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Economy ripe for shift

The time is ripe for Malaysia to implement deep-seated economic reforms, given that the country’s economy is humming along. Expecting robust growth to continue for the next two years following a strong performance last year,…


Najib: Govt will be short of RM20bil without GST

The Opposition’s promise to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST) should it take over the federal administration is impractical, says the Prime Minister. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a recent report by the…


‘EPF members to get higher dividends’

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), which has more than 14 million contributors, is expected to announce a dividend of more than six per cent for 2017, said market observers. They said the returns would be…


Anonymous tenders for projects

Future major government projects will go through an “anonymous” tender process for greater transparency, the Prime Minister announced. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this method – which was introduced during the submission of tenders…


100,000 more PPA1M homes will be built, says Najib

Here’s some good news for civil servants in search of affordable houses – there will be an additional 100,000 units to be made available under the civil servants housing project (PPA1M). Prime Minister Datuk Seri…


Needy getting a helping hand

External factors and currency fluctuations have resulted in higher cost of living, and the Government continues to provide the necessary assistance to those in need. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said…