Minimum Wages Get a Hike in Midterm Votes

UNITED STATES, Nov 5 – State wins for minimum wage ballot proposals show that raising the floor on pay has bipartisan appeal. Voters in Arkansas and Nebraska overwhelming chose to increase their states’ minimum wages Tuesday, and voters in San Francisco opted to start paying workers a nation-high $15 per

Price Of Cigarettes To Go Up By RM1.50 From Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – The price of six cigarette brands will be increased by RM1.50 from tomorrow. The affected brands are produced by British American Tobacco (M) Berhad (BAT Malaysia), Dunhill, Kent, Benson & Hedges, Lucky Strikes, Pall Mall, Rothmans and Peter Stuyvesant. According to a statement by Commercial Marketers

No Turning Back On GST, Says PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – THE government will not reverse its decision to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April next year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday. Najib said plans to implement the tax system were proceeding smoothly, with some 120,000 companies registered for GST.

Putrajaya To Sue NFCorp Over RM250 Million Loan

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 – Putrajaya will take legal action against National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) for failure to repay the RM250 million loan for its cattle-rearing project. Finance minister Datuk Seri Najb Razak said the company was to repay the loan from 2012 to 2028. As of September this year, the company

GST Registration Rises To 122,719 As Of Nov 4

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – The number of companies that have registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) stood at 122,719 as of Nov 4, an increase of 2,365 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. In a statement, the department said the latest data showed a

Petronas Dagangan Posts RM223.6 Mln Q3 Pre-tax Profit

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – Petronas Dagangan Bhd registered a pre-tax profit of RM223.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2014, a decrease of RM92.1 million from RM315.7 million in the corresponding quarter last year. In a statement today, Petronas Dagangan said the reduction of pre-tax profit was due to

Johor Ready To Face Floods

KOTA TINGGI, Nov 4 – Johor is ready to face the floods which are expected to occur at the end of this year. State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Ir Hasni Mohammad said district offices had already held their meetings on the preparations. “The chairmen of the

An Unjust Hike For Commuters

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – SHOULD the Transport Ministry approve the 30 per cent bus fare hike proposed by public transport providers and supported by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), then, passengers would be considerably out of pocket. If one’s current bus fare is RM1 (a paltry sum almost non-existent

Unlawful Arrestment Of 157 PPS Members

GEORGETOWN, Nov 5 – The Penang State EXCO as its meeting today resolves Ahmad Zahid Hamidi acted in a mall fide manner twice by unlawfully sanctioning the arrest of 157 PPS members on 31.8.2014 and unlawfully declaring the PPS an unlawful society on 4.11.2014 without any communication, proper investigation and respect

Final Sodomy 2 Appeal Enters Sixth Day Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim returns to court today, the sixth day in what was supposed to be a two-day trial, in his bid to convince the Federal Court to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision which had found him guilty of sodomy. Anwar was accused

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