Reformasi now meaningless, say activists

“REFORMASI!” – the battle cry made popular by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim after he was sacked from the cabinet in 1998 and used by many to demand changes since the ensuing political upheaval – now appears to be meaningless, at least for some activists. They said the phrase used to mean a lot for young […]

Non-prescription medicine supply stable, says group

THE supply of over-the-counter medications seems to have stabilised just before the Hari Raya festive season starts, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society president Amrahi Buang said. He said although there was fear of a new Covid-19 wave in January, medicine supply has stabilised with no reports of shortages made to the group.

Analysts predict ‘green wave’ will ebb in state polls

PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) leaders expect the coalition to put up a good fight in the state elections, but political analysts said the so-called “green wave” will run out of steam. The leaders hope the green wave, an upsurge in Malay votes which led PN to chalk up massive gains in the general election, will continue in the […]

IMF chief economist warns inflation could stay high until 2025

THE underlying drivers of historically-high global inflation could persist until 2025, the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist told AFP yesterday. Prices around the world have surged since the rapid reopening of the global economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. Inflation was further fuelled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, which caused commodity prices to spike.

‘Syed Saddiq defence a mere denial’

KUALA LUMPUR: Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman had never told anyone that proceeds from two Bersatu Youth (Armada) fund-raising programmes were meant to reimburse him for an advance he gave to the party for the 14th General Election (GE14) campaign, the High Court was told. Read full story

Cops to break transit chain of drug menace

KOTA BARU: Kelantan police are determined to break the transit chain of drug smuggling from Thailand before distribution to local residents and other states, said Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun. Read full story

Ex-Poca detainee back to old habits

KLANG: An ex-detainee went back to committing crime barely four months after his release from a Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) detention order. Read full story