116,836 Malaysians Barred For Failing To Settle Income Tax

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 21 – A total 116,836 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country following their failure to settle their income tax totaling RM2.55 billion as of May 31. Another 9,665 Malaysians have also been prevented from leaving the country for not paying their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) which amounted

Gemalto ePassports Ranked #1 For Speed In Industry Tests

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AMSTERDAM, Jun 21 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that its operating system integrated in the Sealys electronic passports, achieved the fastest reading capabilities in the independent Interoperability Tests conducted at the recent Security Document World Conference in London. Sealys ePassport Embedded Software is

Ringgit Opens Easier Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – The ringgit retreated from yesterday’s gains to open easier against the US dollar today on weak buying interest. At 9.46am, the local unit was quoted at 4.0620/0670 against the US dollar from 4.0600/0660. The ringgit also traded mixed against other major currencies. It appreciated against the Singapore dollar

KLCI Mixed In Early Trade Today

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened mixed today with mild profit impacting counters such as CIMB and PPB Group, while pushing the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) into the red. At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.80 points lower at 1,631.43

PKR’s Bekenu Candidate Gunned Down In Miri

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KUCHING, Jun 21 – Sarawak PKR member Bill Kayong who contested in the May 7 state election was shot dead this morning near the Emart One-Stop shopping mall in Senadin, Miri. PKR Communications Director Fahmi Fadzil had confirmed  and informed the media about Kayong’s death, and that the party will be releasing an official

IGP: 60 Football Bookies Detained Since June 1

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – Sixty football bookies involved in illegal betting activities either individually or as a syndicate have been arrested by police under “Ops Soga” which started well before Euro 2016 kicked off on June 10. According to police, the 60 suspects were detained since June 1, and believed to

MMEA Seize 14,000 Litres Subsidised Diesel, Arrest Seven Vietnamese

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 21 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized 14,000 litres of subsidised diesel worth RM21,000 and arrested seven Vietnamese fishermen on June 15. Terengganu MMEA director Capt Zainolabidin Jusoh said the seven Vietnamese fishermen who were using a cargo boat as cover were arrested 103 nautical miles from

Soaring House Prices Worry Penangites Below 30

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 20 – Despite the affordable housing programme by the state government, Penangites, especially those below the age of 30, are worried that they are unable to own a house in the future. This is because housing prices in Penang island have risen by about 50% for the last five

Customs Seize Drugs Worth RM2.17m In Ledang, Johor

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ALOR STAR, Jun 20 – Customs seized drugs worth RM2.17 million in a raid on a house turned drug processing laboratory in Taman Sri Jaya, Ledang, Johor on June 17. Its assistant director-general Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said the raid was made by a customs team from Kedah at 5.15am based on public

PM: Fasting Makes One Pious, Better Human Being

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has reminded Muslims in the country to regard fasting as training oneself to be more pious and to be better human beings. The Prime Minister also said that fasting taught forbearance against worldly temptations, as well as empathy for the less fortunate.  He

Families Plead To Continue Search For Missing Flight MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 – As senior aviation officials from Malaysia, China and Australia were deliberating the future direction of search operations for MH370 that disappeared more than two years ago, relatives of the missing victims pleaded with them to continue looking. “For the families, whose lives have remained in limbo

Mahdzir Khalid: Report Card System In Schools To Be Improved

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KUALA NERANG, Jun 20 – The report card system on students’ academic achievements will be improved to narrow the difference between urban and rural students, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said. The move, he said, was aimed at improving the achievement of rural students, which has not been as satisfactory as that

United For Paws Charity Event To Be Held On Jun 25

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 20 – The United For Paws Charity Event will be held on June 25 from 4pm to 10pm at the Precint 10 (Outdoor Car Park) in Tanjong Tokong. This event was organised by DISTED School of Hospitality Management Semester 7 students 2016. Also present were the State Exco for Welfare,

Suprema Showcases BioEntry W2 At IFSEC 2016

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SEOUL Jun 20 – Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security technology, announced that the company will showcase the industry’s newest, most advanced iteration of the Suprema’s biometric access control solution at IFSEC 2016. At the show, visitors to Suprema stand will experience the company’s newly-launching BioEntry W2(TM), an outdoor

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