Banks Urged To Absorb GST On ATM-MEPS Withdrawals

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PUTRAJAYA, April 2 – The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) has urged Malaysian banks to absorb the 6% cost of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed on the Malaysian Electronic Payment System (MEPS) service. PPIM chief activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said customers using the MEPS for withdrawals at ATMs would

Permatang Pauh PKR Youth Wants Azizah To Contest

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PERMATANG PAUH, April 2 – The Permatang Pauh PKR Youth wing has voiced its undivided support for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to contest in the upcoming Permatang Pauh parliamentary (N44) by-election. According to the youth wing, Wan Azizah’s nomination could lead to the patching up of things within the party and

Anwar’s Disqualification Against The Federal Constitution

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KUALA LUMPUR April 2 – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s disqualification as the Permatang Pauh MP by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker is in breach of the Federal Constitution, said his lawyer Latheefa Koya. In a statement, Latheefa said that the Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia’s announcement was based on a letter

Wan Azizah To Go For Permatang Pauh Again?

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SHAH ALAM, April 2 – PKR president, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail may contest the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election if asked by the party However, she said the decision would be made by the PKR leadership in a meeting to be held soon. “The party will decide. We will have several meetings and

3 Pose As Customs Officers Rob Mini-Market

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KUANTAN, APril 2 – Taking advantage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation, two men posed as customs officers and robbed a mini-market in Kampung Tengah here yesterday before fleeing with RM5,000 in cash and cigarettes. Kuantan police deputy chief, Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad said today, the robbers escaped in

Iskandar Poised To Be Data Centre Hub For SouthEast Asia

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – Iskandar Malaysia is consolidating its position and is poised to be a key data centre hub for Southeast Asia with its location on the opposite side of Singapore, says international consulting firm BroadGroup Consulting. Its Managing Director Steve Wallage said growth in the data centre sector

7-Eleven Malaysia Apologised Over GST Error

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – On behalf of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad we would like to issue an apology to all consumers who were affected by the GST pricing error for selected items sold at 7-Eleven Malaysia stores earlier today, 1st April 2015, which occurred due to a technical system error

Need For Global Halal Standards

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – Delegates from various Muslim countries are calling for a worldwide supreme board or council to coordinate and standardise halal certification for Islam-safe products, saying the various different regulations across different countries would be counterproductive and confusing to an overall global halal market. Speaking at the World Halal

Prime Minister Goes On GST Walkabout

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today had a walkabout at the Giant Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya to see first-hand implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which started today. “Just arrived at Giant Kota Damansara for checks on the implementation of GST

First Demi Lovato Concert In KL

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – Platinum-selling recording artiste Demi Lovato will be holding her first concert in Kuala Lumpur on May 4 at KL Live. With numerous mega-hits including Let It Go, Skyscraper, Heart Attack, Give Your Heart A Break, Neon Lights, and her current single, Nightingale under her belt, Lovato

Respect Decision On Anwar’s Petition Says Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 –  Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has advised all quarters to respect the Pardons Board’s decision to reject the petition for a royal pardon from opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is serving a five-year jail sentence for sodomy. “The decision was made by the Yang

Journalists Wear Black To Protest TMI Arrests

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — A group of journalists covering the ongoing parliamentary session turned up in black today as a sign of solidarity with news portal The Malaysian Insider, which is currently under investigation for sedition. Four of the news portal’s staff, including its chief executive Jahabar Sadiq, and The Edge

Anwar Disqualified As Permatang Pauh MP

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – Senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh told reporters that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been disqualified as the Permatang Pauh member of parliament. The Pardons Board today had rejected Anwar’s petition for a royal pardon for his sodomy conviction “On March 16, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at

GST Kicks Off Today!

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – The Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in today and consumers should be aware of the avenues they have to get more information about it. For starters, the whole list of items exempted from GST are on the Royal Malaysian Customs Department website http://gst.customs.gov.my/  or http://gst.customs.gov.my/en/cp/SiteAssets/GST%20List%20of%20Sundry%20Goods%20(15%20JAN%202015).pdf Also available on the website

Fuel Prices Unchanged For April

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 – The retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel for April 2015 remain unchanged, according to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) today. The price of RON95 is unchanged at RM1.95 per litre, RON97 at RM2.25 per litre and diesel at RM1.95 a litre

Tigerair Starting Ipoh Flights

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 – The resurgence of the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport is continuing with a fourth carrier launching scheduled flights from the Ipoh airport. Tigerair said in a statement that it will start direct flights between Ipoh and Singapore from May 29. The budget carrier will operate four weekly flights on

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