Malaysian Cabinet ministers to take 10% pay cut: MahathirPUTRAJAYA — Malaysia's Cabinet ministers have agreed to slash their salaries by 10 per cent, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after chairing his first Cabinet meeting, as the country seeks to reduce its debt. In a press conference on Wednesday (May 23), Dr Mahathir added that some
Salaries of Malaysian ministers to be cut by 10%: PM MahathirPUTRAJAYA: The salaries of Cabinet ministers will be cut by 10 per cent, said Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahahtir Mohamad.
Dr Mahathir was speaking to media on Wednesday (May 23), after chairing the first Cabinet meeting at Putrajaya. He said the Cabinet also discussed ways to reduce the ...
PM: SPAD to be disbanded, absorbed by MoTPUTRAJAYA, May 23 — The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will be disbanded and its functions returned to the Transport Ministry, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said this...
Shukri's outburst could jeopardise current 1MDB probe, says RamkarpalKUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull’s public outburst that he was threatened and harassed in the course of investigating the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case might well jeopardise the current investigation into the issue. Bukit Gelugor Member of Parliament Ramkarpal Singh said such statements by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief could be taken by some to suggest that his impartiality has been compromised. “Shukri Abdull ought to know better than to publicly claim that he was threatened and harassed as a result of investigating the 1MDB scandal in 2015.
Wynn shareholders reject executive compensation planLAS VEGAS: Shareholders of casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd voted against the company's executive compensation plan at its annual meeting last week, Wynn said in a regulatory filing late on Tuesday (May 22).
The company's founder, Steve Wynn, resigned earlier this year after allegations of sexual ...
Learning to nap in New York, city that never sleepsNew York is the city that never sleeps, but arduous commutes, hellish hours and ultra-competitive jobs mean even the most wired of party animals or dedicated employees have to recharge their batteries. With affluent Americans increasingly health conscious -- indulging in fads such as green juice, hot-house yoga and matcha tea -- a few pay-for-sleep businesses are now offering customers a little shut-eye on the QT. "We wanted to accommodate all the exhausted New Yorkers," explains Stacy Veloric, the company's marketing director.
China Yangtze River Delta air quality worsens Jan-Apr - ministrySHANGHAI: Air quality in the major Chinese manufacturing hub around the Yangtze River Delta worsened in the first four months of the year, largely because of a 20 percent surge in emissions in January, environment ministry data showed on Wednesday.
The region, which includes Shanghai, saw ...
Bersih 2.0 wants entire EC leadership suspendedKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — All commissioners on the Election Commission (EC) including chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah and deputy Tan Sri Othman Mahmood should be suspended immediately, said...
University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologistTwo-hundred faculty members of the University of Southern California on Tuesday called for the USC's top official to resign over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams. The demand for USC President C.L. Max Nikias to step down came in an open letter from professors to the school's Board of Trustees as USC faced a mounting tide of litigation accusing Dr. George Tyndall of misconduct and the university of complicity and negligence. Tyndall resigned from the university last year after an internal inquiry found his pelvic examination practices were beyond accepted medical standards and that he had harassed patients.
Rare silk Koran helps preserve Afghanistan's cultural heritageOne of the only Korans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -- a feat its creators hope will help preserve the country's centuries-old tradition of calligraphy. Each of the Islamic holy book's 610 pages was produced by hand in a painstaking process that took a team of 38 calligraphers and artists specialising in miniatures nearly two years to finish. Bound in goat leather and weighing 8.6 kilograms (19 pounds), the Koran was produced by Afghan artisans, many of them trained at British foundation Turquoise Mountain in Kabul.
Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85 - media reportsThe cause of Roth's death was congestive heart failure, Judith Thurman, a close friend, told the New York Times. Roth wrote more than 30 books, including the 1991 memoir "Patrimony," which examined his complex relationship with his father and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
NFL owners considering penalty for anthem kneeling: ReportNEW YORK: NFL club owners are considering potential 15-yard penalties for kneeling during the national anthem among ways of coping with a backlash over player protests, Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday (May 22).
According to a story on the magazine's website, owners set aside three hours to ...
American literary giant Philip Roth dies aged 85NEW YORK: Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died, US media said late Tuesday (May 22). He was 85 years old.
The New Yorker magazine first reported the death of Roth, who won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for fiction ...
BN may lead popular vote in Sarawak, but can it keep the state?KUALA LUMPUR — Barisan Nasional (BN) may have kept its popular vote in Sarawak amid a crushing electoral defeat nationwide, but analysts said the coalition’s grip on the state popularly referred to as its “fixed deposit” is no longer assured. In the just-concluded 14th general e
New shirt sponsor for Australia after ball tampering scandalSYDNEY: Cricket Australia have signed a four-year agreement with energy provider Alinta Energy, potentially laying to rest concerns over a financial fallout from the ball-tampering scandal in March.
The West Australian company will become the men's national team's shirt sponsor across all three ...
World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakersMERAJNAGAR, Bangladesh: Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours - the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Hossain owns one of scores of small, hot, sweaty workshops ...
