Monday, September 20, 2021


Fulfilling moral duty or being punished for profits: The windfall tax dilemma

Mixed reactions arise to a suggestion that companies reaping huge profits during the pandemic pay more tax.

US judge tosses order for hospital to give Covid patient ivermectin

The case is one of several nationwide where courts have sided with litigants seeking to use ivermectin, despite scant evidence of its effectiveness against Covid and a rise in calls to poison centres as a result of misuse.

Selangor assembly passes motion for online, hybrid sittings

These are to be held during an emergency, pandemic or extraordinary emergency where physical attendance is discouraged.

Business confidence weakens in Q3 2021

Most sectors are anticipating unfavourable business conditions for Q3 2021 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cobbling a living together during the Covid-19 pandemic

Small-time shoe repair businesses are feeling the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns while those in the food supply chain struggle to keep produce fit for the market.

Bank Negara slashes growth forecast after virus resurgence

Full-year growth forecast has been cut to between 3.0% and 4.0%, down from 6.0% to 7.5% previously.

Happy Bank, reaching the needy across the country

For seven years, Happy Bank has been helping those in need, but numbers now are greater than ever thanks to the Covid-19 crisis. Contributions to Happy Bank can be channelled to Maybank account number 568621000906.

Singapore’s pandemic billionaires named

Ventilator tycoon Li Xiting tops the list of the 50 wealthiest people in the republic.

Happy Bank races to feed where pandemic starves

With many facing financial and social difficulties brought on by the Covid-19 crisis, NGOs are striving to do what they can.

Growing interest in mental health services, stress-relieving products, study finds

Scented candles, adult colouring books and therapy lamps have all seen a surge in Google searches.

Ailing tourism spells hairy times for cat hotels, too

Owners have nowhere to go, which means pets have no need of hotels either.

What did we just see at Dataran?

Politicians should understand that politics has taken a backseat during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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