Seven Agreements to be signed at 46th Asean Economic Ministers Meeting KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Seven agreements on economic integration initiatives will be signed at the upcoming 46th Asean Economic Ministers' (AEM) meeting, said the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said among the agreements was the Asean Medical Device Directive, aimed at facilitating the integration of the medical devices sector in Asean through the elimination of technical barriers to trade.
GST for Residential Property below RM400,000 should be Zero-rated, says Rehda KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Over the last decade prices of residential properties have escalated beyond the affordability of the average wage earner and it seems there is nothing to stop the prices from rising further. And now there are concerns that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will take effect on April 1, 2015 will further push up the prices of already costly high rise dwellings and
SC invites Comments on Proposed Regulatory Framework for Equity Crowdfunding The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today published a consultation paper seeking public feedback on the proposed regulatory framework for equity crowdfunding (ECF). ECF is a new form of fundraising that allows start-up or other smaller enterprises to obtain capital through small equity investments from relatively large numbers of investors, using online portals to publicise and facilitate
Maintain GST at 6 Per Cent at Outset, urges ACCCIM KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) has urged the government to maintain the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at six per cent for between three and five years at the outset. Its President, Datuk Lim Kok Cheong also asked the government to allow an interim period of at least one year to enable the business sector and publi
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 ( Bernama) -- The family of the late Karpal Singh on Thursday filed a petition of appeal in abid to clear his name in a sedition case against the Sultan of Perak.
IPOH, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today upheld the conviction and sentence of eight years' jail and RM55,000 fine imposed by a lower court against former Perak Syariah chief prosecuting officer who was found guilty of bribery, amounting R
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ALOR SETAR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The High Court on Wednesday sentenced to death by hanging a car wash employee after finding him guilty of trafficking 27.5 grammes of drugs (21.4 grammes of heroin and 6.1 grammes of monoacetylmorphine) last year.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The defamation suit filed by Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar against Utusan Group editor-in-chief Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak and Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad concerning her statement on religious
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Court of Appeal here on Wednesday dismissed Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar's appeal to amend his statement of defence in the RM100 million defamation suit brought against him by Datuk Seri Anw
SHAH ALAM, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- "Although the accused are a married couple and have three children, public interest should be considered in passing sentence.
P.U. (A) 238 of 2014; 19 August 2014
Bank Negara Malaysia has released the Economic and Financial Developments in the Malaysian Economy in the Second Quarter of 2014.
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The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today published a consultation paper seeking public feedback on the proposed regulatory framework for equity crowdfunding (ECF). ECF is a new form of fundraising that allows start-up or other smaller enterprises to obtain capital through small equity investments from relatively large numbers of investors, usi
KUALA LUMPUR: The conditional Block Exemption Order (BEO) granted by Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) for liner shipping agreements last December took effect yesterday and will be in force for three years. The BEO shall continue in force for three years from its gazetted date or until the same is cancelled by the MyCC. A review of the BEO wil
PUTRAJAYA, July 4 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday announced four high impact programmes (HIPs) under the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Masterplan to accelerate the annual growth of SMEs from 6.3 per cent to 9.3 per cent. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said the four HIPs -- creating a single window to integ
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a High Court decision which found the police force, former police constable V. Navindran and the government liable for the death of A. Kugan while under police custody in January 2009. However, in a unanimous decision, a three-man panel headed by Justice Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- The police took on the roles of judge and jury over a complaint lodged against their behaviour in the case of luxury car theft suspect A. Kugan, who died in police custody, about five years ago. The Court of Appeal in its 51-page of written judgment said this conduct, with respect, missed the point completely and that
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Customs seized 190 million contraband cigarettes worth RM11.72 million through 'Ops Outlet' carried out nationwide between early January to Aug 12. The total amount of duty evaded from these cigarettes amounted to RM97.06 million. Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Over the last decade prices of residential properties have escalated beyond the affordability of the average wage earner and it seems there is nothing to stop the prices from rising further. And now there are concerns that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will take effect on April 1, 2015 will further push up the pric
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) has urged the government to maintain the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at six per cent for between three and five years at the outset. Its President, Datuk Lim Kok Cheong also asked the government to allow an interim period of at least one
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