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September 3, 2018 2:16 PM Josiah is not a traitor: Syed Saddiq

PUTRAJAYA: Former national track cyclist, Josiah Ng is not a traitor as condemned by netizens through the social media, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said. "To me, whoever calls him (Josiah) a traitor, must mirror himself first ... Why didn't they recognise his contributions to Malaysia?" he said when asked to comment on the matter 28

September 3, 2018 10:12 AM We could have achieved more than seven gold medals: Syed Saddiq

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Contingent was capable of delivering more than the seven gold medals it won in the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang, which came to a close yesterday, according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. "When I took up the office, I was told the minimum target is seven. However, for me personally, I don't take minimum 16

September 2, 2018 10:26 AM Modified cash accounting system also shows RM16b missing: Lim

PUTRAJAYA: A total of RM16 billion of unreturned taxes has remained missing from the Fund for Tax Refund Trust Fund (TBBC) regardless of whether the government uses the modified cash basis or the accrual accounting system, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Responding to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's Facebook post, he said according 60

September 1, 2018 6:23 AM Dr M on two-day official visit to Brunei

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make a two-day official visit to Brunei from tomorrow. The Foreign Ministry, in a statement, today said Dr Mahathir would be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and officials from the Prime Minister's Department and Foreign Ministry 14

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 14

August 30, 2018 6:40 AM Eateries subject to SST if turnover exceeds RM1.5m annually

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian eateries will only be subject to the Sales and Services Tax (SST) if their annual turnover exceeds RM1.5 million annually, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix). He said the ministry agreed to raise the turnover threshold from the RM500,000 set under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and asserted that the decision was final 16

August 30, 2018 6:01 AM Voluntary surrender programme ends at midnight tonight

PUTRAJAYA: The voluntary surrender programme or better known as 3+1 Programme, which was introduced in 2014 to resolve the issue of illegal immigrants in the country, will end when the clock strikes midnight tonight. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix) said this was confirmed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who earlier 55

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 11

August 29, 2018 4:14 AM Ismail Bakar clocks in as Chief Secretary

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar has began his first day of work as the new Chief Secretary to the government. Dr Ismail, 58, arrived at the Office of Chief Secretary to the Government and clocked in at 7.25am. In a short briefing, Dr Ismail pledged to always uphold the integrity and the principle of righteousness in discharging his duties as the Chief 12

August 28, 2018 6:42 AM Toll-free travel on MEX Highway on National Day

KUALA LUMPUR: The Maju Expressway (MEX) will be toll-free for all classes of motor vehicles on Friday, Aug 31, in conjunction with National Day 2018, according to the concessionaire Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd (MESB). MESB said in a statement today that the toll-free travel can be enjoyed from 12am to 11.59pm on that date. This toll-free travel was expected 9