Despite an aggressive campaign by the government to say "tak nak" to cigarettes, Malaysians are smoking 30 million sticks a day, which adds up to a staggering RM6 billion going up in smoke a year.
VW Believes Talks on Proton Not Fully Ended
FRANKFURT: Despite a categorical statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that talks between Volkswagen (VW) and Proton Holdings had ended without any tangible result, sources at the Wolfsburg-based VW are still clinging on to the belief that the talks have not fully ended.
Corporate Tax Cut Won't Hurt Revenue: Malaysia
"A shortfall of some RM500 million will not affect total collection as we can make up by enhancing tax compliance, such as conducting more audits on companies and regular checks on employers (for implementing schedular tax deduction on employees," IRB chief executive officer and director-general Hasmah Abdullah told Business Times in an interview.
Public Demands Stop to Mat Rempit Menace
This was the sentiment of an outraged public who wants the authorities to put a stop to the Mat Rempit menace once and for all.
PM: Outside Jobs Must Not Affect Official Duties
PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants who still need to take on part-time jobs despite the recent pay increase must ensure their work with the government is not affected, the prime minister said. Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the government had given a larger percentage increase to lower-ranking workers because it was mindful of the difficulties they had in providing for their families, especially those with many children.
PM to Wed on Saturday: Only Close Family Members to Attend the Wedding
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will marry Jeanne Abdullah this Saturday. The simple wedding will be held at Seri Perdana and attended by close family members only. Jeanne, 53, received her education at Sekolah Menengah Assunta and has wide experience in administration and hotel management.
Child Act to be Amended in Next Sitting of Parliament
KUALA LUMPUR: The Child Act 2001 will be amended in the next sitting of Parliament at the end of next month, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said yesterday.
Cyber Safety: How to Protect Your Kids
Stricter Tests on Imports From China for Contamination
PM Launches Initiative to Accelerate Economic Growth
Economists: NCER Plan to Balance Regional Development
PM to Chair NCER Body
Police told to Explain 'Sloppy' Job
Speak Up but Say it Well: Think of Positives, says Najib