Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 19 October 2018

Zahid at court to face 45 criminal charges Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is at the Sessions Court today to face 45 charges of money laundering, corruption and criminal breach of trust. He will be

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 18 October 2018

Drastic drop in Exchange 106 committed occupancy ‘worrying’ The committed occupancy of Exchange 106 Tower at TRX has fallen drastically to 10%, which is a concern amidst a subdued office market, said UOB Kay Hian. the Exchange 106 Tower is

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 17 October 2018

Govt to ban import of all non-recyclable waste The government will ban import of all non-recyclable solid waste, particularly plastic, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. The measures were taken to ensure the country’s

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 16 October 2018

Malaysia’s widening income gap between rich and poor The gap in income between the rich, middle class and poor in Malaysia has widened since 2008, according to a study by Khazanah Research Institute (KRI). It noted that the gap in

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 15 October 2018

No inheritance, capital gains tax in Budget 2019 The much-speculated taxes on capital gains and inheritance will not be introduced in Budget 2019. Sources said both capital gains tax (CGT) and inheritance tax may only be introduced over the next

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 12 October 2018

‘A national digital ID for all’ All Malaysians may soon have a national digital ID, said Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo. The ministry is looking to develop this “platform of trust” in cyberspace to eliminate elements of fraud

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 11 October 2018

No more death penalty, death row inmates to get reprieve The death penalty will be abolished and there should be a moratorium on all executions until then, said Datuk Liew Vui Keong. The de facto law Minister in the Prime

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 10 October 2018

Nestlé to build world’s largest Milo plant in Malaysia Nestlé (Malaysia) Bhd will invest over RM100 million to expand its Milo factory in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan, subsequently establishing the factory as the world’s largest Milo manufacturing centre of excellence. To

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 9 October 2018

KPKT to review Bumiputera quota policy, release mechanism The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) wants to review the Bumiputera housing quota policy and the release mechanism to ensure that they are in line with current market needs. “It’s time

Five Newsbytes to Start The Day – 8 October 2018

Cost-saving terms to complete MRT2 project The government and the principal player in the construction of the second phase of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT2) project has come to new terms of agreement to complete the infrastructure project.