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  • Telcos told to stop charging SST on prepaid reloads by MoF

    September 5, 2018 2:57 AM 78

    PETALING JAYA: Telecommunications companies have been instructed to stop charging the Sales and Services Tax (SST) on Malaysians for the purchase of prepaid reloads. The Finance Ministry said this tax exemption on prepaid services was to address the issue of companies having difficulties in adjusting their systems in view of the SST implementation on Sept 1. The ministry

  • US to lead Security Council talks on Iran in late September: Haley

    September 5, 2018 2:01 AM 74

    UNITED NATIONS, United States: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of heads of state of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim is to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged

  • Latest bird flu case detected in Tuaran

    September 4, 2018 1:13 PM 71

    KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Veterinary Service Department detected the latest bird flu outbreak in two villages in Tuaran. Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong said the bird flu outbreak was detected in Kampung Laya-Laya Tuaran and Kampung Ladang Tenghilan Estate. "These two areas are confirmed positive with bird flu since Aug 23, but checks

  • IJM to build Affin Bank HQ at TRX

    September 4, 2018 12:57 PM 42

    PETALING JAYA: IJM Corp Bhd has secured a RM505 million contract from Affin Bank Bhd for the construction of its 47-storey office building at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Kuala Lumpur. IJM told Bursa Malaysia its wholly owned subsidiary IJM Construction Sdn Bhd had accepted the letter of award from Affin Bank for the construction and completion of the superstructure

  • EPF: Rise in approvals for flexible withdrawals in Q2

    September 4, 2018 12:34 PM 26

    PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reported that 40% more contributors reaching the age of 55 and 60 in the second quarter of 2018, opted to retain part of their savings with EPF to earn dividends. There was a 48.65% increase to 67,969 (RM2.92 billion) approved applications for “Age 55 Flexible Withdrawal” in the second quarter, compared

  • Man who torched private hospital a mentally unstable

    September 4, 2018 11:29 AM 29

    GEORGE TOWN: The man who yesterday poured and lit petrol, resulting in five including a doctor and three nurses being burned in the urology unit of a private hospital in Jelutong, was a mental patient. Northeast District Police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said the 39-year-old man who was detained had received treatments for mental illness at the Penang

  • Road works along Jalan Balakong has nothing to do with by-election: Baru Bian

    September 4, 2018 11:18 AM 30

    BALAKONG: Works Minister Baru Bian said the road upgrading work along Jalan Balakong is not a move by the Pakatan Harapan government to fish for votes in the upcoming by-election. Speaking to members of the media here, he said it was mere coincidence that the upgrading works were being implemented in the run-up to the polls on Sept 8. "If a development

  • Selangor to reallocate RM200k to each BN assemblyman

    September 4, 2018 11:00 AM 32

    SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government will reallocate RM200,000 to each Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman in the state to carry out projects for the people's well-being. Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said the allocation was the policy of the state government and it was prepared to give it even though the BN assemblymen used to reject the allocation

  • Perodua dealers, vendors welcome SST, say car prices reduced

    September 4, 2018 10:43 AM 23

    PETALING JAYA: Perodua dealers and vendors have welcomed the introduction of the Sales and Service Tax (SST), saying its implementation has managed to reduce the prices of their vehicles. In a joint statement today, the Perodua Dealers Association (PDA) and the Perodua Vendors' Club (KVP) noted the new tax structure, which imposes a 10% tax on sales

  • Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

    September 4, 2018 10:19 AM 31

    GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during