Court rules Mas Ermieyati is Masjid Tanah MP

THE Malacca High Court today ruled that Bersatu’s Mas Ermieyati Samsudin shall remain the Masjid Tanah MP, after dismissing an election petition filed by her Barisan Nasional opponent Abdul Hakim Abdul Wahid.

Justice Anselm Charles Fernandis also ordered Hakim to pay Mas Ermieyati costs.

Services producer price index up 3.3% in Q4 2022

THE services producer price index (SPPI) increased 3.3% in the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2022 compared to the same quarter of the preceding year, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) said.

In a statement, chief statistician Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the SPPI averaged 114.3 points in Q4, with most subsectors higher this quarter, particularly in accommodation and food and beverage services (8%), due to the increase in restaurants and mobile food services (9.5%).

Australian central bank lifts rates to 10-year high

AUSTRALIA’S central bank today hiked interest rates to a 10-year high as it tries to rein in surging inflation, while also trying not to trigger a recession.

The Reserve Bank of Australia lifted borrowing costs 25 basis points to 3.35%, marking the ninth successive increase and highest rate since October 2012.

Immigration explains foreigners’ detention in Negri Sembilan

THE Indonesians who were detained in an enforcement operation at an illegal settlement in Nilai Spring on February 1, are believed to have no intention of returning to their country of origin but would rather to remain in this country without valid documents, according to the Malaysian Immigration Department.

Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the settlement that was built on uneven land and in a swampy area was found to have existed for a long time.

France braces for new pension strikes, mass protests

FRANCE braced for new strikes and mass demonstrations against a deeply unpopular pensions overhaul today, a day after lawmakers started debating the contested bill.

President Emmanuel Macron made the reform the heart of his re-election campaign last year, and is determined to implement it despite fierce opposition from the political left and unions, but also the wider public.

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