Cartoonist Zunar Freed After Police Record Statement

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KUALA LUMPIR, April 3 – Cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque was released this evening after the police recorded a statement from him, lawyer Latheefa Koya said. “A short statement was taken from him in connection with a posting on Facebook,” she said. Latheefa said lawyer Michelle Yesudas was present when the recording officer took

NGOs Urge Authorities To Investigate Owners Of TMI, The Edge, BFM

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 – Three non-governmental organisations (NGO) today lodged a police report urging the authorities to investigate two individuals who they claim to be instigators in producing articles deemed seditious and slandered the royal institution and the Malay leadership in the country.  The three NGOs, Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM),

Penang Future Foundation Launches RM 20M Scholarship

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GEORGE TOWN, April 1 —Pleasure to announce the launch of our very own Penang Future Foundation (“PFF”). PFF is a scholarship program made possible by generous donations from private sectors and donors, including the Penang Turf Club.  RM20 million Penang Future Foundation (PFF) scholarship scheme in a bid to reverse

Government Committed To Improve Health Service Facilities

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today assured Malaysians that the government is committed toward improving the health service facilities in the country to ensure the rakyat gets the best services. In a radio broadcast, uploaded on his blog najibrazak.com today, Najib said the government is

Chong Wei Is Now 16th In BWF Ranking

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 – Former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who is awaiting a doping hearing, has dropped to 16th spot in the new world ranking released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) today. The 31-year old Chong Wei had topped the list in Dec last year with

BRIM 2015 Appeal Extended To Apr 15

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PUTRAJAYA, April 3- The government has agreed to extend the appeal period deadline for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2015 from March 31 to April 15. Finance Ministry said in a statement today that the extension would allow those who could not submit their appeal to do so at the nearest

St Giles Wembley Showcase Luncheon

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GEORGETOWN, April 2 – Thank you for joining us today for the announcement of the soft-opening of our two brand new stars in Penang, St Giles Wembley and Cititel Express, Penang. Cititel Hotel Management Sdn Bhd (CHM), is an established hotel management company with an inventory of over 4,400 rooms and

Controversial K-Pop Concert Organiser Blacklisted

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – The organiser of the controversial K-Pop event has been blacklisted by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry. TGM Events has been blacklisted after the ministry found that it had violated the regulations set, according to Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. “During the K-Pop concert (Fan Meeting B1A4 Acer

No GST On EPF Withdrawals

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – Withdrawals from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) are not subjected to the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which took effect yesterday. In a statement today, the EPF reminded its members not to appoint agents or third parties to assist in making any withdrawals. “Members who meet the requirements

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

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