Don’t Run From Dr M’s Questions Says Khairy

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 – Putrajaya needs to answer all the questions raised by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to prevent the situation from escalating. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the views of the statesman should not be ignored because what he raised has received a lot of

USM Absorbs GST With No Increase In Costs For Now

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GEORGETOWN, April 3 – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will absorb the goods and services tax (GST) and has given an assurance that for now, there will be no increase in the cost of services and fees. Its vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Omar Osman said the university’s management was in the process

Permatang Pauh Umno Submits 3 Names For By-Election

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PERMATANG PAUH, April 3 – Permatang Pauh Umno has submitted three possible candidates for the upcoming by-election here. The division’s chief Datuk Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said said that the three candidates were locals and had the qualification but did not wish to identify them. He said the three names had been submitted to Prime Minister

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

Malaysian Wins Oxford Prize

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LONDON, April 3 – OXFORD University student Ummi Abdullah, 28, a Malaysian, crammed four years of work into her 12-minute presentation that earned her the Ita Askonas Medal at the annual Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine Day (WIMM Day) on Friday. Ummi, who is doing her PhD in molecular oncology, was

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

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