New division chiefs aim to rejuvenate Umno

UMNO needs to be rejuvenated, starting from the bottom, for it to regain the lost Malay support, some of the newly elected party division leaders said. The new faces told The Malaysian Insight that the desire to fix Umno was one of the main reasons for them to stand at the divisional level in the […]

Groups urge PM to prioritise new economic policy for Malays

PUTRAJAYA must urgently make changes and introduce new policies to empower the Malay economy, economic and Malay groups said. They said Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s administration has yet to show a clear direction and target on the Malay and Bumiputera economic agenda.

Local security guards being exploited, says union

LOCAL security guards are allegedly being exploited by certain agencies, Security Guard Union of Malaysia (SGU) president Ali Ibrahim said. Since the union’s inception six months ago, it has received nearly 100 reports of guards being cheated. He said some guards who worked 12 hours shifts were not paid overtime but only paid the minimum wage. “Most […]

China vows 'resolute' response to high-level US meet with Taiwan leader

CHINA’S foreign ministry today condemned the meeting between US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen in California, state media Xinhua reported. Tsai met with a delegation of US politicians from the Republican and Democratic parties during a stopover in the United States on Wednesday after visiting Guatemala and Belize, two of Taipei’s […]

[VIDEO] Security guards must be paid full wages, union says

LOCAL security guards are allegedly being exploited by certain agencies who are shortchanging them on their wages, the Security Guard Union of Malaysia (SGU) said. SGU president Ali Ibrahim said that since their inception six months ago the union had handled close to 100 cases of guards being cheated.

Investment scam victims want SC to probe companies

KUALA LUMPUR: The schemes by several companies looked convincing and at first, “investors” did get their returns, but before long, they found their life savings gone and some even went into depression. Read full story

All is lost over a phone call

IPOH: A retired teacher lost more than half a million ringgit for entertaining a telephone call said to be from an insurance company. Read full story

Two-tier pricing for cooking oil being studied

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying a proposal to implement a two-tier pricing mechanism to control the market price of cooking oil for domestic consumption, says Senator Fuziah Salleh. Read full story

Love for the isle beckons

GEORGE TOWN: German Karlheinz Ernst Goltz instantly fell in love with Penang island during his first visit back in 1972. Read full story