• GST forces Chinese shop to close after 74 years - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, March 30, 2015.Yew Chian Hooi's Chinese medicine shop 'Ban Swee Choon' in Bukit Mertajam is opening tomorrow for the last time after 74 years in business. It will be closed for good come Wednesday, the day the goods and services tax (GST) begins implementation. The shop was founded by Yew's late father in 1941 and survived the second World War, the Japanese occupation and years of ups and downs. Yew said he did not support the government's move to implement the GST because he was not convinced that it was a good thing.

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  • Why the bad grammar on PMO’s website if Malaysia’s English so good, asks DAP - The Malaysian Insider

    – PMO website screenshot, March 30, 2015.A DAP lawmaker today questioned the deputy education minister's claim that Malaysia's standard of English is better than Singapore's when grammatical errors can be found even in the Prime Minister's Office's official website. Serdang MP Dr Ong Kian Ming (pic, right) said the minister, P. Kamalanathan, should focus on the task at hand which was to improve the standard of English among English teachers, and stop making inaccurate comparisons.

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  • Hard for PM, wife to let go of daughter

    Protests and pressure for PM to resign fails to take the shine off wedding.

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  • Azmin: PKR headquarters raid illegal | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) today condemned as "illegal and unwarranted" the police raid on its headquarters here. Selangor Mentri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is PKR deputy president, said the party holds the home minister and Inspector-General of Police responsible for the raid and demands for the harassment against the opposition to stop. "It is unconstitutional and a gross abuse of power and amounts to an attack on the opposition collectively," Azmin said in a statement issued today. Six policemen had taken Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli in handcuffs to the headquarters today and broke the door to his office.

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  • Penang CM: Many traditional businesses likely to close after GST comes into force | theSundaily

    BUKIT MERTAJAM: Many traditional businesses are likely to cease operations after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. Lim, who is also Bagan MP, said GST posed detrimental effects to the people, and urged the federal government to postpone the implementation of the tax to a more appropriate time.

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  • Press Digest - Eateries raise prices by a hefty 20% | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: Some eateries have already increased their prices ahead of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) tomorrow – and by a hefty 20%! While housewives thronged hypermarkets and supermarkets busy stocking up on non-perishable items on the last weekend before GST becomes effective, a good number of eateries in the Klang Valley, particularly food hawkers, have quietly readjusted their prices, Nanyang Siang Pau reported today. According to the report, readers called up to complain about big increase in prices charged by eateries, including hawkers who have raised their "pan mee" by RM1 a bowl to RM7, citing the impending GST. A glass of Chinese tea, perhaps the cheapest drink available at eateries, has also gone up by 20 sen to 70 sen, lamented one of the readers, who questioned the basis for the 40% increase.

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  • PM: Pan Borneo highway project a promise fulfilled by BN – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    BINTULU: The construction of the Pan Borneo Highway over a distance of 1,633km from Sarawak to Sabah at a cost of RM27 billion underlines Barisan Nasional’s (BN) promise to fulfil the manifesto of the 2013 general election. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the BN government would not promise anything that would be impossible to implement because it is the expectation of the people who voted for BN. “I intend to fulfill my promise (Pan Borneo highway project) and tomorrow it will be fulfilled,” he said at a dinner hosted in conjunction with his two-day visit to the state, starting in Bintulu, here yesterday. Najib also pledged that the implementation of the Pan Borneo Highway would give priority to the local community of Sarawak because job opportunities and companies engaged would be from Sarawak.

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  • Najib launches set of gst guidelines – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday launched a set of guidelines on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to help the people better understand the taxation system to be implemented on April 1.The set of guidelines, encompassing

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  • Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal | theSundaily

    KATHMANDU: A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said. A local police official said the animal travelled some 20km from the unfenced reserve to the town in Makwanpur district where it chased down startled pedestrians as well as vehicles. "The rhino hit and killed one 61-year-old woman, and injured six others," said Shishu Sharma, Makwanpur police spokesperson. Sharma said the animal appeared to have calmed down and was now resting behind a hospital in Hetauda town.

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  • Germanwings air crash: Last minutes of ill-fated flight revealed

    — Reuters picBERLIN, March 30 — The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany’s Bild newspaper. Both accounts are based on information from the cockpit voice recorder captured by one of the black boxes discovered among debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps Tuesday. A French fireman stands in a gymnasium near maps that show the terrain where an Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015.

