Announcement On Bonus For Civil Servants Likely Today

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the announcement on bonus for civil servants in conjunction with Aidilfitri will most likely be made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. “It might be announced by PM today, so please wait,” he told reporters after attending the

New Selangor MB To Be Appointed On June 19

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SHAH ALAM, May 30 – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has given his consent for the new Selangor menteri besar to be sworn in on June 19. The sultan’s private secretary, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani, said today the swearing-in ceremony would be held at the Balairung Seri (Throne

Wan Azizah Aims To Be A Role Model For Women

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PUTRAJAYA, May 29 – Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s childhood ambition was to become a doctor and cure disease. Now that she is Malaysia’s most powerful female politician, she says her mission is to improve women’s rights. The 65-year-old made history this month when she was named deputy prime

Umno: PH Govt Taking Easy Way Out To Fulfill Pledges

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 – Umno is of the view that the Pakatan Harapan government has no member who can think “outside the box” to fulfil the manifesto pledges except to take the easy way out. The people were becoming more concerned with the current government’s aspiration that appeared to be increasingly

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.

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