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    KUCHING, July 24 (Bernama) -- The government expects to earn an additional revenue of RM3 billion in the first year the Goods and Services Tax (GST) introduction starting April next year, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said. He said the additional revenue was expected to increase to RM9 billion in the second year of the GST implementation and the extra income would be spent for the benefit of the people. The GST is expected to expand the economy by 0.3 percent, while reducing hidden economy or incidence of tax evasion by 15 percent, he told reporters after visiting the Kubah Read More
  • SATEX 2014 expected to attract 8,000 visitors +

    KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Tourism Exhibition and Sabah Association of Tour & Travel Agents (SATTA) Fair (SATEX) 2014 is expected to attract 8,000 visitors. The three-day exhibition, which will be held at the Sabah Trade Centre on October 4 to 6, will be featuring 100 booths occupied by tourism players, property companies, and the hospitality and food industry. IEC Midas partner cum organising chairperson, Datuk Adeline Leong said that this year’s SATEX will be built on the success of the previous year’s exhibition. “Last year, we organised the Sabah Food Hospitality & Tourism Exhibition (SFHTEX) which attracted 6,000 visitors, and Read More
  • Petronas announces first oil production from Bentara field +

    KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas said that its Bentara field in the Balai Cluster Risk Service Contract (RSC) area located offshore Sarawak, has achieved its first oil production on May 25, 2014. The field, which is expected to produce more than 1,000 barrels of oil per day is being developed and operated by BC Petroleum Sdn Bhd, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Petronas said the Bentara field is the second field in the Balai Cluster, which successfully achieved oil production after Balai field on Nov 6, 2013. "The first oil production from Bentara field also marks the fourth successful oil Read More
  • Malaysian Developers Keen To Tap London Market +

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Bernama) -- Malaysian developers are keen to tap the London property market with a handful of the new players sizing up the market there. Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd Associate Director, Herbert Leong, said these companies were looking for sites of less than two hectares which offered them the opportunity to regenerate the property. "The developers are keen on central London and the real estate consultancy had brought a few companies for site inspection," he said this at a media briefing on the London property market here Wednesday. Leong said one of them was an infrastructure firm Read More
  • MLGH to prevent exploitation of government-funded low-cost houses +

    KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) through the relevant authorities have taken adequate measures to prevent the exploitation of the government-funded low-cost houses. Its minister Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor assured this in his written reply to a question raised by Api-Api Assemblywoman Christina Liew, who inquired on the measures taken by the State government to prevent exploitation of government-funded low-cost houses by unscrupulous individuals. He noted that to prevent the abuse of application forms for the low-cost houses, the Sabah Housing and Town Development Authority (SHTDA) has taken the following measures: 1. To scrutinize and to Read More
  • MH17, Najib's Finest Hour In Face Of Adversity +

    KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Unlike during the MH370 tragedy in March this year, the Malaysian officials this time around were more resolute with their handling of the MH17 crash in East of Ukraine last Thursday. Like the missing MH370, Malaysia once again faced an extraordinary air tragedy. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 298 passengers and crew was believed to have been shot down over a Ukraine territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Right from the start Malaysia took full responsibility in retrieving the bodies of the victims and the cockpit voice and flight data recorders as the aircraft is Read More
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for forensic analysis +

    The International Investigation team has decided to pass the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 to the United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch for forensic analysis, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said it was a normal procedure for black boxes to be sent for analysis to the nearest laboratory authorised by the International Civil Aviation Association. “The black boxes will therefore be flown to Farnborough, United Kingdom, accompanied by Malaysian experts and other members of the international investigation team,” he said in a statement here today. The International Investigation team is led by The Read More
  • ALL-ROUND CONDEMNATION +

