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September 4, 2018 10:43 AM Perodua dealers, vendors welcome SST, say car prices reduced

PETALING JAYA: Perodua dealers and vendors have welcomed the introduction of the Sales and Service Tax (SST), saying its implementation has managed to reduce the prices of their vehicles. In a joint statement today, the Perodua Dealers Association (PDA) and the Perodua Vendors' Club (KVP) noted the new tax structure, which imposes a 10% tax on sales 41

September 3, 2018 10:53 AM One out of two Malaysians fat, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country have reached a worrying level and on the rise, the Dewan Negara was told today. Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Health and Morbidity Survey conducted by the ministry found that one out of two Malaysians were overweight or obese. "The survey also found 17.5% suffered 9

September 3, 2018 4:31 AM Azmin confirms HSR postponed with no fine, project to resume later

SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today confirmed an agreement has been reached to postpone the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project to a future date without any compensation, and that the project would resume once the deferral ends. The Economic Affairs Minister said the consensus with his Singapore counterpart was reached last week after a series 11

August 28, 2018 4:59 AM First (political) “assassination” blow against Rafizi Ramli

Years back, I did wonder whether Rafizi Ramli has too manymusuh dalam selimut in PKR. Yes, Rafizi does have his bullshit element (which most politicians have), but nonetheless, he is not only an important PKR asset-leader but potentially a future PM of a Pakatan government, say in about 15 years time (in 3 parliamentary terms). Best of all, unlike others 23

August 24, 2018 11:41 AM IRB confirms RM16.046b unreturned tax refunds

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) today confirmed that the previous government did not return a total of RM16.046 billion in excess income tax and real property gains tax as at May 31, 2018 to taxpayers, mainly due to the shortfall in the Tax Refund Fund (TBBC). This, it said, involves 1.65 million cases comprising companies, individuals 13

August 20, 2018 3:22 AM Sabah should be given same attention as peninsula: Rafizi

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah should be given the same attention as the peninsula, particularly in terms of development, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Rafizi Ramli (pix). He said this being that Sabah was one of the three regions involved in the formation of Malaysia. "I see that infrastructure development, especially roads, in Sabah is behind 15

August 19, 2018 9:47 AM Halimey reminds constituents to exercise their voting right

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Seri Setia state by-election Halimey Abu Bakar is intensifying the campaign to get his constituents to come out to exercise their voting right on polling day this Sept 8. He said he would use the 21-day campaign in the best possible to make the voters understand their responsibility. "We do not want to be like in the Sungai 11

August 16, 2018 3:10 PM Govt saves RM38.5m annually with dissolution of SPAD: Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: The dissolution of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) can save the government RM38.5 million annually in terms of the cost of management expenditure, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. He said the transition of SPAD to the Land Public Transport Agency would no longer need the involvement of personnel as members of the commission 11

August 16, 2018 2:28 PM Dewan Rakyat adjourns after 20-day sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat adjourned today after sitting for 20 days from July 16. Before adjourning the meeting, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said it could be described as historical because the transition of power took place smoothly. "This proves the maturity of the members of Parliament in managing the diversity that exists 11

August 14, 2018 1:53 PM Toll concessionaires’ shares rise

PETALING JAYA: The shares of most toll concessionaires rose today after the government decided to postpone the abolishment of tolls. Among the nine toll concessionaires listed on Bursa Malaysia, Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd (Litrak) was the top gainer, rising 2.85% or 13 sen to close at RM4.69 with 704,700 shares traded today. The company, which 56