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Rising welfare costs make fresh revenue necessary
OWING to the drastic shift in our daily lives, Malaysians have become more conscious than ever of issues affecting our health, but it is necessary to know that many dangerous infectious diseases can be prevented through vaccination2 - beyond the novel coronavirus.
ESF sees record number of perfect scorers in IB exams, including student one step closer to doctor dream
Royce Leung, who has had a hearing impairment since he was 6, hopes to become an orthopaedistHe is among 46 perfect scorers across the seven secondary schools of the English Schools Foundation
HENAN: The birth of rare all-male quadruplets into a Henan family that already had two girls has sparked discussion on whether the large family should be fined, given that the national third-child policy has not yet been implemented.
China population: workforce to drop by 35 million over next five years as demographic pressure grows
With more than 40 million new retirees over the next five years, China’s workforce will see a net decline of 35 million, the government saysBeijing plans to meet the challenge by expanding private annuity schemes, postponing the retirement age and creating more jobs
BEIJING: Creative content, including entertainment shows on TV, with focus on the elderly group, can develop into a niche business with significant market potential, given that China is increasingly becoming an ageing society, industry experts said.
PETALING JAYA: It’s the other set of figures you want to see going down and in that, Malaysia is on the right track with vaccine hesitancy gradually declining as the country’s Covid-19 inoculation programme moves into high gear.
TOKYO: The Bank of Japan (BoJ) must eventually consider ways to unload its huge holdings of exchange-traded funds (ETF), such as by selling them to households, said former central bank policymaker Makoto Sakurai.
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Gazing at the koinobori fluttering in the wind in his yard, our columnist begins to worry about the children in the world during this pandemic...