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Metro News

New sales tax may be good but at what cost

THE state budget tabled in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly this week was, as promised by the Chief Minister, the “biggest ever” in the state’s history.

Business

Restoring fiscal health, refocusing priorities

Comment - By Lee Heng Guie WE understand the government has to make choices and trade-offs to manage the medium-term fiscal challenges and limitations. It is indeed a tough and challenging political balancing act for the Finance Minister to craft a responsive budget without impairing growth and worsening the fiscal deficit.

Nation

Loke: Departure levy goes to government, PSC to MAHB

SEPANG: The departure levy proposed in Budget 2019 is not the same as the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) paid to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), Transport Minister Anthony Loke clarified on Monday (Nov 12).

Nation

Departure levy different from airport tax

SEPANG: The departure levy proposed in Budget 2019 is completely separate from the existing passenger service charge (PSC), said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

Letters

Budget for sustainable goals

FROM DR HENRY CHAN , Conservation director WWF-Malaysia

World

Jordanians stage new anti-austerity protests

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian authorities deployed hundreds of riot police in the capital and warned activists to stay within the law on Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators staged more protests against tough austerity measures backed by the International Monetary Fund.

Business

Chin Well’s Shah Alam warehouse to start operations this year

BUKIT TENGAH: Chin Well Holdings Bhd is diversifying into the warehousing business as the company makes plans for its new RM12mil automated warehouse in Shah Alam to start operations this year.

ASEAN+

What's the point of eating outside?: KFC Indonesia's '#budayabeberes' campaign draws mixed reaction

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Popular fast food franchise KFC Indonesia's recent social media campaign has gone viral because of the mixed response from netizens.

Business Premium

Rebuilding palm oil’s image

PRIMARY Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim proves me pleasantly wrong during a two-hour exclusive interview at her office in Putrajaya this week.

Business

Can inheritance tax be the answer to wealth inequality?

ONE of the most hated tax is the “inheritance tax” which hardly anyone pays in many countries. An inheritance tax, sometimes referred to as an estate tax, may apply to that accumulated amount so that the government can still get a piece of the action even after the family has held a wonderful service for the one who passed away.