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August 31, 2018 2:59 AM French unions call Oct 9 strike against 'ideological' Macron policies

PARIS: Unions in France on Thursday called for a strike for Oct 9 in protest at the "ideological policies" of French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The CGT and FO unions, as well as two national student unions, denounced "ideological policies targeting the destruction of our social model, favouring notably the explosion of inequality and the breaking 94

August 30, 2018 3:48 PM Yemen state news journalist killed in shelling

ADEN: Yemeni journalist Ahmed Saleh al-Hamzi, head of the state news agency's Baida bureau, was killed in shelling Thursday, local media announced. Saleh, who headed the state-run Saba news agency's office in the embattled Baida province, was killed covering the fight between pro-government forces and Yemen's Huthi rebels, Saba said. Aref al-Amri, head of the Baida 99

August 30, 2018 2:00 PM Two official events in conjunction with Agong's birthday celebration cancelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Two events in conjunction with the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, namely the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception scheduled for Sept 9 at the Istana Negara have been cancelled. Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz made the announcement on the matter in a statement 78

August 30, 2018 1:17 PM Petron not sole supplier of fuels for federal government vehicles: Finance Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: The Finance Ministry said today Petron Fuel International Sdn Bhd (Petron) is not the sole supplier of petrol and diesel fuels for federal government vehicles. It said in a statement that Petronas and Shell were still the suppliers of the fuels, as they had been since 1997. "The appointment is as an administrative procedure because it is related 90

August 30, 2018 1:09 PM 174 taxi drivers receive individual taxi permits

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Anthony Loke today handed over letters of approval for individual taxi permits to 174 taxi drivers and a RM5,000 cash grant to subsidise the purchase of a new car to 47 of them. He said the granting of the taxi permits to the taxi drivers whose vehicle lease had expired would help increase their income and encourage them to better 90

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 30, 2018 7:00 AM New automotive policy by year-end, Senate told

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is to announce by the end of this year a new National Automotive Policy, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix). The new policy would ensure that the automotive industry remained competitive and benefited the people, he told the Dewan Negara. "We are reviewing the National Automotive 182

August 30, 2018 5:36 AM Petronas ups dividend payout to RM24b for 2018 as Q2 profit nearly doubles

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) announced today a higher dividend payout of RM24 billion to the federal government this year after its net profit leaped 94% for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. This represents a 50% rise compared with the RM16 billion dividends last year. Petronas' net profit stood at RM13.6 billion for the April-June 82

August 30, 2018 4:34 AM SST will be open to revision even after Sept 1: Guan Eng

PUTRAJAYA: The government will continue to revise the Sales and Services Tax (SST) based on feedback even after Sept 1, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Speaking to reporters at a briefing on SST today, he said the government will remain open to feedback and will continue with discussions, and make the necessary adjustments. Despite many queries on the tax system 86

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 97