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Entrepreneur development minister renews call for higher allocation in Budget 2020
PETALING JAYA: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof said it was important for his ministry to receive higher allocations during the tabling of Budget 2020 to help boost small and medium ent...
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Ideas proposes gradual GLC stake divestment by government
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has proposed a review of Malaysian government-linked companies (GLCs) to form the basis of a divestment strategy.Ideas research director Lauren...
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Budget 2020: IDEAS proposes gradual GLC stake divestment by government
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) had today proposed a review of Malaysian government-linked companies (GLCs) to form the basis of a divestment strategy,...
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Tengku Adnan’s RM1m graft trial begins tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (pix) will face trial at the High Court here tomorrow for a RM1 million corruption trial.
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Budget likely to miss fiscal target to boost growth
PETALING JAYA: Budget 2020 is expected to be a tough one as the government is likely to miss its fiscal target to boost economic growth in light of the slowdown on the...
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Lebanese jeweller to deposit RM75,000 as security for costs in suit against Rosmah
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today ordered Lebanese jeweller, Global Royalty Trading SAL to deposit RM75,000 as security for costs in the suit filed by the company against the former prime minist...
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Lebanese jeweller directed to pay RM75,000 security costs in RM60m suit against Rosmah
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): The High Court has today directed Lebanese jeweller Global Royalty SAL to pay RM75,000 as security deposit, in its US$14.79 million (RM60 million) suit against Datin Seri Rosma...
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Lebanese jeweller directed to pay RM75,000 security costs in RM60m suit against...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): The High Court has today directed Lebanese jeweller Global Royalty SAL to pay RM75,000 as security deposit, in its US$14.79 million (RM60 million) suit against Datin Seri Rosma...
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Lebanese jeweller told to place RM75,000 as security for costs in suit against Rosmah
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today ordered a Lebanese jeweller to place RM75,000 as security for costs in response to an application by the former prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor.
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Government to focus on salary and job opportunity aspects: Lim
BUTTERWORTH: In line with the aspiration of the Mutual Wealth Vision 2021-2030, the government will focus on bridging the income gap by looking at several aspects including creating more job opportuni...
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Putrajaya to focus on reasonable salary, job opportunities - Lim
In line with the aspiration of the Mutual Wealth Vision 2021-2030, the government will focus on bridging the income gap by looking at several aspects including creating more job opportunities and ensu...
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Government to focus on salary and job opportunity aspects – Lim
Lim Guan Eng – Bernama file photo BUTTERWORTH: In line with the aspiration of the Mutual Wealth Vision 2021-2030, the government will focus on bridging the income gap by looking at several aspects ...
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Budget 2020: PAS proposes tax on companies' cash, bank balances
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): PAS central's economic, real estate and entrepreneur development committee has proposed a 2.5% tax, based on Islamic Zakat principles, on Malaysia-based companies' cash and ban...
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Budget 2020: PAS proposes tax on companies' cash, bank balances
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): PAS central's economic, real estate and entrepreneur development committee has proposed a 2.5% tax, based on Islamic Zakat principles, on Malaysia-based companies' cash and ban...
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Astro rises 4.48% on strong 2Q earnings, dividend
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13):  Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd shares rose 4.48% this morning after its net profit for the second quarter ended July 31, 2019 swelled to RM169.34 million, 10 times more than the...
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Astro Malaysia, Sunway, Straits Inter Logistics, Destini and Maxis
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies in focus tomorrow could include Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, Sunway Bhd, Straits Inter Logistics Bhd, Destini Bh...
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UOB sees RM5b-RM8b contingency funds allocation in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): UOB Malaysia expects the Government to set aside between RM5 billion and RM8 billion as contingency funds in the Budget for next year to cushion the Malaysian economy from any ...
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Astro 2Q net profit swells 10 times to RM169.34m, declares 2 sen dividend
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended July 31, 2019 (2QFY20) swelled to RM169.34 million, 10 times more than the RM16.58 million a year ago on...
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Sabah think tank wants time frame for return of revenue owed
KUALA LUMPUR: A Sabah government-run think tank has urged Putrajaya to provide a realistic time frame to return money owed to the state, rubbishing its excuse that it does not have enough funds to do ...
