Angie Tan

Ragananthini is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight.

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1 month ago

Manpower shortage at Selayang market as locals shun jobs

Those who turn up are either elderly or can’t take the heavy workload, say traders.

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Manpower shortage at Selayang market as locals shun jobs

1 month ago

Housewives, bosses turn to loan sharks during MCO

MCA, DAP public-service units dealing with spate of calls from desperate borrowers, highlighting economic toll of coronavirus.

Housewives, bosses turn to loan sharks during MCO

1 month ago

Hardware stores brace for post-MCO as sales plunge 90%

Biggest customers – construction sector – facing own problems resuming ops.

Hardware stores brace for post-MCO as sales plunge 90%

2 months ago

Restaurants opt not to seat diners due to strict rules

Consequences of being linked to Covid-19 infection deter most operators from taking in customers.

Restaurants opt not to seat diners due to strict rules

2 months ago

CMCO first day sees big rush for the pawnbrokers

Borrowers amass at the shops to pay overdue interest on their loans.

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CMCO first day sees big rush for the pawnbrokers


2 months ago

EMCO in Selayang could lead to up to 70% spike in price of greens

New rules only allow those Covid-19 negative, locals to work at wholesale market supplying most veggies to Klang Valley.

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EMCO in Selayang could lead to up to 70% spike in price of greens

2 months ago

Customers willing to pay more for fresh veggies sold online

Farmers say consumers must bear cost of ‘convenience’ as many seek to avoid roadblocks, social-distancing rules at supermarkets.

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Customers willing to pay more for fresh veggies sold online

2 months ago

Kluang youth lend farmers a helping hand

Cahaya Aspirasi’s ‘Surprise Food Box’ helps fruit and veg producers facing tough time during MCO.

Kluang youth lend farmers a helping hand

2 months ago

No school, no fees… parents threaten kindergartens’ survival

Operators offering online classes, discounts to try to stay viable during MCO.

No school, no fees… parents threaten kindergartens’ survival

2 months ago

Malaysians stuck in Singapore miss family, fear job losses

City state imposes ‘circuit breaker’ until May 4 to stop Covid-19 infections forcing workers to endure longer MCO.

Malaysians stuck in Singapore miss family, fear job losses

3 months ago

RM10 billion not enough to ensure tourism, restaurant sectors’ survival

With zero travellers, stressed consumers, industry reps beg for specific aid package.

RM10 billion not enough to ensure tourism, restaurant sectors’ survival

3 months ago

Homes for elderly, disabled hit hard by MCO

Funding, donations dip with many unable to pay rent, utilities or buy fresh produce.

Homes for elderly, disabled hit hard by MCO

3 months ago

No matrimonial bliss during restriction order

MCO scuppers wedding plans for couples across the country, deals them huge financial blow.

No matrimonial bliss during restriction order

3 months ago

Things won’t be the same post-MCO, say restaurateurs

Some may have to shut down, others downsize or diversify as consumer behaviour no longer the same.

Things won’t be the same post-MCO, say restaurateurs

3 months ago

Tighter controls spell doom for more eateries

Restaurants, supermarkets only allowed to open between 8am-8pm as fight to contain Covid-19 continues.

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