KELANTANESE men who are too lazy to seek work to see to the needs of their family may get the rotan, if Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s proposal is taken up, according to Berita Harian.
He said such a measure was necessary to make men more aware of their responsibilities towards their family.
He also said the Federal Government should provide allowances for housewives to deter them from seeking work outside the home and to encourage them to stay home to see to the family.
“Many youths are now involved in drugs and burglary because no one is guiding them at home as both parents are out at work.
“I am not asking women to stop working. Work, but don’t neglect your children,” he said.
All completely-built-up (CBU) cars imported into the country will be required to be sent to Putrajaya for the Customs Department to assess their global market value.
Utusan Malaysia quoted Customs director-general Tan Sri Abdul Halil Abdul Mutalib as saying that this was one of several measures to stem losses in revenue because approved permit (AP) holders under-declared the prices of their vehicles.
“We have compiled a list of current car prices from neighbouring countries for all CBUs being brought into the country,” he said.
There are currently 116 AP holders, of which 31 hold sole franchise licences to import and distribute 41 types of foreign cars.
According to Abdul Halil, the department collected RM850mil in import duty for 67,861 CBUs last year, compared with RM587mil for 54,522 CBUs in 2003.