Government has important role in pushing new building technology

PETALING JAYA (Sept 16): Government’s role is crucial in supporting the rollout of new construction technologies in the country and regulation is also important for the industry players to adapt to new building methods, said Hong Kong-based Ho & Partners Architects (HPA) executive chairman Nicholas Lik Chi Ho.

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Time to shift to new building methods, says PAM president

PETALING JAYA (Sept 16): The Covid-19 pandemic may have hit the construction sector but it also opened up a new avenue for the industry players to rethink the conventional construction process and start to embrace Industrialised Building System (IBS) and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), said Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) president Datuk Ezumi Harzani Ismail.

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EPF extends compulsory contribution date for employers

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 7): The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be extending the date for employers to remit their mandatory contribution for the months of September to December this year, from the 15th of the month to the 30th of each month, respectively.

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MTUC lauds new poverty line at RM2,208

KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) welcomes the government’s decision to revise the national poverty line index (PLI) substantially from a monthly household income of RM980 to RM2,208.

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EPF's Kwasa Land appoints K C Yam as chairman

KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd, the wholly-owned local property development arm of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), has named Datuk Seri Michael K C Yam (pictured) as its new chairman, effective today.

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Consider allowing “wholesome” EPF withdrawals post-MCO

“How can I enjoy my retirement when I can’t even survive now with the Covid-19 pandemic?” The above encapsulates the plight of many Malaysians especially the B40 and lower segment of M40 groups who are struggling to make ends meet during this economic distress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and Movement Control Order.

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