Group says SMEs bear brunt of ringgit plunge, OPR hikes

THE plunging ringgit and Bank Negara’s decision to hike the overnight policy rate (OPR) has hit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) hard, a trade association leader said. SME Association of Malaysia secretary-general Chin Chee Seong told The Malaysian Insight SMEs are suffering losses.

When politicians resort to race-baiting

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar  AHMAD Zahid Hamidi expressed deep concern recently over a surge of race-and-religion rhetoric on social media, particularly in the run-up to the last general election.

More than 200 dead, 850 hurt in India rail crash

AT least 207 people were killed, more than 850 more were injured and many others are feared trapped after a horrific three-train collision late yesterday in eastern India’s Odisha state, local officials said. AFP reporters at the scene saw smashed train compartments torn open with blood-stained holes of twisted metal near Balasore, about 200km from the […]

Man worried OKU son duped in Cambodia love scam

KUALA LUMPUR: Worried that his disabled adult son had been duped by a love scam or organ-harvesting group, a father is pleading for the man’s safe return after he was shown to have flown to Cambodia. Read full story

Others biting into Musang King

PETALING JAYA: When Thai buyers started to acquire durian in Pahang for shipment back to Thailand, the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry raised concerns about other marketplaces exploiting the Musang King durian brand. Read full story

‘We should still mask up’

PETALING JAYA: Face masks should still be required on public transport and in crowded places, say Malaysians even as Putrajaya mulls reviewing the directive. Read full story

Major starfish outbreak detected

KOTA KINABALU: A concerted clean-up is underway in Darvel Bay, off Sabah’s east coast in Lahad Datu district, after a major outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) was detected. Read full story