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August 18, 2018 7:18 AM Police to record Lim Guan Eng's statement over missing GST refunds

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's statement over the missing RM19.25 billion in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Refunds Trust Account will be recorded by the police next week. Lim, who is also DAP Secretary-General, said his full cooperation with the police proves that the new government wants the truth to prevail. He said former Prime Minister 5

August 15, 2018 11:44 AM Government will repay RM19.25b GST refunds from 2019

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said in a statement today that the government will repay RM19.25 billion in outstanding GST refunds to 121,429 companies and individuals from next year. The GST Refunds Trust Account currently only holds RM148.6 million and Lim did not elaborate on how the government would make good on the payments, which 4

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 6

August 15, 2018 2:55 AM Wage theft should be punished instead of illegal worker, says Charles Santiago

PETALING JAYA: Employers who don't pay undocumented migrant workers should be penalised instead of their staff, Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix) said today. He was referring to a Labour Court decision not to award an undocumented Indonesian migrant worker, named Mona, her claim of RM30,000 in unpaid wages. Santiago did not state when it happened 5

August 13, 2018 11:48 AM Samenta voices concern over possible move to new ministry

PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises association of Malaysia (Samenta) has voiced its concern over the possibility of government agencies such as SME Corp and SME Bank, moved to the newly resurrected Ministry of Entrepreneur Development. "The current arrangement of placing SME Corp and the National SME Development Council within the Ministry of International 7

August 9, 2018 8:00 AM Govt to table report on Felda financial woes

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will table a report on the financial problems that have afflicted the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) as well as the government's plans to recover the agency. According to Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, the government wants to get to the crux of the agency's cash flow problem which he largely attributed 6

August 8, 2018 11:14 AM RFID technology to be launched on major highways next month

KUALA LUMPUR: From next month, Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB) will launch the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to users of major highways in Malaysia. According to a statement issued today, the decision was made after TNGSB conducted comprehensive tests on the use of the technology with the cooperation of the highway concessionaires involved 7

August 7, 2018 10:22 AM LRT3 tender will not be reopened because of additional RM4b cost

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not reopen tender for the LRT3 project as it will incur an additional cost of over RM4.2 billion. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government would instead renegotiate the current contract to a fixed fee contract to ensure there would not be added cost to be paid to its project delivery partners (PDP). He said the decision 8

August 7, 2018 6:23 AM Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

SAO PAULO: Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said. A Supreme Court justice overturned a lower court judge's decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans 5

August 6, 2018 1:33 PM Decision to build Phase 3 LPT will be announced in Budget 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision on whether or not to continue the construction of the Phase Three East Coast Highway (LPT) connecting Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu to Pengkalan Kubur, Kelantan will be announced in the Budget 2019 this November. Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir said the government basically was considering the construction of the 147-km expressway 15