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'It was Umno, not Harapan, who oppressed Malays'

  • Jul 18, 2018
The Malay Chambers of Commerce (DPMM) has rubbished claims that the Pakatan Harapan government is oppressing the Malays. DPMM vice-president Fauzi Hassan said it was Umno, as well as PAS, which had sidelined the community. "Ask the menteris besar of Umno and PAS, how many logging projects were given to Malays?"Awarding timber contracts falls under the purview of the menteri besar. For 60 years they ruled in Terengganu, Kedah and other states, how many Malay timber tycoons are there?"If
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Documents from ECRL, pipeline projects seized in MACC raids

  • Jul 18, 2018
The MACC has seized documents in relation to its investigations into mega-projects put on hold by Putrajaya – the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL), as well as the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) and the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP).Sources within the commission said more than 50 officers raided 13 location in the Klang Valley in the operation, which began at 10am today.MACC investigations director Simi Abd Ghani confirmed that the raids occurred, but refused to provide further details.The Finance M
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Customs DG vows to plug leakages, close tax gap by RM3b

  • Jul 18, 2018
Customs Department director-general T Subromaniam has promised to crack down on leakages within his department as a way to close the tax gap created by the government’s switch to the Sales and Services Tax (SST).The shortfall from replacing the Goods and Services tax (GST) with the SST is estimated to be about RM22 billion.Speaking today at a forum entitled “Eradicating Income Leakages Nationally”, Subromaniam said he aims to reduce this shortfall by RM3 billion, as per what he previously
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KLCC Holdings: What Tower M?

  • Jul 18, 2018
In a statement issued today, KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd (KLCCH) refuted recent media reports that a "Tower M" is being constructed in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct along Jalan Binjai.“No such construction is currently taking place. Instead, the construction works on Lots L, L1, M and N are focused on an integrated, transport-oriented development,” the statement informed.This development comprises four levels of basement parking, a retail concourse level and four-level retail podium.The
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Pua: Najib chaired the tender meetings for LRT3

  • Jul 18, 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak had personally chaired tender committee meetings for LRT3 and therefore could not feign ignorance that the cost of the project had ballooned, said a special officer to the finance minister.The MP for Damansara, Tony Pua, said that in March this year, project owner Prasarana had awarded RM15.2 billion worth of work package contracts (WPC) for the LRT3 project."Each of these WPCs was approved by the minister of finance, of where you were not only the ministe
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Wan Azizah: No RM50 EPF contribution for second, third wives for now

  • Jul 18, 2018
Second or third wives are not entitled to the RM50 contribution under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail."The government will only allocate RM50 for the first wife.“Beyond that, we will only consider when we have extra allocation, the previous government left (a huge) debt," she said during the question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat today.She was responding to Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang) who asked if second and third wives woul
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Najib's account - political beneficiaries who got a cut revealed

  • Jul 18, 2018
On July 2, the 1MDB special investigative task force announced that more than 400 bank accounts were frozen on suspicion of receiving funds allegedly originating from the state investment fund, amounting to RM1.1 billion.These were alleged recipients of funds from the personal bank accounts of former premier Najib Abdul Razak. Part of the sum was used to support BN in the 2013 general election.Since 2015, international reports have revealed various transactions involving Najib's bank accounts am
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Nurul Izzah rooting for her father and Rafizi in PKR party polls

  • Jul 18, 2018
PARLIAMENT | PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar is backing her father Anwar Ibrahim and fellow vice-president Rafizi Ramli for the upcoming party polls in August this year."There are many who have expressed that they want his (Anwar) rights to be returned and for him to lead the party and the Reformasi fight."I am not exempted. I want him to return to PKR, and this includes calls for personalities like Rafizi to get the same attention," Nurul Izzah said to reporters at the Parliament lobby tod
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Mahathir is a man of his word, says Raja Perlis

  • Jul 18, 2018
Raja Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail praised Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying that he is a leader who kept his promises.Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin said he got to know Mahathir closely when he was Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 2001 to 2006.Mahathir was Malaysia’s fourth prime minister then (when he was with Barisan Nasional). He stepped down as prime minister in 2003."In my opinion, the prime minister (Mahathir) will do what he says he is going to do… (for example) he said
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Zuraida: Don't block challengers for any PKR post, including presidency

  • Jul 18, 2018
Outgoing PKR Women chief Zuraida Kamaruddin has urged her party not to prevent its members from challenging any party post, including the presidency - which will be contested by Anwar Ibrahim.In the same statement, she also praised the capabilities of Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali."Azmin is among the dynamic leaders who are capable of leading. This was proven in the previous Selangor administration, his current senior government portfolio as economic affairs minister proves his contributio
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