Oil climbs to 13-mth highs on output cuts, demand recovery hopes

SINGAPORE (Feb 9): Oil prices advanced on Tuesday to their highest in 13 months, as supply cuts by major producers and optimism over a recovery in fuel demand support energy markets. Brent crude futures for April gained 50 cents, or 0.8%, to US$61.06 a barrel by 0721 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) for […]

Low delivery rates can affect livelihoods of riders

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting many individuals who have lost their jobs or taken salary cuts, with many opting to become delivery riders either part time or full time in tandem with the e-commerce boom. Changes in the industry landscape and consumer behaviour have driven industry players to rely […]

Penang’s Covid-19 surge due to clusters in construction, manufacturing sectors

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has been recording an increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases since last week, following the emergence of new clusters. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the new clusters involve the manufacturing and construction sectors. “I received reports from the state Health Department that for the fifth week (Jan 31 to Feb 6), […]

PKP bukan alasan naikkan harga

KOTA KINABALU: Peniaga di Sabah diingatkan tidak menjadikan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) sebagai alasan untuk menaikkan harga barangan keperluan pengguna. Pengerusi Persatuan Pengguna Bijak Pantai Barat Sabah, David Chan, berkata walaupun peniaga juga terjejas dan tertekan berikutan pelaksanaan perintah berkenaan, tindakan menaikkan harga tidak wajar dilakukan. Beliau berkata, sebaliknya tindakan itu akan memburukkan lagi keadaan […]

Large onion shipment springs to the rescue of local consumers

PETALING JAYA: Dry those tears, shoppers — a shipment of onions from India has arrived to help ensure sufficient supply and stable pricing of the vegetable, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi (pic). “We have been given an assurance by a large wholesaler who imports onions from India that […]

LHDN saman dua lagi sekutu Jho Low tuntut bayar tunggakan cukai pendapatan

KUALA LUMPUR: 9 Feb — Kerajaan Malaysia melalui Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) menfailkan saman terhadap dua rakan sekutu ahli perniagaan dalam buruan Low Taek Jho atau Jho Low iaitu Casey Tang Keng Chee dan Jasmine Loo Ai Swan, kedua-duanya bekas pegawai kanan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), supaya mereka membayar tunggakan cukai pendapatan masing-masing berjumlah […]

Xiaomi unveils Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition of its Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2

After nearly 7 months, Xiaomi has finally unveiled its special edition Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 that’s made in partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. This is a foldable electric scooter that boasts 45km of range and comes equipped with a number of safety features. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 edition scooter costs EUR 799 (about RM3,933) which […]

Man jailed for faking terminal cancer & collecting donations

MADRID – A Spaniard known as “the man with 2,000 tumours” who lied about having terminal cancer was handed a two-year jail term on Monday for scamming donations from thousands, including celebrities. Paco Sanz, 50, appeared regularly on television and social media between 2010 and 2017, claiming to have nearly 2,000 tumours as a result […]