Zeti: Announcement On Toll Charges Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 – The Council of Eminent Persons is likely to make an announcement on the toll charges as early as next week, says Tan Sri Zeti Aktar Aziz. Zeti, who is part of the council’s five-member team said they would engage in another round of meeting with related

Speculation Rises As Former MACC Chief Meets PM

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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 – Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed had a meeting today with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Abu Kassim entered the Perdana Leadership Foundation building at about 8.30 am and was there for well over an hour, raising speculation as

Malacca CM Announces Portfolios For Excos

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MALACCA, May 17 – Malacca Chief Minister Adly Zahari announced the portfolio that he will be holding and those of the 10 other members of the state executive council line up at his office Seri Negeri here today. The Pakatan Harapan Malacca chairman said that the line up of new and experienced

1MDB Needs RM42.26bln To Settle Loans

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 – 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) needs an estimated RM42 billion to settle the principal and interest on its loans maturing between November 2015 and May 2039. This was based on assumptions that the company’s rationalisation plan was implemented and no new loans was taken after October

Anwar: No Rush For Me To Return To Politics

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 – PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who has just been released on a royal pardon earlier today, said that he would not make an immediate return to politics. Speaking at his first press conference at his residence in Segambut, here, Anwar said he

GST To Be Zero-Rated Effective June 1

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 – The Finance Ministry announced that starting from June 1, 2018, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be zero-rated for all goods and services in Malaysia until further notice. In a statement today, the ministry said the move does not include the goods and services

‘Thank You, Tuanku,’ Says Pardoned Anwar

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 – “Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), thank you Tuanku (Your Majesty)”. That was the response from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim following his audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, at Istana Negara after he was granted a full pardon today. Anwar said this to Bernama before

10 Lawmakers Sworn In As Penang EXCOs Today

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GEORGE TOWN, May 16 – Seven DAP and three PKR lawmakers have been sworn in as Penang state executive councillors (EXCO) before Penang Governor Tun Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas at Dewan Sri Pinang here this morning. The EXCO, who sworn in this morning, was as below: Chief Minister: Chow Kon Yeow

Utusan Melayu To Appoint New Independent Directors

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd (Utusan) will take the necessary steps to appoint new independent directors in due course. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Utusan said it acknowledged the importance of complying with the Bursa Malaysia’s listing requirements on the composition of independent directors on

Malaysian Muslims To Begin Fasting Thursday

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – Malaysian Muslims will begin Ramadan fasting on Thursday, the Keeper of the Rulers seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced today. He said the date for the Ramadan fasting to begin followed a decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after receiving the consent of the Malay

1MDB Audit Report Declassified

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – The audit report on 1MDB has been declassified, said Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad. In a statement here today, Madinah said the 1MDB Audit Report had been classified “Secret” on Jan 22, 2016 and tabled to the Public Accounts Committee on March 4, 2016. “I am

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