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Business 12 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Retailers hope for garment tax review

We hope the government would put more effort to help retailers as the retail sector is one of the biggest employers in the country, saysDatuk Chin See Keat, Malaysian Retail-Chain Association's president.

Nation 12 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making Malaysia a trading nation

The thrust of Budget 2004 is to make Malaysia truly a trading nation and Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who will table his last budget as Finance Minister today, believed the people would welcome it.

Nation 11 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sector system to check crimes

Police are reintroducing the sector system in a bid to reach out to the people to combat crimes more effectively.

Nation 10 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

More women taking part in programmes

The Women and Family Development Ministry is pleased that more older Chinese and Indian women are participating in its family development programmes through two caucuses set up to cater to them.

Nation 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

An additional expenditure of RM1.5b sought

THE Finance Ministry is seeking the Dewan Rakyat's approval of RM1.5bil as additional expenditure, including RM70mil towards organising the upcoming 10th OIC Summit.

Business 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

SMIs: Sales tax waiver can boost consumption

A WAIVER on sales tax for all small- and medium-sized industries (SMIs) and service tax for the tourism industry could help further stimulate domestic consumption, said SMI Association of Malaysia president Looi Teong Chye.

Nation 05 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

BN expects 100% victory in Sabah polls

The Barisan Nasional will achieve a 100% victory in the next Sabah state election, according to Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman and Umno Secretary-General Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob.

Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Optimistic bond market outlook

UNIT trust management companies view the current on-going corrections and volatility of bond prices as healthy and remain optimistic of the outlook of the bond market in the longer term.

Letters 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Changing the social landscape

The recently launched National Social Policy seeks to redress the imbalance in development.SHAILA KOSHY examines whether this document,the final value in a triple bottom line accounting of development,will be able to bring about real reform in the social landscape.

Letters 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strides in development goals

Malaysia's ranking in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)'s annual Human Development Report went up a notchbut targeted intervention is still needed in certain sectors,reports IVY SOON.