CAP Urges Gov’t To Reintroduce Inheritance Tax

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 – The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has proposed that the government reintroduce the inheritance tax and to revise existing taxes to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. Its president SM Mohamed Idris said the inheritance tax and other forms of taxes such as

DAP Rep proposes MRTFor Penang

SHAH ALAMSept 7 – The Selangor government is urged to immediately sign the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) as it is the only state government in the country that has not yet done so. Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah said the commission was still waiting for feedback from

DAP Rep Proposes MRT For Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 –A DAP state assemblyman today proposed that the Penang government build a Mass Rapid Transit line instead of the North Coastal Paired Road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang. Teh Yee Cheu, who is the assemblyman for Tanjung Bungah, said the road would affect thousands of residents

Khazanah Eyes Investment Opportunities In Central Asia

ASTANA, Sept 6 – Khazanah Nasional Bhd, plans to widen investment activities beyond Turkey and is eyeing potential opportunities in Central Asia, a region it has no presence yet. Executive director of Finance/chief financial officer Datuk Mohd Izani Ghani said the investment could be varied, with the exception of the oil

All Media In Malaysia Subjected To Act 588

KUALA BERANG, Sept 6 – All media and online portals in Malaysia must be aware that their operations are subjected to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588). Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said the Act had long been introduced to control the reporting of news which were

Qamar Wan Noor Appointed As New COO Of SPAD

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 – The Land Public Transport Commission has appointed Qamar Wan Noor as its new chief operating officer (COO), effective today. In a statement here, SPAD said Qamar will be responsible for the transformation of the transport industry as a whole, encompassing goods transport, bus and taxi services and

Stop The Presses: NY Daily News Sold For US$1

NEW YORK, Sept 5 – The New York Daily News, the storied century-old tabloid known for its provocative headlines, has been sold for US$1 (RM4.26), in the latest sign of turmoil in the newspaper sector. The deal which closed over the weekend allows Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times and

IGP Pledges Commitment To Be Proactive In Addressing Issues

CYBERJAYA, Sept 5 –  Newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has pledged to be proactive in addressing pertinent issues in the country, which includes death in police custody. Mohamad Fuzi, who succeeded Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar who went on mandatory retirement on Monday, pledged his commitment by looking

DPM Hands Over Contributions To Poor In Jeli

JELI, Sept 5 – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is on a one-day visit to Kelantan, handed over contributions to 23 tithe recipients in Kampung Wakaf Zin, Ayer Lanas here today. The Deputy Prime Minister, who arrived at 5.10pm to visit the group of recipients, also spent more than half-an-hour

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