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February 13, 2018 8:13 AM Penang accuses Liow of refusing to resolve land issues in three paired roads project

Ramasamy said Liow has failed with meet up with the Penang delegation despite several requests from him to discuss the land acquisition. — Bernama picGEORGE TOWN, Feb 13 — Penang’s three paired roads project has hit a snag after the Transport Ministry refused to negotiate and resolve land issues related to the project. Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P.Ramasamy 5

February 12, 2018 3:47 PM Parliament set to be dissolved week after Chap Goh Meh

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is expected to dissolve Parliament the week after Chap Goh Meh on March 2 to pave the way for the 14th General Election (GE14). Political analysts said the window for calling the polls is closing fast. Political analyst Professor Dr Jeniri Amir from Universiti Malaya Sarawak said Parliament has to be dissolved 4

January 30, 2018 10:54 AM Genetec inks MoU for ammonia plant in India

PETALING JAYA: Genetec Technology Bhd is looking for a potential new business opportunity to provide its system automation solutions and services in the setting of an ammonia and urea manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh, India. Genetec told Bursa Malaysia that it had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malay Chamber of Commerce 8

January 18, 2018 5:16 AM Gov losing RM8b in tax revenue from illicit trade

KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has estimated that government is losing some RM8 billion in tax revenue annually due to illicit trade. Last year, the illicit tobacco market alone is believed to have contributed about RM4.4 billion in tax revenue losses. Apart from the tobacco industry, these losses also come from the black 6

December 11, 2017 1:08 PM Kuwait ruler names son defence minister in new cabinet

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defence ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year ago, resigned following a dispute with members of parliament who filed a no-confidence motion against a senior 15

November 27, 2017 11:07 AM Federal statutory bodies' liabilities higher in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The liabilities of 126 federal statutory bodies under 23 ministries rose by RM5.51 billion in 2016 to RM144.01 billion, compared to RM138.51 billion in the previous year. The federal statutory bodies under the Ministry of Higher Education had the highest liabilities totalling RM54.82 billion, followed by the Ministry of Finance (RM35.04 billion) 10

November 27, 2017 11:01 AM Dept completes audit of 145 financial statements for FY16

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Audit Department has completed the audit of 145 financial statements for the financial year 2016 (FY16) from federal statutory bodies, Federal Consolidated Fund, Pensions Trust Fund and other agencies this year. According to the Auditor General's 2016 Report (Certification of Financial Statements of Federal Statutory Bodies 10

November 14, 2017 2:07 AM PM wants ministries to achieve Budget 2018 goals

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was referring to the Supply Bill 2018 which was passed at the policy stage by Dewan Rakyat yesterday after securing a majority bloc division vote from among the members of parliament. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants every ministry to get ready to implement and ensure that the goals 19

October 30, 2017 11:03 PM Warisan: What about government officers flying business class?

Parti Warisan Sabah senior leader defends party’s Youth chief Azis Jamman and vice-president Peter Anthony flying business class. KOTA KINABALU: A senior Parti Warisan Sabah leader said the public should be appalled that several government officers including political secretaries and private secretaries to ministers choose to travel business class instead 22

October 28, 2017 2:33 PM Ousted Catalan Leader Vows to Fight Spain's Takeover

Catalonia's ousted leader called for peaceful opposition to Spain's decision to take direct control of the region, saying Saturday that he and other regional officials fired by the central government will keep "working to build a free country." Carles Puigdemont's comments, made in a recorded televised address that was broadcast as he sat in a cafe in his hometown 15