SAN FRANCISCO: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) arrived here Monday (Nov 13) for the 30th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) from Nov 14 to 17. At various multilateral and bilateral platforms, the Prime Minister aims to highlight the Palestinian situation, to advocate global support, humanitarian access, and a just resolution to the conflict. Anwar will also participate in the Apec Economic Leaders’ Informal Dialogue with Guests, namely with the leaders of Colombia, Fiji and India; the Apec Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with Apec Economic Leaders; and the Apec 2023 CEO Summit. Apart from that, the Prime Minister has been scheduled to have one-on-one meetings with prominent American business leaders, on the sidelines of the AELM. Before returning to Malaysia, the Prime Minister will meet the Malaysian diaspora and students in San Francisco at a dinner event.
November 14, 2023 19:54 UTC
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November 14, 2023 06:09 UTC
BATU PAHAT: The Fire and Rescue Department is ready to deploy around 600 student auxiliary fire officers to help its 24,000 officers and personnel with operations during the ongoing North-East Monsoon. Its deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Nor Hisham Mohammad said these auxiliary firefighters were from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). "However, these auxiliaries must register at their local fire station first to enable them to join firefighters on duty. In the meantime, Nor Hisham said the department's personnel on duty during the monsoon season comprised 14,500 permanent officers and personnel, 2,000 auxiliary firefighters and nearly 8,000 volunteer firefighters, with 1,150 assets on standby. "UTHM has produced the highest number of auxiliaries and as of today, 268 have been commissioned, while the rest are from Usim and UiTM.
November 14, 2023 01:42 UTC
What's the point of going to a political rally if you’re not allowed to get angry enough to attack your opponents and cheer your support? Of course, you are free to do what you like, as long as its within reason. Last month, a rally organised by Viva Palestina Malaysia and Humanitarian Care Malaysia (better known as MyCARE) drew thousands of people, all united in support of Palestine. Viva Palestina Malaysia chairman Dr Musa Mohd Nordin laid out ground rules that created a stir among the attendees. And I’m not saying don’t demonstrate or don’t boycott at all.
November 12, 2023 22:53 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Traders have been reminded to keep to the festive season price control for the eight items announced on Monday as enforcement officers step up their monitoring these seven days, says Fuziah Salleh. The maximum price control scheme for this year's Deepavali, which will be celebrated on Sunday (Nov 12), runs from Thursday (Nov 9) to Nov 15. During this period, the items under the scheme will be labelled with a pink price tag to help consumers identify them. Fuziah said that under the scheme, enforced through the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, those found to be selling the listed items above the controlled prices can face up to RM500,000 in fines. The maximum prices of the items for this Deepavali season can be viewed on the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry website at www.kpdn.gov.my.
November 09, 2023 14:34 UTC
Ken, 50, only started training seniors sometime after 2018. “At the time, I didn’t have specific certification for training seniors or those with mobility issues but I agreed to help him with the knowledge that I had as a personal trainer. Lee Chuey Shan says her mother, Pang See Moi, started training with Ken because, at 80, Pang was experiencing “generalised weakness of her limbs”. At the moment, Ken is looking to grow his team and is looking to recruit trainers to work with him in training seniors. But it isn’t easy as training ageing people with mobility issues requires a different approach than training younger clients.
November 08, 2023 19:12 UTC
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November 07, 2023 09:35 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry has announced eight food items as controlled items from Nov 9 to 15 under the festive season maximum price control scheme for Deepavali. The products are big onions, shallots (from India), red chillies, imported lamb with bones, Australian dhal, coconut (wholesale control price) and grated coconut (retail control price), and tomatoes. He said the implementation of the Deepavali price control is meant to ensure price stability for both consumers and traders. The measure will be enforced through the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, he added. "We hope everyone will adhere to the prices and use red labels for the controlled items.