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia yesterday convened a special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat and strongly condemned as uncivilised, inhuman and savage what is believed to be the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft in eastern Ukraine last Thursday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in tabling a motion on the Flight MH17 tragedy, expressed Malaysia’s disappointment and anger over the disrespect for the crash site as a prohibited zone and the delay in recovering the bodies. “Nevertheless, as for now, we are not pointing fingers at anyone until the facts have been obtained,” he said. Najib said Malaysia also Read More
  • Reform-minded governor, Jokowi wins Indonesian presidential race +

    JAKARTA: The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has convincingly won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday. Widodo, who will be Indonesia's first president without some kind of link to the autocratic past, won 53 percent of the vote compared to 47 percent for Prabowo Subianto, according to figures from the election commission in the world's third-biggest democracy. The news came after a dramatic final day to the country's most divisive election period since the end of the Suharto era in 1998, with Prabowo angrily Read More
  • Japan, Mongolia sign free trade deal +

    TOKYO: Japan and Mongolia signed a free-trade deal Tuesday, as Tokyo looks to tap the fast-growing economy and its vast supply of natural resources. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announced the deal in a joint statement, with the pair set to hold a press briefing in Tokyo from 7:00 pm local time (1000 GMT). Under the deal that covers a range of products including beef and cars, all Mongolian exports to Japan and 96 per cent of Japanese products sent to Mongolia will be exempt from tariffs within the next decade, officials said. The agreement Read More
  • IGEM 2014 Expected To Generate RM1.2 Billion In Business Leads +

    KUALA LUMPUR,-- The International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2014 to held in October is expected to generate RM1.2 billion worth of business leads. Themed, "Generating Green Wealth", the business leads could later be translated into business transactions. "They can result in product orders, business joint ventures or investment in manufacturing of green technology," said Malaysian Green Technology Corporation Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Hadri Haris. He said IGEM 2014 would be an exciting event with the inclusion of various parallel green related events. Ahmad Hadri said Formula E, which is the Formula 1 race version of Read More
  • MAA Revises Upwards 2014 Vehicle Sales Forecast To 680,000 Units +

    PETALING JAYA, July 22 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has revised upwards its total industry volume (TIV) forecast to 680,000 units for 2014, on the back of improving economic conditions. MAA president, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, said the economy was expected to maintain its growth momentum in the second half of the year in line with the forecast growth rate of between 5-5.5 per cent for 2014 as announced by the government. "Consumer sentiment is expected to remain positive owing to the stability of the employment market and aggressive promotional campaigns by car companies. "However, we still don't know how Read More
  • Raymond praises PM for manner in dealing with MH17 +

    KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah has praised Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for the manner in which he dealt with the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy. Malaysia has already secured major breakthroughs by reaching an agreement with the Ukranian rebels to hand over the two black boxes from the MH17 plane; to agree in transporting the remains of the victims by train from the rebel-controlled town of Torez in eastern Ukraine to the government-controlled city of Kharkiv; and allow an independent investigation team to secure vital evidence from the aircraft. “Our Prime Minister Read More
  • Malaysian Team Receives Bodies On Board MH17 +

    KHARKIV (Ukraine), July 22 (Bernama) -- Several members of a special Malaysian team of investigators received the bodies of people who were on board the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 which was believed to have been shot down in Ukraine last Thursday. The bodies were taken in refrigerated coaches of a train to Kharkiv, about 500km from Kiev about noon (5pm Malaysian time). Team head, Khairil Hilmi Mokhtar confirmed the arrival of the bodies when contacted by Bernama. However, the official media personnel, after six hours of waiting since 6am (11pm Malaysian time) were barred from entering the operations area where Read More
  • Jainab: Safety comes first +

    INANAM: Safety should always be first priority for those travelling back to the kampong to celebrate the forthcoming Hari Raya festival together with loved ones. As the Eid celebrations draws near, drivers are advised to plan their trip in advance, keep to a safe speed, and obey all traffic laws and regulations to avoid any unfortunate incidents. Drivers are advised to make regular stops at designated areas to freshen up before continuing their journey safely as it is dangerous to drive when one is tired and exhausted. “Always remember our loved ones who are waiting to celebrate Hari Raya together Read More
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