Rompin Parliamentary By-Election To Be Held On May 5

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 – Polling for the Rompin parliamentary by-election will be on May 5 while the nomination will be held on April 22. The by-election was called following the death of incumbent Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis.Jamaluddin was killed in a helicopter crash in Semenyih last Saturday, along with five other

Prepaid GST Issue To Be Put To Rest Next Month

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GEORGE TOWN, April 10 – The issue of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on prepaid mobile reload coupons will be resolved by next month, the Customs Department has assured. Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said telco operators will sit down in a meeting later this month to solve the

KLIA Wins Best Duty-Free Shopping Destination Award

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NEW DELHI, April 9 – The Malaysian tourism industry received a boost among travellers from the Indian sub-continent when KL International Airport (KLIA) was adjudged the ‘Best Duty-Free Shopping Destination’ in a readers’ poll conducted by Travel + Leisure, India’s leading luxury and travel magazine. Malaysia also shared the ‘Best Food

Malaysian Tourist Missing While Trekking In Nepal

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KATHMANDU, April 9 – A Malaysian tourist has been reported missing since Sunday (Malaysia is two hours, 15 minutes ahead of Nepal) while trekking in the Pokhara-Mustang route in Western Nepal. Nepal Deputy Inspector-General of Police Pankaj Shrestha said Dennis Lee Thian Poh, 47, was last seen on Sunday in Ghorepani,

BMW Recalls Almost 80,000 Vehicles In China

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CHINA, April 9 – ​German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW has recalled almost 80,000 of its vehicles in China due to flaws in their engines, China’s quality regulator said Wednesday. Some 53,310 X3 vehicles produced between October 2011 and December 2013 have been recalled, according to a statement from China’s General Administration of Quality

Bursa Malaysia Gold Futures Open Higher

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – Gold futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives opened higher in thin trading today with only one contract month traded. At 9.16am, April 2015 rose four ticks to RM142.10 a gram while May 2015, June 2015 and July 2015 remain pegged at RM144.40, RM143.50 and RM144.25 a gram

Deputy Minister Blames Cheaters For BR1M Double-Dipping

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – Dishonest recipients of federal cash aid Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) were to blame for the over RM3 million lost because of repeated claims of the cash vouchers, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said in Parliament today. When asked how Putrajaya had allowed thousands of BR1M recipients

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