Sarawak home-based kek lapis bakers grappling with Raya orders

SARAWAK’S well-loved kek lapis (layer cake) had not only been a financial saviour to many small-time producers operating from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now making these producers that extra ringgit for the coming Hari Raya. Many of those who into the business to eke out a living during the pandemic are now […]

Rights group wants legislation combatting racial, religious hate

A RIGHTS group wants Putrajaya to create new laws to combat racial and religious hate in the country.  The Global Human Rights Federation (GHRF) expressed their disappointment with National Unity Minister Aaron Ago Dagang, who had said new laws weren’t needed to ensure unity. 

South Africa officials in Russia for talks on new ‘global order’

SOUTH Africa’s governing ANC party said yesterday that it had sent senior officials to Russia to discuss “recalibration of the global order” with President Vladimir Putin’s party. “The visit follows an invitation from United Russia Party, Russia’s largest political party and a longstanding ally and friend to the ANC,” the South African party said.

Dominican agents say record cocaine stash found among bananas

DOMINICAN anti-narcotics agents have seized more than 2t of cocaine stashed in a shipment of bananas en route from Ecuador to the Netherlands, authorities reported yesterday. “During an operation at the Caucedo terminal, which lasted a little more than 10 hours, the authorities confiscated 2,188 packages, presumably cocaine,” a spokesman for the National Directorate for […]

Zahid: Melaka govt to reflect composition at federal level

PETALING JAYA: Newly-minted Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh has pledged to include leaders from political parties under the unity government to be part of the new state executive council, which he will announce today. Read full story

Happy tourists, happy Penang!

GEORGE TOWN: There is a need for better infrastructure and amenities to cater to the surge in the number of cruise tourists here, such as pedestrian crossings, more rubbish bins and parking spaces, say tour groups. Read full story

Rushing to get everything stitched in time

JOHOR BARU: Exactly a year ago, the Malaysia-Singapore land border was reopened after having been closed for two years when Malaysia implemented its first movement control order on March 18, 2020. Read full story

MOH: New Bill to be tabled

PETALING JAYA: Thorough regulation on all nicotine products will be introduced in a new Bill that is set to be tabled in Parliament next month, says Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa amid continuous criticisms from health and consumer groups over the decision to remove them from the Poisons List. Read full story