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September 4, 2018 11:18 AM Road works along Jalan Balakong has nothing to do with by-election: Baru Bian

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 248

September 4, 2018 10:43 AM Perodua dealers, vendors welcome SST, say car prices reduced

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 246

September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 97

September 3, 2018 4:38 AM Mohd Zawawi sworn in as Sg Kandis assemblyman

SHAH ALAM: Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, of PKR, was officially sworn in as the Sg Kandis assemblyman at the Second Meeting of the First Session of the 14th Selangor State Assembly, here today. He took his oath of office in front of Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Sue Lim. The swearing-in ceremony was held before the opening of the meeting, officiated 81

September 2, 2018 1:56 PM Not easy to be PM now: Anwar

ALOR STAR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted that if he himself were holding the position of prime minister today, he would be facing difficulties to manage and revitalise the nation's economic standing due to the burden of too much debt. "The new government is facing a lot of challenges, even if I am the prime minister, it will not be easy, no one could 88

September 2, 2018 8:46 AM CM welcomes fair treatment assurance to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal welcomed the assurance that the federal government would provide fair treatment towards the development of the state. He said the assurances not only addressed the minimum wage but also other development-related matters in Sabah. "I'll definitely discuss with (Tun Dr Mahathir) on other 85

September 1, 2018 10:30 AM Seri Setia by-election: Dr Halimah's statement not true, says Halimey

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Seri Setia by-election, Halimey Abu Bakar, today denied having received an invitation to appear as a guest on a television talk show programme. He said this in response to a claim by PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali that he was not able to be at the Astro Awani's talk show programme "Awani Agenda" that was to be aired 115

August 30, 2018 9:44 AM Balakong by-election: Abolish the tolls? Ask me: Guan Eng

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 86

August 29, 2018 1:27 PM Utusan Melayu agrees to settle Anwar's defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd today agreed to settle the defamation suit filed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim against the newspaper company and two others. Lawyer Azhar Arman Ali, representing Utusan Melayu, said this to reporters after the case management before Judicial Commissioner Datuk Faizah Jamaludin in her chambers, in the presence of lawyer 67

August 29, 2018 11:53 AM Economic crime in Malaysia on the rise: PWC survey

KUALA LUMPUR: Economic crime in Malaysia has risen over the last two years, consistent with the global trend, according to PwC's Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018. Of the respondents, 41% experienced such crime compared with 28% in 2016, PwC said in a statement, adding that organisations were still not taking sufficient measures to protect 70