Tag: money

Patriot: Bringing back National Service would be a waste of taxpayers’ money

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 29 -- Veterans' group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has slammed the government's purported plans to reestablish the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) as a colossal waste of taxpayers' money, especially as the Covid-19 crisis continues to rage on. Patriot president Brigadier General...

Who’s in charge of Jasa if not minister Saifuddin Abdullah? Kit Siang asks

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 15 -- Opposition lawmaker Lim Kit Siang wants the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to come clean on who is in charge of the controversial Special Affairs Department (Jasa). The DAP veteran noted the silence from Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah whose Communications and Multimedia...

Propaganda is not the solution to the ‘rakyat’s’ woes

Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 11 -- Watching the annual national Budget presentation is a special kind of torture. The ridiculous table banging, the smugness of whoever's presenting as though we, the rakyat, should act as though it's Christmas come early, and the numbers that hide more...

Bersatu Youth chief says he is ‘Malay first’ because it shapes his political identity

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 9 -- Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth leader Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal has declared he is a Malay first before being a Malaysian. In doing so, the 33-year-old senator resurrected the debate that followed the similar remarks of party president...

PM Modi takes dig at Pakistan during virtual SCO meeting

India, Nov. 11 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Pakistan at the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Tuesday, saying it is unfortunate that repeated attempts were being made to violate the grouping's charter by raising bilateral issues. Modi...

People flood Muhyiddin’s Facebook page to share their discontent over budget speech

Malaysians from all walks of life stormed PM Muhyiddin Yassin's Facebook page to vent their discontent over what they call the misgivings in the Budget 2021 speech. One post with 47,000 likes and over 14,000 comments says a lot about the feelings of a large...

Has Muhyiddin won the people over with the Budget

PM Muhyiddin Yassin is under a lot of pressure to perform and the tabling of the Budget 2021 was to be his biggest moment. But the question is whether he managed to outshine the previous government's budget moment or has he succeeded in irritating more...

So how does Putrajaya plan to spend its RM322.5 billion Budget next year? Here’s a closer look at some key ministries

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 8 -- With so many sectors struck by Covid-19 and clamouring for financial aid this year, the Perikatan Nasional coalition that came into power last March had barely nine months to plan the survival of the Malaysian economy. On Friday, it unveiled...

Perak police bust condo call centre cons impersonating Pos Malaysia staff, Sabah and Terengganu cops

IPOH, Nov. 2 -- Perak police have uncovered another syndicate run by Malaysians believed have swindled their fellow citizens of more than RM11 million. State acting police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Goh Boon Keng said 22 Malaysians aged between 18 and 27, including four women,...

Cher Rewrites ‘Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe’ as Biden Campaign Song

American pop star Cher has re-written a 1940s classic tune “Happiness is a Thing Called Joe,” to make it the Joe Biden presidential campaign song. The song debuted on Sunday night during a “I Will Vote” online campaign fundraiser, says Breitbart. On Monday, Cher debuted “Happiness...