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“Poor governance can leave Keluarga Malaysia concept a mere fantasy”
FORGET growth and development if governance issues are not even taken care of.While the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) is a step in the right direction, pre-requisites to successful policy implementation include sufficient supply of skilled human resources, sustainable funds, and good governance.Unfortun
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With the reopening of business events, MITEC now resumes operation
THE Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has re-opened its facilities to offer Malaysian businesses a platform to showcase, connect and trade with buyers, vendors and investors in an endeavour to springboard business recovery.The re-opening of the business events sector, a major
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Police hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccine despite toll taken
 The president of the National Fraternal Order of Police discusses vaccine hesitancy amongst police and the effect COVID has had on policing.Report shows that about 479 police officers succumbed from the virus in 2020 to 2021.
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“Heard of Abu Nuwas liquor?”: Siti Kasim shares her thoughts on the Timah controversy
WITH the Timah whiskey controversy riling up the right-wing movements in Malaysia, a lawyer-activist told the latter of how the Arab world itself has its own popular alcoholic beverage.According to Siti Kasim, Haddad Distilleries of Jordan is selling their own alcoholic beverage called Abu Nuwas Ara
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BRANDkrupt of Ideas: “Timah” controversy through the eyes of a copywriter
A ROSE by any other name would smell as sweet.But for PAS and The Consumer Association of Penang, it is bitter when a whiskey was named “Timah”.They claimed it resembles the Malay and Muslim name “Fatimah”.Lo and behold, there goes another controversy related to a food product!Just when we t
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“Kleptocracy and graft deserve harsher punishment than drug trafficking”
WHILE drug possession and drug trafficking is undoubtedly an offence that needa to be punished, Malaysia should place more emphasis on rehabilitation towards later re-integration into society and second chances.As such, the practice of a lighter sentence for first time offenders and harsher sentence
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COVID-19: 5,745 new cases, 98% in Categories 1 or 2
MALAYSIA has logged 5,745 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday (Oct 19) – a slight uptick from the previous day’s record of 5,434 cases.This is the second day in a row where cases have been below the 6,000 mark.To date, the country’s cumulative coronavirus infections stood at 2,401,866, accordin
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What to expect on Bursa Malaysia this Wednesday
BELOW are excerpts of viewpoints from two selected research houses on what investors can expect in the day ahead:Inter-Pacific ResearchMalaysian equities continue to make headway, chalking up decent gains with rotational plays still dominating trades as foreign investors continue to be net buyers on
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Global stocks gain as US earnings provide optimism; Wall Street up
STOCK indexes around the world jumped on Tuesday as US technology shares extended recent gains amid upbeat earnings reports while the 10-year US Treasury yield rose to its highest in more than four months.The US dollar was lower on the day as other currencies, including sterling, were supported by i
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Super-apps: Travel agents of the future
IN Malaysia, legitimate tour operators and travel agents manage businesses licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) under the Tour Operating Business and Travel Agency Business (TOBTAB) regulations that were introduced in 1987.Licences for tour operating businesses could be for
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COVID-19: Do your part to prevent the worst from happening
TRAFFIC is expected to build up on most major highways in light of the upcoming Maulidur Rasul public holiday on Tuesday (Oct 19) following the recent decision by the Government to allow interstate travel.The move by the authorities comes after Malaysia achieved the objective of having 90% of its ad
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Are Malaysians on the road to financial recovery yet?
THE RinggitPlus Malaysian Financial Literacy Survey (RMFLS 2021) recently found that following the almost two years of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysians are finding it harder to save money each month.In fact, the survey found that 52% of respondents save less than RM500 monthly or do no
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Climate crisis: What developing nations like M’sia can do (Part 2)
In the last article, we spoke about how corporate developed “carbon neutral” pledges are hollow and would take advantage of developing countries’ precious resources to camouflage its sinister motives.Here, we will like to address several issues plaguing developing countries and how they can co
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Global Pension Index 2021: Malaysia goes from C+ to C with slight drop in overall index value
MALAYSIA’s retirement system has been ranked third in Asia and 23rd globally despite a slight decrease in the country’s overall index value from 60.1 in 2020 to 59.6 in 2021.This is according to the 13th annual Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI), a study of 43 retirement income sy
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Carbon trading for carbon neutrality? Self-interest galore in business-driven ideas!
IN announcing the 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK12) on Sept 27, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak stated that Malaysia will be carbon neutral as early as 2050 and that carbon pricing and a carbon tax will be introduced.A carbon tax is welcomed provided it is priced and administered correctly, but w
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Get inoculated by Nov 1 or face sacking, civil servants warned
CIVIL servants who fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov 1 could face the sack, said the Public Service Department (JPA).Previously, JPA had only warned of “disciplinary action” for federal civil servants who did not get their double shots by Nov 1.However, Bernama today reported JPA di
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PM: Embrace diversity and practise equality like Prophet Muhammad
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob urged Malaysians to treat differences as an advantage rather than a weakness, and similarities as a source of strength in dealing with the current twin crises of economy and health.The prime minister said as a Malaysian Family, everyone needed to work to
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Budget 2022: CIDB hopes for allocation to increase tech adoption in construction sector
THE Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) hopes the Government can provide incentives for programmes that can increase the adoption of technology in the construction sector for Budget 2022.CIDB Malaysia chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid said several key programmes had been formu
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Puad: Melaka polls will show how UMNO can survive without Bersatu
UMNO supreme council member Datuk Puad Zarkashi said that the upcoming Melaka state polls would be a clear indicator on how UMNO can win without any support from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).“It will also show whether Bersatu, a former Pakatan Harapan coalition member, can survive the
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FDA panel felt J&J “should have been a 2-dose vaccine to begin with”: Fauci
Martha Raddatz interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci on “This Week.”
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