Daily Archives: 2018-07-03

    New heads of Malaysian GLCs should not expect big salaries, says Dr Mahathir
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Under the new Pakatan Harapan government, those who have been appointed to spearhead Malaysian government linked-companies (GLCs) should no longer expect to receive big salaries. Speaking to Malaysian media at the end of his two-day visit to Jakarta on an ASEAN tour on Read More

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    Fines imposed by LTA might affect funds available to return customers’ deposits, said oBike chairman
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Any fines imposed by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) on oBike should the latter still fail to remove its bicycles from the streets by the stipulated Jul 4 deadline might affect the funds available to oBike for the purpose of returning customers’ deposits, said oBikes’s founding investor and Read More

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    Action will be taken against employers who misclassify employees as executives to avoid paying overtime, MOM declares
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has made a declaration against employers who misclassify employees as executives or managers in order to avoid paying them for overtime work. In a statement made by Then Yee Thoong, Divisional Director of the Labour Relations and Workplaces Read More

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    SMRT Trains reports after-tax loss of S$86 million for FY2018, citing higher operating expenses and drop in ridership and fares
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In an annual operations review report on Sunday (1 July), SMRT Trains announced an after-tax loss of S$86 million for the 2018 financial year ending 31 March due to higher maintenance expenses and said that the loss follows an after-tax profit of S$26 million for the Read More

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    Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by MACC in his home today
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

        (Updated as of 5.37 p.m., SGT) KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 3 — Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been arrested today. Officials from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have confirmed the arrest was made at Najib’s house on Read More

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    Malaysia and Singapore may have more in common than we think
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Reading an old article by Marina Mahathir, the outspoken daughter of the Malaysian Prime Minister, it struck me that the kinds of things she wrote about her country could just as well apply to Singapore. The article, headlined “You walk Read More

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    Anwar Ibrahim has to prove himself through his words and actions
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    by Stephen Chang Anwar Ibrahim may be a changed man for the better. However, he has to prove himself through his words and actions.  Anwar’s recent criticism of Lim Guan Eng’s revelation of corruption within the heart of the previous government, and some Read More

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    Meteorological Service: First two weeks of July 2018 is not expected to be as wet as last two weeks of June 2018
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The first two weeks of July 2018 is not expected to be as wet as the last two weeks of June 2018, said the Meteorological Service on Monday (2 July). The service stated that the Southwest Monsoon conditions have been prevailing over Singapore and Read More

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    Return stolen 1MDB funds from frozen accounts or face legal action, warns MACC chief
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July — Chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Mohd Shukri Abdull warned beneficiaries of the stolen state funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to either voluntarily return the sums that are currently frozen in their accounts to the MACC, Read More

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    Singaporean fined for trying to evade GST after underdeclaring cost of goods
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    A Singaporean male was fined for trying to evade Goods and Services Tax (GST) after under-declaring the value of the goods he was carrying at the Woodlands Checkpoint earlier on 28 June 2018. In a Facebook post on Monday (1 July), Singapore Customs stated Read More

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