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September 5, 2018 2:57 AM Telcos told to stop charging SST on prepaid reloads by MoF

PETALING JAYA: Telecommunications companies have been instructed to stop charging the Sales and Services Tax (SST) on Malaysians for the purchase of prepaid reloads. The Finance Ministry said this tax exemption on prepaid services was to address the issue of companies having difficulties in adjusting their systems in view of the SST implementation on Sept 1. The ministry 105

September 4, 2018 11:18 AM Road works along Jalan Balakong has nothing to do with by-election: Baru Bian

BALAKONG: Works Minister Baru Bian said the road upgrading work along Jalan Balakong is not a move by the Pakatan Harapan government to fish for votes in the upcoming by-election. Speaking to members of the media here, he said it was mere coincidence that the upgrading works were being implemented in the run-up to the polls on Sept 8. "If a development 45

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 27

September 1, 2018 10:30 AM Seri Setia by-election: Dr Halimah's statement not true, says Halimey

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Seri Setia by-election, Halimey Abu Bakar, today denied having received an invitation to appear as a guest on a television talk show programme. He said this in response to a claim by PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali that he was not able to be at the Astro Awani's talk show programme "Awani Agenda" that was to be aired 33

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 16

August 30, 2018 7:40 AM Start collecting your Marvel-lous magnets

LISTEN up all Marvel fans! 7-Eleven has launched a loyalty programme that offers 30 awesome Marvel magnet designs that include Captain America, Thor, the Black Widow and others. Called the "Marvel Magnefico Collectible Magnets" programme - each magnet comes in individual "blind" packs to add an element of fun and surprise. Each magnet can be redeemed 53

August 29, 2018 4:03 AM Charges at public hospitals, clinics won’t change with new scheme

PETALING JAYA: The proposed health scheme by the Health Ministry will not change the current charges at public hospitals and clinics but will benefit households in the bottom 40% group (B40), according to the source in the ministry. "The charges of RM1 and RM5 that are currently imposed by the hospitals and clinics will not change. That is the status 11

August 29, 2018 12:04 AM Perak govt apologises over Sukma 2018 video debacle

IPOH: The Perak government has made an open apology over a 19-second video clip on the 2018 Perak Malaysia Games (Sukma) which is said to be copied from another clip titled Taipei in Motion 2017, made by a production company in Taiwan. State Youth, Sports and Human Capital Development Committee chairman Howard Lee Chuan How told a press conference here today 10

August 28, 2018 8:42 AM I knew about Amri’s disappearance only through news reports, says ex-IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he only knew about activist Amri Che Mat through news reports. Khalid told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry for Amri's disappearance that he only knew about the case from reading news reports. "After reading news reports I found out that he was the subject 8

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 11