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Review poverty line, activists tell govt

PETALING JAYA: As Tun Daim Zainuddin defended Malaysia’s record on poverty eradication, activists want the government to seriously look into the UN’s call for its poverty measurement to be reassessed.

Seminar to get feedback on 12th Malaysia Plan

PETALING JAYA: The National Economic Forum (NEF) will be held to gather feedback for the formulation of the government’s National Entrepreneur Framework and the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025).

Late bloomers

Last night I arrived late for Caring’s 25th annual dinner celebration at Berjaya Times Square. I did use the excuse of horrendous traffic but it was really my own fault for not starting earlier from home. But I also had the excuse of not being able to wear my bow tie (which took 15 minutes) because the last time I wore one was during my own wedding years ago. As you can guess by now, I am wearing a new tuxedo, recently made and 30 years apart from the first one.

‘Khat’ in the middle: Calligraphy or needs-based aid?

IN the era of Donald Trump, Brexit and more, perhaps the most important lesson we should take to heart is that politics is based more on emotion than ever before.

Needs-based policy vital for national unity

From TAN SRI RAMON NAVARATNAM, Asli Center of Public Policy Studies.

Will Anwar become the 8th Prime Minister?

A discussion about a new book draws interesting perspectives on the much debated transfer of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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Scomi on the fast-track

ON the surface of it, the current state of the Malaysian construction sector looks stagnant and appears to be mired in a lot of waiting and bureaucratic hurdles.