From BR1M to BSH and many more

Since the last general election, Pakatan Harapan government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has re-branded programmes and agencies administered under the former government; prominently 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) which was changed to Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH). Not only did the name change, the payout rate is also different. For example, registered and…

Penang undersea tunnel project cleared to proceed after MACC’s probe

Earlier this month, construction on the Penang undersea tunnel was suspended after Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested businessman G. Gnanaraja. The suspect falsely claimed to help the project’s main contractor settle an MACC investigation on the RM6.3 billion mega tunnel project. With Gnanaraja recently having his Datuk Seri title revoked by the Pahang palace and…

Yeo Bee Yin calls out Australia as one of the countries illegally dumping waste in Malaysia

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bin Yee is on a mission to eliminate the usage of single-use plastic. While on it, she discovered plastic waste were being illegally imported into Malaysia from developed western countries. More specifically, Australia is one of the countries that was called out for smuggling contaminated plastic and…