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  • Petron not sole supplier of fuels for federal government vehicles: Finance Ministry

    August 30, 2018 1:17 PM 14

    PUTRAJAYA: The Finance Ministry said today Petron Fuel International Sdn Bhd (Petron) is not the sole supplier of petrol and diesel fuels for federal government vehicles. It said in a statement that Petronas and Shell were still the suppliers of the fuels, as they had been since 1997. "The appointment is as an administrative procedure because it is related

  • 174 taxi drivers receive individual taxi permits

    August 30, 2018 1:09 PM 13

    KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Anthony Loke today handed over letters of approval for individual taxi permits to 174 taxi drivers and a RM5,000 cash grant to subsidise the purchase of a new car to 47 of them. He said the granting of the taxi permits to the taxi drivers whose vehicle lease had expired would help increase their income and encourage them to better

  • Balakong by-election: Abolish the tolls? Ask me: Guan Eng

    August 30, 2018 9:44 AM 14

    BALAKONG: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said MCA should bring up the issue of toll abolishment with him if they are really concerned about the plight of the people. He said the party should not be asking Pakatan Harapan (PH)'s candidate in the Balakong state seat by-election Wong Siew Ki in their campaigning as she is not a minister. "(Wong) Siew Ki is not a minister

  • Watch out for 'The Cycling Dead' on Oct 13

    August 30, 2018 9:28 AM 15

    KUALA LUMPUR: If you spot a zombie on a bicycle – or a few hundred of them – on the roads of Seberang Perai Utara this Oct 13, don't run, they're not here to feast on your brains. They're just taking part in a fun ride by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Onn Butterworth (SMKDOB). SMKDOB PTA president, Jazman Shahar

  • State officers lodge report on telephon hoax

    August 30, 2018 8:47 AM 11

    KOTA ISKANDAR: Two special officers of the state Women Development and Tourism Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung have lodged police reports on a hoax phone call and text message requesting for donations. Ahmad Anwar Asyraf Ismail, 35, and Jessica Oh, 32, both received the hoax call and text message on yesterday where the caller introduced himself as Kodi. Kodi said his uncle

  • Start collecting your Marvel-lous magnets

    August 30, 2018 7:40 AM 53

    LISTEN up all Marvel fans! 7-Eleven has launched a loyalty programme that offers 30 awesome Marvel magnet designs that include Captain America, Thor, the Black Widow and others. Called the "Marvel Magnefico Collectible Magnets" programme - each magnet comes in individual "blind" packs to add an element of fun and surprise. Each magnet can be redeemed

  • New automotive policy by year-end, Senate told

    August 30, 2018 7:00 AM 54

    KUALA LUMPUR: The government is to announce by the end of this year a new National Automotive Policy, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix). The new policy would ensure that the automotive industry remained competitive and benefited the people, he told the Dewan Negara. "We are reviewing the National Automotive

  • Eateries subject to SST if turnover exceeds RM1.5m annually

    August 30, 2018 6:40 AM 15

    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian eateries will only be subject to the Sales and Services Tax (SST) if their annual turnover exceeds RM1.5 million annually, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix). He said the ministry agreed to raise the turnover threshold from the RM500,000 set under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and asserted that the decision was final

  • Voluntary surrender programme ends at midnight tonight

    August 30, 2018 6:01 AM 53

    PUTRAJAYA: The voluntary surrender programme or better known as 3+1 Programme, which was introduced in 2014 to resolve the issue of illegal immigrants in the country, will end when the clock strikes midnight tonight. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix) said this was confirmed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who earlier

  • SST will be open to revision even after Sept 1: Guan Eng

    August 30, 2018 4:34 AM 11

    PUTRAJAYA: The government will continue to revise the Sales and Services Tax (SST) based on feedback even after Sept 1, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Speaking to reporters at a briefing on SST today, he said the government will remain open to feedback and will continue with discussions, and make the necessary adjustments. Despite many queries on the tax system