Friday, January 14, 2022


The state of pandemic education, two years on

While gaps remain in learning despite the return to the physical classroom, cooperation from all quarters could be enough to bridge the gulfs and help students make up for the time lost to Covid-19.

No more MCO, just stricter border controls, says Hishammuddin

Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the majority of Omicron cases in the country comprise those returning from overseas.

Industry players jittery while awaiting govt’s response to Omicron

They voice the most concern over the possibility of more lockdowns and border closures.

Anxiety in tourism sector as Omicron sparks lockdown memories

While no such measures have yet been announced, an economist says any return of a movement control order will affect economic growth as seen before.

The man who stood his ground against AirAsia

Nagendran did everything within his power to ensure that he received a refund for the nearly RM5,000 he had spent on tickets after the flight was cancelled.

Over 5,000 divorces reported in Sarawak during MCO

Reasons include misunderstandings, financial issues, drug addiction, and being hot-tempered or depressed.

Bus operators plead for govt aid ahead of Budget 2022

The Pan Malaysia Bus Operators Association says its members suffered heavy losses throughout the MCO period and are still struggling to recover today.

Nearly 224,000 calls to support line for emotional relief and counselling

Issues brought up include job loss, no source of income, family conflicts and interpersonal relationship problems.

Construction industry lost RM42 billion due to MCOs

RM18 billion was lost during the most recent MCO period while RM24 billion was lost during MCO 1.0.

World Bank revises Malaysia’s economic growth forecast to 3.3% in 2021

This is a downward revision from the 4.5% forecast in June.

Over 10,000 declared bankrupt during MCO period

A total of 1,246 businesses also closed down during the same period.

Ismail, former Bersatu Wanita chief settle defamation suit

He had sued Anina Saadudin for her remarks on his handling of duties during the movement control order period.

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