Tragic flood claims lives of Chinese woman

A sudden flood hit the Penampang district in Sabah yesterday, killing a Chinese woman who was delivering food to people stranded by the flood victims with her husband, reported China Press. 

Human Resources Minister Steven Sim said that the government would abolish the current manual registration system, to attract 1 million people, including gig economy workers, to join the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SKSPS) by the end of that year, reported by Nanyang Daily.

Sin Chew Daily front paged that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim received positive responses from the Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek and Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who assured that quota limitations would not be an issue.

Recently Anwar said that Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students who achieve 10As or above will be guaranteed a place in university foundation courses, regardless of their ethnic background. 

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that the Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, pointed out that both the government’s matriculation and foundation programmes have sufficient places to accommodate all excellent students who achieve 10As or above in SPM. 

Penang will enforce the Waste Segregation at Source (WSAS) policy starting this month, front paged Guang Ming Daily. 


The strong economic and cultural ties between Malaysia and Singapore are built upon a solid foundation of political and diplomatic relations, said Nanyang Daily. The joint celebration of the Johor Causeway clearly demonstrates their commitment to maintaining and enhancing this relations, added the daily.

Sin Chew Daily described Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s policy to open up the matriculation programme to all SPM top scorers effective from next year as a groundbreaking move that provides equal educational opportunities for all.