Jomo: Gov’t must subsidise public transport

KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent economist Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram has urged the government to subsidise public transport instead of giving fuel subsidies, as it would help the masses who depend on it. “Who uses more fuel? Car owners. The bottom

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CAP: Face cream sold in Malaysia contains concentrated mercury

GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) found that whitening creams widely sold in Malaysia contained up to 44,148 ppm (parts per million) of mercury. CAP president Mohideen Abdul Kader today said that nine samples of whitening cream have

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Lazada Malaysia to ‘Reinvent eCommerce’ in its conference

KUALA LUMPUR: Lazada Malaysia kick-started its annual seller conference this year called WECOMMERCE 2019 with the theme ‘Reinventing eCommerce’. The event is set to bring together sellers and entrepreneurs from around the region for business matching opportunities and discover new

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I lacked experience on financial matters, Jho Low knows it, says 1MDB ex-CEO

KUALA LUMPUR:1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) former chief executive officer (CEO) told the High Court today that he did not have the chance to tell the then Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin that he had no experience in financial

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Kashmir: M’sia-India ties still strong despite boycott campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: A proposed boycott of Malaysia by Indian netizens over social media would not jeopardise the country’s position in the international arena as well as its bilateral relations with India, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Foreign Minister Datuk

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Dr M: Tax regime flip-flop will hurt the economy

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plans to reintroduce the controversial Goods and Services Tax (GST) as frequent changes to the tax system will harm the economy. Speaking at the Dewan Rakyat today, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said

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Three-year old child dies after falling into sewerage manhole

IPOH: A three-year-old boy was found dead after falling into a sewerage at the Pasir Puteh police quarters today. A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said his department received a call about 8.16 am before a team from Pasir

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‘Buckle up’: Abrupt Syria policy shift is sign of unrestrained Trump

WASHINGTON: In just a few hours, US President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies, catching senior Republican supporters off guard and sending aides scrambling to control the damage. Trump’s

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Dr M: Bersatu remains with Pakatan, no deal with Umno-PAS

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today rejected a call to strike a political deal with Umno and PAS, days after he attended the Malay Dignity Congress. Speaking to reporters at the Parliament, Mahathir striking a deal with

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Lam: No plans to expand emergency powers to quell unrest

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own

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