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Why isn’t RON97 cheaper with GST? DAP MP asks Putrajaya

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 ― DAP’s Teresa Kok today urged Putrajaya to explain why the April rate for the RON97 petrol remained the same after the Goods and Services Tax (GST), claiming that prices should drop under the new consumption tax system. Explaining, Kok pointed out that according to a Bernama report in 2012, then […]

The Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry executive director Stewart Forbes said at forum yesterday that Malaysia are 19 years behind South Korea in terms of productivity, naming graft, leakages, complacency and archaic labour laws as road blocks. What he said will not surprise Malaysians because DAP and other opposition parties have always criticized […]

By Saeed Azhar and Umesh Desai SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, June 2 (Reuters) – Lurking beneath Malaysia’s solid investment-grade sovereign rating is a risk posed by a $14 billion investment fund that is not even generating enough cash from operations to cover interest costs. Regarded as a cross between a sovereign wealth fund and a private investment […]

BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER Dec 18, 2013 Pollster Merdeka Center today revealed that half of those surveyed in its recent poll said they “do not believe in the government’s statements about the economy”. The Public Opinion Survey 2013 revealed that 21% of the respondents “strongly disbelieved” any government statement, while the remaining 33% “somewhat disbelieved”. […]

Shahrir Samad calls for end to sugar monopolies

BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER Oct 30, 2013 Backbenchers Club chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad (BN-Johor Baru) today called for an end to sugar monopolies in the country now that the sugar subsidy has been removed. “With the subsidy removed, the sugar industry should be liberalised. Import of the commodity should be allowed for instance […]

GST & YOU – 8 October 2013

By Malaysian Insider Sept 14, 2013 Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa melancarkan buku terbarunya berjudul ‘Berdialog dengan Gereja sebuah Travelog kedamaian’, yang menceritakan bagaimana usaha PAS untuk mendekati golongan bukan Islam khasnya Kristian di negara ini. Majlis peluncaran awal itu di disempurnakan Pengarang Analisis dan Rencana, The Malaysian Insider, Zulkifli Sulong, di Petaling Jaya. Buku […]

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