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September 3, 2018 5:44 AM Malaysia needs to double healthcare traveller numbers

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to double its healthcare travellers to 2 million by 2020 to achieve the RM2.8 billion target in medical travel earnings, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. He said SST will not be imposed on medical bills and this will help Malaysia to be competitive in offering medical travel. Amiruddin was speaking to reporters 109

August 28, 2018 5:37 AM Some Sarawak hotels may absorb SST for 2018: MAH

MIRI: Some hotels in Sarawak may absorb until the end of this year the Sales and Service Tax (SST) to be reintroduced on Saturday, according to the Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). MAH Sarawak Chapter honourary secretary-general John Teo Peng Yew said today the reintroduction of the SST would see the imposition of a six percent 98

August 14, 2018 7:27 AM SSM to offer 50-80% discount on compounds imposed

PETALING JAYA: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) will offer discounts of between 50% and 80%, from Sept 1 to Dec 30, 2018, to companies with outstanding compounds. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the incentive, given in conjunction with SSM's campaign themed, "Comply With Companies Act, Show Interest 58

August 12, 2018 8:51 AM Sabahan doctors, specialists would be encouraged to serve locally

KUNAK: Prospective doctors and specialists from Sabah will be encouraged to serve locally due to the shortage of staff in the state. Sabah Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wong Tien Fatt said this was among the efforts taken by the state government to reduce the high doctor-patient ratio. "Prospective Sabahan doctors and specialists can serve 59

August 5, 2018 8:08 AM Govt to table health insurance scheme for B40 during budget sitting in September

IPOH: The Health Ministry is in the final stages of drawing up a health insurance protection scheme for those in the B40 group, to help them obtain health treatment at government and private hospitals. Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the proposed insurance protection scheme would be tabled in Parliament during the 2019 budget sitting in October 46

August 4, 2018 8:10 AM Higher credit score, bargain for lower interest rate: RAMCI

KUALA LUMPUR: It is widely known that a higher credit score could help grant an individual better offers for credit cards, a housing loan, a car loan or a mortgage. However, not known to many Malaysians, a better credit score could also be used as a bargaining chip to negotiate with banks for lower interest rates, be it for a mortgage, a car loan or credit 60

July 31, 2018 4:18 AM Bills to abolish GST, implement SST tabled for first reading

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sales Tax Bill 2018 and the Services Tax Bill 2018 (SST) were tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today. Both bills were tabled by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (pix), along with three other related bills. This included the Goods and Services Tax (GST) (Repeal) Bill 2018, which is expected to be abolished 41

July 16, 2018 2:36 PM Penang to be first state in M'sia to use 100% led street lighting

GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be the first state in Malaysia to have 100% Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lighting by 2020. State Housing, Local Government, Urban and Rural Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said this was part of efforts to fulfil the promises made in the 14th General Election (GE14) manifesto. He said it not only involved streetlights 38

July 12, 2018 12:37 AM Account freeze: Najib told to direct lawyers to write to the authorities

DENGKIL: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin advised former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to direct his lawyers to write to the authorities to give some leeway concerning the freezing of his daughter's account. Mohamed Hanipa said he had news that Najib's daughter, Puteri Norlisa Najib, who had fourth 50

July 6, 2018 10:37 AM The freezing of accounts linked to Najib’s family is badly affecting his cancer-stricken daughter, Puteri Norlisa

The freezing of accounts belonging to Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s immediate and extended family members has brought great anguish to his elder daughter, Puteri Norlisa binti Najib. Due to the freeze, Norlisa is facing a very difficult time footing her bills to treat the stage-four cancer she’s been diagnosed with. For the freeze to have happened, Dato’ 38