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Govt buying new ETS, monorail sets, says Dr M

Prime minister also says the government will continue to upgrade and develop new rail lines.

We need subsidy, not loan, smallholders tell Putrajaya

Group says the budget announcement of a low-interest loan scheme for palm oil replanting won't help smallholders.

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

UK must move quickly if it wants a solution as the clock is ticking.

RM21 million spent on PM’s 30 official visits abroad

Dewan Rakyat is told that the expenditure was for 30 visits made since June 2018, including expenses for accompanying government officials.

Dr M launches Shared Prosperity Vision, says it’s time for ‘next...

The prime minister says SPV 2030 will go on 'full steam' in 2021.

Economists back return of GST, say it’s easier for businesses

Carmelo Ferlito from the think tank IDEAS proposes tiered GST of between 0% and 10%.

India’s tax cut makes Rupee more lucrative

Indian sovereign bonds offer second-highest yields among major bond markets in Asia.

Netanyahu tasked with forming new Israeli government

Benjamin Netanyahu says he will do everything in his power to establish a unity government with joint leadership.

China steps up government presence at Alibaba, private giants

Wahaha Group and Zhejiang Geely among the other companies to have been singled out.

Are Chinese schools bad for national unity?

Many Chinese schools are more multi-ethnic than national schools.

Greece offers banks US$10 bil to cut debt

The European Commission would decide on the debt recovery program.

Ex-housing minister urges Putrajaya not to stop PPR scheme

Abdul Rahman Dahlan says the rental apartment scheme for the poor helps ensure they can get a home.

Patriot slams Putrajaya over handling of calls to boycott non-Muslim made...

The organisation of army veterans and retired police officers says the Cabinet seems to be waiting for the prime minister's cue to act.

Dump civil service contractual scheme idea, PKR MP tells Putrajaya

Kapar MP Abdullah Sani says pensions are a form of thanks and appreciation for civil servants for their service.

RM50,000 fine not enough for illegal plastic waste operators, say NGOs

Global Environment Centre and Malaysian Nature Society say more needs to be done against plastic pollution and its effect on health and the environment.

India’s central bank approves US$24 bil payout to government

This fiscal stimulus is a timely boost for a government that is looking to step up spending as it deals with a rapidly slowing economy.

No place for emotion in evaluating Cabinet’s Lynas decision, Redzuan tells...

Cabinet minister says decision to extend Lynas’ operation licence based on expert views, scientific facts and consensus.

Only a blind person will say there’s no difference between PH...

The PM says PH government is moving into limiting the term of the prime minister which Najib Razak failed to do.

Umno, PAS trying to ‘use’ Naik for political agenda, says Khalid

The Federal Territories minister says controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik should not allow himself to be used as a 'tool' by political parties.

Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

A Thai military official declined to comment on whether a meeting had taken place.

Lynas interview postponed, not cancelled, says Bernama TV

Questions have been raised about the last-minute ‘cancellation’ of the interview with Lynas representatives by the channel.

Govt biggest shareholder in company driving 3rd national car, says MCA

MCA president Wee Ka Siong accuses Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng of lying by saying the project will not utilise public funds.

Puerto Rico justice secretary becomes governor after court ruling

Puerto Rico’s top court rules that last week’s swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi was unconstitutional.

Poland scraps taxes for young adults to curb emigration

While the move to do away with taxes for young adults have been welcomed, some are sceptical of the move, stating an underlying motive by the government.