Why No Uber Crackdown? Cabbies To Lodge Police Reports

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – An association for taxi drivers may lodge formal complaints across the country against social vehicle-for-hire service Uber and the lack of action by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to address the issue. Metered Taxi Drivers Task Force chairman Amran Jan said they were preparing

MTUC: Reduce Personal Income Tax

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the government to announce a reduction in individual income tax in the forthcoming Budget 2015. Its president, Mohd Khalid Atan, told The Rakyat Post today that corporate income tax had been reduced nearly every year. He said at one point

AirAsia Lodges Police Report Over Online Scammers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – Low-cost carrier AirAsia has lodged a police report in connection with irresponsible and unauthorised use of its brand by unscrupulous syndicates or individuals with intent to cheat the public. The report was made at the Dang Wangi police station today. AirAsia group legal head, Amir Faezal Zakaria said the

Suspected Malaysian drug mules nabbed in Taiwan

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – Two Malaysian women were arrested in connection with the seizure of RM107 million worth of heroin at the Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan. The China Post, quoting the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), reported that the two women were busted after behaving suspiciously. According to their travel details,

School Teacher Found Dead With Stab Wounds

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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 3 – A primary school teacher was found dead with multiple stab wounds in a house near Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) quarters in Kundasang, Ranau, today. The blood drenched body of Masinah Samadi, 50, was found in the living room of the house by her husband who

Government Has To Bring Back PPSMI – Tun Mahathir

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KOTA BAHARU, Oct 2 – The government should bring back the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI), said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said knowledge of science and mathematics was now growing and without a command of the English Language, the country would be left behind

Five Illegals Detained In The Sulu Sea

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) detained five illegals in a boat during a security operation in the Sulu Sea in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) Wednesday. Sandakan RMN Base commander First Admiral Ahmad Abdullah said the boat, which was detected under suspicious circumstances, was intercepted at 3.10pm.

Najib Chairs Bumiputera Economic Council Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 2 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday chaired the Bumiputera Economic Council (BEC) meeting at the Bangunan Perdana Putra, here. The approximately two-hour meeting discussed initiatives and programs to empower the Bumiputera economy before Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, tables the 2015 Budget next Friday.

Ringgit Closes Higher Against Dollar – FOREX

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar Thursday as the market reacted positively to the government’s measure to keep to its budget deficit goals by cutting the fuel subsidies further. At 5 pm, the ringgit was quoted at 3.2480/2510 against the greenback from 3.2720/2750 on Wednesday. A dealer

The Next 36 Hours Could Determine The Future Of Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, Oct 4 —The city’s top official, chief executive Leung Chun-ying,issued an ultimatum today to the protesters who have taken over three neighborhoods in the city: Clear the roads and a stronghold in front of the government’s headquarters by early morning on Monday, Oct. 6, or he will “take all necessary actions to

Hoping For A Green Budget

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KUALA LUMPUR,Oct 3 – Environmentalists are hoping that under the 2015 Budget, due emphasis will given to energy efficiency and sustainable living. Top on their list of priorities is for the government to introduce more energy efficiency policies and invest more in green technology. Association of Water and Energy Research

Money Changer Quizzed Over ATM Hacker Link

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JOHOR BARU, Oct 3 – POLICE yesterday picked up a money changer they believed had “helped” a man fitting the description of one of the Latin American ATM-hacking gang members to convert a suspiciously high amount of the ringgit. The owner of the money changer, who spoke under condition of

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