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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 14, 2018 10:49 AM Najib's claims about Malacca Gateway untrue, says CM

MALACCA: Chief Minister Adly Zahari has dismissed as untrue former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's allegation that the Malacca Gateway project is being implemented without any changes. Adly said that after taking over the state government, the Pakatan Harapan administration has introduced improvements to the project so that it becomes a catalyst 7

August 14, 2018 7:29 AM Former Brazil finance minister charged with corruption

BRASÍLIA: Former Brazil finance minister Guido Mantega was indicted Monday on money laundering and other charges as part of the corruption scandal that has rocked the country's business and political elites. Mantega, 69, is accused of taking money from construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for helping to advance legislation that favoured the company 7

August 14, 2018 7:16 AM Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

SYDNEY: A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home. Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse 3

August 14, 2018 4:41 AM Former Kedah assemblyman in remand

ALOR STAR: A former Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman is in remand for five days from today for an investigation into alleged misappropriation of the Mentri Besar's special fund, involving RM30,000. The remand order was issued by Alor Star Court senior assistant registrar Nor Azah Idris following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption 2

August 14, 2018 12:49 AM Pahang's Tengku Arif Bendahara laid to rest

PEKAN: The Sultan of Pahang's younger brother Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Abdullah Sultan Abu Bakar, was laid to rest at the Pahang Royal Mausoleum here yesterday evening. Tengku Arif Bendahara died of lymphoma cancer at the Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, at 11.30am yesterday. His remains arrived at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Base (RMAF) Kuantan 4

August 13, 2018 10:22 AM Parliament should establish joint committee on country's financial status

KUALA LUMPUR: Former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed is urging the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to narrow the disparity in opinion on Malaysia's financial status. In a statement today, he said the committee should comprise representatives who cut across political differences and cover all aspects 6

August 13, 2018 10:19 AM Najib files appeal against gag order refusal

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal. Najib's lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, when contacted, said a notice of appeal was filed 12

August 13, 2018 8:40 AM Jho Low has to be accountable if yacht obtained through illegal means: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, should be held accountable if it is proven that he had obtained the superyacht Equanimity through illegal means, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said today. "If it was done illegally, if the yacht was paid for in an illegal manner, in a sense that money that is not due to him (Jho Low) as alleged 8

August 12, 2018 1:42 PM Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain

MADRID: Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been hospitalised with pneumonia on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and is recovering well, a local newspaper reported Sunday. The 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world's best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where 6