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Mah Sing hopes stamp duty exemption will continue
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): Mah Sing Group Bhd hopes the Government will continue to exempt first-time house buyers from stamp duty payment in the upcoming Budget 2020, to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 1...
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KTMB offers business class seats on ETS2 from Oct 11
KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) will introduce business class seats for the Electric Train Service 2 (ETS2) next month, says its chief executive officer Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin.
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Property wish list for Budget 2020
PETALING JAYA: Relaxed lending guidelines, continued incentives under the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC), reduced compliance cost and the termination of the real...
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Mah Sing hopes stamp duty exemption will continue
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Mah Sing Group Bhd hopes the Government will continue to exempt first-time house buyers from stamp duty payment in the upcoming Budget 2020, to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 1...
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Malaysia's National Budget Office seeks IDEAS' input for Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Malaysia's National Budget Office (NBO) had last month sought the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs' (IDEAS) inputs on institutional reforms for the Budget 2020 spee...
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Malaysia's National Budget Office seeks IDEAS' input for Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Malaysia's National Budget Office (NBO) had last month sought the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs' (IDEAS) inputs on institutional reforms for the Budget 2020 spee...
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KTMB to introduce business class seats on ETS2 next month
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will introduce the business class seats for the Electric Train Service 2 (ETS2) next month.
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Ideas applauds govt's preparations to table Budget
LETTER | The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) applauds the government’s efforts in implementing best practices in their preparations to table the national budget in Parliament on...
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KTMB to introduce business class seats on ETS2 next month
KUALA LUMPUR: The Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will introduce the business class seats for the Electric Train Service 2 (ETS2) next month.
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Loke seeks more allocation for travel passes in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry should provide more allocations for the My50 and My100 unlimited monthly travel passes in Budget 2020, given the success...
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Govt to seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth, says Lim
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth and will likely not introduce new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget, says Finance Minister Lim Guan...
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Kimlun sees tough conditions in construction market persisting
CONSTRUCTION companies such as Kimlun Corp Bhd are waiting with bated breath to see what goodies will be announced in the upcoming Budget 2020 and are hoping the government will pump-prime the economy...
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Govt to seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth, says Lim
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): The government will seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth and will likely not introduce new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget, says Finance Ministe...
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Govt to seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth, says Lim...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): The government will seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth and will likely not introduce new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget, says Finance Ministe...
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Govt to prioritise sustainable growth in upcoming Budget, says Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― The government will seek fiscal space to prioritise sustainable economic growth and will likely not introduce new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget, says Finance Mini...
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Loke hopes public transport gets attention in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Anthony Loke is hoping that public transportation will be given attention in the upcoming Budget 2020.
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3R approach in medical equipment and facilities
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on ensuring existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Replace and...
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Adopt repair, replace and restore approach for govt medical equipment, facilities: Lim
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on ensuring that existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Replace and Restore” (3R) approach, sa...
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Adopt 3R approach in govt medical equipment, facilities – Lim
Lim Guan Eng – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on ensuring that existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Rep...
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Gov't to focus on ensuring medical equipment and facilities are functioning well
The government will focus on ensuring that existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Replace and Restore” (3R) approach, says Finance Min...
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Focus on ‘Repairs, Replace and Restore’ of health equipment, urges Guan Eng
PETALING JAYA: The federal government is focusing efforts to ensure all existing medical equipment and facilities function well, Finance Minister Lim Guang Eng said.
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DNeX hopes Budget 2020 includes more technology-related projects
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX) hopes the government would roll out more projects related to technology in the upcoming Budget 2020.
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Lorry driver claims trial to posting offensive racial remarks
PORT DICKSON: A 37-year-old lorry driver has pleaded not guilty at a Magistrate’s Court here to posting offensive racial remarks on social media last week.
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Some suggestions to boost revenue and help the poor for Budget 2020
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will be presenting the 2020 budget on Oct 11, and the government is seeking new ways to increase revenues to meet the pressing demand for greater expenditure to boost the...
