Border controls, MCO push money changers into the red

Remittance firms also hit because of workers’ pay cuts, reduced working hours and business closures.

By Ragananthini Vethasalam · 6 hours ago

Border controls, MCO push money changers into the red

Reps turn job-matchers, counsellors as pandemic hits incomes

Assemblymen in Selangor, Johor taking proactive steps to assist struggling constituents.

By Angie Tan · 1 day ago · 1 comment

Reps turn job-matchers, counsellors as pandemic hits incomes

Manufacturing sector shed most jobs in 2020

More than 90,000 Malaysians retrenched between January, November as pandemic continues to affect economy.

By Chan Kok Leong, Diyana Ibrahim · 3 days ago

Manufacturing sector shed most jobs in 2020

Plan to legalise workers won’t solve labour shortage, says group

Govt’s recalibration plan may help some sectors while employers fear penalties.  

By Hailey Chung Wee Kye · 3 days ago

Plan to legalise workers won’t solve labour shortage, says group

EPF savings distant thought as pandemic squeezes jobless

Jobless have no choice but to tap Account 1 as debts pile up, economy shows no signs of recovery.  

By Noel Achariam, Elill Easwaran · 4 days ago

EPF savings distant thought as pandemic squeezes jobless


Mini-marts popping up despite gloomy economic outlook

Local grocery stores buck trend, thrive during pandemic, surprising traders’ groups.

By Khoo Gek San · 5 days ago

Mini-marts popping up despite gloomy economic outlook

Malls, retailers bleeding from CMCO

Associations plead for more tax rebates, aid to preserve cash flow as country suffers 3rd wave of Covid-19.

By Noel Achariam, Elill Easwaran, Khoo Gek San · 1 week ago

Malls, retailers bleeding from CMCO

Rescind hard liquor sale ban, trade groups urge DBKL

Decision to bar sundry shops, convenience stores from selling alcohol adds to woes.

By Angie Tan · 1 week ago

Rescind hard liquor sale ban, trade groups urge DBKL

How about a pay cut to show you care?

Artistes like many others also suffering during pandemic, MP’s suggestion just adding to their misery.

· 1 week ago · 2 comments

How about a pay cut to show you care?

Bosses seek clarity over latest workers’ legalisation scheme

Scheme starting on Monday open to 4 sectors but employers’ reps complain about scant details.

By Bernard Saw · 1 week ago

What savings? Penang poor households have barely enough to get by

Impossible to consider future while Covid-19, MCO create uncertainty.

By Zaim Ibrahim · 1 week ago

What savings? Penang poor households have barely enough to get by

Economy contracts again in Q3

-2.7% contraction, 2nd consecutive negative growth quarter.

· 2 weeks ago

Economy contracts again in Q3

Economist slams move to allow needy to dip into EPF

Govt should provide cash assistance, not ask rakyat to tap retirement savings.

By Aminah Farid · 2 weeks ago · 1 comment

Economist slams move to allow needy to dip into EPF

Where’s source of funds for Budget 2021, asks Dr Mahathir

No new taxes, various ministries and agencies get large allocations while nation reels from Covid-19.

By Ragananthini Vethasalam, Diyana Ibrahim · 2 weeks ago

Where’s source of funds for Budget 2021, asks Dr Mahathir

Cut ministers’, officials’ pay by 10%, urges Dr Mahathir

Ex-PM says funds should be redirected to those starving as pandemic continues to wreak havoc on economy.

By Noor Azam Shairi, Kamles Kumar · 2 weeks ago

Cut ministers’, officials’ pay by 10%, urges Dr Mahathir