Tun M Scraps High-Speed Rail Project With Singapore

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 – Malaysia is dropping a plan for a high-speed rail link between its capital Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and will talk with its southern neighbour about the agreement to build it, Malaysia’s prime minister said in an interview published on Monday. Mahathir Mohamad, the 92-year-old who

Vegetables In Alor Setar Go Cheap

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ALOR SETAR, May 29 – Consumers are set to enjoy ‘double happiness’ with the drop in the price of vegetables of between five and 30% and the much-awaited implementation of the zero-rating of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) beginning June 1. A trader, Hafizah Zakaria, 24, said among the items

Najib: Inappropriate To Respond On 1MDB Duestions Now

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said that he has been advised that it would be inappropriate to respond to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s questions regarding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) as the authorities have stated that investigations are ongoing. In a two paragraph statement today, the

DPM: Malaysians Must Be United To Rebuild Nation

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – The government needs the people’s support to rebuild the country for a more secure future, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. In this regard, she said the people needed to be united and together with the government pursue a better future for the

Zero GST: Traders Should Bring Down Prices

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PUTRAJAYA, May 27 – Traders nationwide are required to reduce the price of goods to correspond with the abolition of the 6% standard Goods and Services Tax (GST), starting June 1. Customs director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy said traders were also urged not to exploit the government’s intention to lower prices

Gobind Says Looking Into Peculiar Incidents

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 – Several incidents such as the BOT attack on handphones that occurred on the May 9 election day as well as reports of directives issued such as the blocking of online portals on election night have caught the attention of Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.

Guan Eng Asks IRB To Probe Jho Low And Family

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has asked the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to investigate financier Low Taek Jho and his family in relation to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the state fund at the heart of massive anti-corruption probe. Lim Guan Eng said in a tweet: “The

Kayveas: MyPPP To Remain Independent, Not Joining PH

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – MyPPP maintains its stand that it will be a party independent of any coalition, including the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH), according to party president Tan Sri M. Kayveas. Speaking at a special press conference at Wisma MyPPP today, he said the party had no intention of joining

Jamal Yunos Claims Trial To Causing Public Nuisance

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Sungai Besar UMNO Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos was today charged with causing public nuisance over his alleged protest against smashing beer bottles in front of the Selangor State Secretary Building in Shah Alam last year during the proposed Better Beer Festival 2017.

Masyati Abang Ibrahim New Chief At RoS

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PUTRAJAYA, May 25 – The Home Ministry today announced the appointment of Masyati Abang Ibrahim as the new director-general of the Registry of Societies (RoS) effective May 23. Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said in a statement that Masyati takes over from Surayati Ibrahim who was transferred to the

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