US ban: Govt to help rubber glove companies comply with labour laws

PUTRAJAYA: The Human Resource Ministry will extend a helping hand to rubber glove employers in carrying out a comprehensive social compliance audit in line with the international standards before it comes into force in 2021, said minister M Kulasegaran. He

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Hang your boots, Dr M tells HK leader

PUCHONG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign following massive anti-government protests that has been running for the last four months. He also predicted that China would crackdown on the protestors, sooner or

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Tg Piai by-election: Pakatan yet to decide on candidate

MUAR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) has yet to select its candidate to defend the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat by-election, scheduled for next month. Johor Pakatan chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, however, said that they have identified several people as potential candidates.

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Lim echoes Dr M: Need public support to revive GST

PUTRAJAYA: Echoing his boss’ words, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government would only bring back Goods and Services Tax (GST) if there is incontrovertible evidence that the public wants it back. Speaking to reporters today, Lim said that

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Malaysia’s trade surplus jumps 655.2% in Aug 2019 at RM10.92 bln

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s trade surplus in August 2019 surged 655.2% valued at RM10.92 billion from August last year, the 262nd consecutive months of trade surplus since November 1997. In a statement, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) said total

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Students get a taste of aviation at Senai Airport

JOHOR BAHRU: A group of 110 students from 16 schools in the state were given a taste of aviation at the Senai International Airport (LTAS) here recently. The students were participating in the two-day Senai Airport Aerocamp 2019 which aimed

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MTEM: Shared Prosperity Vision is good but don’t forget the Malays

PUCHONG: The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) welcomed the government’s move to introduce the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 to address the income disparity among Malaysians. However, the council reiterated that the government must not sideline the bumiputra community in the

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Two women accuse actor James Franco of sexual exploitation

LOS ANGELES: Two women filed a civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor James Franco yesterday, accusing him of running a bogus film school where young women eager to advance their acting careers were duped into auditioning nude or shooting explicit sex

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Journalists protest media curbs in Jammu, Kashmir

SRINAGAR (JAMMU AND KASHMIR): At least 11 media associations in Jammu and Kashmir — including Kashmir Press Club — protested in Srinagar yesterday as communication blockade in the region entered 60th day, Anadolu Agency reported. “By holding the joint sit-in

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KLCI dips by 0.35% as domestic sentiment remains cautious

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI fell 0.35% to remain at a four-year low at mid-morning today, despite the uptrend at regional markets as domestic sentiment remained wary. At 10am, the FBM KLCI fell 5.53 points to 1,558.65. Gainers led losers

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