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Lee Yen Mun

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29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

Nature is inspiration for latest Omega timepiece

The delicate beauty of the 'Butterfly'.

Standing against a traditional Korean structure in the background, Omega ambassador Nicole Kidman was a picture of elegance as she shows off the DeVille Butterfly on her wrist.
14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

Loan defaulters among 1.14 million on dept’s travel blacklist

PUTRAJAYA: A wide net has been cast on those barred from leaving the country by the Immigration Department. And it is not just tax offenders and those with criminal records who face a rude shock at border checkpoints or at the airport. The latest figures show some 85,000 National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) beneficiaries who did not repay their loans on the department’s travel blacklist.

11 Oct 2014 | 8:38 AM

More GST-exempt items testament of Govt’s commitment to lower income group, says Chua

PETALING JAYA: The addition of more items to be exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is testament of the Government’s commitment to respond to the concerns of those in the lower income bracket.

9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

Planning for our country’s future

Data from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2014 will help shape the 11th Malaysia Plan.

For the people: Single mother Khatijah Mohamed crafting iron at her workshop in Marang, Terengganu
29 Sep 2014 | 12:17 PM

Dr M: Umno must reform to allow fair criticism of its leaders

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Umno to reform the party to allow a fair criticism of its leaders.

17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

Focus on income and expenses

Information given by the public in the national census is confidential under the Statistics Act 1965 (Revised 1989).

Financial viewpoint: Household expenditure is one of the key areas in the survey as the data is vital for the Government to address imbalances between income and outflow of funds.
13 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

Fresh debate over the age of a ‘youth’

PUTRAJAYA: A review of the National Youth Development is set to trigger a fresh round of debate over what should be the age of a youth.

12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

Militant takes new family to war-torn Syria

PETALING JAYA: Instead of settling for harmony after marriage, a 37-year-old man and his new family headed for war-torn Syria to fight alongside the jihadists, joining about 40 other Malaysians.

a protest against the killing of journalists by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), in Jakarta. - Filepic EPA
12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

Safe passage to MH17 crash site

PETALING JAYA: Russia has assured Malaysia of its assistance in ensuring safe passage for international teams to re-enter the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine once the conditions there have improved.

12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

Census to focus on services industry

PUTRAJAYA: The Census Distributive Trade (CDT) this year will be focusing on the retail trade, wholesale trade, and motor vehicle sub-sectors.

Tech-savvy: A business entity's usage of information and communications technology is among the areas that the Census Distributive Trade aims to survey.

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