For the most part, my conclusion is that they are worse off and that says a lot about institutions, public institutions more generally, and their development. It was as if the potential of the economy took a dip and flattened the growth of the economy thereafter. The rents it created and its increasing exclusiveness tarnished both public institutions and the private sector in deleterious ways. And the thing is, it is the pre-Merdeka generation that has benefited most from it and they headed the various institutions in the country. The world that we live in has become more competitive and requires better and stronger public institutions and firms, but we did not deliver on this key mission.
May 04, 2021 04:07 UTC
AmInvest Research was positive on the outlook for Perak Transit after a recent meeting. Secondly, apart from its bread-and-butter “develop-own-operate” (DOO) business model (of which it has two projects in the pipeline, i.e. the Bidor and Tronoh terminals, at present), Perak Transit also sees tremendous potential in the “terminal management contract” (TMC) business model. Under the TMC model, Perak Transit provides largely expertise and assistance in managing third-party bus terminals (with some investment in upgrading and renovation). AmInvest Research said Perak Transit guided for four to five such contracts in FY21F.
May 04, 2021 03:58 UTC
Several times during the past year, the Abdis and Firkins have shared cups of ginger tea, occasional evening meals and discussions of spirituality. Ali and Fartun appreciate their new friend's calming presence and the handyman skills demonstrated when he helped refinish dining room furniture. For Ali and Fartun, it's their second time witnessing stages of rapid decline in a child of theirs. Ali has cut down on trucking jobs to be available at home to care for his daughters. United Leukodystrophy Foundation's director of operations, Keely Haag, is helping the couple connect with other parents of children afflicted with the same genetic disease.
May 04, 2021 02:00 UTC
WITH health and safety being a top priority for citizens across the world, AkzoNobel has introduced three enhanced products under Dulux, its decorative paint brand. The products are the upgraded Dulux EasyClean, Dulux EasyClean Plus and Dulux Weathershield, which were unveiled as part of a campaign called “Secure Home, Inside Out”. It can be secured against the elements with Dulux Weathershield, thanks to its ability to combat damage caused by the weather. “Both the Dulux EasyClean range and Dulux Weathershield products have been in the market for many years, but we are constantly updating our formula. Both Dulux EasyClean and Dulux Weathershield are now available for purchase at selected authorised Dulux retail stores.
May 04, 2021 00:46 UTC
PADANG BESAR: The ban on inter-state travel due to the Covid-19 outbreak has not affected sales of Harumanis mangoes as the fruit has been selling like hot cakes on online platforms. Perlis Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) director Mohamad Paisal Amri said from the start of the season until today, the agency has sold 20 tonnes of Harumanis mangoes nationwide. “The demand for Harumanis this year has been much better than the previous years after our business was expanded to Sabah and with private sector involvement to drive online sales, ” he said. He said Fama would continue to assist entrepreneurs and they have been encouraged to sell online as this is the best option during the pandemic. Entrepreneur Aziz Itam, 61, said online sales of Harumanis this year had been very encouraging as compared to retail sales which dropped after the movement control order was imposed.
May 04, 2021 00:40 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Malaysians and Singaporeans have hailed the move by their governments to allow for compassionate and emergency visits under the Death and Critically Ill Emergency Visits (DCEV) arrangement between the two countries starting May 17. “This is a good start to having the border fully reopened, which would allow for daily travel especially for those who have jobs across the Johor Strait, ” she added. “It is good that both governments are looking at allowing more people to travel between Malaysia and Singapore. On Sunday, Malaysia and Singapore agreed on the procedures and entry requirements for compassionate and emergency visits between their peoples amid stricter border measures. “This agreement provides a framework to facilitate travel between the two countries for compassionate and emergency reasons, ” they said.
May 03, 2021 23:48 UTC
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A defense lawyer involved in the case around the death in Argentina last year of soccer star Maradona slammed what he called a "trial by media" on Monday after the leak of a report last week alleged "deficient and reckless" behavior by the footballer's medical team. That report, shared with Reuters and other media outlets last week, is due to be presented to prosecutors in Buenos Aires on Monday. No charges have yet been brought in the case and the lawyer for Maradona's psychiatrist said selective leaking was undermining the legal process. "It would seem there is an intention to produce a trial by media, a trial prior to the delivery of justice, and that is not good at all." A lawyer for Maradona's son Dieguito said the report showed "criminal conduct" in the case, adding he would press for full accountability.
May 03, 2021 18:55 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (May 3): The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry (MAFI) will implement a policy to encourage more people to venture into the corn farming industry to produce animal feed. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said the long-term policy was needed because the government no longer wants to depend on imported corn or bran as animal feed. “The increase in bran and corn prices are influenced by the global market which is beyond the government’s control. We need to encourage more people to get involved in the corn farming industry, ” he said in a press conference after launching the My Best Buy Aidilfitri programme here today. On the My Best Buy Aidilfitri programme, Ronald said it was implemented for three days starting today at 188 locations identified by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority nationwide.
