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KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): The Congress of Unions of Employees in Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) called on the Public Sector Home Financing Board (LPPSA) to lower management charges for residentia...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the upcoming Budget 2020, especially with regards to the inheritance tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 25): The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the upcoming 2020 Budget especially in regards to the inheritance tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the upcoming 2020 Budget especially in regards to the inheritance tax, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the 2020 Budget, especially inheritance tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (photo, above).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the upcoming 2020 Budget especially in regards to the inheritance tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It is likely to be the end of the road for the “Amy Keju” robbery gang, which is in Bukit Aman’s “most wanted” list.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) will insulate itself by optimising its liquidity management and continuing to diversify its asset classes to further contribute to a more stable condition i...
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If you have or are planning to purchase an investment-linked product (ILP) insurance policy, then you should take note of the new regulations by Bank Negara that will come into effect from 1 July 2019...
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SHAH ALAM: Cybercrime is getting more sophisticated and is on an upward trend, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today questioned Pakatan Harapan’s move to push for Umno to be dissolved on grounds that it received RM212 million from him, which the ruling coalition claimed was from 1M...
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SHAH ALAM: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today expressed her concern over the drastic increase in e-financial fraud cases in the first five months of this year.
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SHAH ALAM, June 23 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today expressed her concern over the drastic increase in e-financial fraud cases in the first five months of this ye...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s international reserves rose US$300mil to US$102.6bil as at June 14, 2019, from two weeks prior.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s international reserves rose US$300mil to US$102.6bil as at June 14, 2019, from two weeks prior.
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LETTER | We appreciate the finance minister's focus on real issues affecting Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The real reason Malaysians aren’t buying property nowadays is because the units are priced beyond their pocket rather than the banks’ refusal to offer loans, the Centre f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The digital banking framework, set to be launched by year-end, is 50% ready and about 10 parties have expressed interest in setting up digital banks in the country.
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LETTER | The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) strongly supports the announcement by Bank Negara governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus on the need for the establishment of a consumer c...
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IN the late 1990s and early 2000s, mutual fund companies used to declare dividends in double digits.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara has appointed Aznan Abdul Aziz (pic) as assistant governor with effect from July 1.
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THE Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) strongly supports the announcement by Bank Negara governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus on the need for the establishment of a Consumer Cred...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Banks embarking on digital transformation must be willing to cannibalise their own business to become successful, according to a financial technology (fintech) commentator.
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PUTRAJAYA, June 17 — The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has proposed that the terms of loans from the Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund and Special Tourism Fund which are under the SME ...
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SINGAPORE (June 17): Foreigners have resumed selling Malaysian stocks and that will make it tough for the KLCI index to surpass last week's high.
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PARIT BUNTAR: The Cabinet has approved forming a special committee to study all aspects of the proposal to set up a Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) Court.
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PARIT BUNTAR: The Cabinet has approved forming a committee to look into the setting up of a special court to handle maintenance and child custody cases in Islamic marriages.
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PARIT  BUNTAR, June 15 — The Cabinet has approved forming a special committee to study all aspects of the proposal to set up a Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) C...
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Malaysia can be considered a victim of the 1MDB scandal due to weaknesses in other countries’ banking systems, said Bank Negara governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.
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PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara has invited written feedback on the proposed framework for electronic trading platforms, which was unveiled in an exposure draft yesterday.
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Unicorns are mystical animals, but they exist in the startup scene to describe privately held companies with a valuation of more than US$1bil.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Lim Kit Siang expanded today his call for investigations against former government officials over alleged complicity in the 1MDB scandal, this time adding former inspector-ge...
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I HAVE written enthusiastically about Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Yusof, Election Commission Chairman Azhar Harun, Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Attorney General Tommy Thomas and ...
