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Dewan Negara adjourned, 45 bills passed

PETALING JAYA: Dewan Negara adjourned on Tuesday (Dec 19) with the passing of 13 bills after sitting for 10 days, resulting in a total of 45 bills passed.

DPM: Agencies ready to tackle floods

DATUK Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has given a 10 out of 10 rating to disaster management agencies over their preparations to face a second wave of floods, particularly in the east coast states.

‘Cuddle for 10 secs and save marriage’

MEDDLING mothers-in-law and loss of intimacy have been cited as reasons for the high divorce rate among young married couples.

Further amendments to drug Act

THE Government wants to further amend the Dangerous Drugs Act to provide discretionary powers solely to the courts instead of the public prosecutor.

Use branding iron on sexual predators, says lawmaker

A LAWMAKER has suggested using a hot iron to brand perpetrators of sexual crimes against children, especially in incest cases.

Govt can’t stop firms charging fees for cashless payment

THE Government has no authority to allow a fee exemption for consumers opting for cashless payment as the decision is with the service providers, the Finance Ministry said. It said several service providers were already offering discounts to consumers who used the payment method.

Ministry: Duterte’s way not for us

MALAYSIA cannot go the Philippines way in tackling drug-related issues because it is against international convention, says the Home Ministry.

Budget 2018 passed after 19 days of debate

THE Dewan Rakyat passed Budget 2018 last night after 19 days of debate.

Selangor records highest number of bankrupts

OVER 290,000 people have been declared bankrupt as of August, with Selangor recording the highest number. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said 296,712 individuals were declared bankrupt overall, with 24.3% (72,114) of those in Selangor.

New dental Bill tabled

A NEW Bill to better regulate the dental profession and have strict penalties for fake dentists has been tabled.