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Entrepreneur ministry hopes for higher Budget 2020 allocation
KUALA LUMPUR: The entrepreneur development ministry hopes to be given a higher allocation under Budget 2020, its deputy minister Hatta Ramli said today.
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Lorry driver pleads not guilty to charge of posting offensive racial remarks
PORT DICKSON: A 37-year-old lorry driver has claimed trial at the magistrate's court here to a charge of posting offensive racial remarks on social media.
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Budget 2020: Will voices of Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients be heard?
LETTER | On Aug 8, members of the public were invited to contribute their ideas and proposals for the preparation of Budget 2020 which will be tabled on Oct 11, through a special website.
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Maybank in bid to claim money frozen by govt in forfeiture application
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank today sought to claim the money in bank accounts frozen and seized by the authorities from several individuals and a company after the May 9 polls last year.
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Budget 2020: Public urged to continue giving suggestions on website
GEORGE TOWN: The Finance Ministry has urged the public to continue sending their suggestions and ideas for Budget 2020 as part of the government’s efforts to draft a people’s budget.
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Budget 2020: Public urged to continue giving suggestions on website
Datuk Wira Amiruddin Hamzah – Bernama file photo GEORGE TOWN: The Finance Ministry has urged the public to continue sending their suggestions and ideas for Budget 2020 as part of the government’s...
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Public urged to continue giving suggestions for Budget 2020 on website
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 29): The Finance Ministry has urged the public to continue sending their suggestions and ideas for Budget 2020 as part of the government’s efforts to draft a people’s budget.
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Pharmaniaga 2Q net profit leaps 72%; declares 2.5 sen interim dividend
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Pharmaniaga Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) ballooned 72%, on the back of higher demand for its products in Indonesia and a lower tax bill...
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Malakoff 2Q earnings marginally lower, declares 2.44 sen dividend
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Malakoff Corp Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 came in marginally lower at RM52.25 million versus RM52.55 million a year earlier, on the back of lower...
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Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy case : Court sets Sept 27 for mention
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 22): The Sessions Court here yesterday fixed Sept 27 for the mention of a case involving the construction company responsible for the Paya Terubong Paired Road project at Jalan Bukit ...
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Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy case: Court sets Sept 27 for mention
GEORGE TOWN: The Sessions Court here today fixed Sept 27 for the mention of a case involving the construction company responsible for the Paya Terubong Paired Road project at Jalan Bukit Kukus, where ...
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FMM calls for corporate tax cut in 2020 Budget
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has asked the Government to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from the current 24 percent in the upcoming 2020 Budget.
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Rebound seen in 2Q GDP growth but it may be short-lived — UOB
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): UOB expects Malaysia to report a higher economic growth of 5% year-on-year for the second quarter of this year, compared with 4.5% in the first quarter.
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RM21.6b needed for National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) led by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia will require a RM21.6 billion investment from 2019 to 2023, says Finance Minis...
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NFCP needs RM21.6b investment from 2019-2023, says Lim
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) led by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia will require a RM21.6 billion investment from 2019 to 2023, says Fina...
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NFCP needs RM21.6b investment from 2019-2023, says Lim
The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) led by the communications and multimedia minister will require an RM21.6 billion investment from 2019 to 2023, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng...
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NFCP needs RM21.6 bln investment from 2019-2023, says Lim
Lim Guan Eng – File photo KUALA LUMPUR: The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) led by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia will require a RM21.6 billion investment from 201...
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The State of the Nation: Malaysia has room to pump-prime, revise 3% fiscal...
FINANCE Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is slated to table Budget 2020 on Oct 11, has said that meeting the country’s fiscal consolidation targets will be “challenging” on the back of the US-China tr...
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Public invited to submit proposals for Budget 2020 preparation
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 8): Members of the public are invited to contribute their ideas and proposals for the preparation of Budget 2020, which will be tabled on Oct 11, through a special website, belanjawan20...
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Public invited to submit proposals for Budget 2020 preparation
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 8): Members of the public are invited to contribute their ideas and proposals for the preparation of Budget 2020, which will be tabled on Oct 11, through a special website, belanjawan20...