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PETALING JAYA: In order to ensure that consumers are protected and treated fairly, Bank Negara is working with a number of ministries to make the Consumer Credit Act law soon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Takaful operators in the country have been urged to come up with more innovative and better products for the lower-income or B40 group.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign appetite for Ringgit bonds remained lacklustre in May with RM4.2bil of outflows in May as the US-China trade tensions intensified, according to Maybank Investment Bank Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new bank in town, Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB), is more bullish on its growth prospects as compared to its peers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Insurance premiums will not be going up for current investment-linked product (ILP) policyholders following the implementation of new guidelines for ILPs by Bank Negara on July 1, says Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM).
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PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara’s international reserves fell by US$500mil to US$102.3bil as at May 31, 2019 from two weeks prior.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) is undertaking an internal restructuring that will result in its wholly-owned banking subsidiary — MBSB Bank Bhd, formerly known as Asian...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) is undertaking an internal restructuring that will result in its wholly-owned banking subsidiary — MBSB Bank Bhd, formerly known as Asian...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara's international reserves fell US$500mil to US$102.3bil as at May 31, 2019, from two weeks prior.
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak says he is “looking forward” to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on “missing” goods and services tax (GST) refunds of RM19.4 billion.
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PETALING JAYA: The split within the PKR leadership has widened over Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, with a vice-president defending the decision...
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THE high debt levels of Malaysia’s civil servants are nothing surprising.
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LETTER | The statement by Hindraf 2.0 that it wants Putrajaya to reconsider its decision to reintroduce the foreign workers placement scheme, claiming that this would come at the expense of job opport...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian bond market will likely hold up for now with the benchmark 10-year Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) projected to hover between 3.75 and 4.00 by year-end as investors adopt a wait-and-see stance in the wake of the recent negative newsflows.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Talents who can handle technology and big data are in demand as more Malaysian banking and financial services make the digital shift, recruitment firm Hays said.
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PETALING JAYA: After a bumpy ride in the first half of the year, banking industry captains are bracing for a tougher second half against the backdrop of slower loan growth and thinning margins.
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The Member of Parliament for Jelutong RSN Rayer today lodged a police report against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak regarding the dismissal of former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail and de...
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GEORGE TOWN: A police report has been lodged against former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the dismissal of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and then-deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin four years ago.
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TOKYO (Bernama): Malaysia is proposing a new currency based on gold as it is more stable as opposed to the current currency trading which is manipulative, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MP SPEAKS | Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak does not want Malaysians to remember the lessons of history, as he hopes to return and to repeat the same heinous mistakes for Malaysia to again bec...
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PETALING JAYA: The surprising move by the United States to include Malaysia in its currency manipulator watch list may be a tactic to subtly force Malaysia to import more from the world’s biggest economy.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank Research sees a possible cut in the statutory reserve requirement (SRR) for banks due to the current economic challenges and headwinds.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Tenaga Nasional Bhd reported today a 26% drop in first quarter net profit to RM1.56 billion from RM2.12 billion a year earlier mainly due to higher net loss on impairment of fin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has proposed the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to fully reveal what he called the “Week of Long Knives Operation” in July 2015, which al...
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DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has proposed the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to fully reveal what he called the “week of long knives operation” in July 2015, which allegedly attack...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has proposed the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to fully reveal what he called the “Week of Long Knives Operation” in July 201...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA president, Wee Ka Siong, has raised the prospect of an early general election because of problems within Pakatan Harapan, such as lack of clarity about the transfer of power from...
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PERMATANG PAUH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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PERMATANG PAUH (May 25): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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PERMATANG PAUH (May 24): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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PERMATANG PAUH, May 24 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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IPOH: Mental health issues are on the rise and should be covered by insurance companies, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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SHAH ALAM: UMW Holdings Bhd has set aside RM607mil for capital expenditure (capex) this year, which will see upgrading work at its car assembly plant in Shah Alam and the purchase of new heavy machinery to expand its leasing business.
