Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Permai aid package worth RM15 bln to combat Covid-19 impact

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced the RM15 billion Malaysian Economic and Rakyat's Protection Assistance Package (Permai), comprising 22 initiatives to combat the impact of Covid-19. The Permai Assistance Package is anchored on three goals, namely battling Covid-19,...

Impact of pandemic long-lasting

KUCHING: The social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic would be long-lasting and it is difficult to put a dollar figure on it, said Sarawak Business Federation secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok. He said this year would be remembered as an...

Feeling of hope for 2021, but SMEs not out of the woods yet

KUALA LUMPUR: There is a sense of hopefulness that comes with ushering in the new year and closing the books on 2020, especially with news of Covid-19 vaccine already being distributed all over the world. But are we out of...

Apec ministers meet Monday amidst third-wave of Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Ministerial Meeting which commences tomorrow is expected to outline extraordinary measures to drive post-Covid-19 recovery and prosperity. To be chaired by Senior Minister cum Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri...

No Emergency — relief for daily wage earners

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s decision that there was no necessity for an Emergency to be declared in the country has provided some relief to daily wage earners such as small traders...

Detailed plan needed to address anxiety

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin emphasised the need for a more detailed medium to long term plan to ensure the survival of the people and the country's economy, as well as to address the people's anxiety. This...

Covid-19’s impact on mental health

KUCHING: In order to reach out to, and engage with, communities around the region, a Sarawak-based NGO, Organisation for Addiction Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation, also known as Oaptar, organised a webinar. The webinar on “Covid-19 and Beyond: Impact on Mental...

Sarawak to focus on domestic tourism

KUCHING: Sarawak will focus on its domestic market and tourist arrivals from Brunei and Singapore to help its tourism industry recover, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. He said the state’s tourism industry was badly...

Not bailout but reboot

Public funds to save airline companies hit by Covid-19   KUALA LUMPUR: Injecting public funds to save airline companies that have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic should not be seen as a bailout, said the National Union of...

Malaysia records trade deficit in April after 269 consecutive months

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused major disruptions to the global supply chain, has dragged Malaysia to record a trade deficit of RM3.5 billion in April 2020, after 269 consecutive months of surplus on account of higher...
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What hot air? Projects are being implemented

KUCHING: Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Datuk Amar Michael Manyin has refuted accusations by those who said...
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