Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Chambers welcome decision not to impose MCO

KUCHING: The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS) welcome an announcement made by the Sarawak government not to implement the movement control order (MCO). ACCCIS said Sarawak’s economy would face a severe blow should another round...

Wage subsidy programme termination will not increase unemployment rate

KUALA LUMPUR: The termination of the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) will not contribute to increase in layoffs or unemployment rate, said Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed. He said this was based on...

Unemployed graduates are not idling by

BY CRYSTAL WONG KUCHING: Fresh graduates are having a hard time looking for jobs since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Malaysia in March 2020. Indeed, the unemployment situation among graduates has grown from concern to becoming an issue that is beguiling education...

Another lockdown will upset economic growth

KUCHING: Another complete lockdown in the country will upset economic growth, severely impacting businesses and push up unemployment rate, said economist Datuk Dr Madeline Berma. She said if Malaysia decided to impose another lockdown, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)...

Unemployment rate at 4.7% in October 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point month-on-month to 4.7 percent in October 2020, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) today. In a statement, chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the labour force...

Unemployment rate still in a downward spiral

KUALA LUMPUR: The country's unemployment rate continues to record a downward trend from 5.3 percent or 826,100 people last May to 4.6 percent or 737,500 in September, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said...

Some people too poor to buy face masks

COMPULSORY USE OF FACE MASKS KUCHING: The government has been urged to consider the B40 group when mandating the compulsory use of face masks starting Aug 1. Sarawak Community Policing Association (SCPA) chairman Datuk John Lau Pang Heng said that even...

Unemployment rate on the rise

KUCHING: In a recent survey conducted by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), the country faces an increase of 5.3 percent in the unemployment rate nationwide. As of May, a total of 826,100 people are currently unemployed as stated in...
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Call to repair telco tower

KUCHING: The authorities have been urged to do something about the telecommunication tower at Nanga Serau, Katibas in Song. In...
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