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Nation 22 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Govt initiatives in Budget 2021 get the thumbs up

“I am relieved that the government has allowed us to take out money from Account 1 of our Employees Provident Fund (EPF). I sell flowers and cookies from home to earn a living while my husband works in Singapore. My business was badly hit due to Covid-19 and my husband was unable to send back as much money as he used to as he now has extra expenses to bear due to the closure of the border. He used to travel back and forth between Johor and Singapore daily but he now has no choice but to remain in Singapore where he has to fork out extra cash for his rent there as well as for his daily basic needs. I am depending on my sales here for my five children who are between 14 and 24-years-old. Three of them are schooling while two are still looking for jobs. The money from the EPF really helps to ease our burden but I have made it a point to only take it out when we are desperate. ”S. Sumathi, 47, trader

Nation 19 Nov 2020 | 5:23 PM

Special committee set up to address threats posed by wild boars, macaques, says Melaka exco member

MELAKA: A special committee has been set up to address the threats posed by animals such as wild boars, says an exco member.

Nation 19 Nov 2020 | 12:09 PM

Rural entrepreneurs saw boost in sales by going digital, says Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Rural entrepreneurs have seen an increase in sales and boost in confidence to conduct business online thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.

Nation 18 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Restaurant owner fined for not following SOP

KUALA LUMPUR: A restaurant entrepreneur was fined RM800 in default a month’s jail by a Magistrate’s Court here for failing to ensure adherence to the standard operating procedure (SOP) under the conditional movement control order to fight Covid-19.