US Mid-Terms: Republicans Win Control Of The Senate

UNITED STATES, Nov 5 – The Republicans have won control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power in the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. The party won in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. And it is expected to post

Election 2014: Europe Looks Beyond Obama

LONDON, Nov 5 – He had to laugh. A senior official at one of the world’s leading foreign ministries was describing how he had been in a meeting with a counterpart from the Middle East, who was telling him that the United States no longer mattered the way it used

JPJ To Track Down Vehicles With HID Lamps, Strobe Lights

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is now tracking down vehicles with unapproved high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and strobe lights as they can pose a danger to other motorists. JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said integrated operations conducted simultaneously nationwide since last Saturday, also targeted vehicles

Brunei Sultan Conferred Honorary Doctorate In Law

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 5 – The Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was Wednesday awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree at Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) 50th convocation held at its Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra (DTSP), here. It was presented by the university’s chancellor, the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed

Minimum Wages Get a Hike in Midterm Votes

UNITED STATES, Nov 5 – State wins for minimum wage ballot proposals show that raising the floor on pay has bipartisan appeal. Voters in Arkansas and Nebraska overwhelming chose to increase their states’ minimum wages Tuesday, and voters in San Francisco opted to start paying workers a nation-high $15 per

Price Of Cigarettes To Go Up By RM1.50 From Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – The price of six cigarette brands will be increased by RM1.50 from tomorrow. The affected brands are produced by British American Tobacco (M) Berhad (BAT Malaysia), Dunhill, Kent, Benson & Hedges, Lucky Strikes, Pall Mall, Rothmans and Peter Stuyvesant. According to a statement by Commercial Marketers

No Turning Back On GST, Says PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – THE government will not reverse its decision to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April next year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday. Najib said plans to implement the tax system were proceeding smoothly, with some 120,000 companies registered for GST.

Putrajaya To Sue NFCorp Over RM250 Million Loan

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 – Putrajaya will take legal action against National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) for failure to repay the RM250 million loan for its cattle-rearing project. Finance minister Datuk Seri Najb Razak said the company was to repay the loan from 2012 to 2028. As of September this year, the company

GST Registration Rises To 122,719 As Of Nov 4

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – The number of companies that have registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) stood at 122,719 as of Nov 4, an increase of 2,365 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. In a statement, the department said the latest data showed a

Petronas Dagangan Posts RM223.6 Mln Q3 Pre-tax Profit

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – Petronas Dagangan Bhd registered a pre-tax profit of RM223.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2014, a decrease of RM92.1 million from RM315.7 million in the corresponding quarter last year. In a statement today, Petronas Dagangan said the reduction of pre-tax profit was due to

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