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Tobacco giant backs puffing regulation, but wants heat sticks split from ciggies

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 12 -- Philip Morris Malaysia wants the government to treat its smoke-free IQOS heat sticks as a separate category from normal tobacco products like cigarettes and even vape. Its ma... Read More


Pakatan's Indian reps urge release of DAP duo, others over alleged links to Tamil Tiger group

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 11 -- Sixteen Pakatan Harapan (PH) elected officials today called the government to release two DAP lawmakers and five others arrested for their alleged support of defunct Sri Lanka... Read More


Dr M: The rich can't take advantage of new targeted fuel subsidy scheme

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 11 -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has commended the new Targeted Subsidy Programme (PSP) for petrol as it will ensure that only the correct group will receive the benefit. Addressing a... Read More


Dr M: Foreigners can help resolve Malaysia's property overhang

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 11 -- Malaysia must resolve its property overhang problems for apartments and condominiums, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the tabling of Budget 2020 today. Speaking during a p... Read More


Budget 2020: PM says many people happy, 'almost everybody got something'

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 11 -- With something for everyone, Budget 2020 is certain to make almost everyone happy, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He told a press conference after the tab... Read More


Opposition bloc says 'concerned' over political interference after LTTE arrests

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 11 -- The Opposition bloc have collectively voiced their concern over Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's statement where he gave assurances that no more DAP leaders will be arrested fo... Read More


Youth minister wants eSports licences standardised

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 10 -- Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman aims to standardise electronic sports (eSports) cafe licensing under the eSports Blueprint set to launch in early November. Speaking to the Dewan Rak... Read More


Dewan Rakyat passes National Anti-Financial Crime Centre Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 10 -- The National Anti-Financial Crime Centre Bill (NFACC) was passed unanimously by the Dewan Rakyat today. However, during the debate's wind up Minister in Prime Minister's Depa... Read More


Citing 50pc hike in Pahang, deputy minister says new scheme won't cause excessive water bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 10 -- The new water tariff setting mechanism (TSM) will not cause consumer bills to rise excessively, Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji told Parliament today. The water, land and natur... Read More


Anti-Fake News Act repealed by Dewan Rakyat again

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 9 -- The Anti-Fake News Act has been repealed by the Dewan Rakyat again after it was rebuffed by the Dewan Negara. At the policy level, the Bill had 93 ayes and 53 nays while at th... Read More