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The Penang Federal Action Council hopes the DAP-led Penang government will approve seven housing projects involving over 4,000 affordable houses for the sake of the people.

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman said several disputed issues by the state government previously had been clarified in a meeting with state Housing and Town and Country Planning [...]

The government will continue to enhance the efficiency and integrity of its services to assist all communities, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Tuesday.

It would continue to serve the 1Malaysia commitment of a united nation as the country neared Vision 2020, he said.

In his 2015 Chinese New Year message posted on his blog, [...]

The government’s austerity measures in the 2015 Budget does not affect pension payments to retirees of federal and state departments and agencies as well as from statutory bodies throughout the country.

Director of the Public Service Department (JPA) Post-Service Division, Datuk Yeow Chin Kiong, said this was because the pension and its payments came under the [...]

Penghulus (village headmen) have been urged to work with enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) to check indiscriminate hiking of price of goods.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Mohd Hanipah said this was because the more-than 750 headmen in the country who had been appointed as assistant KPDNKK [...]

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will be implemented on April 1, will not burden the people, says Royal Malaysian Customs GST director Datuk Subramaniam Tholasy.

He said the GST model in Malaysia was based on studies of the GST system in more than 160 countries which had already implemented it.

“If we look at [...]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday said further integration in ASEAN will lead to the world witnessing the emergence of a new economic power in Southeast Asia.

“I say new, because although our economies have been trade and commercial hubs for centuries, we are today creating an economic union unlike anything since the [...]

The power tariff for consumers in Peninsular Malaysia will be reduced by 2.25 sen/KWH from March 1 to June 30 this year following a review of fuel and other generation costs.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said this was decided during the Cabinet meeting today after it was informed that [...]

The 17th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, here from Feb 11 to 14.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement here today said this meeting was the first in a series of meetings of the AICHR under Malaysia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015.

Malaysia’s representative to [...]

Malaysia plans to discuss possible cooperation in defence industry and the setting up of a joint peacekeeping team at the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) scheduled to take place here for two days from March 15.

Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said the senior officials’ had also begun their meeting in conjunction with the [...]

The government is considering a proposal to include an additional letter ‘Z’ (signifying ‘zero-rated’) to the bar code on items from the pharmaceutical industry in order to facilitate the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 1.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said as the industry has over 3,000 zero-rated GST [...]

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