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July 21, 2018 10:34 AM One Sabah school still closed due to HFMD

SANDAKAN: Only one school in Sabah remains closed following the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak early this month. State Education Department director Datuk Maimunah Suhaibol said Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Chung Hwa in Sipitang, was the only school closed now. She said the nine other schools in the state that were closed earlier 4

July 21, 2018 1:19 AM Drastic measures to free country from illegal immigrants beginning Aug 30: DG

KUANTAN: The Immigration Department has pledged to free the country from illegal immigrants beginning Aug 31. Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix) said the department would further intensify the operation to detain illegal immigrants from the date. He said those who would be detained also include the employers who hire and harbour illegal 5

July 20, 2018 8:13 AM MoF: Big-ticket items should be taxed under SST

PETALING JAYA: Big-ticket items should be taxed under the new Sales and Services Tax (SST), said the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in response to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department's proposal on the list of goods to be exempted under the new tax regime which comes to force on Sept 1. As per the proposal, airplanes, yachts, passenger ferries, helicopters 5

July 20, 2018 6:32 AM Job vacancies drop 12.7% in Q4 2017: Statistics Department

PETALING JAYA: Job vacancies registered a negative growth of 12.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017) to 206,000, compared with 236,000 in the previous corresponding quarter, according to Department of Statistics (Dos). The jobs created also declined by 8.5% to 30,000 in Q4 2017 from 33,000 in the same period a year ago, it said in its maiden 5

July 19, 2018 4:01 PM Ambulance in accident while sending patient to HSB

ALOR STAR: An ambulance which was sending a patient from the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital (HSAH), Sungai Petani to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here was involved in an accident at Km81.4 of the North-South Highway heading towards Alor Star near Gurun yesterday. State Health director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said the patient was suffering from a serious 7

July 19, 2018 2:17 PM Customs denies passenger vehicles not subjected to sales tax

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has issued a statement clarifying reports over the misinterpretation of the exemption list that was uploaded on its website. Its Director-General, Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam said that goods exempted from the sales tax on the exemption list are only for components for completely knocked down (CKD) 7

July 19, 2018 11:05 AM 303,856 permanent, temporary resident card holders as of June 30

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat was told today that the number of permanent resident (MyPR) and temporary resident (MyKas) identity card holders as of June 30 were 269,899 and 33,957 respectively. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said according to the states, there were 38,239 MyPR card holders and 1,709 MyKas card holders 4

July 19, 2018 6:33 AM Parts for CKD vehicles exempted from SST

PETALING JAYA: Only various car parts, such as components and accessories, for Completely Knocked Down (CKD) assembled vehicles will be exempted from Sales and Services Tax (SST) system. Customs Department Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy was referring to news about passenger motor vehicles being among the items that will be exempted from SST went viral 5

July 19, 2018 4:39 AM Guan Eng: Yes, GST more transparent, efficient

KUALA LUMPUR: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a much more transparent and efficient tax system compared to the Sales and Services Tax (SST), Lim Guan Eng (pix) admitted. The Finance Minister said the decision to revert to SST was because the impact on the end user was much lesser, due to a single-stage taxation, namely to the manufacturers, compared 5

July 18, 2018 2:55 PM Militant group backs former cricket star's party ahead of Pakistan polls

ISLAMABAD: A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star's bid to lead the country. The al Qaeda-linked Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) announced their support for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a Facebook 7