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Airlines take off surcharge

PETALING JAYA: Flying around the region will be a much cheaper affair with three Malaysian carriers, the AirAsia group, Firefly and Malindo Air abolishing their fuel surcharges in line with declining global oil prices.

Poor man’s meal: A photo submitted by Atty Sulaiman showing what a person can buy with RM7 a day – (from left) fish, tempe and rice.

Project shows what it means to be poor

BEIJING: How much food can we get with RM7?

Charged: Wan Mohammad Arif being escorted by policemen after being charged at a Sessions Court in Sepang. — Bernama

UiTM student charged with bid to aid IS

SEPANG: A marine engineering student was brought to court here over allegations of attempting to travel to Syria to aid terrorist group Islamic State’s (IS) cause.

Learning to adapt: Norhayati with another staff member at NSR Grafik’s printing office in Kuala Terengganu.— Zabidi Tusin/The Star

Small business owners brace for GST challenges

KUALA TERENGGANU: While not many small businesses in Terengganu are required to register for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the ones that do are bracing themselves for the headache that comes with it.

Groups back court caning ban

PETALING JAYA: The Government’s plan to abolish the caning of minors in court is the right move, say child groups and activists.

1,097 bumi buyers for Datum Jelatek condo

PETALING JAYA: A total of 1,097 potential bumiputra buyers have registered their interest in the 674 Datum Jelatek condominium units, according to the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).

Going by touts’ rules

EXCLUSIVE:Syndicates are taking advantage of the long queues snaking outside Immigration Departments for submission of foreign worker documents, to sell counter numbers.

Consumers are expected to adopt a “wait-and-see” approach on the prices of goods and services before resuming their purchases following the implementation of GST.

Retail sector likely to expand by 5.5%

PETALING JAYA: The retail industry is expected to grow by 5.5% in 2015 from an earlier projected figure of 6%, according to Retail Group Malaysia, a retail research firm.

From left: Kedah executive committee member Datuk Dr Ku Abd Rahman Ku Ismail, Mukhriz, Ahmad and Malaysia Automotive Institute CEO Mohd Madani Sahari at the car launch.

GoAuto to invest RM250m in Gurun

GURUN: Go Automobile Manu-facturing Sdn Bhd (GoAuto) has spread its wings here with a new investment of RM250mil to build a second plant.

Galloping piece: Lim Ah Cheng’s ‘Transform Series 7’ features horses which are a symbol of grace, power and loyalty by was sold. It was sold at RM11,200.

Hammering records

MORE than 90 art pieces were snapped up at KL Lifestyle Art Space’s (Klas) first art auction of the year.

Collector’s item: The Asean First Day Cover and stamps are available for purchase starting today.

Celebrating nation’s chairmanship

Pos Malaysia Berhad is issuing special stamps and philatelic collections in honour of Malaysia’s chairmanship of Asean and its establishment.

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