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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 95

August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 106

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 97

August 29, 2018 12:23 PM Belgian TV presenter arrested over armed robbery

BRUSSELS: One of Belgium's top football TV presenters has been arrested as part of a police probe into a series of armed robberies, prosecutors said Wednesday. Stephane Pauwels, who has hosted football shows for Belgian and French TV, was held for questioning for "possible complicity" in an armed robbery in 2017 in the town of Lasne, south of Brussels 76

August 29, 2018 11:08 AM Lost MyKad leads to lost citizenship?

KUALA LUMPUR: A 69-year-old man has claimed that he lost his citizenship due to a misplaced identity card (MyKad). Thean Seng Heng said he was only aware that he was stateless after he was denied entry to Sarawak in 2016. He has lodged a police report on the matter and appealed to MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Head Datuk Seri Michael 83

August 29, 2018 10:28 AM Qatar World Cup worker fell to his death: Contractor

DOHA: A Nepalese labourer who died working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar fell to his death, one of the main contractors at the site said. The 23-year-old scaffolder died on August 14 at the $680 million (RM2.79 billion) Al Wakrah stadium, one of the proposed venues for the controversial 2022 tournament. "We can confirm this worker lost his life. He was performing 90

August 29, 2018 5:23 AM Cancer-stricken former journalist appeals for donations

KUANTAN: A freelance journalist is surviving on milk formula as his body is no longer able to take in food due to the stomach cancer he has been suffering from since 2009. V. P. Tawasegaran, 66, who was formerly with the Tamil Nesan newspaper, said a special apparatus is helping him channel the milk formula into his stomach. "I was detected as having 92

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 87

August 29, 2018 12:35 AM LA to pay US$14.3m to family of man mistakenly shot by police

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles County has agreed to pay US$14.35 million, (RM58.91 million) to the family of a man mistakenly shot by police during a search for a wanted gang member, the family's attorney said. The settlement, one of the highest ever paid by the county, was reached earlier this year but the amount had not been made public. Frank Mendoza, 54, was fatally 86

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 78