Reality check for ‘sour grapes’ MCA

POLITICAL analysts have described MCA’s warning to Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to be more circumspect about his coalition’s relationship with Pakatan Harapan (PH) as a case of “sour grapes”. They said BN was weak at present and needed the support of PH parties, including DAP. They also said if MCA felt it was being marginalised […]

Analysts say MCA, MIC are almost ‘obsolete’

ONCE dominant Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties MCA and MIC are close to becoming “obsolete” in the current political landscape with Umno claiming its cooperation with Pakatan Harapan (PH) could go beyond the next general election, experts said.  Citing their performance in past elections, political pundits said support for MCA and MIC was dwindling and they were […]

Govt to block spread of deviant teachings on social media

THE Communications and Digital Ministry will monitor and block the circulation of videos on deviant teachings, including those from neighbouring countries, on social media. Fahmi Fadzil said his ministry, through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), will work with the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and state religious councils to identify and curb the spread of […]

Global stocks climb on debt deal hopes

GLOBAL stock markets advanced yesterday on hopes of progress in negotiations to avert a calamitous US debt default and a continued rally in tech stocks over enthusiasm for firms involved in artificial intelligence. On Wall Street, the broad-based S&P 500 rose 1.3% to 4,205.45, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a more modest 1% […]