University prepares several initiatives to help SPM leavers from B40 families

UNIVERSITI Teknikal Malaysia Malacca (UTeM) has prepared several initiatives including financial assistance for Sjil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers from B40 families who further their studies at the diploma level at the university. Its vice-chancellor Prof Dr Massila Kamalrudin said the initiatives would be provided to these students throughout the duration of their studies at UTeM in […]

Ringgit extends weak momentum against dollar

THE ringgit extended its weak momentum towards the end of today’s trading to close lower against the US dollar.  An analyst said the weak momentum was due to investors shifting focus to three big central bank meetings this week. 

Scientists puzzled by killer whale boat attacks off Spain

GROUPS of killer whales have rammed hundreds of small boats off the coast of Spain in recent years in “terrifying” behaviour that has baffled scientists.    “They directly attacked the rudder, not swimming around the boat, not playing with anything,” Friedrich Sommer told AFP as he recalled how his sailboat Muffet was damaged earlier this […]

PM says will take salary when economy improves

ANWAR Ibrahim has said that he will only take up his salary as prime minister once the economy recovers. “When the economy recovers, I can take my salary again, which I have not taken for six months.

Defend Selangor for sake of state, national development, says Anwar

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim has urged the people to do their part in defending the Selangor government based on the state’s performance and its importance to the national economy.   “Looking at Selangor’s performance, there is much more potential to offer and Selangor plays an important role in defending the strength of the national economy. […]

Pakistan gets first Russian crude under discount deal

THE first shipment of Russian oil to energy-starved and dollar-strapped Pakistan is due to be unloaded at Karachi port today, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said.   Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine last year, economic sanctions have seen a significant cut in its oil and gas exports to the European Union and United States.