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September 2, 2018 3:06 AM Time for PKR to make reforms count, says youth chief aspirant

BUTTERWORTH: PKR is not a party of street fighters but one equipped with good administrators, said Dr Afif Bahardin, who is vying for the PKR Youth top post. After the success of the party in recent times, Afif said the next phase is making the reforms count. "Reformasi (reforms) is no longer just a slogan but something real now," he said at the start 9

September 1, 2018 9:17 AM No SST on satay in food outlets

IPOH: There will be no Sales and Services Tax (SST) imposed on satay sold in food outlets, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the SST on the popular Malaysian food is imposed during the processing stage for the purpose of packaging and sales. "It is the sales that get the SST, not at the outlets," he told reporters after a briefing on the SST at a hotel 6

August 30, 2018 2:36 PM Bringing the world together at MIGF

THE Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) is back, and will take place from Sept 1 to Sept 3. Throughout the festival month, Malaysia’s premier dining venues will serve special Festival Menus, at special Festival prices. This year’s MIGF features cuisines from around the world, including Malaysian, French, Sri Lankan, Korean, Cantonese, Italian 12

August 29, 2018 8:36 AM Ambitious Penang 2030 plan launched

GEORGE TOWN: The state government has unveiled an administrative policy called "Penang 2030" which aims to improve the overall quality of life for Penangites. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said that the state will introduce a form of the Happiness Index to gauge the level of contentment among the people here. Speaking during the launch of the plan at the E&O hotel 8

August 28, 2018 5:37 AM Some Sarawak hotels may absorb SST for 2018: MAH

MIRI: Some hotels in Sarawak may absorb until the end of this year the Sales and Service Tax (SST) to be reintroduced on Saturday, according to the Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). MAH Sarawak Chapter honourary secretary-general John Teo Peng Yew said today the reintroduction of the SST would see the imposition of a six percent 7

August 25, 2018 5:26 AM At least 18 dead in China hotel fire

BEIJING: A fire early Saturday at a hotel in China has left at least 18 people dead, according to an initial death toll given by state media. The incident started during the night in the hotel in Harbin, capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang province, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "At 10:50 (0250 GMT) 18 people were already confirmed 7

August 22, 2018 11:35 AM Cops arrest 13 suspects over two kidnappings, attempted murder (Updated)

JOHOR BARU: Police crippled a kidnapping syndicate following the arrest of 13 suspects believed to be involved in two separate kidnapping and murder case in Johor on Tuesday. State CID chief SAC Kamaluddin Kassim said all the suspects were arrested in Muar, Johor Baru and Singapore separately between Aug 19, 2018 and Tuesday. He said two victims were taken 10

August 20, 2018 12:12 PM Special theme park deals at Matta Fair

KUALA LUMPUR: Theme park aficionados and Lego lovers should head to the Matta Fair to score a deal as Desaru Coast and Legoland Malaysia Resort are back with special deals. The fair, which will be held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) from Sept 7 to 9, will feature exclusive deals for the theme parks. "We still are enjoying the GST and SST-free period 11

August 19, 2018 3:04 AM Armed robbers flee with luxury watches after Paris heist

PARIS: Two armed men fled with several luxury watches after bursting into a branch of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Paris's chic eighth arrondissement on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of robberies in the French capital. The pair, who were armed with handguns, made their escape by car. The value of the stolen items was not known 13

August 19, 2018 1:13 AM Cops nab four women for offering sex services online

BINTULU: Police detained four women including a Malaysian for allegedly offering sex services online in a raid at a hotel in Jalan Tanjung Batu here yesterday. Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili said one of the suspects was injured after jumping off the first floor of the hotel building in the three-hour raid from 8pm. "The woman is being treated 13