Friday, April 16, 2021

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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...

Muhyiddin wants to increase social welfare aid to RM1,000

SANDAKAN: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has suggested that the Social Welfare Department's monthly aid of between RM200 and RM300 for needy people be raised to RM1,000. He said this proposal would be tabled at the Cabinet meeting next...

IGP seeks increase in housing allowance for police

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is seeking the government to help ease the burden due to the rising cost of living facing its members, especially those in the lower ranks, by increasing their housing allowance. Inspector-General of Police...

Graduate workforce up 6.9% in 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of working graduates has increased by 6.9 percent to 4.25 million people last year, according to Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) 2019 Graduate Statistics. Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said of the total...

Anticipated increase in illegals re-entry after Aidilfitri

ALOR GAJAH: Coastline patrols via Ops Benteng will be intensified to curb an expected increase of illegal immigrants’ entry through illegal landing spots along the Straits of Melaka after Aidilfitri.  Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general of operations Vice-Admiral Datuk Ibrahim Mohamed said there were...
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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled...
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