Category Archives: News

17 September 2019: Kuching ‘world’s most air-polluted city’; RON95 price cap to stay for now

Kuching declared ‘world’s most air-polluted city’ Due to the worsening haze in southwestern Sarawak, Kuching has earned the title of the most air-polluted city in the world. This is the second time in a week that a Malaysian city has

13 September 2019: Durian craze threatening Malaysian rainforest; Smart cities in 5 years

China’s love of durian ‘next big threat’ to Malaysian rainforest Soaring Chinese demand for the stinky durian fruit is turning into the next big threat to Malaysia’s depleted rainforest, a conservation expert said today, urging regulation. Malaysia has already lost

12 September 2019: Ban on open burning; PPR being rebranded, not scrapped

Nationwide ban on open burning as haze worsens Authorities have prohibited all forms of open burning except cremations and religious rituals with immediate effect in an attempt to reduce the harmful effects of the haze. Violators could face fines of

11 September 2019: Seberang Perai gains city status; Malaysia fully 5G by 2023

Seberang Perai to gain city status on Malaysia Day Seberang Perai will finally be declared a city this September 16, more than a year after the state government took the first steps to apply for the status. State local government,

10 September 2019: MCA wants govt to abolish RPGT; Haze worsens

Abolish RPGT to avoid penalising non-speculative real estate holders, says MCA MCA wants the government to abolish the real property gains tax (RPGT) for properties disposed after five years, arguing that those who bought properties many years ago could not

6 September 2019: NFCP to be equally funded; TTDI project to start next year

NFCP to be equally funded by USP fund, telcos — MCMC The estimated budget of RM21.6 billion for the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will be equally funded by the Universal Service Provision (USP) fund and telecommunications companies (telcos)

5 September 2019: HK to withdraw Extradition Bill; Property prices not affected by HK buyers

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says will officially withdraw extradition Bill Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday (Sep 4) said that she will officially withdraw the extradition Bill that triggered months of protests so the Chinese-ruled city can

4 September 2019: Approval is for bike taxi services; RM33b investment to hit energy target

Loke: Approval was for bike taxi services, not Go-jek as sole operator The Transport Ministry today made it clear that the Cabinet has so far only approved e-hailing motorcycle services to be introduced in the country, and not for any

3 September 2019: No affordable housing, no approvals; Retirement at 65?

No affordable housing, no approvals The Selangor state government has decided to withhold the necessary approvals for developers who do not meet its affordable housing quota, in a bid to rein in defiant ones who delay the construction of affordable

30 August 2019: Banks see OPR cut soon; RapidKL minibus trial run

Banks see another 25bps cut in OPR before year end Two Malaysian banking giants, namely Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, are expecting another 25 basis points (bps) cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) to 2.75%