GST Registration At 104,504 As Of Oct 24

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – The number of companies registering for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was at 104,504 as of Oct 24, an increase of 1,525 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. In a statement here today, it said the latest data showed an increase in

Two Dead In Washington High School Shooting

MARYSVILLE, Oct 25 – A student opened fire in the cafeteria of a high school here on Friday, killing one female student and critically injuring four other students before killing himself, according to police officials. The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School forced hundreds of students to hide in classrooms and then, over

Girl Dies Of Ebola In Mali’s

BAMAKO, Oct 24 – A two-year-old girl died of Ebola in Mali yesterday, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation, a source in the prime minister’s office told AFP. “Unfortunately she died between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm,” said the source, adding that the girl’s death

Who Will Replace Anwar If He Goes To Jail?

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – Pakatan Raykat’s de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction involving his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan at the Federal Court on Aug 28. The big question remains on who would replace Anwar, as he faces the prospect of prison if convicted? Speaking to news portal,

PM: Maal Hijrah Inspires Spirit Of Innovation

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – MALAYSIA, as a progressive Islamic nation, will always emulate the spirit of Saiyidina Umar al-Khattab’s innovative administration as the basis for the country’s transformation and development agenda, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The prime minister, in his Maal Hijrah message on his website, najibrazak.com, yesterday

Weak Earthquake Hits Pulau Banggi, Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 24 – A weak earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, occurred at 1.40 pm Friday in Pulau Banggi, Kudat, near here, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 328km southwest of Palawan, Philippines, and

Suspicious Substance Reported At Canadian Consulate In Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Oct 24 – Turkish authorities are investigating a suspicious substance at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul, and unspecified security incidents also are being investigated at two other foreign consulates in Turkey’s largest city, the country’s emergency management agency said Friday. Authorities are investigating incidents at the German and Belgian

If Any MH370 Debris Is Found, Indonesia Will Contact Us

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 24 – Any discovery of plane debris floating off Indonesian waters will shed further light on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) jetliner Flight MH370. However, Transport Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Ruhaizah Mohamed Rashid said his ministry had yet to receive any information from the Indonesian government regarding any discovery

Accused Malaysian Diplomat Deported To NZ To Face Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 – The Malaysian defence envoy, Muhammad Rizalman Ismail has been deported to New Zealand to face trial for his allegations on burglary and assault charges. Rizalman, a former second warrant officer at the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington, was escorted by two New Zealand policemen and two officers

Anwar-Khairy Defamation Suit To Be Heard On May 7-8

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 – The High Court here has set two days, from May 7, for hearing of opposition chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s RM100 million defamation suit against Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Judicial Commissioner S.M. Komathy Suppiah fixed the date in chambers today, during which Anwar was represented

Govt, Varsity And NGO To Improve Water Quality In Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 24 – Sabah can soon expect cleaner water thanks to a smart partnership between Universiti Malaysia Sabah, the Public Works Department and Forever Sabah, an environmental non-governmental organisation. The three entities recently signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to jointly implement Sewage Treatment Excellence (Jufstex). Under the proposed

MyCC Warns School Bus Operators On Price Fixing

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 – The Malaysia Competition Commission’s (MyCC) recent warning against price-fixing by school bus operators appears to have fallen on deaf ears. The president of the Federation of Malaysian School Bus Operators Associations, Mohd Rofik Mohd Yusof, was quoted in a local daily that some 18,000 bus operators nationwide

Thai Garment Export To Show Moderate Growth

BANGKOK, Oct 24 – Thailand’s garment exports are expected to grow by 0-5 per cent next year and around 2-3 per cent this year to almost US$3 billion. The projection is based on the loss of tax privilege for garment export to the European Union (EU) early next year coupled with deflation

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