KL City Hall officials remanded for alleged bribes

China Press headlined that three civil servants, including senior and regular officials from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), along with a former civil servant, are suspected of monthly bribes of RM100,000 to RM500,000 from from massage parlors, entertainment venues, and unlicensed establishments. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) remanded them yesterday. 

Nanyang Daily led by Bank Negara encourages local businesses to use the ringgit for trade transactions, as regional trade conducted in local currencies could save up to 10% in foreign exchange costs. However, most import and export trade is still conducted in US dollars. 

The daily question why hasn’t local currency trade gained traction? 

Sin Chew Daily front paged that Chinese primary schools in our country are becoming more appealing to non-Chinese families due to their serious and rigorous education, they believed it would foster their children’s proficiency in Chinese, and make their children more competitive.

However, it’s not suitable for all; some succeed, but many struggle and eventually return to national schools, said the daily.

Parents choose Chinese primary schools for various reasons, including the belief that learning Chinese offers good opportunities, superior campus environments, high teaching quality, good discipline, and economic advantages, said the daily. 

However, Malaysian Chinese community often overlook the adaptation challenges hinese community often overlook the adaptation challenges of non-Chinese students face, the daily added. 

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that DAP Chairman Lim Guan Eng and 12 Penang lawmakers strongly support 11 Chinese secondary schools in Penang, urging the Education Ministry to respect parents’ choice in the Dual Language Programme (DLP).

Guang Ming Daily headlined Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. stated that the government is adopting a “living with the virus” approach to deal with the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

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