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YOURSAY | Tajuddin’s appointment – PM values loyalty over merit

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YOURSAY | ‘There are enough red flags raised concerning this appointment.’ MP tells govt to justify Tajuddin’s appointment ‘His excellency’ Tajuddin makes Ambiga tear OCT: In Malaysia, it is not about your character, conduct or intelligence that can secure the best job in the government. All the important and juicy government and GLC (government-linked company) positions are reserved for their supporters who have made the prime minister happy. It takes years of training to become a diplomat. He or she needs to be of impeccable and unblemished character. In this case, PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob has… Read More »

YOURSAY | Hero’s homecoming for PM, but Jokowi get to meet Musk

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YOURSAY | ‘The rakyat are well aware of the rent-a-crowd concept.’ MP criticises hero’s welcome for PM after US trip OCT: There were no real investments brought back by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob – all he did was attend the Asean-US summit and observed some memorandum of understanding or letter of intent being signed. The rakyat are well aware of the “rent-a-crowd” concept where a few ringgit, free meals and a goodies bag will get you a hero’s welcome. A real PM would do their work silently without fanfare, like Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). The PM did have some meetings w… Read More »

YOURSAY | ‘Congrats to the Ah Bengs in DAP – you got what you wanted’

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YOURSAY | ‘It seems DAP prefers the Chinese-educated group.’ DAP MP Ong will not contest in GE15 Anon25: Bangi MP Ong Kian Ming, yes, it looks like a slap in the face at the DAP elections. The Chinese-educated seem to have taken over. If so, it will be doom for DAP. But do not walk away yet. My friends – Malays, Chinese and Indians – and I have contributed thousands of ringgit believing that DAP would be like Singapore’s PAP. Unless DAP finds some way of keeping people like Ong and Damansara MP Tony Pua interested in politics, DAP is doomed. There are lessons to be learned from Singapore. The … Read More »

YOURSAY | Now not everyone can fly on time

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YOURSAY | ‘Insufficient aircraft not a good excuse, you must deliver what you sell.’ Minister demands answers from AirAsia after complaints mount OCT: It looks like AirAsia doesn’t have enough planes to operate its business (based on reports of many complaints involving flight delays and rescheduling experienced by passengers, which also gained the attention of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi). It also looks like one plane served multiple routes, so if there is a delay at one airport, there will be subsequent delays at other airports along the route due to c… Read More »

YOURSAY | Get to the root of house officer bullying

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YOURSAY | ‘It is the unmanageable influx of questionable medical schools.’ MP SPEAKS | The quandaries of junior doctors Culture of fear leaves junior doctors vulnerable, says MMA MS: Smart and diligent house officers with a reputation for meticulous attention to detail invariably do not invite bullying – more work definitely… but not the kind of “harassment” which appears to be the bone of contention here. What the country is witnessing is an unmanageable influx of questionable medical schools which has put an additional strain on those already coping to serve as doctors. It is a direct cons… Read More »

Emirates to increase air connectivity to Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, May 11 (Bernama) — Dubai-based Emirates, one of the world’s leading airlines, is set to increase air connectivity to Malaysia through a number of flights and flight capacity, from major destinations beyond Dubai and across the globe.

This follows the signing of a memorandum of collaboration (MOC) between Tourism Malaysia and Emirates at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Tuesday (May 10), as strategic partners to boost tourism recovery.

Tourism Malaysia, in a statement, said Emirates is expected to expand its wings to other cities in Malaysia as well as promote some of the country’s latest attractions and destinations for shopping, family fun, eco-adventure, honeymoon and luxury holidays, following the reopening of Malaysia’s borders on April 1.

“This collaboration will explore mutually beneficial initiatives that will drive inbound tourism to Malaysia, and also offers Emirates more opportunities to serve the market,” said Tourism Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture with the focus on promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the collaboration would give a further boost to the tourism industry and strengthen economic ties between Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

The collaboration is also aimed to attract potential tourists from other markets such as Europe, America, and Africa via Emirates’ network and services, she said.

“We hope Emirates will continue to work together with Tourism Malaysia to promote Malaysia as a unique travel destination focusing solely on Malaysia by highlighting different cities such as Kota Kinabalu and Penang,” she said in the statement.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Price hike due to blended cooking oil not regulated under AKHAP

PUTRAJAYA, May 11 (Bernama) — The cooking oil that is reported to have experienced a price hike of up to RM10 for a five-kilogramme (kg) bottle is not regulated under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act (AKHAP) 2011 as it is categorised as blended cooking oil.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the alleged price hike of cooking oil as reported involved the Knife and Red Eagle brands, which are not categorised under the AKHAP’s legal control.

“This is because it is under the blended cooking oil category and not pure cooking oil,” he tweeted today when commenting on allegations of the soaring prices of cooking oil.

According to reports, the price of five-kg blended cooking oil of the Red Eagle and Knife brands is said to be RM45 now compared to between RM30 and RM35 during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Nanta said that effective from Aug 1, 2021, the maximum retail price of pure palm cooking oil sold in bottles is RM29.70 for five kg; RM18.70 (three kg); RM12.70 (two kg); and RM6.70 (one kg).

Nanta, meanwhile, said that traders, however, should not arbitrarily raise the price of blended cooking oil in the market.

He said the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) had the jurisdiction to investigate according to AKHAP, on the basis of profiteering.

He said a notice would be sent to the premises in accordance with Section 21 of AKHAP and, if there was an element of profiteering, legal action could be taken under Section 14(1) of the same act.

Upon conviction, corporations or companies can be fined up to RM500,000 while non-corporations or individuals can be fined up to RM100,000 or jailed for a term not exceeding three years or both.

He said the KPDNHEP enforcement officers were aware of the case and are taking further action.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency