E-invoicing would kill off jobs and businesses

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that Malaysian traders’ associations confirming their fears that e-invoicing measure will impact small traders, such as job loss to elderly vendors and some business closing shop.

This is based on their survey done in Penang on four associations – Penang Petty Traders’ Association, Federation of Penang Island and Seberang Perai Hawkers Association, Cecil Market Hawker Association ( name transliterated), and Ayer Itam Market Hawkers Association (name transliterated).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s emphasis that any supplementary decree related to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib’s home imprisonment must be decided by the Pardons Board, and the final decision rests with the current reigning monarch is the headlines in China Press.

PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli’s two prong preparation for the 16th general election and his grand plan to ensure Anwar continues his second term in office is the lead in Sin Chew Daily and Guang Ming Daily.

Nanyang Daily zoomed on the heavy reliance on digital technology and the maturing of digital economy. To fend off cyber threats, robust defence systems are essential, propelling rapid growth in the cybersecurity market. Research forecasts the domestic cybersecurity market to surpass $100 million (approximately RM474 million) by 2029.


PKR’s deputy president, Rafizi Ramli, introduced the Hakim Menang Siri PRU16 (KEMAS16) framework and Pemerkasaan Organisasi Parti 25 tahun (POP25) program, aims to prepare for the 16th General Election (GE16). He pledged to begin GE16 preparations two years ahead, starting early next year, to ensure PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s tenure as Prime Minister.

Sin Chew Daily said that while PKR’s early election preparation is advantageous in terms of safeguarding power, what is more important is the implementation of reforms by the unity government that would rejuvenate Malaysia. Otherwise, even the most formidable campaign machinery may struggle to win voters.

Nanyang Daily highlighted food wastage even as the country spends RM60 billion on imported food. It also used the case of wastage by former deputy home minister Datuk Seri Ismail Mohd Said.

The daily is of the opinion that the government should take appropriate punitive actions as a deterrent, while also educating businesses and the general public that food is the foundation of a nation and a crucial commodity that affects national security. Food must not be wasted or squandered recklessly.