Permohonan i-Sinar diluluskan bermula 8 Mac ini

KKUALA LUMPUR: Ahli Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) di bawah umur 55 tahun yang sudah membuat permohonan bagi kemudahan i-Sinar akan diberikan kelulusan bermula 8 Mac ini. KWSP dalam kenyataannya memaklumkan, ia termasuk mana-mana permohonan baharu yang diterima selepas tarikh terbabit, tertakluk kepada baki yang sedia ada dalam Akaun 1 ahli. “KWSP menghargai kesabaran dan […]

Number of jobs created in 2020 shrinks on weaker demand for labour

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of jobs created in 2020 decreased to 73,000 from 104,000 created in 2019, reflecting softer labour demand from businesses in the private sector, said Chief Statistician Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin. He said that preliminary numbers based on the average of quarterly labour force statistics indicated employed persons recorded […]

Matta: SOP 1st, then travel bubble

AS MALAYSIA moves to open its borders with travel bubbles, the tourism sector said it needs to first come up with a “fool-proof” operating procedure to minimise the resurgence of Covid-19. Malaysia has lined up a few countries that it wants to have reciprocal arrangements that will allow cross-border travel during the pandemic, a move […]

Oil drops as investors gauge big chill impact on US refineries

MELBOURNE (Feb 19): Oil prices slid as much as 2% in early trade on Friday, adding to overnight declines, on worries that refineries shut by a big freeze in the US South will take some time to revive operations and dent crude demand. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell US$1.21, or 2%, to […]

Surprise in France as ex-minister convicted of rape

PARIS — After nearly 10 years of legal battles that initially led to an acquittal, a former French government minister faces at least three years in prison after a court found him guilty of raping two employees during “foot massages” in his office. The conviction of Georges Tron, 63, comes as France is confronting a […]

One-third of US military refusing Covid vaccine

WASHINGTON – Pentagon officials said yesterday that about one-third of the US military are declining to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, despite significant coronavirus infection levels in the forces. Major General Jeff Taliaferro revealed the high refusal rate in Congressional hearing, as the US Defense Department continues to classify Covid vaccines as optional because they have yet […]

Canada vows next to be up against Facebook over content payment

OTTAWA — Canada vowed on Thursday to make Facebook Inc pay for news content, seeking allies in the media battle with tech giants and pledging not to back down if the social media platform shuts off the country’s news as it did in Australia. Facebook blocked all Australian news content on its service over proposed […]

Serena belum fikir nasib masa depan

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams meninggalkan sidang media Terbuka Australia dalam keadaan berlinangan air mata selepas tewas pada aksi separuh akhir kepada Naomi Osaka. Usaha bintang Amerika Syarikat untuk menjulang kejuaraan Grand Slam ke-24 berakhir kekalahan kepada pemain Jepun yang memenangi tiga kejuaraan utama, Naomi, dengan keputusan 6-3, 6-4. Serena melambaikan tangan kepada peminat dengan wajah penuh […]

Beasley yakin prestasi Jijoe memuncak ketika Olimpik

KUALA LUMPUR: Ketua jurulatih basikal trek negara, John Beasley yakin anak buahnya, Azizulhasni Awang akan berada di kemuncak prestasi terbaiknya pada Sukan Olimpik Tokyo pada 23 Julai hingga 8 Ogos ini. Jurulatih dari Australia itu, berkata persiapan pemenang pingat gangsa Olimpik Rio 2016 dan juara dunia keirin 2017 itu berada di landasan tepat bagi menghadapi […]