15 July 2019: 3-month extension for e-hailing drivers; Penang Hill heritage bungalows for rent soon

Three-month extension a breather for e-hailing drivers Malaysian E-hailing Drivers Association (MeHDA) president Daryl Chong has lauded the government’s move to allow unlicensed e-hailing drivers to operate for another three months from today. He said the move meant passengers would

12 July 2019: Compulsory employee accommodation; Malaysia population shrinkage by 2071

Bill tabled to compel industrial sector employers to provide employee accommodation A Bill was tabled in Parliament Thursday (July 11) to make it compulsory for employers to provide centralised accommodation for employees in all industrial sectors such as plantation, construction

11 July 2019: PTPTN loaners can buy first home; UEM Group to retrench over 200 workers

PTPTN loan defaulters listed in CCRIS can now buy first home National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) will be able to buy their first house, said Housing and Local Government

10 July 2019: Happy 94th Birthday, Tun M; IJM seeks compensation for loss of LRT3 job

Early birthday wishes for Dr M who turns 94 Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad turns 94 today (July 10). Social media users took the opportunity to post birthday wishes on Dr Mahathir’s Facebook page on Tuesday (July 9). They

Estate123 Big Data Spotlight: Shah Alam

Shah Alam is a city and the state capital of Selangor, replacing Kuala Lumpur in 1978. Shah Alam was the first planned city in Malaysia after independence from Britain in 1957. It was once known as Sungai Renggam and was

9 July 2019: Almost 500,000 voluntary tax declarations; Building permit approval down to 90 days

IRB records 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declarations The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declarations under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23. The PKPS, which began on Nov 3

8 July 2019: E-hailing fares might increase 50%; sustainable development for Pasir Gudang

E-hailing firms foresee rides could cost up to 50% more from Friday Several e-hailing companies have cautioned passengers to expect to pay higher rates and longer wait times for rides starting July 12 when the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) deadline

5 July 2019: Sri Petaling condo collapses during construction; KL to be sustainable city by 2022

38-storey Sri Petaling condo collapses while under construction Pinnacle Sri Petaling, a 38-storey condo in Kuala Lumpur that is due for completion in 2021, partially collapsed last week. The construction mishap occurred on June 25. According to sources, the accident

4 July 2019: Using Airbnb to settle mortgages; Malaysian passport 13th most powerful

More Malaysians using Airbnb to settle mortgages More Malaysians are relying on Airbnb to settle their mortgages given the property overhang that is engulfing the sector. According to an Airbnb survey of more than 2,000 Malaysian hosts and guests, half

3 July 2019: Johor highest property overhang; 1 million affordable homes by 2025

Johor’s property overhang in Q1 at RM36b, highest unsold category in service apartments Johor has a total of 51,400 units of properties estimated to be worth RM36 billion that were left unsold as at the first quarter of 2019, state