Stop harping on socks with Allah word, Agong decrees

Sin Chew Daily led with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar decreeing all parties to stop harping over the socks with Allah word. His majesty said that the law would take its course. Hence there was no need for further provocation by all sides.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain’s call to all parties to remain calm over the above controversy is the headlines in Kwong Wah Daily.

The Purchasing Managers’ Index for manufacturing hit the highest point since August 2022, at 49.5 points in February 2024, according to the 2024 Economic Outlook Report by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), reported Nanyang Daily. It is an indication of potential progress in export recovery.

The speed limits of road in George Town World Heritage Site has been reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h reported Guang Ming Daily. Some of the roads include Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, Gat Jalan Prangin, Pengkalan Weld, Pesara King Edward, Lebuh Light, Lebuh Farquhar, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, and Jalan Penang.

China Press front paged the unintentional murder case trial of Han Boon Hau during an attempted robbery last week.


Nanyang Daily delved into the Education Ministry’s proposal to set graduate starting salary at RM3000. It pointed out salary isn’t the sole factor.

The daily pointed out that salary doesn’t address the root issues of employability.

It urged the government to consider comprehensive measures such as enhancing practical skills, providing more internship opportunities, and ensuring fair employment practices by guiding and supervising businesses.

Sin Chew Daily lamented the fact some quarters are more interested in the socks controversy and boycotts instead of economic progress.

It praised Petronas for giving out solar installation contracts professionally.

The daily stated that Malaysians must prioritise competitiveness and innovation, break free from old ways of thinking for a brighter future.