Dr M: Govt looking at ways to protect gig economy workers

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying the formulation of legislation to prevent employers from oppressing workers in the gig economy and look after the welfare of workers in the sector, said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said at

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Thai king strips ‘disloyal’ new royal consort of titles

BANGKOK: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles and military ranks for being “disloyal” and conducting a rivalry with Queen Suthida, the palace said late yesterday. It made the extraordinary announcement just months

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US senators, Kurdish leader call for sanctions on Turkey

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers kept up their push yesterday to impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not end its offensive in northeastern Syria, and a leading Kurdish politician called on President Donald Trump to stop the “ethnic cleansing” of her

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Netanyahu fails to form govt, Gantz set to take up the task

JERUSALEM: Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government yesterday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace Israel’s longest serving prime minister. Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing

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45,000 BSH recipients eligible for PSP don’t have bank accounts

About 45,000 of 2.9 million recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) who are eligible for fuel subsidy under the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) do not have bank accounts through which they could obtain the aid. To this end, Domestic

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Mavcom: We never received immigration congestion files from AirAsia

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) says that it never received the details of the daily documentation requested from AirAsia Bhd, which the low-cost carrier claimed consisted of details of congestion on a daily basis at the KLIA2 immigration counters. In

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ILKKM grads without gov’t job offers can work in private sector

Health Ministry Training Institute (ILKKM) graduates who have not received any offer from the government within 12 months upon graduating can apply for jobs in the private sectors. Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, said, however, based on existing

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MTUC: Govt must fund Ipoh rehab centre, not Socso

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants the government and not the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to fund the proposed RM500 million Socso rehabilitation centre in Ipoh as announced in Budget 2020. MTUC secretary general J Solomon, expressed concern

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Suspect gives info on grenades, bullets at Penang apartment

GEORGE TOWN: The discovery of two hand grenades and 689 bullets in a fire hydrant storage room at an apartment in Bukit Dumbar yesterday was made following information received from a drug trafficker who is now in police custody. Timur

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195 flood victims evacuated in Penang

BUKIT MERTAJAM: One hundred and ninety five people, including four babies, in Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) were evacuated to four relief centres after their houses were flooded following heavy rain which lasted more than six hours in the area. Penang

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