Reducing the risks of buy now pay later schemes

BUY now pay later schemes can have a severe impact on consumer well-being. While the concept is relatively new in Malaysia, it has been around for long time in the global economy. Its negative impact has been so severe that it warranted Consumers International to launch a global campaign: “A call for effective regulation of […]

Hoteliers hope for spike in bookings over Raya holiday

HOTELIERS are expecting a surge in business as the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities kick off next week but say it will not be comparable to last year’s high. Malaysian Association of Hotels president Christina Toh said the current trend in hotel rooms nationwide indicate an increase in occupancy for the coming Raya season compared to occupancy in […]

More than 800 ex-Utusan staff still waiting for compensation

MORE than 800 former Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd employees are still waiting for their severance package following the media company’s closure nearly four years ago. The staff concerned were earning up to RM2,000 a month when the company was closed in October 2019.

Cumbersome regulations prolonging pork supply problems in peninsula

THE recent lifting by the Perak government of its interstate transport ban of live pigs and pork products has not eased the movement of the animal in the peninsula, industry players said. Pork sellers say many other hurdles remain in their effort to overcome shortage of the meat in some states.

North Korea says it tested new solid-fuel ICBM

NORTH Korea said today it had successfully tested a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, which state media hailed as a key breakthrough for the country’s nuclear counterattack capabilities. South Korea’s military said yesterday the North had likely tested a new type of ballistic missile, with the launch briefly triggering an evacuation order in parts of Japan.

Kamarulzaman Mat Salleh is new KL mayor

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) executive director (project management) Kamarulzaman Mat Salleh has been appointed as the new Kuala Lumpur mayor, effective April 17. Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali said the appointment was to replace Mahadi Che Ngah under subsection 4(2) of the Federal Capital Act 1960 (Act 190).

A day when old wounds bleed again

KOTA KINABALU: For the family of the late Datuk Peter J.Mojuntin, the memorial service of the “Double Six” plane crash every June 6 feels like old wounds bleeding again. Read full story

Regulating short-term stays in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Residential property investors hoping to make a killing from the short-term stay business are likely to find it an uphill task with the new regulations in place. Read full story

Penang seeks Nadma’s help for cloud seeding

GEORGE TOWN: Penang is seeking assistance from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) to help carry out cloud seeding operations to avoid a potential water crisis here. Read full story

‘I am far from insolvency’

SERDANG: While declaring he was “solidly solvent”, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew says it was a US arbitration court decision which was used to file a bankruptcy notice against him at the Malaysian Department of Insolvency (MDI). Read full story