Hot-button issues likely to be played up in state polls

WATER woes in Kelantan, Kedah’s claim to Penang and corruption cases involving Bersatu leaders are some of the issues that Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) may bank on in the run-up to the state elections, political observers said. On the other hand, Perikatan Nasional would try to highlight the failures of the Anwar […]

All Malays support Perikatan, says Bersatu leader

A BERSATU supreme council member has insisted the support Perikatan Nasional (PN) received in the last general election (GE15) was from all Malays and not just PAS supporters as asserted by detractors.  Mohd Rafiq Mohd Abdullah said the term “green wave” used to describe the support PN received was solely intended to scare non-Malay voters […]

Mixed day for global stocks as Saudi announcement lifts oil prices

OIL prices advanced yesterday after key producer Saudi Arabia slashed output by a million barrels in a bid to prop up prices, while Wall Street stocks retreated from multi-month peaks. After an initial surge on the Saudi announcement, crude prices moderated somewhat as the day progressed.

Ex-VP Pence jumps into 2024 White House race

REPUBLICAN former vice-president Mike Pence launched his bid for the 2024 presidential nomination yesterda, offering a traditionalist alternative to the battle royale being waged by populists Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. The evangelical Christian filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission ahead of an official declaration Wednesday in the early voting state of Iowa […]

Speaker heads honours list

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Johari Abdul heads the list of recipients who were conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries the title “Tan Sri”. Read full story

‘Tan Sri’ award spurs recipients to serve the country better

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul, 68, who received the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award, which carries the title “Tan Sri”, described it as a motivation for him to continue to serve the country. Read full story

Job mismatches and the reality of finding work

PETALING JAYA: When it comes to doing a job unrelated to their field of studies, it’s all about perspective and preference, says a digital creator who also blogs about employment. Read full story

Grads ‘too good’ for their jobs

PETALING JAYA: Almost half or 40.5% of graduates are underemployed in semi-skilled and low-skilled occupations, based on the Placement Data for 2022 under MyFutureJobs, the Social Security Organisation (Socso) has revealed. Read full story