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Stop robbing workers retirement savings

PSM condemn any move by the Government to allow laid-off workers to withdraw funds from Account 1 of their Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). This is absurd. Account 1 is clearly meant for retirement and one can only withdraw under strict

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Govt will not impose Vacancy Tax for unsold high-end units

KUALA LUMPUR: The widely debated Vacancy Tax on unsold high-end properties will likely not be imposed next year as it is still being reviewed by the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT).  Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the proposed tax, which

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Pakistan: Women journalists accuse Imran Khan’s govt of instigating online abuse

The women journalists claimed that government officials were instigating online attacks against them over their reports critical of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf . Pakistani women journalists and social media activists have said that government officials were instigating online attacks against them over

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Lebanese gov’t resigns over Beirut blast outcry

ANKARA/BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday accepted the resignation of the government and designated outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab as caretaker premier, reported Anadolu Agency. The move came amid public outrage over last week’s devastating explosion in the capital

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Malaysia: Police raid on Al Jazeera offices is a blow to press freedom

ARTICLE 19 condemns today’s police raid on Al Jazeera’s office in Malaysia, during which two computers were seized. The raids are part of an ongoing investigation into an Al Jazeera video report on the mistreatment of migrant workers and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The

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PPMPM thanks government for allowing marriage functions to resume

PUCHONG: The wedding ceremony operators (PPMPM) is grateful to the government for taking our complaints seriously and allowing the wedding function to resume with new S.O.P. This announcement gives a fresh breath to all Muslim and Bumiputera wedding ceremony operators

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Gov’t committed to uplift 500,000 Risda smallholders

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is committed to uplifting the income of some 500,000 smallholders nationwide through the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda). Rural Development Minister Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad said RM461 million had been allocated to implement Risda’s development programme initiatives. Among

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Nanta: Govt has not revoked petrol, diesel price control order

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has not revoked the order on ceiling retail prices of petrol and diesel as reported, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi . As such, he hoped the public would not make misleading statements

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Special message on Short-term Economic Recovery Plan by PM today

KUALA LUMPUR: While awaiting the government’s decision to extend or lift the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which expires this Tuesday, Malaysians will look forward to an announcement on the Short-term Economic Recovery Plan in a special message by Prime Minister

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Covid-19: Government agrees to formulate new law on temporary implementation measures

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is formulating a law on temporary implementation measures to ease the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as restore the country’s economy. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pix)

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