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Increased vaccine registration in Dalat

KUCHING: More people are coming forward to register for the Covid-19 vaccination through the manual registration process in Dalat. Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said so far 92.4 percent of the 11,468...

Increasing subsidies hurting country financially

KUCHING: The rise of crude oil prices has resulted in additional revenue for Malaysia but expenditure to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will put a strain on the country's finance, says an economist. Datuk Dr Madeline Berma pointed...

Study to increase jab centres in Bintulu

BINTULU: The relevant authorities are currently studying the possibility of increasing the number of vaccination centres (PPVS) especially in densely populated areas in the district. Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing added this was part of the efforts to...

Increase Covid-19 testing, vaccination

KUCHING: The government is urged to significantly increase the Covid-19 testing and vaccination rate which has dropped over the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive holiday. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii noted there was a huge drop in nationwide testing on...

Ministry studying need to raise Socso contribution by RM1 or RM2

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resources Ministry is studying the need to raise Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributions under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) without burdening the people. Its minister, Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the contribution rate...

What happens when the US increases its minimum wage?

NEW YORK: Progressive lawmakers this week formally launched an effort to hike the US minimum wage, introducing legislation to gradually raise it from $7.25 to $15 an hour. The proposed increase is much larger than those in the recent past,...

Increase tax deductions on donations for Covid-19 relief

BINTULU: The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) has called on the federal government to increase tax deductions on donations and cash contributions given for Covid-19 relief to encourage more individuals and companies to step up and donate. Its secretary...

Increase in number of scam cases

KUCHING: Sarawak police recorded 273 scam cases involving non-existent loans that incurred losses exceeding RM2.29 million, from Jan 1 to Nov 22. Sarawak CCID chief Supt Maria Rasid explained that this year's cases increased by 68 cases compared to last...

Illegal border crossings will rise

KUCHING: Illegal crossings through rat trails (jalan tikus) and security threats at the Sarawak-Indonesia border are expected to increase when the movement control order (MCO) is lifted. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who gave...

MPOB optimistic of further rise in CPO price

BANGI: The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is optimistic that the crude palm oil (CPO) price will continue to increase from the current RM2,800 per tonne level despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Chairman Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub said this is due...
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