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GST gets confusing for patients

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians who mainly use public health services need not worry come April 1 as this have been totally exempted from the Goods and Services Tax.

Powerful: Chong Jia Ni, 21, checking out how the Comos electric car works at the Bangsar LRT station. – RAYMOND OOI / The Star

Electrifying new idea for LRT users

KUALA LUMPUR: Come May, LRT users will be able to rent an electric car for a couple of hours from five LRT stations in the Klang Valley instead of having to use either a taxi or a bus to go to their next stop.

STRATEGIC PROMOTION: MHTC CEO Sherene Azura Ali and PHAM president Datuk Dr Jacob Thomas looking for unique niche areas for Malaysia’s private hospitals to promote.

A booster in health tourism

Being rated top is only the first step to fortify the country’s medical tourism, says the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council and stakeholders.

Going green: Lights all around Kuala Lumpur were switched off in support of Earth Hour. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star

Lights out for a good cause

PETALING JAYA: From 8.30pm to 9.30pm, Malaysians joined millions around the world in switching off the electricity to mark Earth Hour, an annual lights-off event that started in 2007.

Regal headgear: Sultan Ibrahim and Raja Zarith looking at the royal crown worn during the coronation ceremony on display at the exhibition at Persada Johor International Convention Centre.

Johor Ruler launches royal expo

JOHOR BARU: The public will get the rare chance of admiring from near the regal crown and diadem worn by the Johor Sultan and the Permasuri during the recent coronation.

Grand celebration: Tan cutting his birthday cake with his mother, Low Siew Beng, as Sultan Sharafuddin, Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom and family members look on.

Royals grace Berjaya Founder’s Day

KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom were the guests of honour at the fifth Berjaya Founder’s Day.

Hamilton grabs pole in rain-hit F1 qualifying

SEPANG: World champion Lewis Hamilton held off Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to claim pole position for Mercedes in the rain-affected Petronas Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix qualifying at the Sepang International Circuit.

Lights out as Earth Hour kicks off

SYDNEY (AFP) - Hong Kong's iconic skyline dimmed and the sails on Sydney's Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks across Asia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour.

Sri Lankan president's brother dies after axe attack

COLOMBO (AFP) - The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by an axe wielding acquaintance two days earlier, police said.

Hong Kong rally marks half-year anniversary of democracy protests

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hundreds gathered next to the Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday to mark the half-year anniversary of mass democracy protests and vowed to press their fight for fully free elections for the city's next leader.

Lightning injures 52 at Ecuador traffic police school

QUITO, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - A lightning strike injured 52 people at a training school for traffic police near Quito, with 15 briefly hospitalized, officials said Friday.

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