Tuesday, January 18, 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.

Najib’s EPF withdrawal campaign will see many forced to work longer, economists warn

They say financial aid during times of crisis should come directly from the government instead of in the form of EPF withdrawals, as heavily promoted by the former prime minister.

2022 will be tough but better than 2020, say economists

While concerns remain over Covid-19 and the latest Omicron variant, the economic and social sectors have reopened on the back of a strong vaccination drive on the domestic front.

Ikea to raise prices 9% worldwide amid supply challenges

It nevertheless says it plans to maintain the affordability of the goods being sold, keeping prices as low as possible.

A look back at 2021

From more Covid-19 challenges to raging floods, MalaysiaNow captures some key events and moments that occurred throughout the year.

Zara owner and H&M bounce back from pandemic blues

Companies are battling to source products and raw materials in a robust global economic recovery as the pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life in parts of the world.

No more pandemic EPF withdrawals, bosses group urges govt

The Malaysian Employers Federation says the government needs to think of other ways of helping the people amid concerns of old-age poverty.

Premier League reports record Covid cases

This week's significant spike eclipses the previous highest weekly figure of positive tests – 40 cases were recorded at the start of January following two rounds of testing.

Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk but data on severity limited, says WHO

Considerable uncertainties surround Omicron whose mutations may lead to higher transmissibility and more cases of Covid-19 disease, the WHO says.

Powering on despite Covid at remote Sarawak village

There is very little internet access and no electricity or water supply in Kampung Sapit, but the villagers do what they can to get by.

The pandemic good and bad for child development

While parents may be more aware of their children's conditions, health measures have also had an adverse impact.

Palm oil producers adjust to labour shortages, higher recruitment costs

Plantation owners are finding it harder and more expensive to hire workers as they try to repair Malaysia's standing in global markets caused by accusations of using forced labour.

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