Live event promoters in Malaysia hope the government will quickly decide on the 25 per cent entertainment tax. Arts, Live Festival and Events Association (ALIFE) chairman Paramanathan Rajagopal expresses concern as the industry is expected to be badly impacted when economic uncertainties hit consumers in 2023.
Taman Tugu’s ‘People Library’ brings history to life, as ‘living books’ share their experiences and knowledge every first Sunday of the month.
Criminologist Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy calls on the Malaysian government to set up a task force and a central agency to address and help improve practices related to suicide prevention in the country.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah reiterated Malaysia’s stand that the junta should not be allowed to send political representation to all Asean ministerial level meetings. He said this at the 55th Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Officials from the Youth and Sports Ministry and Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) met yesterday to see how they can leverage on data to promote the sports industry. Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin described the session as “fruitful”.
Donors undergo strict screening as Bonda Halimatussaadia Milk Centre at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre in Kuantan, Pahang aims to feed premature and sick babies delivered there. The centre was officiated by the Raja Permaisuri Agong recently.
In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, which begins today, Malaysian Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Association says more initiatives must be taken to normalise breastfeeding, and introduce laws to ensure mothers are given adequate support and protection in the process.
Guidelines over usage of this year’s Merdeka logo, complete with colour pallets and font sizes, are available on Merdeka360.my. The website also provides a list of programmes and activities ahead of the Aug 31 celebrations.
While uncommon, patients who have recovered from Covid-19 report experiencing anxiety or panic attacks, writes Twentytwo13’s Graig Nunis.
Myanmar continues to be hammered by the international community, with Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) chairman Charles Santiago calling the recent executions of political activists a “blatant and outrageous response from the junta”.
Malaysia has the potential to become an entertainment hub. So says Tourism Malaysia’s senior director (strategic planning division), Syed Yahya Syed Othman, who adds that concerts and ‘live’ acts bring in fast income and can further promote the country.
The Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Group, comprising Joint Action Group for Gender Equality, ENGENDER and Young Women Making Change, stands in support of Batu Kawan MP P. Kasthuriraani; says vulgar remark allegedly uttered by Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman in Parliament warrants deeper investigation.
Klang MP Charles Santiago lodges police report against former attorney-general Tan Sri Apandi Ali, alleging the latter had abused his powers to cover up investigations into SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).