retriever is no longer the most popular dog breed in the United States, as French bulldogs take over the top spot, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced yesterday. Labs, which the New York-based registry describes as “famously friendly” and “an enthusiastic athlete,” had been the most popular dog breed for 31 years […]

Banking shares battered as global markets wobble on contagion fears

BANKING shares in Europe and the United States suffered another walloping yesterday as reverberations from the financial sector’s troubles dented oil prices and lifted the dollar. After a rebound on Tuesday, equities fell again yesterday, with Europe’s main indices closing more than 3% in the red as shares of Credit Suisse plunged nearly 25%.

New snag in hiring maids

PETALING JAYA: After a prolonged back and forth on the Indonesian domestic worker issue, the republic is again having second thoughts about sending its workers here, claiming that many of its citizens were being smuggled into Malaysia to work as maids. Read full story

A taxing time for many as rush begins

PETALING JAYA: It’s that time of the year when everyone is rushing to file their tax returns. And although it is done year in and year out, many still grapple with the nitty-gritty of the tax form. Read full story

PM: Make things simple

KUALA LUMPUR: More can be done to end endemic corruption and the sluggish pace of growth of the country, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

Govt-trained coaches to help addicts recover, says MOH

PARTICIPANTS of the Certified Recovery Coach 2.0 training programme will be able to assist the government and private sector in helping drug addicts, said Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni. Lukanisman said 33.66% of the cases are repeat addicts, so the programme can act as a support system to reduce the number of those who […]