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Minister to push for ‘reasonable’ fee hike for GPs

More than 800 private doctors attend heated 4-hour town hall session with Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad over stagnant consultation charges.

Gunung Lambak: A deceptively tough climb to the top

Gunung Lambak in Kluang, Johor has twin peaks, the higher of which reaches 510 metres and has a TV broadcasting mast on the summit.

6 states agree to increase water tariffs, says minister

The water, land and natural resources minister also says that Putrajaya has no plans to set a ceiling price for water in each state.

Underrated forest trail at Taman Tugu is certainly worth a visit

The park is a 66-acre green-lung in the middle of Kuala Lumpur and is an urban forest park open to the public.

Lambir Hills: Pristine national park with great waterfalls

This national park in Sarawak is thought to be one of the world’s most diverse and species-rich with 1,200 species of trees and over 237 species of birds.

Lombok’s Mount Rinjani: Only for the truly adventurous

The trek to Mount Rinjani will take three days up super steep slopes and you will spend two nights camping at sites around 2,600 metres on the crater rim.

Hiking up Penang Hill and descending by funicular train

If you take the 'safer' Jeep Track, be prepared for a very steep and tiring hike up, covering five kilometres and taking roughly two and half hours.

Gunung Stong State Park: Adventurers’ paradise

The State Park is classified as a high conservation value forest and is surrounded by other forest reserves.

Taj Mahal ticket price hiked fivefold for Indians

Authorities have hiked fivefold ticket prices for Indian visitors to the Taj Mahal, in the latest attempt to lower tourist numbers and reduce damage at the country's top tourist site.

Apeh Waterfall: A long hike up but worth the effort

Be ready to hike for at least four hours on this challenging hill slope located in the Cheras area.

Japan to pledge 2019 tax hike to address debt mountain

Critics say that raising the tariff from eight to 10% is crucial to finance snowballing social security expenditure in the rapidly ageing society.

Djokovic finds secret to Grand Slam success in French Alps

Ever since returning from a hiking trip to the French Alps in June, Novak Djokovic has been on an excellent run of form.

Anti-Kremlin protesters rally across Russia against pension age hike

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, barred from state TV and prevented from running against Putin for president earlier this year, hopes to tap into public anger over the reform.

BOJ’s Kuroda: no rate hike ‘for an extended time’

The BOJ pledged to keep interest rates "extremely low" for an extended period and adjusted policy so it could buy stocks and bonds more flexibly.

Surging Philippine prices boost the case for another rate hike

Inflation quickened to 5.7% from 5.2% in June, which exceeded the 5.5% median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists.

No water tariff hike in Selangor, KL, Putrajaya for now

Selangor MB Amirudin Shari, however, says future rates will depend on the state's capabilities in view of the rising cost to produce clean water.

Indian tourist visa rates up, 6-month visa scrapped

Cheapest rate is RM320, from the previous RM200 per person.

OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Saudi and Iran...

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed that it and allies led by Russia should increase production by about 1 million barrels per day (bpd), or 1% of global supply.

Over 1.5 million Russians sign petition against pension age hike

The petition argues that raising the pension age means many Russians will never actually receive it.

Asian shares slip on Fed hike, trade fears and soft China...

Fed funds rate futures are pricing in a little over 50% chance of two more rate hikes this year, a small change from around 50% priced in before the Fed's decision.

US Fed to hike interest rates for first time in 2018

So far, the Fed has been moving gradually to tighten monetary policy to prevent the world's largest economy from overheating.

Bank Negara raises key rate for first time since 2014

Malaysia is the first in Southeast Asia to raise its key rate in years, and the first Asian nation to hike them in 2018.

Properties near MRT stations will be in big demand this year,...

Savills says better public transportation, afforded by MRT lines and ride-shares connected to these lines, will result in greater demand for properties near MRT stations.

Pua: Mavcom ‘revising history’ to justify PSC hike

Petaling Jaya Utara MP says even the information on the official klia2 brochure contradicts Mavcom's claim that the airport was 'never designed as a low-cost carrier terminal'.

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