Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 31

Enough with the comics, give full list of GST-free items, says Rafidah

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, the former international trade and industry minister, says Putrajaya should do away with jargons in explaining to consumers about the GST which takes effect tomorrow.  Putrajaya must change its current approach of educating the public on the goods and services tax (GST) by publishing immediately a list of tax-exempted items in […]

March 31

Ringgit victim of ‘poor perception’

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was in the media spotlight recently. The press conference following BNM’s release of its 2014 annual report became a spirited question-and-answer session focusing on the depreciating ringgit, said to be linked to falling oil prices and the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) controversy. Grilled by […]

March 27

IGP: Was Rafizi asking for Anwar’s jailbreak?

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s directive could also be interpreted as urging supporters to break out Anwar Ibrahim from prison, said inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.   He said this when asked to comment on the Pandan lawmaker’s arrest this afternoon. “Rafizi asked his supporters to come out in full force tomorrow to release Anwar. […]

March 27

Pardon disposed, Anwar to lose MP seat – MalaysiaKini

The Pardons Board has disposed the petition filed by Anwar Ibrahim’s family and the opposition leader will be disqualified as a member of parliament, said senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh. MalaysiaKini reports: However, Anwar’s lawyer N Surendran did not wish to comment on the decision pending   confirmation before the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The decision […]

March 27

Remove all medicines from GST list, say consumer associations

Consumer associations across the country were united in wanting all medicines exempted from GST, not just the 4,215 that the Customs Department has so far listed. “It should all be exempted,” said Ahmad Hariza Hashim, vice-president of the Malaysian Consumer and Family Economics Association. “Medicine is a necessity for all, no matter what your income […]

March 26

Dr Khir apologises to Khalid, defamation suit settled

A defamation suit between two former Selangor Menteri Besar was settled when Dr Mohd Khir Toyo apologised to Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at the Shah Alam High Court today the Star online has reported. “I sincerely offer my apologies to Khalid for the two statements I’ve made against him. “As the Opposition leader at that […]

March 26

KPMG defends 1MDB audit

Accounting firm KPMG has defended its audit conducted on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that had entered a controversial now-defunct joint venture with PetroSaudi International Limited, says MalayMail Online in a report. Local news portal MalaysiaKini reported today KPMG insisting that the audit on the state investment arm was above board and followed “international standards.” http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/293250 […]