27 influencers arrested for promoting gambling

27 local influencers were arrested by police for allegedly promoting gambling activities for an online gambling syndicate.

The police across several states including Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Perlis, Kedah, and Penang, were involved in nabbing them, reported China Press.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim warned school bus operators against raising fares since they do receive diesel subsidies, reported Nanyang Daily and Guang Ming Daily.

He stated that operators involved in public transportation who raised fares risked having their licenses revoked.

Sin Chew Daily and Kwong Wah Daily reported that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture had introduced a new framework for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program.

The new regulations include increasing the operating capital for MM2H agent companies from the original RM50,000 to RM200,000, an annual license fee of RM2,500, and requiring companies to be registered at a valid and legal address (with proof such as rental agreements and utility bills).


Nanyang Daily highlighted that Malaysia had been ranked among the world’s top ten retirement destinations because foreign retirees were financially well-off and didn’t face the various real-life issues that locals did.

Most Malaysians were struggling with low wages, high expenses, and numerous unresolved political risks and problems, the daily added.

The daily said that although Malaysians couldn’t afford to be as indulgent as others, there was no need to envy the “Joneses next door.”

Malaysia still held a place in various rankings and was seen by others as a “paradise” for retirees, the daily said.

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