Tourists pick Thailand over Langkawi

LANGKAWI has failed to attract as many tourists as expected of the duty-free island after the country emerged from Covid-19’s shadow, due to high costs and unreliable ferry services, industry players said. They said tourists, even local visitors, find it cheaper to go to Thailand, while the problem of shallow waters at Kuala Kedah and Kuala […]

RM110 million in loan disbursements expected after Raya, says pawnbroker 

MORE people will pawn their valuables or seek refinancing after Hari Raya Aidilfitri as the escalating cost of living bites, pawnbroker Ar-Rahnu told The Malaysian Insight. The Islamic pawnbroking scheme is looking at RM110 million in loan disbursements to customers or possible new clients next month.

Students call for repeal of varsities act

STUDENT leaders have expressed disappointment with Putrajaya for not abolishing the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 despite having spoken up against the legislation when it opposition previously. They told The Malaysian Insight it was shocking that Pakatan Harapan (PH) would now backtrack on its promise to get rid of the Act.

4 dead, 28 hurt in Alabama teen birthday party shooting

AT least four people were killed and more than 20 others injured, mostly teens, in a Saturday night shooting at a birthday party in Alabama, officials said, in the latest spasm of American gun mass violence. Local news reports said the shooting occurred at a Sweet 16 party at a dance studio in Dadeville, a small […]

Time to mask up again, say experts

PETALING JAYA: With the rise in Covid-19 cases of late and more Hari Raya social gatherings expected, public health experts are suggesting that face masks be worn in public. Read full story

Health hazard on the rise

PETALING JAYA: City folk have to brace themselves for increasing haze and heat that could pose major health risks, say experts. Read full story

Exercise some care when exercising

GEORGE TOWN: It is still safe for people to exercise in the current hazy weather, but they have been urged to do it when the temperature is coolest. Read full story

Sivakumar meets MACC

PUTRAJAYA: Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar (pic) has been called by graft investigators to assist investigation into a case in connection with the recruitment of foreign workers, which saw two of his officers being remanded earlier. Read full story