Tag: Malaysia

Has the sun set on Anwar’s time as Opposition chief?

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 4 -- Open unhappiness within the Opposition over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's unexpected call to let Budget 2021 pass the policy stage indicated some may be losing faith in his leadership, said political analysts. Opposition parties were criticised by supporters after the...

Dr Adham: 465 cases of attempted suicide referred to Health Ministry between January and July

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 3 -- A total of 465 cases of attempted suicide were referred to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for treatment between January and July this year, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba. He said the cases, however, involved those that received...

Spotify Wrapped 2020: BTS and Bieber tops Malaysia’s most streamed artists, Siti Nurhaliza still local favourite

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 1 -- K-Pop boy band BTS dominated while Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber and YG Entertainment's girl group Blackpink completed the top three spots in music streaming platform Spotify's top streamed artists in Malaysia for 2020. Datuk Siti Nurhaliza regained her top spot...

Gombak voters sue Azmin Ali over ‘Sheraton Move’ role, for allegedly deceiving them for GE14 votes

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 1 -- A total of 10 Gombak voters have come together to file a lawsuit against their MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over his alleged role in the "Sheraton Move" plan which caused the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to collapse...

Vaccine a good start to containing Covid-19, but no ‘silver bullet’, say healthcare experts

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 30 -- The government's announcement that it had successfully secured 12.8 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19's vaccine and a spot in the Covax Facility is definitely a good start in efforts to get back to normal life, healthcare experts said. They cautioned,...

Budget 2021 vote debacle: Opposition’s best bet now is to reorganise for GE15, say experts

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 30 -- Analysts say attempts by the Opposition to block Budget 2021 at the committee level will only risk angering the rakyat further. Political scientist Professor Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid said the Opposition's decision not to oppose the Bill last Thursday in...

Tengku Zafrul: Govt targets shadow economy, no more selling of duty-free cigarettes

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 28 -- The government announced several measures to improve revenue collection including from the shadow economy, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Aziz said. This would mean that there will be no more selling of duty-free cigarettes on duty-free islands. "So, no more...

Budget 2021: Opposition bows to pressure is a misconception, says Kit Siang

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 27 -- Democratic Action Party (DAP) lawmaker Lim Kit Siang said that Opposition bowing to pressure following the Budget 2021 vote is a misconception apart from those who stood up calling for an en-bloc vote. He added that every lawmaker from the...

Annuar Musa admits DAP dominates urban seats, MCA and MIC are BN’s weakest links

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 27 -- Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that the coalition's weakest links are its two Chinese and Indian race based parties and foresee them having a tough time in the next general election. He also disclosed that seat...

1MDB, SRC debts: With RM44.54b outstanding, here’s how much Putrajaya will have to pay next year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- Putrajaya has to repay RM3.272 billion in 2021 in loan installments and interest on debts, out of a combined outstanding amount of RM44.5 billion of government-guaranteed debts owed by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International...