Budget hotels struggle to stay afloat amid domestic travel recovery

 WHILE domestic travel has returned to pre-pandemic numbers, the budget hotel industry has yet to recover, the Malaysian Budget and Business Hotel Association (MyBHA) said.  Its President Dr Sri Ganesh Michiel said that they had yet to see any form of recovery at present.

Sorry state of Malaysian politics

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar  IT all started when Umno Youth defied the indirect advice of their party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to let bygones be bygones and instead continued to hanker after an apology from its new political ally DAP in the unity government.

Parties banking on social media to reach youth voters

SOCIAL media has become a useful communication tool as parties scramble to reach young voters in the state elections. Party leaders said their members are talking to their target audience via Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

10 dead in Australian wine country bus crash

TEN people died and 11 more injured after a bus crashed in Australia’s Hunter wine region north of Sydney, police said Monday. The incident was said to have occurred late yesterday, shortly before midnight, when police received a report that “a coach had rolled” at a junction near the small town of Greta.

Job scam victims fell for social media ads

KULIM: Malaysian job scam victims who end up stranded in foreign countries are those easily swayed by advertisements on social media offering job opportunities with attractive salaries and other benefits. Read full story

Tenom has a bear-y bright future

KOTA KINABALU: Three-month-old Tenom is a recently rescued Sun bear cub which was stolen from her mother and sold to villagers to be reared as a pet. Read full story

Johor groups hail new economy boosting projects from Putrajaya

JOHOR BARU: TVET programmes can help boost the number of skilled workers in Johor which in turn can attract more quality investors to the state, say Johor business groups as the Federal Government announced more infrastructure projects for the state. Read full story

PM: JPA scholarships to continue

GEORGE TOWN: The Public Service Department (JPA) will continue to offer scholarships for students pursuing medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

Stamp duty exemption a boon

PETALING JAYA: The resumption of the stamp duty exemption allocated by the government for first-time house buyers has seen some welcoming it as a boost towards property ownership. Read full story