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RM40,000 to help mums, kids

Special guest Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah met some of the children under the patronage of the Persatuan Ehsan Wanita dan Anak-Anak Kuala Lumpur (Pewanida) at the Tautan Kasih High-Tea held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Canada heading for election as government falls

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's shaky minority Liberal government lost a vote of confidence on Monday, ending a 17-month stay in office that was largely overshadowed by a patronage scandal.

Jobless man charged with selling membership linked to Sultan

MUAR: An unemployed man was charged with trying to sell bogus memberships of an association purportedly under the patronage of the Johor Sultan.

Man caught for bogus club membership sale

MUAR: An unemployed man was charged in two magistrate’s courts here for trying to sell bogus memberships to an association under the patronage of the Sultan of Johor.

To rejuvenate, Umno must break away from leader-centric practices, says Mat Hasan

SHAH ALAM: Umno must break away from political patronage and leader-centric practices to rejuvenate and regain its strength, says its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

Tencent slump shows what happens when Beijing flips the switch

China long celebrated Tencent Holdings Ltd as a national champion. Now, the tech giant is getting a taste of what it’s like to be on the other side of government patronage.

Pahang Regent denies he got RM1.3bil kickback from China company

KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, refuted an allegation circulating on social media that he had received RM1.3bil as a kickback for “his patronage” over a project.

Report: Malaysia stock market cheers change in key posts, exchange chief might be replaced

KUALA LUMPUR: Moves by Malaysia's new government to change the guard at market regulators and state-owned firms have lifted the country's stock markets this week as investors hope for better governance and an end to decades of patronage politics a report said adding the stock exchange chief might be replaced.

How transparent is the awarding of spectrum to cellular firms in Malaysia?

MANY questions have been raised on the way spectrum for cellular companies has been awarded in Malaysia. Political patronage appears to have had a role in some awards despite pledges for transparency in the past.

Holiday business boost

WITH May 10 and 11 declared as public holidays, the increased domestic travel brought about by GE14 has spurred higher patronage at various eateries in the older quarter of the city.