MoE investigates the issue of receiving different amounts of BAP

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Education (KPM) will investigate a viral video on TikTok regarding the issue of Early School Assistance (BAP) which was allegedly received in varying amounts. The Ministry of Health, through a press release today, said that it will obtain complete information on the matter before the investigation is carried out. According to …

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The ringgit continues to rise, closing higher against the US dollar

RINGGIT closed higher against the US dollar in Friday’s trading session, reflecting Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) pro-growth stance as investors around the world began to seek better returns in riskier assets, which provided support for the local currency. At 6pm, the ringgit rose to 4.2830/2875 against the US dollar from 4.3050/3100 at Thursday’s close. SPI …

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OPR remains: Help SMEs value financial health

DECISION maintaining the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) has helped entrepreneurs especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to assess their financial health and build cash reserves. Group President/Chief Executive Officer of SME Bank, Datuk Dr Aria Putera Ismail said, it is mainly in preparation for the potential economic slowdown this year which arises mainly from external …

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The OPR is expected to rise 25 basis points in March

CITI RESEARCH view Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) decision to maintain its overnight policy rate (OPR) at 2.75 percent as a temporary one, not only to allow more time to assess the impact of previous increases, but to transition to a balance of risks from policy adjustments in the budget. “With core inflation still seen as …

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Hamidin met Hannah, discussed the development of national football

PETALING JAYA: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Mohd. Amin today met with Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh to discuss the development of national football. According to Hamidin, the meeting also discussed in more detail the latest developments in women’s football, futsal, beach football and the development of referees. He said the …

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SP Setia won two MIPPEA2022 Silver Awards

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, SP Setia Berhad (SP Setia) won two Silver Awards in the Malaysia Institute of Planner (MIP) Planning Excellence Awards (MIPPEA2022) which took place at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. SP Setia received the Design Excellence Award (Large Scale Category) involving its township development at Setia AlamImpian in Shah Alam, …

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107 Indonesian illegal aliens were deported from Tawau Port

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 107 illegal immigrants (ESSENTIAL) Indonesian citizens were expelled from Tawau Port yesterday. Sabah Immigration Director, Datuk Sh Sitti Saleha Habib Yusoff said, the illegal immigrants aged between 14 and 63 were deported from Sabah through Tawau Port to Nunukan Port, Indonesia. “PATIs detained at the Immigration Depot have committed various …

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