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May 23, 2018 11:04 AM Johor removes party quota for affordable housing

KOTA ISKANDAR: Johor will scrap the political party quota system for allocation of affordable housing units, which has been in place for decades. Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said 3,000 of the 16,010 houses under the Johor Affordable Housing Scheme (RMMJ) built over the last three years over-allocated to Barisan Nasional (BN) component party members 7

May 22, 2018 11:45 AM ECRL – cut the cost, make it work

MANY have voiced concern over the RM60 billion ECRL project but I think there is merit to consider continuing with the project. It will create jobs for Malaysians and generate economic growth in the east coast. I use public transport to travel and I think the ECRL will be of great benefit simply because it will make it easier to travel to Kelantan, Terengganu 4

May 22, 2018 9:26 AM Guan Eng: SST to be implemented this year at 10%

PUTRAJAYA: The Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be reintroduced this year at the former rate of 10%. In his first press conference as the Finance Minister today, Lim Guan Eng said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will definitely be replaced by SST this year. "We want to replace the GST with SST as soon as possible. It will definitely be this year but let us work it out before 5

May 22, 2018 6:12 AM MACC chief trailed after fleeing to US for safety

PUTRAJAYA: A damning revelation by new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull detailed the cloak and dagger activity that arose soon after investigations on the RM42 million financial scandal of SRC International Sdn Bhd was concluded in 2015. Mohd Shukri in a press conference at the commission's 4

May 19, 2018 9:30 AM 1Malaysia logo taken down from Labuan UTC

LABUAN: Two giant-sized 1Malaysia logos have been taken down from the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Pasar Sentral Labuan, 10 days after the formation of the Pakatan Harapan federal government. The work to take down each of the 11.5 metres high and 5.7 metres wide logo started early today and completed at 2 pm. Labuan Corporation chief executive 10

May 18, 2018 8:10 AM US approves new drug for prevention of migraines

WASHINGTON: Migraine sufferers on Thursday got some relief from US regulators who approved the first of a new class of drugs for migraine prevention. The United States Food and Drug Administration said it endorsed Aimovig for prevention of migraine in adults, through monthly self-injections. Aimovig is the first in a new class of drugs that work by blocking 17

May 17, 2018 1:11 PM Patriot slams Perkasa for outdated race-based thinking

PETALING JAYA: Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan has expressed their astonishment at Perkasa's call for the new finance minister post not to be given to a non-Malay, adding that the days of race-based politicking are now over under the newly formed government. Patriot president, Brig-Gen (rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji called for Perkasa's "race-based, stereotype 5

May 16, 2018 12:43 PM ECRL work running as usual

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s business as usual for Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) with 14% progress achieved on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project as of yesterday, says head of corporate communication Rosmah Mahmud. “The Council (of Eminent Persons) is fully aware of the progress (made thus far) on the ECRL. There is no stop order of work on ECRL,” she told reporters 6

May 16, 2018 4:58 AM Wan Rosdy clocks in as new Pahang MB today

KUANTAN: Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ramly clocked in for his first day as Pahang Menteri Besar at Wisma Seri Pahang, here at 9.56am today. On arrival at the Menteri Besar Office, he was greeted by State Secretary Datuk Seri Mohamed Safian Ismail and civil servants. The state's 15th Menteri Besar was then taken to visit the state government offices including 12

May 16, 2018 3:03 AM All 10 S'gor Excos assigned with respective portfolios (Update)

SHAH ALAM: All of the ten executive councillors (Exco) of the newly–formed Selangor state government have been assigned to their respective portfolios, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix). Mohamed Azmin said the new exco line–up had taken their oath of secrecy on government affairs during an earlier meeting held at the state secretariat 9