• Safety box found by the roadside – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: Several members of the public here were stunned when they came across a safety box by the roadside in Jalan Krokop yesterday morning. Upon checking, the police found nothing inside the safety box and that it belonged to a Chinese association also located at Jalan Krokop based on a name sticker on it.

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  • GST: Greedy coffee shop owners told to stop cheating – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    KUCHING: A number of coffee shops in the state that are not affected by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) raised prices of their drinks yesterday to fleece customers. “Most coffee shop owners in Sarawak still maintain the same price as before the implementation of GST.

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  • Telcos taking advantage of GST to increase prices | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: Telecommunication (telcos) providers have taken advantage of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to charge consumers a tax it has been absorbing the last 20 years, in a move to defray potentially millions in costs. According to a source familiar with the matter, telcos have always absorbed the 6% service tax imposed on reloads for prepaid cards. It is understood, however, that with the implementation of GST, a number of telcos have taken the opportunity to add it on to reloads sold, despite being told that they should maintain the prices as per the norm. Altel, Digi and Maxis are a few companies which have clearly stated that its reload prices for prepaid cards now come with the GST.

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  • 7-Eleven apologises for GST price error | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad yesterday apologised to all consumers affected by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) pricing error for selected items sold at its stores earlier yesterday. Its general manager (marketing) Ronan Lee said the pricing error occurred due to a technical system error in its point-of-sale system. Lee said as soon as the system error was discovered, they immediately took action to withdraw these products from sale so that their customers would not be inconvenienced further. For anyone who was impacted yesterday, the company requests them to contact it by using private message via 7-Elevan Malaysia's official Facebook page or email to marketing@7eleven.com.my with contact details.

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  • Factory worker turned Apple supplier becomes China’s richest woman

    — Reuters picBEIJING, April 1 — A former factory worker who founded a company supplying Apple, Samsung and other technological giants with touchscreen glass has become China’s richest woman, reports said, with a fortune surpassing US$8 billion (RM29.5 billion). The wealth of Zhou Qunfei, chairwoman and president of Hunan-based Lens Technology, soared after the firm’s debut on the Shenzhen stock exchange last month, after which its shares surged by their daily limit for 10 consecutive days. Zhou worked as a factory girl at a different glass company before starting her own business in 2003. According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, its covers are used in nearly 21 per cent of the world’s smartphones.

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  • Milk in, mosquitoes out as Anwar 'reforms' prison

    Inmates are being served milk three times a week and the prison area fogged.

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  • Former chief justice says Kelantan can implement hudud – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – April 1, 2015.The Kelantan government can implement the hudud law without having the Federal Constitution amended if it confines itself to the offences under the State List, said former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad. He said the offences in List II (State List) of the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution were adultery; accusing someone of adultery; consuming intoxicating drinks and apostasy.

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  • Penang is killing George Town — Shamsher Singh Thind

    Although I am happy that there is finally a city council in the state of Penang, there are several issues that have been bothering me for some times. The newest city in Malaysia is known as Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (Penang City) and not as Bandaraya George Town (George Town City). It is therefore a lie to say that George Town’s city status has been restored on 1 January 2015. George Town was the only city in Malaya and the first city in Malaysia.

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  • Over 100 GST complaints on telco top-up prices, ministry says

    — File picPUTRAJAYA, April 1 — Flooded with more than 400 calls on the first day of the goods and services tax (GST) taking effect, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry said today that the majority concerned the price increase in prepaid phone cards. The ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad said a total of 419 calls were made to the government’s GST hotline, adding that 118 of those callers complained about the telecommunications companies under the anti-profiteering law. “The most popular complaint, 33 per cent was about prepaid top-ups,” he told reporters at the Finance Ministry here during a joint press conference with Customs GST director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy.

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  • Reports: Video of Germanwings crash surfaces, showing ‘cabin chaos’

    A French rescue worker inspects the remains of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 29, 2015.— Reuters picPARIS, April 1 ― A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed emerged yesterday, with two European media claiming to have seen the footage. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”. French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is “unquestionable” and that it had been retrieved from the wreckage of last Tuesday's crash. The recording lasting just a few seconds showed that passengers knew what was happening to them before the plane crashed into the French Alps, instantly killing all 150 people on board, according to the reports.

