Orang Asli, poor need more food aid

CIVIL society groups are continuing to help the needy and marginalised by providing much-needed food aid amid the high cost of living and sluggish economy. They said be it the Orang Asli community, orphanage, disabled, old folk or students, all of them are in need of food daily.

Group asks for free masks for students

THE Health Ministry’s proposal to reintroduce mandatory usage of masks in all schools is a well-lauded action amid concern over the spread of a new Covid-19 variant, said the National Parent-Teacher Association. Its president Mohamad Ali Hasan, however, said both the Health (MOH) and Education (MOE) ministries should initiate the reintroduction of mandatory masking in […]

Relief rally on Wall Street after better-than-feared earnings

WALL Street stocks shook off recent weakness and powered higher yestersay following strong results from Facebook parent Meta Platforms and mixed US economic data. Shares in Meta surged around 14% as it reported a profit of US$5.7 (RM25.4) billion in the first quarter – the latest favourable results by a US tech giant – prompting […]

UN Security Council demands Taliban ‘swiftly reverse’ women bans

THEUN Security Council adopted a resolution yesterday calling on the Taliban to “swiftly reverse” all restrictive measures against women, condemning in particular its ban on Afghan women working for the United Nations. The resolution, unanimously adopted by all 15 Council members, said the ban announced in early April “undermines human rights and humanitarian principles.”

Students encouraged to don their masks

KUCHING: It will not be compulsory for students to wear face masks when they return to school next week but they are encouraged to do so, reiterates Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa. Read full story

Housewife denies stealing RM280,000 from husband

MELAKA: A housewife has pleaded not guilty at a Magistrate’s Court in Ayer Keroh here to a charge of dishonestly having in her possession RM280,000 in cash stolen from her husband. Read full story

MACC takes anti-corruption fight to the ground

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay­sian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has implemented targeted programmes involving govern­ment procurement, public funds or government allocations, and enforcement sectors throughout this year to prevent corrupt practices. Read full story

Long Raya weekend a chance to escape

IPOH: Many Malaysians took advantage of the recent festive period to visit tourist destinations and indulge in their favourite foods in the city. Read full story

Three adults seriously hurt in dramatic car chase

PETALING JAYA: Three people, including a woman, were seriously injured after their car crashed during a police pursuit. A four-year-old boy, who was in the car, suffered light injuries. Read full story