The nuclear test site North Korea plans to destroySEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to dismantle his country's only known nuclear test site has shone the spotlight on the secretive facility near the Chinese border.
The Punggye-ri test site, located beneath a mountain in the country's northeast, hosted all six nuclear tests ...
World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakersFlagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil. Hossain owns one of scores of small, hot, sweaty workshops in the Merajnagar district of capital Dhaka, working flat-out to produce flags and pennants for the local market ahead of the tournament in Russia. Bangladesh is traditionally cricket territory, but every four years the country of 160 million people -- whose national team is ranked 197th out of 202 in the world by FIFA -- goes World Cup crazy.
Teenager becomes youngest Hongkonger to conquer Mount Everest and now wants to complete the Explorers Grand SlamIn a historic first, a 19-year-old Hongkonger has become the youngest person from the city to conquer the world’s highest peak. Benjamin Chan Ka-hei made it to the 8,848-metre summit (29,029 feet) of Mount Everest on Monday, according to International Mountain Guides, the company that arranged Chan’s expedition. The teenager was expected to reach the Everest base camp on Tuesday, though there had not been any confirmation from him as of Wednesday morning.
China’s controversial love guru Ayawawa suspended on Weibo over ‘comfort women’ commentsYang Bingyang, a controversial relationship blogger in China better known as Ayawawa, has been banned from posting on Weibo for six months after commenting offline that China’s “comfort women” possessed a “gender advantage” over men that boosted their chances of coming out of the second world war alive. Weibo, China’s largest social network, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that it had frozen the popular online advice guru’s account after she told participants in one of her offline “emotional training” workshops that Chinese women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during the war exemplified the “natural gender advantage” women possessed over men.
What is Nipah virus?#DidYouKnow: The Nipah virus has killed at least 10 people in India, but it first emerged among pig farmers in Singapore and Malaysia. Channel NewsAsia's Glenda Chong with more on the virus.
Tennis: Korea's Chung out of French Open with ankle injurySEOUL: Tipped as one of the few men in the draw capable of beating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros this year, rising South Korean talent Chung Hyeon was forced to pull out of the French Open with an ankle injury on Wednesday (May 23).
The Australian Open semi-finalist said he had been carrying the ...
Dr Mahathir officially moves in to Prime Minister's OfficePUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad began working from the Prime Minister's Office in Perdana Putra here today. Since Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election on May 9, Dr Mahathir had been operating from his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here. The prime minister arrived at the Perdana Putra lobby at 8.25am and was welcomed by Prime Minister's Department senior deputy secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali.
Tiny African start-ups draw interest after slow start"There are little glimmers of light everywhere" in Africa, said Gilles Babinet, a digital technology expert with the European Commission. The World Bank recently counted some 443 African incubators -- firms that back new businesses with funds and expertise -- compared with around just 10 at the beginning of the decade. Investment fund Partech Ventures estimates African startups raised $560 million in 2017, up more than 50 percent as the number of deals soared 66 percent to 128 from a year earlier.
North Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubtsSEOUL: Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday (May 23) to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen.
In a surprise announcement Pyongyang ...
The nuclear test site North Korea plans to destroyNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to dismantle his country's only known nuclear test site has shone the spotlight on the secretive facility near the Chinese border. The Punggye-ri test site, located beneath a mountain in the country's northeast, hosted all six nuclear tests Pyongyang has conducted -- most recently last September. Earlier this month the North announced it would blow up the site's access tunnels between May 23-25 in front of invited foreign media.
South Korea's Chung out of French Open with ankle problemREUTERS: Australian Open semi-finalist Chung Hyeon has pulled out of the French Open with a persistent ankle injury, the rising South Korean said on Wednesday.
Tipped as one of the few contenders capable of beating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros this year, Chung said in a tweet that he had also ...
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North Korea allows South Korea reporters to visit nuclear site, official saysNorth Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea's unification ministry said on Wednesday. North Korea invited a handful of media from a number of countries to witness the dismantling of the Punggye-ri testing site to uphold its pledge to discontinue nuclear tests.
N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubtsInvited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement Pyongyang said earlier this month that it planned to "completely" destroy the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, a move welcomed by Washington and Seoul. Punggye-ri has been the site of all six of the North's nuclear tests, the latest and by far the most powerful in September last year, which Pyongyang said was an H-bomb.
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Fingerprint-based payments provider Touche inks deal with OCBCSINGAPORE: Merchants with OCBC Bank could soon have the option of offering a fingerprint-based payments and loyalty programme system to its customers.
On Wednesday (May 23), Singapore-based start-up Touche announced it has signed an agreement with the bank to offer its payment device and services ...
1:24 PM Have you heard that if a service is unreliable and inefficient, they need to give rewards by increasing the money.
On the same note, if the service becomes efficient, you still need to reward them. So no way of reducing the money. Lol.
1:22 PM Most human will never satisfied with what they had...That why we need a strong will,educated and calibre person to take the job...
1:22 PM Well done. Have to salute the Malaysian government . They are setting the standard for other countries to emulate.
