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

    September 4, 2018 10:43 AM 19

    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

  • Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

    September 4, 2018 10:08 AM 25

    PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment

  • Woman loses RM34,101 to foreigner she met on Facebook

    September 4, 2018 7:17 AM 23

    KUANTAN: A 60-year-old woman paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting an acquaintance on Facebook after she was cheated off RM34,101 last month. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim said she wanted to help a man known as Ying Jimmy, who claimed to be an American, to start a business

  • Primary Industries Minister says will work with FGV to develop downstream palm oil segment

    September 4, 2018 6:57 AM 33

    PETALING JAYA: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has met with FGV Holdings Bhd and is willing to work with the company in relation to developing the downstream palm oil segment. Kok said at a press conference during International Strategy Institute's Corporate Malaysia Summit 2018, that the ministry is willing to work with FGV Holdings if the has company

  • AirAsia named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for 6th year

    September 4, 2018 5:05 AM 22

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has been named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the sixth consecutive year at the 2018 World Travel Award Asia and Australasia, held in Hong Kong. In a statement today, the airline said it was voted the best in the category by travel and tourism professionals worldwide for its commitment to excellence in service, ahead of Air India

  • Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

    September 4, 2018 4:30 AM 26

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content

  • 10 Malaysians detained in Bangkok will be deported back soon

    September 3, 2018 4:16 PM 9

    BANGKOK: Ten Malaysian citizens detained by the Thai police in a raid on the Macau Scam syndicate last month will be deported back to Malaysia soon. The matter was confirmed by Royal Malaysia Police assistant liaison officer at the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand, Supt Ridzuan Abdul Aziz. "All of them will be deported to Malaysia soon," he told Bernama

  • Soldier claims trial to misappropriating more than RM36k

    September 3, 2018 11:02 AM 7

    KUANTAN: A soldier pleaded not guilty in the magistrate's court here today to dishonestly misappropriating RM36,113.32 belonging to a policeman. Corporal Hafizan Mohd Norwawi, 30, who is an automotive assistant at the Batu 10 Camp here, was charged with committing the offence at the Maybank ATM in Jaya Gading Petronas station here between March 24 and April

  • Kangaroo on the loose in Austria

    September 3, 2018 11:00 AM 8

    VIENNA: A kangaroo is on the loose and has been spotted in forests and meadows in Austria, police said Monday. The animal — not a native to the central European country — has been seen numerous times since late last week in Hellmonsoedt district in Upper Austria state. Police, who have identified it to be a kangaroo from photos and videos they received

  • One out of two Malaysians fat, Dewan Rakyat told

    September 3, 2018 10:53 AM 7

    KUALA LUMPUR: Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country have reached a worrying level and on the rise, the Dewan Negara was told today. Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Health and Morbidity Survey conducted by the ministry found that one out of two Malaysians were overweight or obese. "The survey also found 17.5% suffered