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Malaysians feeling the pinch once again

BY: FARA NADIRAH Every year, once the Chinese New Year festivities and celebrations are concluded, there will be in place a round of price increases for goods and services and this year is no different as businesses hike prices accordingly. All along, Malaysians have...

Soaring temperatures for 2024

The prediction by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia is that in all likelihood the year 2024 will beat the year 2023 as the warmest year in the world but Malaysians are unprepared for soaring temperatures across the country. According to the European Union's Copernicus...

No honor among thieves

BY: VASANTHA KUMAR Now that the financial scandals by former leaders are being brought into the open by the authorities, prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has instructed all law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in their investigations. Malaysians...

Monitoring funds raised for charity

In an interview granted to Bernama and RTM, prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stated that there was a comprehensive need for openness and transparency in managing funds raised for charity in the country. Anwar stated that at present there were enough regulations...

Public delivery system must deliver

BY: AIN IBRAHIM Give Malaysians not only what they need but also what they want and towards this end prime minister Anwar Ibrahim must ensure that the government and its public delivery system delivers to the satisfaction of all. In the past, under successive regimes,...

International Women’s Day falls on March 8

In line with the aspirations of Malaysia Madani, the 2024 International Women's Day celebrations is scheduled to take place on March 8 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The event, themed "Women Exalted, Nation Glorious" will be graced...

Make marital rape a crime

Local NGO, Sisters in Islam (SIS), is pushing for amendments to Section 375 of the Penal Code to specifically make marital rape a crime even if there are no threats or of any danger to lives involved. SIS stated that although Section 375A offers women protection, it...

Madani to power Malaysia forward

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ The 'Prosperous Malaysia' governance concept which is based on the six principles of sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust and care is to empower the nation towards inclusive, innovative and autonomous development. This is...

The advent of Artificial Intelligence

BY: ZHARIF AIMI Artificial Intelligence or AI has taken the world by storm and is another breakthrough technology but there are questions and queries over the use of this technology and it is best that everyone proceed with cautious optimism. While AI certainly does...

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Code of ethics for journalists

Code of ethics for journalists

The Communications Ministry through the Information Department has launched the "Malaysian Code of Ethics for Journalists" as a guideline for media practitioners to carry out their duties in a much more professional manner. The guidelines in this...

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New orderbook forecast for SunCon

New orderbook forecast for SunCon

Sunway Construction Group Berhad (SunCon) with its new contracts sealed, which is a data centre project and the finalization of the Song Hau 2 power plant in Vietnam, is set to raise its internal 2024 orderbook replenishment target to RM 2.5...

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Cruise industry seeing growing demand

Cruise industry seeing growing demand

The Malaysia Cruise Industry Association (MCIA) stated that there must be more proactive government support for the cruise industry as after the Covid 19 pandemic home port cruises have been doing well. MCIA noted that cruising is gaining in popularity due to its new holiday concepts, leisure focused experiences and the convenience of not...

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Managing change in an ever changing world

Managing change in an ever changing world

BY: LYNDY ANG If change is the only constant in life, people must learn to be pliable and adaptable as changes take place in our lives to ensure that life goes on for us uninterrupted or seamlessly until the very end. This is important. No matter what happens or what the change that takes place there is a necessity to develop good coping skills...

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Malaysians feeling the pinch once again

Malaysians feeling the pinch once again

BY: FARA NADIRAH Every year, once the Chinese New Year festivities and celebrations are concluded, there will be in place a round of price increases for goods and services and this year is no different as businesses hike prices accordingly. All along, Malaysians have been very vocal and critical of price increases which they cannot understand why but the facts pointed out to them by the government is that there is a global recession causing prices to spiral. This is why Malaysians are feeling...

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Malaysia’s first waste to energy plant

Malaysia’s first waste to energy plant

A Berjaya EnviroParks project at Bukit Tagar is Malaysia's first "waste to energy" renewable energy plant which is connected to the National Grid and has the capacity to generate 12 megawatts of energy. This raw energy is enough to power 4,000 domestic homes because Berjaya EnviroParks has transformed ordinary landfills into sanitary landfills that can recycle waste into energy by using its innovative leachate treatment plant. According to the Housing and Local Government Development Ministry, Berjaya EnviroParks invested RM310 million to build its first premier sanitary landfill and RM72 million to build the renewable energy plant. The...

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