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Ex-Tabung Haji chairman's corruption trial set for hearing on Sept 25
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Former Lembaga Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim (pictured) and his brother Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim's corruption trial will be heard at the Sessions C...
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Ex-Tabung Haji chairman's corruption trial set for hearing on Sept 25
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Former Lembaga Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and his brother Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim's corruption trial will be heard at the Sessions Court on Sep...
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No new tax measures in 2020 Budget, says Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no new tax measures in the 2020 Budget, said Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng today.
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No plan for new tax measures in Budget 2020: Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget 2020, said Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng.
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No new tax measures in Budget 2020, says finance minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — There will be no new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget 2020, said Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng.
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No inheritance tax in Budget 2020, Guan Eng says
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 5): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government is not planning to impose inheritance tax next year.
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FM: Confidence with healthy economy expansion for Q2 2019.
Whether it’s the property market or the stock market, let’s understand that economy situation will bolster or pull down the confidence level.
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Frankly Speaking: Place growth over short-term targets
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng last week reiterated that Malaysia will achieve its fiscal deficit target of 3.4% of gross domestic product this year, noting how the absolute deficit figure for the firs...
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Prioritise economic growth, fiscal deficit notwithstanding
KUALA LUMPUR: As long as Putrajaya’s increased spending is for productive development supportive of economic growth, rating agencies are expected to maintain Malaysia’s sovereign ratings even if t...
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Affin Hwang sees Malaysia's sovereign rating maintained at 'stable' even if 3%...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd sees sovereign rating agencies maintaining Malaysia's sovereign rating at "stable", even if the country's fiscal deficit falls short of the targ...
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Bukit Kukus landslide: Developer company to submit representation
GEORGE TOWN (July 17): The developer company responsible for the Paya Terubong Paired Road project at Jalan Bukit Kukus, where a landslide occurred killing nine foreign workers on Oct 19 last year, wi...
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Bukit Kukus landslide: Developer company to submit representation
GEORGE TOWN (July 16): The developer company responsible for the Paya Terubong Paired Road project at Jalan Bukit Kukus, where a landslide occurred killing nine foreign workers on Oct 19 last year, wi...
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Malaysia budget to account for risk scenarios from trade war
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Malaysia’s finance minister said the 2020 budget will take into account risk scenarios caused by the continuing US-China trade war even as the nation’s economy shows signs ...
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Contractor claims trial to three charges over Bukit Kukus landslide
GEORGE TOWN (July 2): The contractor of the Paya Terubong paired roads project at Jalan Bukit Kukus was charged in the Sessions Court here today with three counts of failing to provide safe working ...
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Contractor claims trial to three charges over Bukit Kukus landslide
GEORGE TOWN: The contractor of the Paya Terubong paired roads project at Jalan Bukit Kukus was charged in the sessions court here today with three counts of failing to provide safe working procedures.
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Contractor claims trial to three charges over Bukit Kukus landslide in Penang
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The contractor of the Paya Terubong paired roads project at Jalan Bukit Kukus here was charged in the Sessions Court on Tuesday (July 2) with three counts of failing to provide safe working procedures.
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Contractor slapped with three charges over Bukit Kukus landslide
Syarikat Yuta Maju Sdn Bhd, the main contractor for the Bukit Kukus paired road project, claimed trial to three charges over the landslide that killed nine and injured four last October.
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Main contractor charged with negligence over Bukit Kukus landslide
GEORGE TOWN: The main contractor of the Bukit Kukus road project which saw nine people die in a landslide last October was charged with three counts of worksite safety law violations at the Sessions C...
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Clarify zero assets declaration, Pasir Mas MP tells Rayer
Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari has called on his Jelutong counterpart RSN Rayer to specify exactly why his entry in MACC's asset declaration portal was initially 'empty.' "This is what I really wan...
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Budget 2020 to focus on shared prosperity through high income economy
PUTRAJAYA: Budget 2020 will focus on the government’s shift towards high-quality growth to achieve developed nation status.
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NCCIM’s economic forum seeks to facilitate public private interaction ahead of...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) will be organising its biannual National Economic Forum (NEF) on Aug 29, aiming at facilitating interaction be...
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