June 02

Socso told to find ways to provide freelancers with safety net

THE Human Resources Ministry has directed the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to find ways to protect freelancers in the event of unfavourable conditions. The Malaysian Insight reports: Minister M. Saravanan said flexible employment, such as online businesses and food delivery, has become a trend, especially among the younger generation, in today’s gig economy. “My stance […]

June 01

Asymptomatic Covid-19 positive individuals have low virus load, says Dr Noor Hisham

Covid-19 positive individuals who are asymptomatic do not have the potential to infect others because they have a low “virus load” compared to those who are symptomatic, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Malay Mail reports: He, however, said that infectivity could occur two days before the affected individual showed symptoms. “So, […]

May 30

NST Leader: Brake the alcohol habit

Alcohol, strangely, gets people all riled up. The NST writes: Even journalists who are supposed to be dwellers of the kingdom of sobriety, at least when they hold their mighty pen, are intoxicated to no end. These and others wax indignant when a ban is suggested. It is a breach of human rights, they say. […]

May 26

Veteran journalist Ahmad Talib dies

Veteran journalist Datuk Ahmad A. Talib died due to liver cancer at 5.42pm on Tuesday (May 26) at the University Malaya Medical Centre. The Star reports: The former New Straits Times Press (NSTP) group editor and executive director of Media Prima Bhd was 69. Ahmad started his career as a cadet reporter at the national […]

May 21

Malaysia’s jobless persons rise 16pct in March

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a massive blow to the Malaysian labour market as the number of unemployed persons surges 16.2 per cent year-on-year in March.  The New Straits Times reports: This means there were 610,500 people without any job as of March, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM). This led to an […]

May 20

Dr M disputes RoS letter on Bersatu chairmanship, says won post uncontested after resigning

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has disputed today the recent Registrar of Societies (RoS) letter which affirmed his resignation as chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia. The Malay Mail reports: Through his lawyers Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, Dr Mahathir explained that even as he had resigned, he has been announced as the party chairman after he […]

May 16

‘This is a lie’ – Ex-AG insists never agreed to settlement with Riza Aziz

Former attorney-general Tommy Thomas described claims that he agreed to a settlement with Riza Abdul Aziz over money laundering charges related to 1MDB funds as a “lie”. MalaysiaKini reports: He said this in response to the MACC, which in a statement on May 14, said the prosecution’s move to apply for a discharge not amounting […]