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IPOH: Insurance companies in Malaysia are encouraged to provide coverage for mental healthcare, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, adding that such an initiative would come under the purview of Bank Negara rather than his ministry.
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PETALING JAYA: Police are looking for four “policemen” who took money from a grocery store in Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seven cops, including two inspectors, and a Bank Negara officer, have been caught for robbing RM200,000. from a money changer.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Rogue cops who tried steal money from a money changer here were nabbed after their actions were caught on CCTV.
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PETALING JAYA: The increasing popularity of mobile payment due to the high mobile penetration rate is not seen as a material threat to Malaysian banks, according to RAM Ratings.
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak has ridiculed finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s claim that Malaysia had achieved RM21.7 billion in realised foreign direct investments for one quarter.
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IF anybody thinks that Bank Negara decided to reduce interest rates solely because of the weakening global economic environment, they should think again.
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PETALING JAYA: Vehicle sales for this month are expected to be higher than in April, boosted by the Hari Raya festive season promotional campaign, said Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).
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The encouraging performance of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 (Q119) provides positive impetus for the country’s future growth, as well as strengthening inves...
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Former finance minister Daim Zainuddin wants Putrajaya to leave banks alone, and let Bank Negara deal with them.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy performed above expectations in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) and the country’s foreign investments staged a strong improvement, amid elevated external challenges. However, despite these positive developments, more warnings signs on the economy have begun to crop up.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara has introduced six new measures that could potentially avert Malaysia’s disqualification from FTSE Russell’s World Government Bond Index (WGBI).
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Bank Negara governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus says Malaysia’s economy expanded by 4.5% in the first quarter of March 31, 2019 (1Q2019), which was above economists' forecast of 4.3% underpinned ...
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Every time I start speaking about property market, I will start with the economy.
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Bank Negara is opening up a dynamic hedging programme for trust banks and global custodians on behalf of their clients effective immediately.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's GDP growth of 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 shows the economy has been holding up relatively well by regional standards, HSBC Global Research said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose for first time in almost three weeks after Malaysian economic data beat estimates and the central bank set out plans to boost market liquidity.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was slightly lower in morning trade amid headwinds in the external enivronment and despite Bank Negara's better-than-expected 1Q GDP announcement.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The economy expanded by 4.5% at in the first quarter of March 31, 2019 (Q1 2019), which was slightly above economists' forecast of 4.3%, underpinned by services and manufacturing.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips slipped in early Thursday trade ahead of the release of the first quarter GDP data at midday and outlook from Bank Negara while Leong Hup International was in focus on its trading debut on the Main Market.
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KUALA LUMPUR: BIMB Holdings Bhd expects the impact from the recent cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) to be temporary.
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PETALING JAYA: The debt management office (DMO) has been set up to review and reduce hidden government debt and liabilities, strengthening the fiscal position of Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: The ringgit has hit a new low for the year, following continued uncertainty from the ongoing US-China trade war which has intensified over the past few days.
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Short-term interbank rates remained stable on Bank Negara's operations to absorb surplus liquidity from the financial system.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — The Debt Management Office (DMO) chaired by the finance minister has been established in order to strengthen the government’s fiscal position.
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ON May 7, Bank Negara revised downwards the overnight policy rate (OPR) by a quarter percentage point (or 25 basis points in banking jargon).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Banks in Malaysia will benefit from the recent cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) if the move results in a higher loan growth, according to AmBank Group chief executive officer Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir (pic).
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): The government will discuss with the Election Commission (EC) on the restriction on Cabinet ministers to campaign during working hours, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government will discuss with the Election Commission (EC) on the restriction on Cabinet ministers to campaign during working hours, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PUTRAJAYA: Police personnel who have not committed any offences need not worry about the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), according to Prime Minister ...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Police personnel who have not committed any offences need not worry about the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), says Prime Minister...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): The government will implement the MyPortfolio work guidelines to beef up performance of the civil service, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a statement today.