1:22 PM They are corruption free due to extreme high salary for a small nation like Singapore, smaller than just Johor alone. Corruption made Legally, no one can opposed because it’s Openly declared and bill passed in Parliament. It will need determination of insiders to Self Reflect and their own decisiveness for a soluble about turn, to revamp the whole system before it’s too late.
1:22 PM If they can just cut 50% of their corruption, they can double their salary with no problems at all.
Heck, they can even increase their salary by 5 folds
1:22 PM If Spore follows likewise, Grace Foo will be the first to quit!
She said before: any further reduction, won’t make my stay here worthwhile!
1:21 PM If the project is cancelled SG got to go back to plan B if they have it
1:21 PM PH is showing the rest of the world how to lead with heart. Kudos to them for cutting ministers’ salaries. Do other governments have the courage to follow suit?
1:21 PM Fairprice umbrella brand rice 10kg increased from 28.80 to 30.80. That is about 7% already.
1:21 PM Benson Tan it does not look bad ! It is right thing to do ! But will Malaysia cronism atill persisy whete contracts already fatten so many BN people and that icludes Dr M timw when he was the PM. And what about SST after doing away with GSt, about same thing different name. Dont compare, Malaysia has its issues Sg has got its own.
1:21 PM It’s a shame for our ministers whose salaries are the highest in this world. Thumbs up for Dr Mahathir government for setting an good example by cutting the ministers salaries by 10% An good government always think of the citizens welfare’s first
1:21 PM Anyway don't go ahead with the HSR also good lah. Malaysia depends more on sg then sg needs Malaysia 😂😂😂
1:20 PM Today, you go and ask LTK or SL, bet you 100% for a 50% cut across the board including pers, they will agree
1:20 PM The rail project is off! After building the rail and trains, who will maintain it, the Rakyat? Then Malaysians will be charged tolls and taxes...no can do, forget it! Malaysia will not be like Singapore build trains until breakdown!
1:20 PM Tony Sim : Luckily in Singapore they don’t have that many non enlighten voters like you. You pay peanuts you get monkey.
1:20 PM Please SCRAP this irritating HSR project…please don't come…GO…
1:20 PM Quote”Looking at Najib, its obvious in Malaysia, most govt official income is not from their monthly salary. 😏😏😏😁”
1:20 PM And to attract the right calibre of people into politics too.... ha.. ha..
1:20 PM Sg got cheap and expensive.
If you go CBD area sure expensive.
But i compare SG to JAPAN, i think SG quite affordable.
Don’t compare high end area etc, which most news report use i think.
1:19 PM John Bolton is a warmonger who advocated the Iraq war. With him as the NSA, we can expect more wars. He's already persuaded Donald to abandon the Iran nuclear deal .
He's also doing his best to sabotage the summit with north Korea by comparing Kim with gadaffi.
Make America go to war again!
1:19 PM Erected, was what they meant. There was a typo.
1:19 PM Tony Sim lol cut 50% still a lot lor. If they want resign, pls go ahead, open door big big for them 😂
1:19 PM Louis Ling then ur life??continue to pay n pay till u die ah!
1:19 PM There's a 3P ongoing for the longest time... the Pap and NTUC analing citizens.
1:19 PM Well done Tun. U are really doing good for the country n the people
1:19 PM Not every single Minister will resort to corruption. Higher pay means all ministers succumb to legalized corruption. Don't you think so?
Like in order for my employee not to take a bribe of $10k from my competitor, I raise his pay by 10k.
1:18 PM Malaysia are working out and by cutting down gst and their minister salary.. Spore is keep increasing transport regardless faulty or not. Who suffer in the end? U know I know and everybody know
1:18 PM I din noe some fool.are ok with our ministers salaries!they are earning millions and we are paying tax for their salaries!bravo!bravo!
1:18 PM Not about salary of PM. It is the eco system of mixing of business with politics and massive political votes buying and under table deals that must be eliminated
1:18 PM Well Done 👍 My Salute To TUN And His CABINET MINISTERS. GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR
1:18 PM Nigel Lim . I considered myself lucky. I have seen very very poor families who cannot actually have a proper 3 meals.
1:18 PM Louis Ling Some ppl cant make that kind of salaries...so they assume others also cannot have that kind of salaries...😁
1:18 PM CT Goh Yes my parents will definitely understand because they are late 60s thou
1:18 PM Salute to you guys, you are an example to your people and creating loyalty thru austerity. Nothing likes a with reform, a change of government to sweep out the rubbish.... well done Malaysia you are an example to corrupt governments around the world. Singapore could take a page out of your book.
1:18 PM We must wake up now. What are we going to do..what is our future holds for us. Housing....is so miserable...expenses going up like nothing....true they pave way for the young to get the housing. So those in the 40s will go where if they bought the house which have 40 years left. 🤔
1:18 PM Time for pay cut on Singapore side as well. Since everyday say not enough money, the Singapore ministers need to cut their pay too.
1:17 PM I prefer they take millions in salary. Rather than helping themselves billions from national reserves..
1:17 PM It might have sold those nude photos for SGD50mils
1:17 PM If SG Govt cut salary by 50% I anticipate about 3/4 of them will resign