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  • Hotels ready for GST implementation – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    KUCHING: Most hoteliers in Sarawak are in the final phase of preparation for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will take effect nationwide tomorrow. Pullman Hotel Kuching general manager Felix Yeo, however, cautioned that since GST is new, it will take a bit of time before their staff and guests can fully grasp the mechanics of the new taxation structure or system. “With any new things we will be expecting some rough edges which will be smoothened over the week,” said Yeo when contacted by The Borneo Post yesterday. For Pullman Hotel, Yeo said they are currently working hand in hand with a team of consultants from software companies who will ensure that their systems run smoothly tomorrow.

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  • Tax refund to be paid within two days, says IRB CEO

    — Reuters picBANGI, March 30 — Taxpayers who overpaid their taxes could received refund from the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) in a period of two days after submitting the income tax return forms (BNCP), said IRB chief executive officer Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukor Mahfar. He said the refunds would be paid to taxpayers if all the information given to IRB was complete and correct.

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  • Ridhuan Tee: Although incomplete, PAS hudud is ‘real hudud’

    — YouTube videograbKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Controversial lecturer Ridhuan Tee Abdullah defended PAS today, claiming the Islamist party’s proposed version of the hudud law in Kelantan is the real deal although he admitted the enactment could be improved. Despite his admission, Tee urged Kelantan to go on ahead with the imperfect laws, pointing out that should hudud fail, the east coast state would be the only one affected. Are they afraid they will be charged with hudud?” Tee asked in his column in Malay daily Sinar Harian. Give it a chance,” the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin lecturer added.

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  • Ahead of GST, Perodua dealers plead for return of 10pc sales tax

    Claiming they would end up doubly taxed, Perodua dealers implored the government today to allow them to reclaim the 10 per cent sales tax paid on new vehicles that have been added to their inventory ahead of Wednesday when the goods and services tax (GST) kicks in. Perodua Dealer Association President Wan Kamal Wan Ismail said dealers have already paid the 10 per cent sales tax currently imposed on each new vehicle secured, and will end up paying another six per cent on every sale under the GST. "Perodua dealers consist mainly of medium-sized companies and losses on this scale will have a huge impact on our business, especially on our cash flow and profitability," he added.

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  • MAS customers subject to 6pc GST starting Apr 1

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Beginning April 1, Malaysia Airlines customers will be subjected to the six per cent Goods & Services Tax (GST) on applicable goods and services supplied by the national carrier. This implementation adheres to the

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  • Really, GST is to help pay salaries, pension for civil servants? – TK Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the goods and services tax (GST) is to diversify revenue source and to help pay for salaries and pension of public servants. In one stroke, it is hope that GST will gain the support of more than a million public servants and a few hundred thousand pensioners. Also, by stating that GST is to diversify revenue sources, Mustapha has also implied that present revenue source is too narrow and insufficient to cover the increased expenditure of the government.

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  • Tunku Mahkota of Johor heads 83 award recipients | theSundaily

    JOHOR BARU: The Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the eldest son of the Sultan of Johor, topped the list of 83 recipients of awards and medals bestowed today in conjunction with the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar on March 23.

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  • 15 Lessons “The Art of War” Teaches You About Winning Life Battles

    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is widely regarded by many as not only a “bible” for the battlefield, but also a great source of lessons for life in general. Subject to personal interpretation, The Art of War can also be a great source of inspiration and guidance to web designers and developers in their work struggles. Here are some key takeaways from The Art of War that you can apply in your personal life, work, and your quest for self-improvement. Web designers and developers are easily replaceable.

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  • My year in Singapore

    MARCH 30 -- It was a dream job. 2001. I joined a banking project in Singapore.  One time I was on this flight, there was this anorexically challenged guy bragging about his job in Kiasu-land...

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  • GST to force a shift in the modern Malaysian family - Veronica Anne Retnam - The Malaysian Insider

    Three other children aged one to four, along with a few other children, are in the care of a 13-year-old sister. This could well be the new family in the neighbourhood to service some restaurants. One family has graduated after long service, with one daughter working there from when she was in Year 3 to at least Form Two. Another family has taken over, and it’s a single mother and her children.

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