Putrajaya ‘failing creative industry miserably’

FILMMAKERS want the government to better ensure their safety, especially when their productions contain controversial material. They said that instances of filmmakers facing online harassment, police reports, and threats to life and property should not happen at all, insisting the government – particularly the ministry in charge of the film industry – be more supportive.

Menu Rahmah no threat to business, hawkers say

STREETFOOD hawkers are still doing good business despite more restaurants introducing Putrajaya’s RM5 Menu Rahmah across the nation. They said regular customers are keeping them afloat but warned that soaring prices could end affordable Menu Rahmah meals in the future. 

US stocks end higher as major banks shore up First Republic

WALL Street stocks finished solidly higher yesterday after a consortium of major US private banks announced a US$30 (RM180) billion rescue package for embattled lender First Republic. After opening lower, stocks rallied on reports anticipating the package. All three major US indices finished firmly higher.

Protests rock France after Macron rams through pension reform

FRENCh President Emmanuel Macron’s government yesterday rammed a controversial pension reform through parliament without a vote, sparking angry protests in Paris and other cities as well as tumult in the legislature. The move to use a special constitutional power enabling the government to pass legislation without a vote amounted to an admission that the government […]

Winning an Oscar not Tony Leung’s dream

HONG Kong superstar Tony Leung claims he does not harbour any ambition to clinch an Academy Award after Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh’s historic win, Sin Chew Daily reported. The 60-year-old said he would leave the matter to fate. Read full story

Paris court says no to Sulus

PETALING JAYA: The Sulu claimants’ bid to enforce the purported US$14.9bil (RM67.14bil) final award has been dismissed by the Paris Court of Appeal. Read full story

No dress codes for hospitals, says Zaliha

KUALA LUMPUR: Those seeking medical attention at government health facilities should not be turned away because of their attire, says Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa. Read full story

Pay TVET grads at least RM3,000, says Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR: TVET graduates should be paid at least RM3,000, double the country’s minimum wage of RM1,500, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Read full story

Cops probe preacher over insult

JOHOR BARU: Police are investigating a religious preacher for making a derogatory remark against the country’s royal institution. Read full story

RM800mil fund can help 5.6 million malnourished kids

KUALA LUMPUR: There are at least 5.6 million children facing double burden malnutrition (childhood obes­ity and stunting). Increasing food allocation to RM800mil for school children is expected to at least solve part of this problem. Read full story