Haze Is Back In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 – Haze has made its seasonal comeback to Penang, with an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded at the USM station on the island here today.  Checks showed that the island was not visible from the Penang Bridge. As at 3pm today, the API reading on

Hong Kong Government Cancels Talks With Protestors

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong government pulled out of talks with representatives of the student-led pro-democracy protests late Thursday, after demonstrators announced that they’d begin a new phase of civil disobedience to increase pressure on the government. Chief Executive CY Leung and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said last week

Suggestion To Blacklist PTPTN Defaulters Immoral, Says Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR Oct 10 – PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli claims the government’s recent announcement to recover outstanding National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loans by blacklisting defaulters under the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) is immoral. “I have examined the decision to list PTPTN debtors under CCRIS as part of

People-Friendly Measures Expected

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 – The 2015 Budget to be unveiled today is likely to be filled with goodies for ordinary Malaysians yet prudent enough to ensure sustainable economic growth for the country. It will be another “inclusive” budget that will touch on as many sectors and groups as possible,

Umno Youth Banking On New Solution For Youths

MALACCA: Umno Youth is banking on a more sustainable solution in the Budget 2015 to offset rising living costs affecting the youth. Its vice chief, Khairul Azwan Harun was particularly referring to newly employed youths and young married couples who had yet to gain their financial footing in their respective vocations. “Aside

Budget Speech 2015

Oleh YAB DATO’ SRI MOHD NAJIB TUN HAJI ABDUL RAZAK PERDANA MENTERI DAN MENTERI KEWANGAN KETIKA MEMBENTANG RANG UNDANG-UNDANG PERBEKALAN (2015) 01 DEWAN RAKYAT PADA JUMAAT, 10 OKTOBER 2014 “BAJET 2015: EKONOMI KEPERLUAN RAKYAT” Tuan Yang Dipertua, Saya mohon mencadangkan supaya Rang Undang-undang bertajuk “Suatu Akta bagi menggunakan sejumlah wang

Budget 2015: Highlights

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 – There will be no GST (Goods and Service Tax) imposed on petrol (RON95 and RON97), diesel, and LPG, while individual income tax payers will enjoy lower rates in Budget 2015 as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The other highlights of Budget

Najib Tables ‘A Budget For The People’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) — Responding to the pulse of the people on their grievances over the rising cost of living, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday presented Budget 2015 that focuses on easing the financial burden of the people in tandem with the efforts to grow the national

Budget 2015 Highlights (Business)

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) — Following are the highlights of the 2015 Budget themed, “BUDGET 2015: PEOPLE ECONOMY” which was tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Parliament Friday. The 2015 Budget completes the 10th Malaysia Plan The 11th Malaysia Plan will be launched in May

REPORT: Cushioning Effects Of Rising Cost Of Living

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) — The government has been taking continuous steps to ease the burden of the rakyat (people), especially the low-income group in addressing the rising cost of living. According to the 2014/2015 Economic Report issued by the Finance Ministry, the group is recognised by the government

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