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A COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids by early November?
THE United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children aged 5 to 11, a breakthrough that could get kids to return to school with additional safety.As this was determined by the FDA review this week, the authorities sa
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Uncle Koon: Dogs aren’t impure; they are man’s best companion
Pic caption: The Pak Mie Shelter was founded by Halijah Idris, 73 (right), also known as Mak Intan, who passed away due to ovarian cancer on Feb 10 this year. She started the animal shelter with her husband Muhammad Azmi Ismail, also known as Pak Mie, since 1990. Pak Mie passed away in 2015. (Pic c
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From functioning to flourishing through financial life coaching
“FINANCIAL success” is a term that by itself has been traditionally limited to the exterior function of money, focusing on an individual’s financial needs so that we can function in life (for example, debt management, adequate insurance, sufficient saving for goals, etc).A growing net worth, s
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From terror to old adversaries: The US is now shifting focus on China, Russia
SINCE beginning of the month, Afghanistan is under siege. Since the US troops withdrew from the country, which was celebrated by the Taliban and several leaders from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries, many leaders are now puzzled with the ongoing assault on the minoritie
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“Get real, the Gov’t lacks political will to address forced labour menace!”
THE Human Resources Ministry seems to be more reactive to external circumstances rather than having an intrinsic interest in ridding the country of the shame of forced labour.The Government suddenly rushes into action just because the US has imposed a restriction on the exports of one or two glove f
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“People miss BN rule?”: Only the imbeciles and corrupt, netizens tell Najib
AMUSED by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’ statement that the people were looking back at Barisan Nasional (BN) rule, the public took to social media to make their opinions heard.“Yg rindu tu bkn rakyat biasa tapi rakyat yg bangang..kikikki,” said user Zack Taipan.(The ones wh
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Melaka polls: Khairy bans all public gatherings, warns action against flouters
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin barred all forms of social gatherings and public speeches in the upcoming Melaka state polls.“This includes a ban on all forms of activities which will attract mass gatherings, including the launch of a political party’s election campaign machinery.“The ban wi
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Guan Eng: England trip, not Budget 2022 the reason for Wee’s delay tactics
FORMER Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong should come clean on why he refused to debate him before Budget 2022 instead of hurling personal attacks.“Wee should admit that his England trip is the real reason he rejected Oct 23 as the debate day and pro
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Marijuana & intellectual property: The controversy rages on
IN 2020, the global cannabis market was estimated to be worth US$20.5 bil. By 2026, this number is expected to grow to US$90.4 bil.The rapid growth of this industry can be largely attributed to the increased legalisation of cannabis across the globe, cannabis’ increased use for medical purposes, a
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S’wak “revenue re-engineering” helped mitigate pandemic impact, DCM says
THE implementation of a sales tax on petroleum products by Sarawak has been one of the ways of “revenue re-engineering” which enabled the state government to generate more income and help those impacted by COVID-19.Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said since the sa
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“Pray for funds!”: Netizens pan PAS’ donation drive for the upcoming Melaka polls
TWO days ago, PAS treasurer Datuk Iskandar Abd Samad urged their members and supporters to donate funds for the upcoming Melaka state polls.He said that with the state having 28 seats, PAS had decided to contest seats where UMNO and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) are not contesting.“We n
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“MITI harps on RM14 bil EU investment, UK envoy sceptical”
THE European Union (UN) had committed itself to investing RM14.1 bil in Malaysia during a trade mission last week, said the International Trade and Industries Ministry (MITI).“Our mission in driving our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda yielded results,” it said, in a media release
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Pelosi: Dems narrowing differences on Biden’s agenda, billionaire tax mulled
DEMOCRATS are closing in on a deal on US President Joe Biden’s social and climate-change agenda by narrowing their differences over healthcare and other issues, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after a White House meeting last Friday.“We had a very positive meeting this morn
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AGM Watch: Two Ancom Logistics’ INEDs overstaying their tenure
THE Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG) wants Ancom Logistics Bhd to clarify at its forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM) as to why two of its independent non-executive directors (INEDs) are allowed to serve ‘far’ beyond their nine-year tenure.The duo – Lim Hock Chye and Safrizal Mohd
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Abang Jo: MA63 is not about S’wak alone but encompasses the Malaysian Family
THE struggle of Sarawak’s people to regain their rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), eroded over the years, is not solely in the interest of the state, said Sarawak chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg.He said the greater purpose and intention of the struggle is to further
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Determine actual poverty level more comprehensively
ALTHOUGH Malaysia has revised its national poor household income average used to measure poverty known as the Poverty Line Income (PLI) from RM980 to RM2,208, the impact from this remains to be concretely translated into reality.Many appear to be excluded from the welfare schemes as the Government i
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Helping SMEs get up to date in the post-pandemic digital era
DESPITE the acceleration of digitalisation in the past few years, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still lagging behind in digital adoption.An SME Malaysia survey showed that 51% of SMEs do not have any plans to digitise their businesses as they favour manual work procedures that a
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Hire chief health officers in organisations, a health foundation suggests
INTERNATIONAL SOS Foundation urged employers to hire a chief health officer in their organisations following the devastating effects of COVID-19.“The pandemic is a wake-up call for many companies across the globe in regards to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.“Now is the time for a ch
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Continue caring for the rakyat’s well-being during the new normal
WHEN the Malaysian Government re-introduced lockdown measures in mid-January and June this year, the tourism sector, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the low-income and vulnerable groups were very concerned over the unintended consequences of these (partial) restrictions.Now, many are still stru
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“Form Anwar-Tian Chua-Azmin pact”: Zaid’s sarcasm trigger memories of betrayal
AS PKR was seen cozying up to the Melaka quartet, many quarters criticised the party for putting itself in harms way by getting too close to ‘frogs’ who dislodged the state government.PKR vice president Tian Chua even said, two days ago, that Pakatan Harapan should be open to working with anyone
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