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  • Mitsubishi Motors announces post-GST new vehicle prices

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — In line with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, Mitsubishi Motors, has announced new prices for its vehicles, with reductions ranging from RM200 to RM2,000. In a statement today, the company said among the new on-the-road car prices included all complete-built-up and complete knocked-down models.

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  • New 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Spin-Off 'Dash Dolls' Ordered

    "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is getting another spin-off series. The new show will center on the "young, fun and hot employees" of the family's Dash boutiques, which currently has locations in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami. Most recently, "Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons" featured the girls who worked at the clothing store's pop-up location on Long Island, N.Y. The young women temporarily lived together for one summer in a home the Kardashians rented for them. "Dash Dolls" will include appearances by Khloe's best friend Malika Haqq and her twin sister Khadijah Haqq.

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  • Japan won’t join China-led AIIB | theSundaily

    BEIJING: Japan has no interest in joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member, despite yesterday being the deadline for membership application. Japan has to remain cautious over participation in the AIIB, the country's Finance Minister, Taro Aso was quoted as saying by Kyodo News agency.

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  • Hadi on hudud: ‘70,000 people are not going to have their hands cut off’

    — Picture by Saw Siong FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — The Malaysian Islamic leader spearheading a campaign for severe Shariah punishments chuckles as he dismisses the firestorm that has ensued, saying visions of thousands of law-breakers with amputated limbs are way off the mark. Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s party has passed a law in its northern stronghold permitting amputation for thieves and stoning for adulterers, heightening fears about growing Islamisation in the moderate-Muslim country and threatening to break apart a successful three-party opposition coalition. PAS’ law in conservative Kelantan is unlikely to be implemented due to federal constraints, but has sparked debate in the Muslim-majority nation and riled PAS’ ethnic Chinese and multi-racial party allies. Hadi, the PAS president, told AFP in an interview that the “hudud” penalties were largely symbolic and would be “almost impossible” to impose on law-breakers, even if implemented, due to strict limits on their use under Islamic law.

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  • CIMB’s services in 1MDB energy unit no longer required - The Malaysian Insider

    CIMB Group announced today that it has been informed by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) that its services as adviser to the potential sale of Edra Global Energy Bhd are no longer required. In a statement today, CIMB said MOF has decided not to consider a sale of Erda to strategic investors. Last week, CIMB said it received a letter of appointment to act as adviser to the ministry for the potential sale of Edra, the energy unit of 1MDB Group to strategic investors.

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  • 'Halal' GST will not burden rakyat, says Najib | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: The newly-implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) is approved "halal" and will not burden the rakyat. In his opening speech at the World Halal Summit 2015 today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said extensive studies were made before the government decided to introduce the new tax regime. "I suppose we could argue that as it (GST) coincides with the halal gathering that we have here today, it makes GST halal as well," Najib jokingly said in his keynote address, much to the amusement of more than 1,000 participants at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here. "But in fact it is as the National Fatwa Council that GST has said it is in fact halal," he added.

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  • Incredible drone footage of the world’s largest cave in Vietnam (VIDEO)

    HANOI, March 31 —An adventurer has unveiled stunning footage taken using a drone of the world’s largest cave, the Hang Son Doong in Vietnam. Ryan Deboodt took a drone inside Hang Son Doong and captured stunning footage that shows off a world

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  • How to get along with others in the workplace – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    IF we desire to have good prospects in our place of employment, it is important for us to learn how to get along well with others in the workplace. Instead of getting angry or worried, we may choose to laugh at the undesirable situation so that we are not negatively influenced by it.

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  • WhatsApp adds free voice calling - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP/Relaxnews pic, April 1, 2015.The messaging app has officially added voice calling, a long-teased feature that was previously available only by invitation. After making a name for itself with free text messaging, WhatsApp is breaking into the VoIP market with its latest feature, introduced in the latest update for Android (2.12.19) and soon to come to iOS. The move places WhatsApp in direct competition with Microsoft's Skype and Rakuten's Viber, both of which allow users to make voice calls between online contacts and – for a fee – to any number, landline or mobile. Given the massive scale of WhatsApp's user base (over 500 million worldwide), the app is now also a significant alternative to mobile operators' pay-as-you-go plans.

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  • Bag snatched from teacher’s car while she was locking the house gate – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    KUCHING: A primary school teacher was robbed by snatch thieves when locking the front gate of her house in Petra Jaya on Tuesday.The incident occurred around 6am after the 46-year-old teacher reversed her car from the porch of her house at Jalan Depot

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