May 03, 2021 10:30 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Several initiatives have been rolled out by the government and NGOs, among them the Covid-19 vaccine registration platform ImuniSel by the Selangor state government, to address the dismal number of registration by senior citizens. The information collected by volunteers will then be channelled to the Selangor Health Department and MySejahtera’s primary vaccination database. Meanwhile, Mercy Malaysia also appealed for interested Malaysians to help individuals in need of assistance to register for vaccination in its “Agen Basmi Covid-19” (ABC) initiative. Besides that, those without smartphones or Internet access may also register by calling up the National Covid-19 Vaccination Registration line at 1800-888-828. Coordinating minister for the programme Khairy Jamaluddin said so far, two million elderly and vulnerable people have registered for vaccination.
May 03, 2021 10:30 UTC
It is the second Hari Raya we are going to celebrate amidst the pandemic. Kide and Ika's limited edition Hari Raya art box set. Cultkids' serves up some 'Ramlee & Saloma' indie cool this festive season. Photo: CultkidsRamlee and Saloma, the original sonic youthFor this Hari Raya season, pop artist Cultkids has returned with a classic that usually sells out in a blink. His "Ramlee and Saloma" T-shirt offers all the necessary indie cool for the upcoming festive season.
May 03, 2021 09:56 UTC
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - David Warner is "obviously shocked" after being removed as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and axed from the team but understands what prompted the move, the struggling Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise said. Losing captaincy made Warner's spot in the playing XI untenable and Hyderabad team director Tom Moody said the franchise wanted to get the best out of their four overseas-player slots. "He was obviously shocked and disappointed, and we'd be disappointed if he wasn't feeling that way," Moody told Star Sports channel. "Like any player who gets dropped, he's disappointed," Bayliss said after the loss against Rajasthan. Asked about Warner's chances of returning to the playing XI at some stage in the eight-team tournament, Williamson said, "He's a world-class player.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI continued to slide headed into midday as the rising number of Covid cases cast fears of yet another return to a movement control order.At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI was down 8.18 points to 1,593.47, losing its grip on the 1,600 psychological resistance despite Wall Street's positive performance last week in anticipation of strong corporate earnings.Sepculation over MCO3.0 and talk of businesses once again shuttering their physical locations had investors on edge on Monday, a day after a Star report cited sources claiming another lockdown.Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has since said a decision to review the current restrictions has yet to be made.Meanwhile, investors are also staying on the sidelines ahead of Bank Negara's interest rate decision on Thursday, and as Japan's and China's stock markets remained shut for national holidays.IHH Healthcare was seen falling 10 sen to RM5.28 along with glove stocks including Top Glove, down nine sen to RM5.56, Hartalega sliding 20 sen to RM10.08 and Supermax falling five sen to RM5.98.Petronas Chemicals was also lower by 10 sne to RM8..10 while Maxis shaved six sen to RM4.54 and Axiata dropped six sen to RM3.81.Among the top actives on the broader market, LKL was up four sen to 38 sen, Hiap Teck rose 1.5 ssne ot 65 sen and Priceworth was down 0.5 sen to two sen.Notable price action was seen in Transocean surging 31 sen to RM4.30, Central Global climbing 26 sen to RM2.45 and Stella jumping 12 sen to RM1.22. SKB Shutters skidded 29 sen to RM1.20.In regional markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1.5% while South KOrea's Kospi dipped 0.1%. Australia's ASX200 was flat.
Aside from religious and spiritual purposes, many patterns of intermittent fasting are practised worldwide for general wellness. Understanding the link between nutrients and fasting benefits can lead to the identification of fasting-mimicking diets that achieve changes similar to those caused by fasting. Interestingly, this intermittent fasting was practised by Prophet Mohammed about 1,500 years ago. > Weight lossAside from improving metabolic health, intermittent fasting is also an effective tool for weight loss. A recent review found that for very overweight and obese people, intermittent fasting might produce better weight-loss results than very-low-calorie diets.
With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India's total infections stand at 19.93 million, while total fatalities rose by 3,417 to 218,959, according to health ministry data. "The # of active cases is accumulating, not just the daily new cases. Crisis tests ModiThe spike in infections is India's biggest crisis since Modi took office in 2014. Modi's party was defeated in India's West Bengal state in results declared on Sunday, although it won in the neighbouring state of Assam. Despite being the world's biggest producer of vaccines, India does not have enough for itself.
May 03, 2021 04:41 UTC
The former inspector-general of police, who handed over the post to Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani on Monday (May 3), said he was not lodging a report over the matter. "I would leave it to the good judgement of Acryl Sani and his men. Abdul Hamid said he was confident Acryl Sani would do well and be successful as the country's top policeman. On his plans for the police force, Acryl Sani said a media briefing will be held on the matter. In a statement on Sunday (May 2), Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan had urged Acryl Sani to lodge a police report about the alleged political interference.
May 03, 2021 04:18 UTC