March 24

Covid-19 relief: For 2.8m M’sians, there’s not enough in their EPF to last 12 months

Around 2.8 million Malaysians don’t have enough savings in their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) accounts to fully benefit from the government’s measure to alleviate their financial burden during the Covid-19 crisis. MalaysiaKini reports: Yesterday, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that contributors will be allowed to dip into Account 2 of their EPF to cope with […]

March 24

Gardenia delivers as usual during MCO

Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd continues with its daily deliveries to supermarkets and other outlets as usual during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. The SunDaily reports: In a statement today, the well-known bread manufacturer urges its consumers to remain calm and buy according to their normal needs and daily consumption. “Gardenia […]

March 22

Passengers of Seremban-Sungai Petani bus sought over Covid-19

The Kulim district health office has urged passengers of a Seremban-Sungai Petani bus to contact the office immediately. While the exact reason is not given, it said it is related to the Covid-19 outbreak. In a Facebook post today, the health office said the bus had departed Seremban on March 16 at 8.30pm, which was […]

March 22

Doctor who travelled to Turkey ninth Malaysian to die from Covid-19

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today the first death among its staff member, making the total deaths from Covid-19 infections nationwide nine. The MaiayMail Online reports: The 48-year-old doctor, who was patient number 890, had travelled to Turkey and was not one of the frontliners handling Covid-19 patients, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham […]

March 21

Covid-19: Six dead, total cases at 1,183

At least six people have now died from Covid-19 in the country. MalaysiaKini reports: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (above) said the fourth victim was Patient 238, a 50-year-old man from the tabligh cluster who was warded in Malacca on March 12. Sarawak’s disaster management committee later announced that two others, a mother and […]

December 22

EPF says sorry after bed-ridden woman made to show up on stretcher

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has apologised over an incident where a cancer-stricken bed-ridden woman was made to show up at its Johor Bahru office in order to withdraw her contributions to the retirement fund. “EPF is very regretful over the unpleasant experience by the member and her family, and is sorry. “EPF has contacted […]

October 23

‘Billion Dollar Whale’ author claims Jho Low developed taste for riches at prestigious UK school

Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s drive to embezzle billions from the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) fund may have been inspired by his time as a student in one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious boarding schools, said Tom Wright. The Malay Mail’s Jerry Choong reports: The Wall Street Journal’s Asian economics editor and co-author of […]