Employees laid off since January entitled to full-fledged EIS benefits

KUALA LUMPUR: Private sector workers who were retrenched since January this year have been entitled to full-fledged benefits through the provisions of the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Act to receive temporary financial assistance as well as to help them find

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Malaysian keglers bag two titles in Kuwait

KUALA LUMPUR: It was double joy for the Malaysian keglers after bagging the overall title and also the men’s overall category at the 25th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships which concluded in Kuwait on Wednesday. National bowler Esther Cheah delivered the

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Foreigners can only purchase homes at reduced prices next year

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to lower the ceiling price of condominium and apartment units in the city for foreigners to buy from RM1 million to RM600,000 would be implemented for a period of one year only. Housing and Local Government

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Establish a national housing corporation on affordable housing

KUALA LUMPUR: The Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) has recommended that the government establish a national housing corporation on affordable housing. The corporation’s job is to plan, coordinate and

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Gobind: Govt to strengthen laws on data protection

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is in the midst of improving existing laws on data protection to counter the challenges and cyber threats faced today. Referring to a recent hacking incident involving the Universiti Malaya (UM) e-pay portal on Thursday, Communications

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Currency manipulation allegations among focus of Dewan Rakyat today

KUALA LUMPUR: The impact of media reports on the possibility of Malaysia being included in US Treasury’s currency manipulator list, on the country’s economy, is expected to set the ball rolling at the Dewan Rakyat today. According to the Dewan

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DPM: Malaysia to learn from Holland on ways to mitigate floods

BAGAN SERAI: The government will learn from Holland on the best method of handling the floods in this country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Wan Azizah, who is also the Central Disaster Committee chairman,

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Thunberg declines environmental award

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg declined Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019, saying climate movement does not need awards, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting Thunberg’s Instagram. “I have decided to decline this prize. Here’s why: ‘I am currently traveling through California and

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Floods: 2,143 victims from six states still at evacuation centres

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2,143 flood victims in Perlis, Perak, Kedah, Penang, Johor and Selangor were still staying at the Temporary Evacuation Centres (PPS) until 9 o’clock this morning. However, the figure was lower than the 2,345 victims who

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Zuraida: Malaysia will appear deserted if houses are unoccupied

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be seen as a deserted land if the issue of unsold surplus houses and properties now estimated to reach almost RM100 billion is not promptly addressed, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. Zuraida said

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