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Johari tells how govt can buy 4 highways without more debt

Former finance minister says toll-operator should be allowed to collect toll during peak hours while the government absorbs cost of tolls at non peak hours.

Anwar says Sosma too harsh, must be changed

Certain aspects and sections of Sosma should be amended and improved for the benefit of all parties, as the law has been deemed too harsh.

2020 Budget praised for being like election budget, says Guan Eng

The finance minister says the government 'hopes to be able to do this every year even though the election is far off'.

Monitor Budget’s progress every 6 months, says Mustapa

He says many had expected the government to reduce spending in the 2020 Budget in view of the current challenging conditions.

Why be unhappy when Sarawak is getting more under PH than...

The finance minister says the PH government is giving priority to Sabah and Sarawak, with both states receiving high allocations for development.

Tell us how RM15 bil will be used for defence ministry,...

The former defence minister says he is 'concerned' about how the ministry intends to spend the allocation under the 2020 Budget.

Higher penalties will get punters to bet legally, says lawyer

However, it all boils down to how effective enforcement of the law is, says N Sivananthan.

Nothing to cheer about in 2020 Budget as prices may go...

The ex-PM also notes that taxes on digital services are being introduced.

Budget 2020 highlight of new Dewan Rakyat meeting

The IPCMC bill, bill to repeal mandatory death sentence and Defence White Paper are also expected to grab attention of MPs.

Spend more to prevent domestic violence, say women’s groups

2020 Budget should allocate more funds for welfare officers, and RM10 million for childcare facilities in government buildings are among their proposals.

4 things to do when your friend makes more money than...

Being honest about your financial situation can go a long way in preserving your friendship.

6 weekend holidays in Asia for adventurers on a budget

Whether it's scuba diving in Thailand, trekking in Malaysia or skiing in South Korea, there are plenty of cheap destinations to escape to.

‘We need more funds to deal with poverty in Kelantan, Sarawak’

Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Sivarasa Rasiah says the gap between these states and the rest is just 'too wide' to ignore.

4 ways to handle financial peer pressure

While positive peer pressure can encourage you to reach greater financial heights, negative peer pressure can leave a significant dent in your finances.

12 tips on how to make a tidy fortune from art

Investing in art is not for everyone but if you do choose to invest, learn all you can about it so the returns are lucrative.

As election nears, Singapore may raise spending to ease economic pain

For many Singapore voters, some extra support to bring down costs in a struggling economy would be welcome.

Japan ‘to set up police unit’ for disputed islands

This is it the first time Japan's police force has stepped up patrols near the disputed islands.

5 ways to reduce your monthly grocery bill

Saving money on your monthly groceries is easy. Read on to find out how.

Be aware of your overspending triggers

You need to control your personal overspending triggers to save money.

No new tax measures in 2020 Budget, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister says any tax measures will be implemented early in the year, not in the middle of the year.

Take heed of Fitch’s economic warning

Although Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at A-, with a stable outlook, we must seriously consider the reservations it has made.

India may raise income tax threshold in budget to revive economy

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may raise the tax exemption limit for working-age individuals to 300,000 rupees (US$4,316) of their annual income, up from the current 250,000 rupees.

Father’s Day gift ideas for the absolute last-minute buyer

Broke but still want to get dad a gift for Father’s day? Read on

5 ways to find an interior designer that fits the bill

It takes the right interior designer to complete your dream home.