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Nation 01 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Too dramatic to say we’ll go broke, says economist

KUALA LUMPUR: To say that Malaysia will go bankrupt by 2019 if subsidies are not withdrawn is a 'terribly dramatic and inappropriate way' to justify the end of subsidies, said an economist and Umno supreme council member.

Nation 31 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

No hike in petrol, sugar and oil prices

TEMERLOH: The price of petrol, sugar and oil will not be increased soon but people should offer their opinions on how to tackle subsidy dependence to overcome the country's financial burden in the future.

Nation 29 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Channel savings to the lower income group, says MCA

KLUANG: MCA supports the Government's efforts in reducing subsidy but noted that it should be introduced gradually with savings channelled directly to the lower income group.

Nation 28 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Idris: RM103b can be saved, Government debt growing by 12% yearly

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will save RM103bil over the next five years if it slashes its subsidy bill now.

Nation 28 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Be aware of implications of keeping subsidies, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should understand the long-term consequences of keeping the current subsidies for various commodities.

Nation 27 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

PM: The people will decide if subsidies stay or go (Update)

KUALA LUMPUR: The people will decide if subsidies are maintained or abolished but the important point is that they must fully understand the consequences of that decision, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday.

Nation 27 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Idris Jala: M’sia must cut subsidies, debt by 2019 or risk bankruptcy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be bankrupt by 2019 if it does not cut subsidies and rein in borrowings, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala on Thursday.

World 25 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - West Germans feel pinch before regional vote

WUPPERTAL, Germany (Reuters) - Wuppertal's theatre was a beacon of hope for a new age of creativity when built in West Germany's post-war boom. Today it is in trouble, a symbol of the bankruptcy threatening cities in Germany's biggest state.

World 02 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Obama touts healthcare reform benefit to business

PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - President Barack Obama

World 02 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Obama touts healthcare reform benefit to business

PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama touted the immediate benefits small businesses will receive from his healthcare reforms on Thursday as he made his second speech this week promoting the sweeping plan to a sceptical public.