Malaysia’s CPI up by 1.5%

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures headline inflation, rose 1.5% in June to 121.4 as compared against 119.6 in the same month last year. Department of Statistics (DoS) chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin said out

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IGP: I am beyond political polemics

MELAKA: Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador stressed that he was beyond political polemics in light of accusations that he allegedly lied regarding the sex video that allegedly implicated Economic Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. “I

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Umno to Lim: Pay up the 20% oil royalty to Sarawak first

KOTA KINABALU: An Umno supreme council member lashed out Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today, urging the Pakatan Harapan leader to fulfill their election pledge of giving 20% oil royalty to East Malaysia before asking Sarawak to repay its debts.

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SST collection for 2019 may hit RM22 billion

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is projecting Sales and Service Tax (SST) collection will amount to RM22 billion for this year, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. He said the reintroduction of the SST tax system to replace the goods

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Solve the independent power producer mess

Recently, Putrajaya announced its plan to liberalise the retail electricity market from Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Putrajaya should instead focus on dismantling the fixed Independent Power Producer (IPP) contracts with TNB for Peninsular Malaysia. The current IPP known as IPP 2.0

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PAS: Drug addiction is a crime, not medical problem

PUCHONG: PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the government should not decriminalise drug abuse and its possession in small quantities. In a statement, Tuan Ibrahim said decriminalising drug abuse could lead to addiction and habitual dependency on the

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1MDB forfeiture suit: Youth group in; Pekida, research group out

KUALA LUMPUR: A youth group called Gerakan Belia Gagasan 1Malaysia will contest the civil forfeiture suit filed by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to recoup a total of RM270 million in 1MDB-linked assets. This was confirmed by deputy public

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Owner dumps 3-year-old pet dog for having ‘illicit relationship’

A white Pomeranian dog was abandoned by its owner in Thiruvananthapuram’s Chackai because he had a ‘problem’ with his pet’s “illicit relationship”. The three-year-old dog, as per its owner, was in an ‘illicit relationship’ with another dog in the neighbourhood.

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Why don’t Malaysians complain about one of every six cops?

In England and Wales, in 2017, the public complained about 1 of every 6 cops. For convenience, I will (wrongly) refer to the two states as “UK.” Please feel free to scroll down to “Three observations and some concluding thoughts.”

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Imran Khan: Pulwama terror attack indigenous, Pakistan not involved

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Pulwama terror attack that left 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel dead, was an “indigenous thing” that happened in Kashmir. Imran Khan also said that since Jaish-e-Mohammed, a terror group

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