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Tackle toll issue in stages, MP tells Putrajaya

The government can start by bringing down maintenance cost, says Wong Chen.

Don’t claim ignorance over toll concessions, Najib tells Mahathir

The former prime minister throws cold water on Putrajaya's claim that it didn't realise it would cost so much to abolish tolls prior to promising to do so.

Rights group questions ‘freedom champions’ now in government over failure to...

Lawyers for Liberty calls for a single omnibus bill to be tabled in Parliament to abolish all the laws PH promised to remove.

NGO opposes move to abolish death penalty, demands referendum

Ummah says the public must be consulted before any decision is taken to abolish the death penalty as the crime rate is high.

Govt to table bill to axe Sedition Act, new law to...

A bill to do away with the Sedition Act will be tabled in March, says the law minister.

Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 will be abolished, says Kula

He says this is to facilitate the transfer of foreign workers' protection from the Workers Compensation Act to Socso.

UUCA will be abolished, assures Maszlee

Education minister says this is being done in stages with amendments introduced initially.

Singapore launches survey on death penalty

Human rights groups said the survey is unlikely to be a prelude to Singapore softening its position on capital punishment.

Bill to abolish Sedition Act to be tabled by March, says...

Liew Vui Keong says measures to protect the monarchy will be made into a new law.

Reduce toll charges, make toll agreements public, urges economist

Professor Yeah Kim Leng says the reduction should not cost a spike in the national deficit nor burden the users, while a deputy minister says reductions may come in a year or two.

Reduce toll rates on expressways and abolish intra-city tolls

Imposing tolls within the city inconveniences the people and costs them too much time.

Najib slams PH ‘U-turn’ on abolishing tolls

The former prime minister says Pakatan Harapan had indicated before the May 9 polls that this could be easily done.

Right move to abolish death penalty, says Bar

Its president George Varughese says the pardons boards at federal and state levels must ensure 1,250 inmates on death row are also spared capital punishment.

Review of mandatory death penalty almost complete, says minister

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong is optimistic the bill can be tabled by year end.

France to replace ‘Exit Tax’ on capital gains, target fiscal cheats

A finance ministry spokesman said the new "anti-abuse mechanism" would concern asset sales made up to two years after an individual leaves France.

Bar is against whipping of offenders under shariah and civil laws

Caning is a cruel and degrading form of punishment that strips an individual of dignity and self-respect, says George Varughese.

Hanipa meets Sosma detainees over hunger strike

The deputy minister urges them to stop risking their health and end the hunger strike.

Relook agreements, don’t abolish tolls

The key is for the new government to go through such agreements to look for inherent weaknesses and elements of profiteering.

Go for BTN training to see what it offers, Umno man...

Former deputy finance minister Ahmad Maslan says this is to enable the MPs to get a clearer picture of what the training module entails.

Najib attacks Pua after PH’s tolls about-turn

The former prime minister suggests Damansara MP Tony Pua be given the task to abolish tolls as he had claimed he could do it at a lower cost when BN was ruling the country.

Cops seize activist’s phone in probe over ‘insulting’ Agong

Asheeq Ali Sethi Alivi is being investigated under the Communications and Multimedia Act and Sedition Act.

What happened to abolishing BTN, ask PKR reps

They want the Pakatan Harapan government to stick to its promise to abolish the body, not rebrand it.

No decision yet on Sosma, says deputy minister

Azis Jamman says abolishing Sosma involves many segments and all views will be considered to ensure authorities are protected in carrying out security duties.

Mustapa: Not easy to plug leakages to make up for GST...

Ex-minister Mustapa Mohamed hopes the PH government will not introduce new taxes to make up for the shortfall when reintroducing the sales and services tax.

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