November 06, 2023 21:09 UTC
QUOTE'Fired on my first day of work'KUALA LUMPUR: A woman has taken to TikTok to share her untoward experience of being fired on her first day of work at a jewellery shop recently. In her TikTok video post, user @narieana_ explained that it all seemed fine at first. "Please pray for my strength to be given better rezeki (blessing of sustenance)," she added in her TikTok post which has garnered over 2.4 million views so far. TikTok user @NASally11 said that requesting an offer letter should be the most important thing done before joining the company. I got it before," said TikTok user, @rashidah33796.
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October 26, 2023 07:11 UTC
Is there a reason on why our local coaches tend to do well abroad, instead of at home? We take our local coaches for granted here. I mean, we are quite comfortable and familiar with the local coaches, and we assume that what they teach here is normal. However, when these local coaches go abroad, especially the ones who are well known, the foreign players show respect and value their coaching. We look up to foreign coaches and show respect to them but these coaches experience the same treatment back at home.
October 25, 2023 17:53 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Wasco Bhd's indirect wholly-owned Singaporean subsidiary WS Engineering & Fabrication Pte Ltd has bagged a US$33.89mil (RM161.86mil) contract from Schneider Electric France for the supply of pre-fabricated buildings for a project in Africa. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the group said the scope of work involves engineering, procurement and construction of pre-fabricated buildings. The contract works and services are expected to be completed within 17 months. "The contract is expected to contribute positively to the earnings of WB Group over the contract period. The Contract is project specific and is not renewable," said Wasco.
October 24, 2023 21:59 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Apex Securities Research is advising investors to stay defensive during this volatile period as rising US Treasury yields continue to take the shine off equities investment. The research firm said in a note that investors' risk appetite in the equity markets will continue to dwindle with expectations that interest rates will remain higher for longer. "Should these results beat estimates, buying support may emerge and put a pause to the recent selling tone," it said. At the opening bell, the benchmark FBM KLCI was up 0.16 points to 1,438.28, suggesting investors are staying to the sidelines. Most active counters included Metronic down 0.5 sne ot 1.5 sne, Revenue rising two sen to 23 sen and Alrich falling 0.5 sen to four sen.
October 24, 2023 11:37 UTC
The Maybank Championship has always been more than just a golf tournament, and this year, the event aspires to deliver that and much more. You can step into the world of artisan craftsmanship at Maybank Women’s Eco Weaver’s Corner, where fans can witness the art of weaving with live loom displays. This immersive journey connects a person to the rich tapestry of Asean culture and champions diversity, equity and inclusion. You can even write a note to your own younger self and submit it for publication on the Maybank Championship social media platforms. Spectators can also get RM5 off for Grab rides to and from KLGCC on all four days (limited to 500 redemptions per day for Thursday and Friday and 1,500 redemptions per day for Saturday and Sunday).
October 24, 2023 08:35 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia and the ringgit have taken a beating on Monday, in line with the weak sentiment in regional markets. The FBM KLCI fell 2.92 points, or 0.2% to 1,438.12. The market traded within a range of 8.81 points between an intra-day high of 1,443.86 and a low of 1,435.05. Against the Singapore dollar, the ringgit fell 0.4% at 3.4889. Elsewhere in the region, Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.83%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed down 0.72%, South Korea’s Kospi added 0.76% and Singapore’s Straits Times Index lost 0.76%.
October 23, 2023 17:27 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The National Centre of Excellence for Mental Health(NCEMH) will develop a mental health action plan for children and teenagers soon, says Dr Zaliha Mustafa, citing the worrying trend of such cases among youngsters. I see a rising trend in mental health issues among our younger generation. (This happens in) both children and teenagers” said the Health Minister during her speech at the National Mental Health Day Celebration on Sunday(Oct 22). Dr Zaliha also launched the Mental Health Psychosocial Support during a Crisis or Disaster Module (MHPSS) to train healthcare personnel to handle mental health cases. The ministry will also launch the “Mental Health for All, Stop Stigma” campaign to improve literacy on mental health issues and prevent stigma and discrimination.
October 22, 2023 11:27 UTC