Pundits urge caution over political appointments in Sarawak

THE unity government must carefully tread the minefield of political appointments if it wishes to stay in power for more than a term, observers warned. Universiti Malaya’s Awang Azman Awang Pawi said Pakatan Harapan (PH) should take particular care not to offend its key partner Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), alluding to the appointments of Sarawak PKR deputy […]

High traffic but low spending at Ramadan bazaars

RAMADAN bazaars in the capital city are seeing good traffic but people are spending less compared to last year, the Kuala Lumpur Bumiputra Traders and Hawkers Association (BTHA) said. Hawkers selling traditional Malay staples said business has dropped 20-40%.

75-year-old denied papers to travel to Miri for medical treatment

FOR 10 years, a former pastor has been waiting for a medical explanation for a large lump he has on his upper left arm. Purait Arun, a 75 year-old ethnic Murut from the village of Batu Mulong, Ba Kelalan in Sarawak’s most northern district of Lawas, cannot get to the nearest medical facility that can do […]

Brazil president meets UAE leader after China visit

BRAZILIAN President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met the leader of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates yesterday as he arrived after a two-day visit to China. UAE president Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al Nahyan greeted Lula at the presidential palace in Abu Dhabi, where a 21-gun salute rang out and formation jets trailed Brazil’s national colours.

Seat distribution based on agreement

SEREMBAN: The distribution of seats between Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional for the state elections must be decided based on principles agreed upon through the unity government secretariat, says DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke. Read full story

Most firemen on duty during Raya

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 80% of firemen nationwide have had their leave frozen in preparation for any emergency during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. Read full story

The challenges of sustaining charities

PETALING JAYA: Running a charity organisation comes with its own set of challenges but many of those in the business have found ways to sustain their good deeds. Read full story

Making donations stretch

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are a generous lot with many still prefer to give back to society despite concerns over the rising cost of items. Read full story