Monthly Archives: September 2020

September 20

English barrier for Bumiputera graduates in job hunt, says MEF

Bumiputeras lagging in labour market mobility and educational achievements is not a new problem, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). It said the poor command of English among many Bumiputera graduates was the main reason why they found it hard to get jobs in the private sector, which accounts for more than 90% of jobs […]

September 19

How racial misinformation shapes politics, according to an ex-BN ‘cybertrooper’

A former Barisan Nasional (BN) “cybertrooper” today revealed how her past 13th general election online campaign for the former ruling coalition helped solidify perceived “racial tensions” between different ethnic communities in Malaysia. The MalayMail reports: Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah, also known online as Ratu Naga (Malay for “Dragon Empress”), told a forum organised by […]

September 02

NFCorp trial on misuse of RM250m loan postponed to Oct 5 as lawyer admitted to hospital

The resumption of the hearing of the government’s RM250 million civil suit against National Feedlot Corp Sdn Bhd (NFC), its chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and nine others, has been postponed to Oct 5 as one of NFC’s lawyers was unwell. Judicial Commissioner Anand Ponnudurai was informed today that lawyer Datuk K Kirubakaran […]

September 01

Indian, Indonesian, Philippine nationals barred from entering Malaysia from Sept 7

The government will bar long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines from entering Malaysia due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in those countries. Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the new restrictions will come into force from Sept 7. The restrictions apply to permanent residents, Malaysia My Second Home pass holders, […]