Kindergarten teachers in short supply due to low wages, high criteria

TEACHERS are in short supply in private kindergartens, which are finding it hard to get qualified candidates. And when they do find them, they are unable to pay them. Penang social development and non-Islamic religious affairs exco Chong Eng said many kindergartens in the state cannot afford to even offer teachers the minimum wage of […]

Malay groups bank on Dr Mahathir for influence, support

FORMER prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad remains influential and relevant as a defender of Malay rights, a group said. Secretariat Proklamasi Orang Melayu, which has made the two-time prime minister its adviser, said he was most qualified to advise on discussions about Malay community issues, including the economy and the cost of living.

How Anwar can avoid accusations of dictatorship

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar  NONAGENARIAN Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government of being a dictatorship after he and the organisers of the “Proklamasi Orang Melayu” were recently denied the opportunity to gather, following last-minute cancellations of venues they had booked. 

‘Vampiric’ water use leading to ‘imminent’ global crisis, UN warns

HUMANITY’S “lifeblood” – water – is increasingly at risk around the world due to “vampiric overconsumption and overdevelopment,” the UN warned in a report, published hours ahead of a major summit on the issue was set to begin today. The world is “blindly travelling a dangerous path” as “unsustainable water use, pollution and unchecked global […]

Sighting of Ramadan new moon happens today

KUALA LUMPUR: The sighting of the new moon for the commencement of the Ramadan fast for Muslims will take place today, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal said. Read full story

PPR youth face towering troubles

PETALING JAYA: Children living in the People’s Housing Projects (PPR) need more support and opportunities as they could be exposed to conditions that make them vulnerable to mental health issues. Read full story

Lifting the monopoly on five toll roads

KUALA LUMPUR: Highway users will be able to use their credit cards and debit cards to pay tolls on five roads, says Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. Read full story

MyCC stands firm with the public on Touch ‘n Go

PETALING JAYA: The government’s move to address the monopoly of Touch ‘n Go on tolled roads and in the public transportation system is a step in the right direction, says the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC). Read full story