Massive And Unprecedented Cigarette Excise Increase

PETALING JAYA, Nov 4 – British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT Malaysia) expressed extreme disappointment and shock at the unprecedented massive increase in cigarette excise of more than 40% by the Government effective on Nov 3, 2015. The Managing Director of BAT Malaysia Stefano Clini said that the tobacco industry has already hit

Najib Lawyer: PM Not Delaying To File Suit Against WSJ

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – According to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak lawyers, PM is not delaying to file a suit against The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue, but is waiting for WSJ’s response on the SPEECH Act. “I did not want the suit to be dismissed

Health Ministry Started To Crackdown On Vaping

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – The Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said today that they will start to crackdown on vaping. He said a nationwide campaign would be carried out soon to curb the use of liquid containing unlicensed nicotine in e-cigarettes. “The e-cigarettes with the liquid will be confiscated. Meanwhile, the campaign will

Bersih 4.0 Organiser Maria Chin Charged Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – The organiser of Bersih 4.0 rally, Maria Chin Abdullah was charged in the Sessions Court here today with failing to give prior notice to the police before holding the assembly. Maria, 59, who is also chairman of Bersih 2.0 rally, however, pleaded not guilty to the

Shafie Apdal: 1MDB Debate Should Be Allowed To Proceed

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said that the debate on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) between DAP’s Petaling Jaya Utara federal lawmaker Tony Pua and 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy should be allowed to proceed without any conditions. The former minister who was axed from the Cabinet last

New PAC Team Holds First Meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) held its first meeting on Monday after the appointment of six new members, including its chairman. The meeting was held at Committee Room 2 at the Parliament Building, chaired by its new chairman, Rompin Member of Parliament Datuk Hasan Ariffin, who was

Najib’s Suit Against Pua Postponed To Dec 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s suit against Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua Kiam Wee over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue has been postponed to Dec 1. High Court judge Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera set the date in chambers on Monday after meeting Najib’s counsel Datuk

MBPP Will Continue Crackdown Against Illegal Hotels

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 – The state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow hold a press conference at Komtar here on Monday said Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will not stop the enforcement action against the illegal hotels that continue to flout registration rules. The temporary permits will only be for an annual basis to

Malaysia Remains Committed In Search For MH370 Aircraft

KANGAR, Nov 2 – The Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abd Aziz Kaprawi said Malaysian government remains committed to the search for missing flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean. According to him, Malaysia placed its trust and extended full cooperation to Australia, which was leading the quest. Abd Aziz was speaking to reporters

PM Visits Pesona Terengganu Carnival 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor enjoyed the Terengganu-style afternoon tea in conjunction with the Pesona Terengganu Carnival 2015 which held at Dataran DBKL here on Sunday. The programme themed, “Terengganu Kitchen”, was aimed at promoting the state’s

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