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Malaysia announces $57.78 billion stimulus package to deal with coronavirus fallout

Malaysia announces $57.78 billion stimulus package to deal with coronavirus fallout

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s government will channel RM25 million to the vulnerable groups through the RM250 billion ($57.78 billion) economic stimulus package announced on Friday by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. The funds are to be channelled towards supporting people and businesses most adversely impacted by the economic disruption from the Covid-19 outbreak and the prime minister said […]

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah and Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are observing a 14-day self-quarantine after seven of Istana Negara staff were tested positive for COVID-19. Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, in a statement, said Their Majesties had also undergone the COVID-19 […]

COVID-19: Malaysia under Nationwide Movement Control Order

COVID-19: Malaysia under Nationwide Movement Control Order

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has declared that Malaysia will be placed under nationwide movement control order from March 18 to March 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order, the first in the country’s history, was announced by the prime minister in a live broadcast over national television. A total of 125 […]

Drama in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appointed eighth Prime Minister, but Mahathir says MPs behind him

Drama in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appointed eighth Prime Minister, but Mahathir says MPs behind him

Kuala Lumpur: Hours after Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah appointed Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s eighth prime minister, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he has the support of 114 members of parliament for him to lead the government. The day of high-intensity drama in Malaysia started with […]

Malaysia’s political landscape, what’s next?

Malaysia’s political landscape, what’s next?

Kuala Lumpur: The latest developments in the country’s politics including Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s shock resignation as the prime minister, then his subsequent appointment as an interim prime minister, continue to be the focus of various parties to see what his next move will be. Without any clear indication of the direction of the country’s political landscape, […]

Crucial period for interim prime minister to govern the country – analyst

Crucial period for interim prime minister to govern the country – analyst

  By Mohd Faizal Hassan Malaysia News Agency (Bernama) Kuala Lumpur: Now is a crucial period for Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discharge his duty as an interim prime minister in steering the country’s administration without the assistance of the Cabinet. Political analyst from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr Anuar Shah Bali Mahomed said the interim period […]

Malaysia: Set realistic academic goals for children

Malaysia: Set realistic academic goals for children

By Nor Hayati Endan Kuala Lumpur: Schooling should be an enjoyable, and not stressful, experience for students. However, there have been many instances of children caving in to the pressure of meeting the high expectations pinned on them by their parents and teachers. In August this year, the media reported the case of a 13-year-old […]

Malaysia to enforce smoke, vape ban in eateries starting 2020

Malaysia to enforce smoke, vape ban in eateries starting 2020

Kuala Lumpur: Smoking and vaping will be strictly prohibited in all eateries across Malaysia from 2020 onwards, the health ministry has announced. Health deputy minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has warned that offenders would be slapped with a fine of RM250 ($60.40). “If stubborn (and) not paying up, a fine of up to RM10,000 can […]

Rohana Yusuf Malaysia’s first woman President of Court of Appeals

Rohana Yusuf Malaysia’s first woman President of Court of Appeals

Putrajaya: Federal Court judge Rohana Yusuf today became the first woman to be elevated as the President of the Court of Appeals, the second highest position in the Judiciary. Rohana, 63, hails from Bachok, Kelantan. Chief Justice Tengku Maimun became the first woman to hold the highest position in the Judiciary with her promotion on […]

Are Malaysians waiting for a fresh hope?

Are Malaysians waiting for a fresh hope?

By a contributor Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in accepting the fact that Malaysians were unhappy with the current state of affairs of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government that he leads has certainly breathed fresh hope that things will change for the better before the next general election. The people have given the PH […]

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