Foreign workers in Malaysia reduced by 5.79% from 2017 to 2018

According to data from Department of Statistic Malaysia, the percentage of foreign workers in Malaysia recorded a decrease from 2017 to 2018. The reduction was from 1.87 million to 1.76 million or 5.79%.   The number of male foreign workers is tremendously higher than their female counterpart, 2.88 million to 739,552. Interestingly, there were 1,516 male foreign workers recorded…

Malaysia’s fatal flights

The tragedy of JL715 was Malaysia’s first fatal flight crash which occurred in September 1977. The flight operated by the Japan Airlines had a total of 69 passengers and 10 crews on board. The pilot miscalculated the runway and ended up crashing into the side of a 300 feet hill, causing 34 fatalities. The remaining…

Environment Minister keeps silent on Lynas

Lynas has been an ongoing issue in Malaysia since 2008. Earlier this month, the rare-earth processing plant made headlines when Australia shot down Malaysia’s bid to return Lynas’ waste. This subsequently puts the Ministry of Energy, Technology, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia (MESTECC) in an undesirable position. Previously, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin came…

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…